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Benefit Communication and Technology Institute

Monday, July 23 - Tuesday, July 24, 2018
The Benson, A Coast Hotel, Portland, OR
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The Benefit Communication and Technology Institute will bring you up to speed on the latest requirements, current trends and best practices for communicating your plans. Driven by ever-changing technological enhancements, social media and new benefits legislation and regulations, this Institute gives you the tools you need to evaluate your existing communication program. Take away practical ideas to ensure your plans are meeting their objectives and your employees are engaged in their benefit offerings.


These were the sessions from the last conference. We are in the process of developing the sessions for the 2018 program. We hope this conference will deepen your knowledge of the benefits industry as well as how to communicate benefits to your plan participants. Please check back soon.

  • How Behavioral Economics Can Impact Benefits
  • Data Privacy and Security: Be Prepared
  • Building a Strategic Plan for Your Communications Program
  • Communications and Compliance in the U.S.
  • Canadian Privacy Law: Social Media, CASL and More
  • Maximizing the Potential of Your Website and Social Media
  • Raising the Bar on Health Literacy
  • Gaming Your Benefits
  • Sharing Innovations
  • Raising the Bar on Financial and Retirement Literacy
  • Guided Open Forum
  • Communicating Change
  • Delivering Effective Training Sessions
  • Culture in the Workplace

This conference gave me some great ideas and direction to start addressing my communication needs.

Josh Hertzberg Business/Finance ManagerInternational Longshoremen's Association

​Benefits of Attending

  • Understand how legal and regulatory requirements impact your communications.
  • Learn how to help your participants navigate the changing retirement and health care landscapes.
  • Discover how to leverage technology to help your participants and operate your plans more efficiently.
  • Interact with industry experts and participate in hands-on learning experiences.
  • Get a handle on key issues, trends and future direction.
  • Take a strategic look at your communications.
  • Network with other professionals facing similar challenges.
  • Engage in productive dialogue and come away with creative ideas and workable solutions.

Who Should Attend

The Benefit Communication and Technology Institute is for those responsible for communicating employee benefits in the United States and Canada. This includes communications managers and consultants, trustees and administrators of multiemployer plans, corporate human resources directors and managers, public sector benefits managers and administrative staff.


We are currently working to bring you subject matter experts that will be able to provide insights into the latest about the benefits industry. Please check back soon.

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Continuing Education

Programs sponsored by the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans are consistently accepted for credit by agencies governing continuing education for liscense renewal and professional recertification. For additional information, visit one of the below links for continuing education credit or contact us by phone at (262) 786-6710, option 2.

Canadian continuing education (CE) web page​
U.S. continuing education (CE) web page ​

Educational sessions at this program can qualify for CEBS continuing professional education (CPE) credit.
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Registration Information

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Registration Information
  Member Nonmember

Through 6/11/2018 US $1,225.00 US $1,445.00
After 6/11/2018 US $1,525.00 US $1,745.00