2020 Annual Meeting | The 2020 Presidential and Congressional Elections: What do They Mean for the Employee Benefits Agenda

November 19, 2020



About The Event

When we meet on November 19, America will have voted for its president for the next four years. Join us virtually to hear from employee benefits expert, Jim Klein, President, American Benefits Council, as he shares how our leader’s agenda will affect employers and their health benefit plans in the coming years. Jim will provide expert insight into:

  • Short and long-term legislative and regulatory implications and what is likely to transpire in the regulatory arena depending on the outcome of the elections.
  • Forthcoming landmark judicial decisions including two decisions The U.S. Supreme Court is slated to render in the coming months with significant implications for health policy and the likely Congressional response depending on whether the laws are upheld or struck down.
    • Rutledge v. PCMA  is the first case determining the scope of ERISA preemption that the Supreme Court has heard since two new justices joined the court.
    • Texas v. California, will be heard by the justices the week of the Employers Health annual meeting, marking the third time the high court has ruled on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act.
  • How the pandemic may permanently change employee benefits and the role of benefits professionals. The pandemic has shined a spotlight on the importance of certain types of employee benefits that will likely play a larger role in total compensation and in the responsibilities of benefits professionals.

Mike Stull, Chief Strategy Officer at Employers Health, will also announce the 2020 recipient of the Excellence in Benefits Award and share the accomplishments and challenges faced by the coalition and its clients in 2020.


*Times shown in Eastern Time (ET)

November 19

10:30 AM Employers Health Business Meeting

Christopher V. Goff, J.D., M.A., CEO and General Counsel, Employers Health

10:40 AM The 2020 Presidential and Congressional Elections: What do They Mean for the Employee Benefits Agenda

Jim Klein, President, American Benefits Council

11:30 AM 2020 Excellence in Benefits Award
11:45 AM Employers Health Update

Mike Stull, Chief Strategy Officer, Employers Health

Speaker Details

Jim Klein

President, American Benefits Council

James A. Klein is President of the American Benefits Council, a trade association based in Washington, D.C. representing primarily Fortune 500 companies that either sponsor or administer health and retirement benefits covering more than 100 million Americans. Jim is frequently quoted in both the national and benefits media on pension and health care topics. He has appeared on all the major television networks, discussing a wide range of employee benefits policy matters.

Prior to joining the Council, Jim was Manager of Pension and Health Care Policy for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and before that practiced law for a Washington, D.C. firm specializing in employee benefits. Jim also worked as a legislative assistant for Congressman John J. LaFalce (D-NY). Jim graduated magna cum laude from Tufts University with a degree in Bioethics and graduated with honors from the National Law Center-George Washington University.

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