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Taft-Hartley Benefits Summit roundtables to look at real estate investments, merger of plans, medical and recreational marijuana legal concerns, and more

In addition to in-depth presentations and panel discussions on political and regulatory issues that have an impact on multiemployer and public sector plans, Made in America 2020: The Taft-Hartley Benefits Summit will offer attendees an opportunity to participate in three 20-minute moderated roundtables on hot button topics. Here’s a look at three of the topics that will be addressed during the “beer and benefits roundtables” at the event, January 19-21, 2020 at the Bellagio Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.

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The future of infrastructure investments: Speakers weigh in prior to their featured session at the FRA Taft-Hartley Benefits Summit

Michael Underhill, Jim Maloney, and Mike Claridge will discuss the importance of infrastructure investments at FRA's Made in America 2020: The 17th annual Taft-Hartley Benefits Summit.

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Medicare-for-All: Taft-Hartley Benefits Summit to look at the implications of a single-payer health system on health funds and union membership

Interest in a single-payer system has grown in the wake of unaffordable premiums and deductibles even for the lowest non-subsidized plans, as well as the Trump administration’s efforts to further destabilize the Affordable Care Act health insurance exchange market. Indeed, Medicare-for-All proposals continue to dominate headlines in the Democratic presidential race. While promoted as well intentioned, these proposals have wide-reaching implications for health care trust funds and their ability to provide benefits to their members.

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The multiemployer pension plan crisis: The Taft-Hartley Benefits Summit to examine potential solutions

Although the Democratically-controlled House of Representatives passed legislation in July meant to stabilize multiemployer pension plans, the bill will likely face stiff opposition from Republicans if the Senate decides to act on it this year. Yet with no other alternative, more than 100 of these pension plans are headed for a financial crisis and are projected to become insolvent. In this article, FRA talks to Joseph A. LoCicero, chairman of The Segal Group, about the possible future of multiemployer plans.

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The future of multiemployer pension plans: Earl Pomeroy, Joseph LoCicero weigh in ahead of their talk at the FRA Taft-Hartley Benefits Summit

Although the bipartisan Joint Select Committee on the Solvency of Multiemployer Pension Plans failed to vote or come up with a firm package of potential solutions by its Nov. 30 deadline, Republican and Democratic lawmakers have made progress in the quest to strengthen the finances of these underfunded pension plans.