38th ECFC Annual Conference Agenda


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Tuesday, March 19, 2019

12:30 p.m.—5:00 p.m.

ECFC Board of Directors Meeting

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

8:30 a.m.—12:00 p.m.

ECFC Board of Directors Meeting

12:00 p.m.—1:30 p.m.

ECFC Committee Meetings

9:00 a.m.— 6:00 p.m.

Registration Desk Open

1:30 p.m.—2:00 p.m.

First Time Attendee Event

2:00 p.m.

Annual Conference Opens

2:00 p.m.— 2:15 p.m.

Welcome and Introduction Remarks

2:15 p.m.—2:30 p.m.

ECFC Year in Review and Looking into 2019

  Celebrate our 2018 accomplishments and look forward to a successful 2019.
  Speaker: Jody L. Dietel, ACFCI, CAS, Chair, Board of Directors, ECFC

2:30 p.m.—3:30 p.m.

Opening Keynote Speaker

  J. Kevin A. McKechnie is Executive Director of the ABA’s HSA Council and
  a Senior Vice President at the American Bankers Association, representing    the Council before Congress and the federal government.

3:30 p.m.—4:15 p.m.

2019 Legislative and Regulatory Update

  Speakers: David Castagnetti, Sage Eastman and Dean Rosen, Mehlman        Castagnetti Rosen & Thomas, Inc 

4:15 p.m.—4:30 p.m.

Refreshment Break

4:30 p.m.—5:45 p.m.

2019 Legislative and Regulatory Update Part II

  Speakers: John R. Hickman, Esq. CFCI, Alston & Bird, LLP, Chair, ECFC        Government Relations and Interpretations Committee 

6:00 p.m.—7:30 p.m.

Welcome Reception                Sponsored by 

Thursday, March 21, 2019

8:00 a.m.—11:00 a.m.

Registration Desk Open

7:30 a.m.— 8:30 a.m.

Networking Breakfast

8:30 a.m.— 9:00 a.m.

Annual Conference Morning Session - CONGRESSIONAL SPEAKER (MEMBER)

9:00 a.m.— 9:45 a.m.

Congressional Staff Panel Session

  ECFC has a powerhouse of advocacy experts working on your behalf. Let’s    hear from them as they discuss why having a lobbyist is important, what          they bring to the table and how they coordinate efforts.

  Moderator: Jody L. Dietel, ACFCI, CAS, WageWorks, Inc.

  *Check back for up to the minute Speaker updates

9:45 a.m.—10:00 a.m.

Refreshment Break

10:00 a.m.- 10:30 a.m.

Preparing for Your Capitol Hill Visit with your Capitol Hill Group

  Preparation is key to a successful Hill visit, and during this session, we will    review talking points, leave behind materials, and follow-up action items to      ensure a comprehensive understanding of our ECFC legislative priorities        and objectives.

11:00 a.m.— 5:00 p.m.

Capitol Hill Visits  (Lunch on your own)
Gather with your fellow Hill group members to review biographical and legislative issues for your Hill appointments and head to the Capitol. (wear comfortable shoes)

   5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

 Debriefing Reception  (Dinner on your own)  Sponsored by


  Friday, March 22, 2019 

7:30 a.m.— 8:00 a.m.

Networking Breakfast

8:00 a.m.—9:45 a.m.

Agency Guidance and Update

  Representatives of the Internal Revenue Service and Department of the          Treasury will provide the latest information regarding tax-advantaged              accounts, cafeteria plans, FSAs, HSAs, HRAs, and the ACA.

9:45 a.m.—10:00 a.m.

Refreshment Break

10:00 a.m.— 11:30 a.m.

Technical Advisory Committee and TPA Best Practices
Join as TAG panelists address the latest compliance and planning challenges, provide color on the agency comments and answer your questions.

 ECFC Annual Conference Adjourns