ON HOLD - PFML 2.0 preparing for 2021! Join us for this 1/2 Day Panel Discussion! (Rescheduled)

June 16, 2020
11:45 AM - 4:00 PM

Castle of Knights
1599 Memorial Drive
Chicopee, MA 01020
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PFML 2.0 - Preparing for 2021!

Our panelists will include;

Bill Alpine, Director of the PFML Department for Massachusetts 

Mark Adams, Director of HR Services for EANE 

John Gannon, Partner at Skoler Abbott 

Abigail O'Connell, Senior Counsel at Sun Life

Program Overview:

Beginning in January of 2021, employees can begin to apply for PFML benefits through the state's portal. Employers are challenged with complying with these new regulations and preparing for what's to come in January. Join us as we bring back our 'dream team' panel of experts to help you maintain compliance, prepare for the challenges ahead and put forward 'best practices' for your organization. Topics for discussion will include:

  • PFML Department updates - Process for applying for benefits, state portal updates, employer notification updates, fee updates
  • Employer opt out strategies - How many employers have been granted the opt out, what are the best policies and rates on the market, how to navigate this process with the state
  • Strategic best practices - What you can do NOW to plan for January including performance management strategies, leave management initiatives, employee notificiation techniques


This half day event includes a buffet lunch, robust discussions and ample time for Q&A with our panelists. See below for our agenda:

  • 11:45am to 12:30pm  Buffet lunch, networking and vendor showcase
  • 12:30pm to 1:15  Updates from Bill Alpine, PFML Department Chair
  • 1:15pm to 2:15pm  Updates from Abigail O'Connell on employer opt outs, sample plans, short disability options
  • 2:15pm to 2:30pm  Break
  • 2:30pm to 3:30pm  Employer best practices around leave management and performance management
  • 3:30pm to 4pm  Q&A



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$0.00 Professional Member Ticket

$35.00 Associate Member Ticket

$0.00 Corporate Member Ticket

$0.00 Student Member

$75.00 1/2 Day Guest Ticket