​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Executive Summaries for 2020

1st Quarter | 2nd Quarter | 3rd Quarter | 4th Quarter


1st Quarter 2020

Evaluating the Value Propositions of Health Plan Disrupters
by L. J. (Mac) McCarthy, MorningStar Actuarial Consulting
Edward M. Pudlowski, MorningStar Actuarial Consulting
Is It Time for Full Auto?
by Jack M. Towarnicky, CEBS, American Retirement Association
Health Care Ate My 401(k) Contributions
by Rocke Blair, CEBS, Sheridan Road Financial, A HUB International Company
Peggy West, CEBS, Formica Corporation

2nd Quarter 2020​

Expanding Access to Public Insurance Plans: Key Design Considerations
by Cori E. Uccello, American Academy of Actuaries
An Employee Benefit Professional’s Perspective on Medicare for All
by James L. McGee, CEBS, Transit Employees’ Health & Welfare Fund
401(k) Design: Participant Access
by Kenn Tacchino, Widener University

3rd Quarter 2020​

Economic Costs of the Opioid Crisis for Employers
by Stoddard Davenport, Milliman
Matt Caverly, Milliman
Katie Matthews, Milliman
Mental Health Parity Compliance and Enforcement
by Matthew McKinney, Willis Towers Watson
The First Word: The HIPAA Response to Malware Events, Including Ransomware Attacks
by Tara Silver-Malyska, CEBS, Willis Towers Watson
Jason N. Sheffield, Willis Towers Watson
Achieving Effective Plan Design and Communicating Change: A Case Study
by Alyssa Hodder, International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans (formerly of Eckler Ltd.)

4th Quarter 2020​

New Approaches Needed to Save Retiree Benefits
by Paul Kennedy, Mercer Marsh Benefits Canada
Darrin Bull, Mercer Marsh Benefits Canada
Comparing Group Medicare Advantage Plans and Private Medicare Exchanges
by Matthew A. Kersting, Segal
Kirsten Schatten, Segal
Post-65 Retiree Health Care Coverage: Balancing Commitment With Cost
by Gail Levenson, Buck Global LLC
Brittany Neu, Express Scripts
Changes as We Age, Caregiving, Long-Term Care and the Family
by Anna M. Rappaport, Anna Rappaport Consulting
Long-Term Care Insurance: An Underappreciated Postemployment Benefit
by Tom Riekse, CEBS, LTCI Partners, LLC
Steve Cain, LTCI Partners, LLC
Understanding and Navigating Declined Disability Claims
by Jessica Gobran, People Corporation

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