2019 Legislative Update Seminar & Behavioral Health Panel



October 8, 2019


Breakfast and Networking:
7:30 AM – 8:00 AM (PST)
Legislative and Compliance Update:
8:00 AM – 9:15 AM (PST)
9:15 AM – 9:30 AM (PST)
Absence Management & State Leave Law Update:
9:30 AM – 10:30 AM (PST)
10:30 AM – 10:45 AM (PST)
Behavioral Health Panel:
10:45 AM – 11:30 AM (PST)


 Gerraine Morgan
Phone: +1 503 273 5945


Oregon Zoo
4001 SW Canyon Road
Portland, OR 97221


Regulatory and legislative changes continue to have a significant impact on employers. We will focus this session on ensuring you are up-to-date on the significant number of health care and other benefits-related provisions that will impact employers through 2019 and beyond. 

Highlights from Regulatory Resources Group National Practice Leader, Wade Symons, JD, CEBS will include:

  • Health policy update including “Medicare for All”, surprise medical bill legislation and drug pricing
  • Regulatory update including new HRA guidance, HSA guidance, regulations coming per the recent Executive Order on transparency, and ACA updates
  • Litigation update including ACA, ERISA and wellness plan cases
  • Plus state law issues that may impact employer plans.

We will also hear from The Standard’s National Practice Leader for Absence Management, David Setzkorn, MBA, CPCU. This discussion will include current court cases as well as legislative updates that will continue to impact FMLA, ADAAA and Workers Compensation benefits.

To close, Total Health Management Expert, Michael Garrett, MS, CCM will moderate a panel discussion on Behavioral Health: Successful Strategies for Employers. Job-related stress, anxiety/depression and alcohol/opioid use are top workforce concerns for many. Our diverse group of panelists includes experts from the health care provider community as well as client HR contacts who take action to improve employee access to quality behavioral health.

Wade Symons
bye Wade Symons

Leader, Regulatory Resource Group, Mercer

Michael Garrett
bye Michael Garrett

Principal, Total Health Management, Mercer

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