Join Mercer's Nov. 17 Washington Update Briefing on benefits and executive compensation policy.
November’s midterm elections and the possibility of new majorities in the next Congress will have important repercussions for benefits and executive compensation policy in 2023. In the meantime, lawmakers in both parties are eyeing the post-election lame-duck session for potential action on myriad benefits issues, many of which will likely carry over to 2023. These include a sweeping SECURE 2.0 retirement bill as well as health care proposals to extend telehealth flexibilities, improve care for mental health and substance abuse, provide additional COVID-19 funding, set new transparency standards for pharmacy benefit managers, codify legal protections for same-sex and interracial marriages, and mandate parity for kidney dialysis benefits relative to benefits for other chronic medical conditions.
Meanwhile, the Biden administration is and will continue to aggressively use its executive authority to make policy and issue critical guidance on numerous health care issues ranging from mental health parity, transparency, surprise billing, and COVID-19 emergency periods. The regulatory agenda also features an extensive list of retirement topics and executive compensation topics, including environmental, social and governance oversight and disclosure reforms, such as the SEC’s new pay-for-performance disclosure rule.
In addition, important litigation making its way through the courts may affect employers’ benefits programs.
Experts from Mercer’s Law & Policy Group and Executive Law & Regulatory Group will discuss these and other issues during this live webinar on Nov. 17 from 1–2:30 pm ET.