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Fraud Prevention Institute for Employee Benefit Plans

Monday, July 17 - Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Fairmont Chicago - Millennium Park, Chicago, IL
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​Employee benefit plans are packed with personal and sensitive information on individuals, members and dependents—a virtual treasure trove for hackers. Plan sponsors, fiduciaries, administrators and vendors have a heightened responsibility to protect this information both within their systems and in cooperation with their vendors and service providers. Fraud prevention is everyone’s responsibility.

This new conference will seek to uncover emerging trends in fraud and fraud prevention, share the latest in cybersecurity and deterrence of data breaches, and provide instructive guidance for internal controls and risk prevention.


These sessions have been developed by subject matter experts to uncover the many areas where fraud can occur, how to detect it and preventive measures to implement.

  • ​An Overview of Fraud Schemes and Lessons Learned
  • Why Good People Do Bad Things
  • Why an Annual Audit Isn’t Enough
  • Identifying Internal (Operational) Fraud
  • Steps to Minimize Fraud in Any Size Organization
  • Protecting Your Participant Data—Part I
  • Protecting Your Participant Data—Part II
  • Detecting Fraud in Benefit Claims (In Health, Prescription Drug and Health Reimbursement Accounts)
  • Self-Assessment and Practical Tips
  • Using Data Analytics in Detecting Fraud
  • Eligibility and Dependent Audits
  • Open Forum/Wrap-Up

​Benefits of Attending

  • Come away with takeaway items for action.
  • Gain knowledge and ideas of how your peers are addressing the concerns of cyberattacks and internal data security breaches.
  • Learn from experts what best practices and emerging trends are being implemented.
  • Hear how recent key legal decisions will impact how you prevent fraud in your plans.

Who Should Attend

This conference has been created for plan sponsors, fiduciaries, trustees, administrative staff, fund office staff, human resource and benefit support staff from corporate, public, governmental and multiemployer plans in both the U.S. and Canada.



Below are a few of the speakers that will be presenting. View the session details page for a full list of sessions and speakers.

​Susan A.Hayes

PrincipalPharmacy Outcomes Specialists

Leslie Kirsch

Senior Manager
Bond Beebe

Laurent Laor

CEOViveka Health

​Bishara Rizek


BDO Canada LLP

​Mark Russell

Toronto Transit Commission

​Frank Tanz

Vice President and Senior ConsultantSegal Consulting

​Special Session Just Anounced!

Tiffany R. Couch, CPA/CFF, CFE Principal
Acuity Forensics
Vancouver, Washington

​Data Breaches and Lost Information – What’s Your Risk?
July 17, 2017
1:00-1:45 p.m.

Tiffany R. Couch, CPA/CFF, CFE is the winner of the 2014 James R. Baker Speaker of the Year, presented by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners will address Data Breaches and Lost Information – What’s Your Risk? She is a renowned forensic accountant and is the author of the book, The Thief in Your Company: Protect Your Organization from the Financial and Emotional Impacts of Insider Fraud, which highlights the emotional and financial impacts of financial fraud on organizations of all sizes.


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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
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Through 6/8/2017 US $1,195.00 US $1,415.00
After 6/8/2017 US $1,495.00 US $1,715.00