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Benefits Conference for Public Employees Ohio Public Employees Retirement System (OPERS) Highlight

Tuesday, April 25 - Wednesday, April 26, 2017
OPERS Facility, Columbus, OH
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The Benefits Conference for Public Employees features two days of unique learning exclusively for public sector employees. Day one provides the opportunity to hear how a major public sector agency is tackling administration through a system spotlight of the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System (OPERS), while day two addresses the pressing industry issues you need to know about now. 

Hear first-hand how OPERS handles key areas like communications, knowledge-base management, life cycle education and their connector initiative and gain insights into the proven solutions they have found to many of the issues you face. Time for networking and a tour of the OPERS facility will also be provided. Space​​ is limited so register today! 


Sessions for 2017 include: ​

​Day One
  • ​Retiree Health Care and OPERS Role as a Health Care Influencer 
  • Disability Redesign at OPERS
  • Increasing Member Engagement at OPERS​
  • Providing OPERS Associates with Tools to Assist Members
  • Using Marketing to Reach Members​
​Day Two
  • What's on the Horizon for Health Care?
  • Reducing Fraud and Abuse in Your Pension Plan
  • Overview of Issues Facing Public Plans This Year
  • Retirement Plan Fees for the Public Sector
  • Building Financial Wellness Programs for the Public Sector

I found everything very educational. I am not an auditor but learned more of their process and now can help more with communicating to auditors about things I have found. I can go back to the office a better worker because of the education I have received the last two days.

Tara CromBenefit Collections Analyst
NWO Electrical Administrators Inc.

​Benefits of Attending

  • Come away with takeaway items for action.
  • Learn directly from your peers in networking and interactive sessions.
  • Hear how experts are addressing hot topics and emerging issues.
  • See first hand how others are running their plan and dealing with similar issues you face.

Who Should Attend

This unique conference has been designed for deputies, department managers, key administrative staff and supervisors in governmental agencies or municipalities as well as benefit plans. Trustees and fiduciaries of governmental plans will also find value in attending.



Please join us in welcoming the following speakers to the 2017 ​​​​​​​Benefits Conference for Public Employees. 

​​Scott Newsom

Schumarker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP

​​Lawrence R. Beebe, CPA

Bond Beebe, Accountants and Advisors 

​​​Luke E. Martel

Director of Strategic Initiatives
National Conference of STate Legislatures 

​​Daniel R. Brice, Esq.

Blitman & King LLP

​​Rick Garnitz

LifeSpan Services, Inc. 

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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 license renewal and professional recertification.

For additional information, visit our continuing education (CE) web page or contact us by phone at (262) 786-6710, option 2.

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

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Registration Information
  Member Nonmember

Through 3/14/2017 US $995.00 US $1,215.00
After 3/14/2017 US $1,295.00 US $1,515.00