39th ECFC Annual Conference Agenda

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Tuesday, March 17, 2020

1:00 p.m.—5:00 p.m.

5:30 p.m.

ECFC Board of Directors Meeting   Room: Congressional A

ECFC Board of Directors Dinner     Room: Congressional A

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

7:30 a.m.— 11:30 a.m.

ECFC Board of Directors Meeting     Room: Congressional A

11:30 a.m.—1:30 p.m.

ECFC Committee Meetings and Lunch    Room: Thornton Room 11th Floor

9:00 a.m.— 5:00 p.m.

Registration Desk Open      Capitol Room Foyer

1:30 p.m.—2:00 p.m.

First Time Attendee Event      Room: Thornton Lounge 11th Floor

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2:00 p.m.

Annual Conference Opens

2:00 p.m.— 2:15 p.m.

Welcome and Introduction Remarks      Capitol Room AB

2:15 p.m.—2:30 p.m.

The ECFC State of the Union 2020
Celebrate our 2019 accomplishments and look forward to a successful 2020.

Speaker: Jody L. Dietel, ACFCI, CAS, HealthEquity, Chair, Board of          Directors, ECFC


2:30 p.m.—3:30 p.m.

Opening General Session: Why is advocacy important? How does advocacy impact our industry?

Panelist: Shannon Finley, Capitol Counsel, Rachel Levy, Groom Law Group, Adam Beck, AHIP and Katy Johnson, American Benefits Council

Moderator: Jody L. Dietel, ACFCI, CAS, HealthEquity, Chair, Board of Directors, ECFC 

3:30 p.m.—4:15 p.m.

2020 Legislative and Regulatory Update

 
Speakers: The team from Mehlman, Castagnetti, Rosen & Thomas, Inc 

4:15 p.m.—4:30 p.m.

Refreshment Break

4:30 p.m.—5:45 p.m.

2020 Legal and Regulatory Developments:  A Banner Year for Consumer Driven Accounts

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

 

6:00 p.m.—7:30 p.m.

Opening Night Reception        Room: Thornton Room 11th Floor


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Thursday, March 19, 2020

8:00 a.m.—11:00 a.m.

Registration Desk Open

7:30 a.m.— 8:30 a.m.

Full Hot Breakfast          Capitol Room Foyer
*Breakfast this year will be "plate served", just take a seat in the general session room and the servers will bring you your breakfast.

8:30 a.m.— 9:00 a.m.

Annual Conference Morning Session
ECFC members will get a chance to hear from a congressional speaker on how they view the political climate in Washington.


Speaker: TBA


9:00 a.m.— 9:45 a.m.

Congressional Staff Panel Session

Congressional staffers provide the institutional knowledge and expertise
that leaders rely on in order to make wise decisions. Our Congressional
Staff Panel will provide an opportunity for key staffers to offer their views
on the 116th Congress and what to expect in legislative maneuvering on
Capitol Hill.  

Panel: TBA

Moderator: Jody L. Dietel, ACFCI, CAS, HealthEquity, Chair, Board of          Directors, ECFC

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.

Speakers: The team from Mehlman, Castagnetti, Rosen & Thomas, Inc

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)     Room: Congressional A
Join us for some cocktails and light hors d'oeuvres as we share our experiences from Capitol Hill. 

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 Friday, March 20, 2020


7:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.

Full Hot Breakfast     Room: Congressional A
*Breakfast this year will be "plate served", just take a seat in the general session room and the servers will bring you your breakfast.

8:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.

Agency Guidance and Update          Room: Congressional A
Representatives of the Internal Revenue Service will provide the latest information regarding tax-advantaged accounts, cafeteria plans, FSAs, HSAs, HRAs, and the ACA.

Speakers: Kevin Knopf, Senior Technician Reviewer in the IRS Office of Chief Counsel, Bridget Tombul, IRS Office of Chief Counsel Income Tax and Accounting Division and Richard Gano, Tax Attorney at IRS Office of Chief Counsel
Moderator: John Hickman, Esq., CFCI, Alston & Bird, LLP, Chair, ECFC Government Relations and Interpretations Committee

 
9:45 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

 Refreshment Break

10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Technical Advisory Group: Rapid Response Panel     Room: Congressional A

ECFC TAG panelists address the latest compliance and planning challenges, provide color on the agency comments and answer your questions.

TAG Moderator: John Hickman, Esq., CFCI, Alson & Bird, LLP, Chair ECFC, Technical Advisory Group

 11:30 a.m.  ECFC Annual Conference Adjourns