In between those two marquis events, we held over 30 other programs, sharing critical information, training and networking opportunities for our membership. Oh yeah… and the Red Sox won another World Series Championship!
2019 certainly portends to include some significant challenges that will require careful consideration for benefit professionals. 

  • The Affordable Care Act continues to see challenges in the courts, and the impact of these challenges are still unclear.

  • Consolidation between Health Insurers and Pharmacy Benefit Managers is truly uncharted territory, and we will all need to study how these mergers affect both employers and employees. 

  • Changes in sick leave policies, both here in Massachusetts (Grand Bargain) and across the United States, will expand in the new year.  

  • On the retirement side, lawsuits continue to cause concern to plan providers, including the need to ensure investment committees are well educated, structured and transparent in their management of the 401K plans. 

NEEBC will steadfastly support you by providing programming, education and a forum for benefit professionals to continue to be valuable assets for their organizations.
Finally, NEEBC is at its best when our entire membership is engaged. We need to hear from you about:

  1. How can we better serve you? 
  2. What programs would you like to see in 2019? 
  3. What are the most pressing issues you face in your job?

As always, we welcome your participation on program committees that are critical for the development of these events. We encourage you to reach out if you’re willing to join any of our committees. (Note: We have immediate openings for our Women in Benefits Committee.)
On behalf of the NEEBC Board and Staff, thank you again for helping make the last year so successful, and we look forward to seeing you in 2019.

Happy Holidays,

Jim Sullivan
NEEBC Board President
Principal, Mercer