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New Trustees Institute — Level I: Core Concepts

Monday, June 25 - Wednesday, June 27, 2018
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV
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As a track of the Trustees and Administrators Institute, the New Trustees Institute focuses on your role as a trustee, your understanding of the key issues in managing your pension and health and welfare funds, and the complex environment of benefits. As the first step in the trustee education path, trustees will obtain a basic understanding of their fiduciary responsibility, the legal environment, best practices and current issues in the benefits industry.​

Topics Include

Trustee Responsibility and Legal Environment
  • Legal and legislative framework
  • ERISA
  • Two-hat structure
  • Governing documents
  • Key governmental agencies
  • Required communication
  • Fiduciary and co-fiduciary obligations
  • Duty to monitor fees
  • Liability Insurance
Investing Health and Welfare and Pension Assets
  • Terminology
  • Modern portfolio theory
  • Asset allocation
  • Asset classes
  • Investment policies
  • Institutional vs. individual portfolios
  • Investment managers

Overview of Health and Welfare Plans
  • Terminology
  • Funding and resources
  • Prescription drugs
  • Legal framework
  • ACA
  • Basic health care financial information
  • Plan types
  • HIPAA
  • Legislative and regulatory requirements
Governance
  • How to be a good trustee
  • Trustee meetings/agendas, minutes
  • Working with professionals
  • Trustee orientation
  • Financial statements
  • Dealing with two-hat dilemma
  • Role of your administrator
  • Payroll audits
Overview of Retirement Plans
  • Terminology
  • Defined benefit plans
  • Defined contribution plans
  • Pension reform legislation
  • Role of the actuary
  • Funding methods
  • Assumptions
  • Plan design (traditional)
  • Administration

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​Benefits of Attending

  • Learn from industry experts about the current state of affairs and latest reform initiatives—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

The New Trustees Institute is designed for trustees who have served for less than two years on ERISA covered plans, or who have not previously attended an International Foundation educational program. The New Trustees Institute is ideal for collective bargaining and other personnel who work with trustees and who would like a better understanding of their role and responsibilities.


 

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In order to help trustees better meet their educational needs, the Foundation has created a suggested progression of trustee education. This new program is the second step in trustee education path.


 

​Speakers

The International Foundation is grateful to the following instructors for their contributions to the New Trustees Institute.

Click here to view the instructors.

Accompanying Educational Event

Accounting and Auditing Institute for Employee Benefit Plans

Preconference Information

We are working on developing a preconference program that will be held on Sunday June 24, 2018.

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Continuing Education

Educational sessions at this program may qualify for CEBS continuing professional education (CPE) credit.
Visit www.cebscpe.org for more information.

Registration Information

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Registration Information
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Through 5/14/2018 US $1,385.00 US $1,715.00
After 5/14/2018 US $1,685.00 US $2,015.00