March 21, 2014

For additional information:
Jason Hammersla
office 202-289-6700
cell 202-422-4652 (cell)

National Benefits Symposium to feature Governor Michael Leavitt, author Jeffrey Colvin, crisis expert Judy Smith, representatives from major national employers

WHAT: The American Benefits Council is pleased to partner with MetLife on its 10th National Benefits Symposium on March 24 in Washington, D. C. The event will feature a number of speakers and sessions on the future of employee benefits. Guest speakers include former Secretary of Health and Human Services head Governor Michael Leavitt; author, editor and columnist Geoffrey Colvin and America's No. 1 crisis management expert Judy Smith.

As part of the event, Council President James Klein will deliver a presentation: "Politics, Legislation and Tax Policy: What Does It All Mean for Employee Benefits?" Council Senior Counsel, Health Policy Kathryn Wilber will moderate an employer panel on "Employer Reactions to the Changing Benefits Landscape," with representatives from UPS, Brinker International and Jacobs Engineering, discussing how their companies are accommodating the requirements of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

A link to the full agenda is here:
REGISTER: Registration is required. Please register by e-mail to either Kim Friedman at kfriedman@metlife.com or Judi Mahaney at jmahaney@metlife.com.
WHERE: The Mandarin Oriental Hotel, 1330 Maryland Ave., SW, Washington D.C. 20024.
WHEN: Monday, March 24, 2014, from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Council staff will also be available for comment after the event.
CONTACT: For interviews with Council staff following the event, please contact Jason Hammersla, Council director, communications, at jhammersla@abcstaff.org or by phone at 202-289-6700. .

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The American Benefits Council is the national trade association for companies concerned about federal legislation and regulations affecting all aspects of the employee benefits system. The Council's members represent the entire spectrum of the private employee benefits community and either sponsor directly or administer retirement and health plans covering more than 100 million Americans.