This new feature will start your week with three important facts, developments or conversations from recent and upcoming events. Want to keep on top of developments in benefits, health care, finance and employment? Then these are Things You Need to Know.

This week, we look at NAHU’s Capitol Conference, new details on Mercer’s private exchange and what’s up for sequester as the Friday deadline looms.


1. NAHU hosts policy conference

The National Association of Health Underwriters hosts its annual Capitol Conference on Capitol Hill this week, bringing business leaders and bipartisan legislators together to discuss the changing marketplace and pending health reform regulations. Employee Benefit Adviser will be on site at the Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill to bring you coverage from this summit. Read more>>


2. More details emerge on Mercer exchange

Mercer is one of the latest companies to enter the private exchange game, and the consulting giant gave employers an opportunity to check out the service during a conference call Thursday. Company executives revealed some of those specifics during the call, especially during the Q&A period for the audience. Read more>>


3. White House says stalemate means automatic cuts will hit

President Barack Obama’s administration released a state-by-state report on how $85 billion in automatic spending cuts will degrade programs from defense to education to public health as White House officials say they don’t expect to avert reductions to start March 1. Read more>>

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