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Public Sector Benefits Institute

Monday, February 20 - Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Disney's Yacht & Beach Club, Lake Buena Vista, FL
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The public sector has faced unique challenges in recent years with budget cuts and media attention on benefit plans. The Public Sector Benefits Institute is dedicated to addressing the benefits topics most critical to public plans.

Gather in an intimate environment to hear best practices, discuss issues and share ideas with peers who work with public sector benefit plans.

2017 Topics:

Subject matter experts are developing sessions on the following topics for this conference.

  • ​Economic Outlook
  • The Opiod Crisis—How Funds Might Respond
  • Pensionomics 2017
  • The Future of ACA
  • Legislative/Regulatory Update for Public Plans
  • Investment Return Assumptions in Public Sector Funds
  • Redesigning Retiree Health Care in the Public Sector
  • Understanding the Rx Industry
  • Trends and Issues in 403(b)/457 Plans
  • Rx Plan Design Options
  • ​The Latest in Investment Strategies in Public Plans
  • PBM Contracts and Contracting
  • Building an Effective Online Strategy
  • Pension Plan Redesign in the Public Sector
  • Public Sector Open Forum
  • Attracting and Retaining Top Talent for Your Board
  • Employee Benefits for the LGBT Community
  • Maximizing Your International Foundation Relationship
  • Financial Wellness in the Public Sector
  • Data Privacy and Security—Be Prepared

Excellent speakers, great location.  I am never disappointed with an International Foundation program.

Sallie Stuvek HR Director
Fairbanks North Star Borough

​Benefits of Attending

  • Learn from industry experts about the latest in the world of benefits—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

This conference is designed for public sector trustees, administrators and staff who work with health and welfare or pension plans.


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

Brian B. MurphyPresident
Gabriel Roeder Smith & Co

Jeannine Markoe RaymondDirector of Federal Relations
National Association of State Retirement Administrators (NASRA)

Diane OakleyExecutive Director
National Institute on Retirement Security

Andrew D. ShermanSenior Vice President
Segal Co

​Additional Information

We are pleased to announce ​​exclu​sive Disney ticket specials and savings are available for attendees.

Preconference Information

Taming the Beast—Dealing With Difficult People

Sunday February 19, 2017
8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

We’ve all experienced them. They are the people who everyone tolerates despite their inappropriate comments, explosive tempers and negative attitudes. It’s time to do something about these difficult people. This workshop will provide practical strategies for “taming the beast.”

Key topics to be covered include:

  • Understand the communication process and where breakdowns occur.
  • Learn about the drivers that force people to react in challenging situations.
  • Identify the behaviors of the “beasts” and the impact they have on others.
  • Handle chronic complainers, know-it-alls, martyrs and negativists.
  • Learn how emotional intelligence plays an important role in managing the behavior of others.
  • Manage your own anger in order to manage the anger of others.
  • Employ communication strategies that are useful for resolving difficult situations.



Marni Johnson

Workplace Communication & Diversity Inc.

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Continuing Education

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 1/9/2017 US $1,445.00 US $1,775.00
After 1/9/2017 US $1,745.00 US $2,075.00