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Where Do We Go From Here? EBPA & WP&BC Program

  • December 03, 2020
  • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Virtual Event


Registration is closed

December 3, 2020...

... Where Do We Go from Here?

Now that the election is over, we are excited to share information you can use

with a recap of the election results, future of healthcare reform, benefits issues

to watch as well as policy topics.  James Slotnick, Sun Life and  

Sarah Kwiatkowski, Premera are featured presenters.  

The Election, ACA, and Employee Benefit Issues

  • Election Results Recap
    • How this election outcome will impact the President’s ability to move legislative priorities through Congress
  • Future of ACA
    • Potential Supreme Court ruling and outcomes
    • Potential impacts to health insurance plan design
    • Possible legislative action Congress could take depending on case outcome and possible impacts to employer-based coverage
  • Benefit Issues to Watch
    • Initiatives to lower prescription drug prices
      • Elijah Cummings Lower Drug Costs Now Act
    • Health Care Initiatives:
      • Public Option
      • Lowering Medicare eligibility age
    • Paid Family & Medical Leave
    • Current state initiatives (including Colorado ballot initiative)
    • Federal proposals
      • FAMILY ACT
      • Families’ First Coronavirus Relief Act
    Regional Legislative Update

Washington Election Results
  • Influence of key Washington legislators at federal level and next steps in health care debate  
    • Patty Murray
    • Governor / Lt. Gov
      • Possible Inslee move to Biden cabinet
  • Legislature
    • House
    • Senate
  • Impact of ACA repeal / Health Care Reform 2.0 on state coverage and health care policy at state level
    • Loss of billions of federal dollars to state
    • Impact on nearly 1 million people who stand to lose coverage
    • Impact of tax policy on the costs of doing business / providing coverage to employees  
Alaska Election Results 
  • Influence of key Washington legislators at federal level and next steps in health care debate
    • Lisa Murkowski
  • Legislature
    • House
    • Senate
  • Impact of ACA repeal / Health Care Reform 2.0 on state coverage and health care policy at state level


James Slotnick is Assistant Vice President, Government Relations, for Sun Life Financial U.S.  James represents Sun Lifes interests to elected officials and regulators, focusing on issues that impact the Group Life, Disability, Dental, Vision, Voluntary, and Stop-Loss industries.

Over the last 15 years James has held various roles within Sun Lifes Client and Technology Services, Distribution, and Legal departments. Prior to his current role, James served as a member of the Integration Management Team for the acquisition of Assurant Employee Benefits.

James regularly speaks to audiences across the country about the changing dynamics in Washington and impacts to the employee benefits industry.

James holds a BA from Saint Anselm College, an MBA from Suffolk University's Sawyer School of Management, and a JD from Suffolk University Law School. In 2017 he was named one of LIMRARising Stars of Distribution Under 40.

Sarah Kwiatkowski is Senior Legislative Policy Manager, Congressional and Legislative Affairs for Premera. Sarah joined Premera in 2018 as a member of the Regulatory Affairs team. Prior to coming to Premera, she worked for various health care and consumer advocacy organizations in both public policy and legal advocacy including at Community Health Plan/Community Health Network of Washington, the Office of the Insurance Commissioner, and Northwest Health Law Advocates. Originally from Michigan, Sarah enjoys hiking and camping with her family, impromptu dance parties, and cats.


9:00-9:50 - Where Do We Go From Here?

9:50-10:00 - Break

10:00-10:50 - Legislative Update

10:50 - 11:00 Questions & Answers 


Online registration closes at 2:00 pm December 2. An email will be sent to each paid registrant with the link to the webinar. Questions contact EBPA via email: info@ebpa.org, or by phone 206.653.7259.

Certificate of Attendance is available upon request.  

No refunds after December 2 deadline. 


$25 per person for members; $35 per person for non-members. The EBPA and WP&BC are working to bring timely and valuable programs to members and colleagues.  Please do not share the link with others. Each paid registrant will receive an email with the direct link.


December 3, 2020 


Webinar - email will be sent with link to the webinar.  

If you are a member of the Employee Benefits Planning Association, your membership fee has been extended through December 31, 2021. Join now and your dues are paid through end of next year!

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