With Republicans now in charge of the House of Representatives and Democrats controlling the Senate and White House, the dynamics for legislative action have changed. The political landscape will dictate the process lawmakers must pursue to advance their agenda and that, in turn, will determine policy outcomes. While we should expect legislative gridlock, there will be opportunities for bipartisanship on select health, retirement and paid leave priorities. Additionally, much attention will now turn to the regulatory arena as a means of advancing employee benefit policy goals. This presentation will offer an opportunity to get an inside look at the factors that will shape the employee benefits agenda that in turn will have an impact on the daily work and long-term strategies of benefits professionals.
Jim Klein is president of the American Benefits Council. He joined the Council in 1988 as Deputy Executive Director and has served as Executive Director/President since 1992. Previously, 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. He also worked as a Legislative Assistant for a member of Congress.
Jim serves on the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plan’s Government Liaison Committee and was the recipient of the 2018 Public Service Award from that organization. He is a fellow of the American College of Employee Benefits Counsel and a member of the editorial advisory board of Benefits Quarterly. In the global benefits arena, Jim serves as a private sector advisor to the Working Party on Private Pensions of the Paris-based Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD); and the Council is actively engaged with several international organizations representing the interests of U.S.-based companies operating outside the United States. Jim graduated with a degree in bioethics from Tufts University and a law degree from the George Washington University School of Law.
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Thursday, March 2, 2023
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