Benefit Bits From Industry Thought Leaders

Benefit Bits

U.S. Topics

Administration

 
Going Paperless
Timothy Valencia, CEBS
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Affordable Care Act

ACA Definitions—Minimum Value Health Plans
John L. Barlament
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ACA Issues for Corporate Plan Sponsors
James A. Klein
Health Care Reform in an Interconnected World
Allen Koski
Health Insurance Exchanges
Elizabeth Carpenter
Impact of the Affordable Care Act—Continuing Coverage
Julie Stich
Impact of the Affordable Care Act—Cost Impact
Julie Stich
Impact of the Affordable Care Act—Plan Design
Julie Stich
Impact of the Affordable Care Act—Workforce Adjustments
Julie Stich

Communication

Communications That Engage Participants to Be Healthy
Kim Bimestefer
Social Media for Membership
Susan D. Cranston, CEBS
Using Electronic Communications in the Taft-Hartley World
Tupper Hillard

Fiduciary Responsibility

 
Fiduciary Standards
Ruth S. Marcott
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Simple Ways to Manage Trustee Risk
Bonnie L. Maraia
What's New on Fiduciary Responsibility?
Stuart W. Davidson, Esq.

General

DOMA and Pension/Benefit Plans
Neal S. Schelberg
Legal Representation in Multiemployer Funds
Andrew E. Staab
Multiemployer Fund Collections
Kent G. Cprek
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Health and Wellness

Allocating Health Care Fairly
Ted Loftness, M.D.
Combating Fraud in Your Fund (Part A)
Margaret C. Lemkin, Ph.D.
Combating Fraud in Your Fund (Part B)
Linda Vincent
Creating a Culture of Health Through Workplace Policies and Initiatives
Pamela Gibson
 
Eating Habits and Wellness Plans
Desiree Nielsen
Integrating Value-Based Health Care into the Exchange Structure (Part A)
Sonya Schwartz
Integrating Value-Based Health Care into the Exchange Structure (Part B)
Robin Lunge
Managing Specialty Drugs in Your Plan
Michael S. Jacobs, RPh
The Medical Home: The Cure for What's Ailing Health Care
Erika Bliss

Investments

De-Risking Your Portfolio
Soonyong Park, CFA, CPA
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Fair Value Disclosure
David Evangelista, CPA
Investing Health and Welfare and Pension Assets
Sandy Lincoln
Investing in India
Loïc Tassé
Retirement: For Better Outcomes, Start With a Better Design—Behavior
Marc Howell
Retirement: For Better Outcomes, Start With a Better Design—Change
Marc Howell

Pension

 
Challenges with Multiemployer Pension Plans
Jason L. Russel, FSA
Educating Young Workers on Retirement Planning
Rick Garnitz
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Getting Green and Staying Green
Richard J. Sawhill
Interest Rates on Plan Valuation
Stanley I. Goldfarb, FSA, EA, MAAA
Retirement Replacement Ratio
Diane Oakley
Social Security for Young Workers
Rick Garnitz
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The Sunset of the Pension Protection Act (Part A)
James K. Estabrook
The Sunset of the Pension Protection Act (Part B)
Cary Franklin, FSA
Variable Annuity Pension Plans
Mark C. Olleman, FSA, MAAA, EA
Withdrawal Liability—An Overview
Current Withdrawal Liability Issues

Jani Rachelson

Public Plans

A Refresher on Fiduciary Standards in the Public Sector
Jewelie A. Grape
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Dealing with Underfunding in the Public Sector
Dana K. Bilyeu

Training and Education

Good Practices in Running a Training Fund
Michael A. Hawthorne
Youth Apprenticeship
Robert B. Schwartz, Ph.D.

Canadian Topics

Communication

Social Media for Membership
Susan D. Cranston, CEBS

Health and Wellness

Best Practices in Disability Management
Paula Allen
How to Introduce Health and Wellness Programs
Bob MacArthur, FLMI, ALHC
Eating Habits and Wellness Plans
Desiree Nielsen
Prescription Drugs: Manufacturer Coupon Programs
Barbara A. Martinez
Working Past Normal Retirement Age
Riley D. St. Jacques, B.Sc., FSA, FCIA

Investments

Emerging Markets
Paul Martin, CFA
Infrastructure Debt for Canadian Pension Plans
Jim Gilliland, CFA
Investing in Alternative Assets
Robert Boston, CFA
Investing in India
Loïc Tassé
 
Liability-Driven Investing
Tony C. L. Williams, FCIA, FSA
Trusteed Defined Contribution Pension Plans
Brett Becker, CFA

Pensions

New Pension Standards in Western Canada
Aaron Walker-Duncan
Pooled Registered Pension Plans (PRPPs) and Pensions: Intergenerational Issues
Robin Pond, M.B.A., CFA
 
Target Benefit Pension Plans
Brendan George, FIA, FCIA, FSA, CFA
Target Benefit Pension Plans—Fad or Fiction?
Karen Hall, M.A., FSA, FCIA
Understanding Actuarial Assumptions
Roy Wong FSA, FCIA

Public Plans

Defending Defined Benefit Plans and Pension Envy in the Public Sector
Derek Dobson
 
Shared-Risk Pension Plans
Angela Mazerolle

Training and Apprenticeships

Aboriginal Training and Apprenticeship
Kelly J. Lendsay, M.B.A.​