Public Employee Benefits Institute

Monday, June 24 - Wednesday, June 26, 2019
Hilton San Francisco Union Square, San Francisco, CA


The public sector has faced unique challenges in recent years with budget cuts and media attention on benefit plans. The Public Employee 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.

Space is limited— Register today!

2019 Sessions

Below are the sessions that will be covered in the 2019 conference.

  • ​Economic Update
  • Public Employee Legislative and Regulatory Update
  • Legislative Update—Health Funds
  • Properly Communicating Retirement
  • Managing Investment Return Assumptions in Public Plans
  • The Changing Health Care Environment
  • What to Do About Cybersecurity
  • Pharmacy Benefits
  • Handling the Opioid Epidemic
  • Mental Health
  • ​Public Sector Case Studies in Retiree Health Care
  • Maximizing Your Governmental Retirement Plans
  • Changes in Retiree Health
  • Preventive Health Outcomes in the Public Sector
  • What to Expect From Your Investment Consultants and Managers
  • Impact of Supreme Court Decision—After Janus v. AFSCME
  • How Public Sector Benefits Compare to Private Sector

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 just a few of the subject matter experts that will be presenting at this year's conference. View session detials for full listing of confirmed speakers.

Erin BoertmanCustomer Relations DirectorMunicipal Employees' Retirement System (MERS) of Michigan
Robert D. Klausner, Esq.Principal
Klausner, Kaufman, Jensen & Levinson
John J. Garrett, ASA, FCA, MAAAPrincipal and Consulting Actuary
Cavanaugh Macdonald Consulting, LLC
Michael Messina
Associate Director, Department of Research and Collective Bargaining Services
American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME)
Don R. HeilmanArea Senior Vice President
Gallagher Benefit Services, Inc.

Lynette A. MetzConsultant
NYSUT Member Benefits

Rick Rodgers, AIFADirector, Retirement Plan ConsultingStrategies Capital Management
Marianne Steger, M.S., CEBSDirector of Public Sector Strategy

David J. StromGeneral Counsel, AFT Legal Department
American Federation of Teachers, AFL-CIO

​Accompanying Educational Events

Trustees and Administrators Institutes (June)​

Accounting and Auditing Institute for Employee Benefit Plans

Preconference Information

Diversity Training—Foundations for an Effective Diverse Team
Sunday, June 23, 2019 | 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Participants will have the opportunity to learn about how culture influences interpersonal interactions as well as business decisions. Identifying and defining key terms and concepts like diversity and culture are vital components of the workshop.

Separate registration is required.

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Continuing Education

Educational sessions at this program can qualify for CEBS Compliance credit. Visit for additional information.

Registration Information

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Registration Information
  Member Nonmember

Through 5/13/2019 US $1,515.00 US $1,845.00
After 5/13/2019 US $1,815.00 US $2,145.00