Unpacking the Vaccine Mandate

  • 01 Dec 2021
  • 12:00 PM
  • Zoom - Virtual Event

Registration


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Join us as we unpack the 490 page docket and answer your questions on what employers must do to ensure compliance and mitigate risk.

We will be joined by Tracy Watts a Senior Partner in Mercer’s Washington, DC, office and a Mercer spokesperson on health care reform and senior attorney Wade Symons of the Mercer Regulatory Resources Group and National COVID response team. We will discuss how you, as employers, may be impacted by these new rules – and what you need to do ASAP.  Speakers Bios listed below.

You will have the opportunity to submit a questions during the program.

SCHEDULE:

12:00 noon - Registration/log in

12:00 - 12:50 - Unpacking the Vaccine Mandate

12:50 - 1:00 - Questions & Answers 

   REGISTRATION:

Online registration closes at 2:00 pm November 30. Prior to the event, an email will be sent to paid registrants with the link to the webinar. Questions contact WP&BC Seattle Chapter via email: info@wpbcseattle.org, or by phone 206.653.7259.


Certificate of Attendance is available upon request.  

No refunds after November 30 deadline. 

  FEES: 

$25 per members; $35 per non-members and guests. WP&BC strives to present timely and topical programs.  Please do not share the webinar link with others which you will receive prior to the event. 

  DATE:

Wednesday, December 1, 2021 

  LOCATION:

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

Speakers:

Tracy Watts is a Senior Partner and US Leader for Healthcare Policy at Mercer.  She advises large employers on their health benefit strategies for active and retired employees.  In 2018, Tracy was named a “Top 25 Consultant” for excellence in healthcare by Consulting® Magazine.  She’s widely quoted as a spokesperson for Mercer's survey of employer sponsored health benefit plans, serves on the Executive Committee of the American Benefits Council, frequently represents employer interests to policymakers in Washington DC, has testified before Congress on several occasions, and is a lead contributor on the  ushealthnews.mercer.com blog.


Wade A. Symons, JD is a partner, senior attorney and the national leader ofMercer’s Regulatory Resources Group in the Health & Benefits Business. He joined Mercer in 2003, after practicing law in the Employee Benefits and ERISA areas since 1999. He is a member of Mercer’s National COVID response team and National Health Reform Workgroup. Other areas of responsibility include the performance of health and welfare plan compliance reviews; design and drafting of plan documentation and related employee communications; advice on compliance with federal and state laws affecting health and welfare benefits; and analysis of potential tax and legal liability. He assists clients with advice on issues related to COBRA, HIPAA, the Family Medical Leave Act, Section 125 Cafeteria Plans, Section 105 Health Reimbursement Arrangements (HRAs), Health Savings Accounts (HSAs), domestic partner benefits, and wellness programs. 

Wade received his BA degree in international relations from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, and his Juris Doctor from the University of Oregon School of Law. He is a member of the Oregon State Bar, the Washington State Bar, and Past-President of the Portland Chapter of the Western Pension and Benefits Conference. He is also a member of the International Society of Certified Employee Benefit Specialists.

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