ECFC Announces 2017 Annual Symposium

WASHINGTON--()--ECFC, the leading nonprofit organization promoting choice in benefit solutions, today announced speakers and the agenda for its 30th Annual Symposium. ECFC’s Annual Symposium event will feature educational tracks that focus on timely technical topics including: Health FSA Expenses and Substantiation, ERISA Compliance, HSAs, COBRA, Cyber Liability, HIPAA, Compliance for Wellness, telemedicine and on-site clinics.

“With the healthcare market on the brink of change, it is important to be knowledgeable in all areas of consumer-directed benefits. Being well informed in this ever-changing climate makes brokers and benefits administrators more valuable to their client organizations,” said ECFC’s Executive Director Martin Trussell. “We know one thing for sure about efforts to reform healthcare, consumer-directed benefits are here to stay.”

ECFC’s Annual Symposium takes place August 2-4 in Kansas City, Missouri. Healthcare experts will speak on their areas of expertise with general sessions including design thinking and consumerism plans, the demise of the ACA, as well as technical panels on liability and SOC 2 considerations, best practices for compliance, and more. General sessions include:

Design Thinking and Consumerism

As healthcare consumerism continues to take hold in the marketplace, new market needs are emerging. Cigna has adopted a methodology called “design thinking” to create and launch new product offerings that are desirable, viable, and feasible – and offer real value to their customers. Attendees will see how Cigna created their design thinking methodology, which infuses human-centered approaches, mindsets, research, and methods.

Speakers includeChristopher Graber, Guy Suesuntisook and James Wieselman Schulman, Cigna

2017 Legislative and Regulatory Update - The 115th Congress and the Trump Administration: A Look Ahead with Experts at Mehlman Castagnetti Rosen & Thomas Inc.

Hear from the experts about challenges and opportunities for ECFC member priorities during the remainder of 2017 with Congress and the Trump Administration. Attendees will be updated on the political climate, key administrative and legislative initiatives and ECFC’s federal level engagement on behalf of its members.

Speakers include: Sohini Gupta and Dean Rosen, Mehlman Castagnetti Rosen & Thomas, Inc.

Symposium speakers will take participants on deep dives into educational tracks required for certifications, discuss actionable best practices, provide increased understanding of available benefit solutions, share innovative approaches to challenges and further educate on new tax-advantaged benefit programs.

For additional information on the Annual Symposium lineup and to register, visit here.

About ECFC

ECFC is a leading non-profit organization dedicated to maintaining and expanding employee benefit programs on a tax-advantaged basis. ECFC represents and promotes employee benefit programs through effective lobbying and provides education and awareness to members, compensation practitioners, national opinion leaders and the general public to help advance healthcare consumerism. ECFC, which was founded in 1981 as the Employers Council on Flexible Compensation, is the single organization that focuses its efforts on preserving, protecting and defending the tax advantaged programs currently available to working families through employer plan sponsors.


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Tirzah Clerc, 314-827-0600 x 11

Release Summary

ECFC, the leading nonprofit organization promoting choice in benefit solutions, today announced speakers and the agenda for its 30th Annual Symposium.


for ECFC
Tirzah Clerc, 314-827-0600 x 11