New Trustees Institute — Level I: Core Concepts



New Trustees Institute: Level I—Core Concepts

Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) this program is being canceled. We look forward to seeing
you at next year's U.S. Annual Conference in Denver, Colorado on 
October 17- 20, 2021.
Watch for details on registration opening soon! 

If you have immediate concerns, please reach out to us directly at
(888)334-3327, option 2 or email at edreg@ifebp.org


This foundational curriculum will provide you with an understanding of your role, your responsibility as a fiduciary, and an overview of the technical aspects of serving as a trustee on a health, retirement or other ERISA plan. Learn best practices, legal requirements and the current issues that the benefits industry faces.

Topics/Agenda

Trustee Responsibility and Legal Environment
  • Legal and legislative framework
  • ERISA
  • Two-hat structure
  • Governing documents
  • Key governmental agencies
  • Required communication
  • Fiduciary and co-fiduciary obligations
  • Duty to monitor fees
  • Liability Insurance
Investing Health and Welfare and Pension Assets
  • Terminology
  • Modern portfolio theory
  • Asset allocation
  • Asset classes
  • Investment policies
  • Institutional vs. individual portfolios
  • Investment managers

Overview of Health and Welfare Plans
  • Terminology
  • Funding and resources
  • Prescription drugs
  • Legal framework
  • ACA
  • Basic health care financial information
  • Plan types
  • HIPAA
  • Legislative and regulatory requirements
Governance
  • How to be a good trustee
  • Trustee meetings/agendas, minutes
  • Working with professionals
  • Trustee orientation
  • Financial statements
  • Dealing with two-hat dilemma
  • Role of your administrator
  • Payroll audits
Overview of Retirement Plans
  • Terminology
  • Defined benefit plans
  • Defined contribution plans
  • Pension reform legislation
  • Role of the actuary
  • Funding methods
  • Assumptions
  • Plan design (traditional)
  • Administration

This conference allows plan participants to interact with trustees and administrators and one-on-one with presenters.

Nelerene A. HardingLabor Trustee
Bahamasair Employees Provident Fund

​Benefits of Attending

  • Learn from industry experts about the current state of affairs and latest reform initiatives—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

Designed for multiemployee trustees who have served for two years or less on an ERISA fund or who have not previously attended an International Foundation program. This conference is ideal for collective bargaining and other personnel who want a better understanding of their role and responsibilities in working with trustees.

Multiemployer Trustee Education Path

In order to help trustees better meet their educational needs, the Foundation has created a suggested progression of trustee education. This program is the first step in trustee education path.

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Trustee Resource Center

Look to the Trustee Resource Center as you serve in this influential role as a trustee! You'll receive guidance on legal and regulatory issues, investment management, financial reporting, retirement plans, defined benefit pension plans and health plans, visit www.ifebp.org/trusteeresourcecenter.

Speakers

Speakers will be announced soon.

​Speakers

Please check back soon for information regarding 2020 speakers.

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Continuing Education

Educational sessions at this program may qualify for CEBS Compliance credit.
Visit www.cebs.org/compliance for more information.

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