2009 Annual Conference Videos

[Saturday, October 3, 2009] || [Monday, October 5, 2009] || Tuesday, October 6, 2009 || [Wednesday, October 7, 2009]

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

General Session (8:30 am — 10:00 am)
HEALTH CARE REFORM: A Review of the Major Elements of Health Care Reform and the concerns of particular interest to multiemployer plans, participants and contributing employers.
Among the issues discussed are: Key Elements, Reducing the Tax Exclusion, Taxing Plans — Survey of COBRA Rates, Small Business Exclusion, Misclassification of Employees, and Subrogation
  • Randy G. DeFrehn, Executive Director — NCCMP
  • Moderator: Lorraine Lewis, Executive Director, UMWA Health and Retirement Funds
  • James S. Ray, The Law Offices of James S. Ray
  • Edward A. Kaplan, Senior Vice President and National Health Practice Leader, The Segal Company
  • Vincent Panvini, Political Director, Political Director
  • Dana Thompson, Director of Political Affairs, Assistant Director of Legislation, Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors National Association (SMACNA)
  • Michael Monroe, Director, Government Affairs, Building and Construction Trades Department, AFL-CIO
  • Questions and Answers

General Session (10:15 am — 12:00 pm)
Panel Presentation
The World Response to the Global Financial Economic Crisis

General Session (1:30 pm — 3:00 pm)
Workshop: Ask the Regulators
A perennial favorite, this workshop provided an opportunity for an open dialogue regarding issues facing our plans between Conference participants and representatives of the regulatory agencies with jurisdiction over our plans.