New Trustees Institute-Level I: Core Concepts



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​Challenges continue to get more complex for pension and health and welfare plans. Education is critical to make necessary decisions and fulfill your fiduciary duty.

For trustees, that education starts with the New Trustees Institute—Level I: Core Concepts. This program is the bedrock of trustee education. It is time-tested, developed by trustees for trustees.

As the first step in the trustee education path, The New Trustees Institute is designed for Taft-Hartley multiemployer plan trustees needing an understanding of their fiduciary responsibilities, best practices in fund management, legal requirements and other need-to-know information pertinent to serving as a trustee.

Topics

Legal/Legislative

  • 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

Investments

  • Terminology
  • Modern portfolio theory
  • Asset allocation
  • Asset classes
  • Investment policies
  • Institutional vs. individual portfolios
  • Investment managers

Health Care

  • Terminology
  • Funding and resources
  • Prescription drugs
  • Legal framework
  • ACA
  • Basic health care financial information
  • Plan types
  • HIPAA
  • Legislative and regulatory requirements

Governance/Administration

  • 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

Retirement

  • Terminology
  • Defined benefit plans
  • Defined contribution plans
  • Pension reform legislation
  • Role of the actuary
  • Funding methods
  • Assumptions
  • Plan design (traditional)
  • Administration

As always, this conference had great materials and speakers. It should be a requirement for all trustees to attend.

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​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 trustees who have served for less than two years, or who have not previously attended an International Foundation educational program.

Speakers

Speakers will be announced soon.

​New Trustees Institute—Level I: Core Concepts Program Locations


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San Diego Convention Center

October 19-21, 2019
San Diego, California

New Orleans

Disney's Yacht & Beach Club Resorts

February 10-12, 2020
Orlando, Florida


Hilton San Francisco Union Square

June 29-July 1, 2020
San Francisco, California


Hawaii Convention Center

 November 14-16, 2020
Honolulu, Hawaii

Program Contact

For questions regarding specific program content or speakers, call Tom DeRoche, (262) 373-7648 or e-mail tomd@ifebp.org.

Exhibit and sponsorship opportunities are available at these programs.

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.

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Continuing Education

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

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