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International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans

Public Employee Benefits Institute

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Description

The public sector has faced unique challenges in recent years with budget cuts and media attention on benefit plans. The Public Employee Benefits Institute is dedicated to addressing the benefits topics most critical to public plans.

Gather in an intimate environment to hear best practices, discuss issues and share ideas with peers who work with public sector benefit plans.

2018 Sessions

  • Economic Update
  • Public Sector Legislative and Regulatory Update
  • ACA: Where Are We (Going)?
  • Developing Reasonable Assumptions
  • Health Care Trends and Strategies
  • Maximizing Investment Returns
  • What’s Happening in Rx and Rx Management?
  • Retirement Plans Today and Tomorrow
  • Retiree Medical Options
  • Fraud in Benefits
  • Cybersecurity
  • Wellness That Works
  • The Opioid Crisis
  • Public Pension Plan Sustainability vs. Plan Solvency
  • Public Sector Open Forum
  • Addressing the Effects of the Supreme Court Case (Janus Decision)
  • Using Technology to Communicate With Plan Participants
  • Generational Issues in the Workplace

Benefits of Attending

  • Learn from industry experts about the latest in the world of benefits—Be prepared for what lies ahead
  • Network with peers who face similar challenges—Learn from their mistakes, benchmark your performance and gather workable ideas and solutions to implement
  • Bring home helpful resource materials to share with colleagues, from sample documents to checklists and case studies—The value of your attendance will continue long after you've left the program

Who should attend

This conference is designed for public sector trustees, administrators and staff who work with health and welfare or pension plans.

Experts

Ms. Boertman is customer relations director for the Municipal Employees’ Retirement System (MERS) of Michigan. MERS is an independent professional retirement services company that was created to administer the retirement plans for Michigan’s local units of government on a not-for-profit basis. Ms...
John Garrett is a Principal and Consulting Actuary with CMC. Since 1993, John has served as an actuarial consultant to numerous state and local government retirement systems. John’s expertise covers such areas as public plan consulting, valuations, plan design, legislative impact analysis, exper...
Nearly 30 years of industry leading business development, coupled with insightful, cost effective health and welfare consulting leadership. Focus on medium and large organizations across a wide range of industries, and in particular, the public sector. Broadly recognized for my expertise and act...
Robert Klausner is the principal in the law firm of Klausner & Kaufman, P.A. After two years in local government service, he has been engaged in the private practice of law, specializing in the representation of public employee pension funds since 1979. He serves as a consultant on retirement...
Ms. Metz is currently a consultant for NYSUT Member Benefits. She recently retired from NYSUT after 34 years of service, where she held the titles of director of NYSUT Member Benefits, chief executive officer of NYSUT Member Benefits Corporation and plan administrator for the NYSUT Member Benefit...
Rick is Director of Retirement Plan Consulting at Strategies Capital Management and its affiliate, Advisory Consulting Group. Since 1988, Rick has worked as a consultant and educator to private-sector and governmental retirement plans. He offers clients a rich perspective on his continual effort ...
Ms. Steger is the director of public sector strategy for Willis Towers Watson, working with public employers and unions to preserve retiree health care. She is the retired director of health care for the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System (OPERS) and has over 35 years of experience in health...

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