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Benefit Communication and Technology Institute

Monday, July 18 - Tuesday, July 19, 2016
The Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel, Boston, MA
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The Benefit Communication and Technology Institute will bring you up to speed on the latest requirements, current trends and best practices for communicating your plans. Driven by the ever changing environment of technological enhancements, the explosion of social media and new benefits legislation and regulations, this institute gives you the tools you need to evaluate your existing communication program. Take away practical ideas to ensure your plans are meeting their objectives and your employees are engaged in their benefits.


Below are the topics to this year's ​conference.

  • How Behavioral Economics Can Impact Benefits
  • Data Privacy and Security: Be Prepared
  • Building a Strategic Plan for Your Communications Program
  • Communications and Compliance in the U.S.
  • Canadian Privacy Law: Social Media, CASL and More
  • Maximizing the Potential of Your Website and Social Media
  • Raising the Bar on Health Literacy
  • Gaming Your Benefits
  • Sharing Innovations
  • Raising the Bar on Financial and Retirement Literacy
  • Guided Open Forum
  • Communicating Change
  • Delivering Effective Training Sessions
  • Culture in the Workplace

Session Schedule/Speakers/Handouts

This conference gave me some great ideas and direction to start addressing my communication needs.

Josh Hertzberg Business/Finance ManagerInternational Longshoremen's Association

​Benefits of Attending

  • Understand how legal and regulatory requirements impact your communications.
  • Learn how to help your participants navigate the changing retirement and health care landscapes.
  • Discover how to leverage technology to help your participants and operate your plans more efficiently.
  • Interact with industry experts and participate in hands-on learning experiences.
  • Get a handle on key issues, trends and future direction.
  • Take a strategic look at your communications.
  • Network with other professionals facing similar challenges.
  • Engage in productive dialogue and come away with creative ideas and workable solutions.

Who Should Attend

The Benefit Communication and Technology Institute is for those responsible for communicating employee benefits in the United States and Canada. This includes communications managers and consultants, trustees and administrators of multiemployer plans, corporate human resources directors and managers, public sector benefits managers and administrative staff.


​Below are a few of the industry experts scheduled to speak at this year's conference.​ 

Nehrwr Abdu​​​​​l-Wahid

Lead Consultant
One Ummah Consulting

Eric M. Parmenter, M.B.A., CEBS, ChFC, CLU, LUTCF, REBC, RHU, SPHR

Vice President, Employer Solutions
Evolent Health

Jennifer T. ​​​Benz

Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Benz Communications

​Joanna M. Pin​eda

Chief Executive Officer and 
Chief Troublemaker
Matrix Group International Inc.

Adam D. Wootton​​, Ph.D.

Chief Technology Officer, 
WorldClinic Inc.​​

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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 liscense renewal and professional recertification. For additional information, visit one of the below links for continuing education credit or contact us by phone at (262) 786-6710, option 2.

Canadian continuing education (CE) web page​
U.S. continuing education (CE) web page ​

Educational sessions at this program can qualify for CEBS continuing professional education (CPE) credit.
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Registration Information

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Registration Information
  Member Nonmember

Through 6/6/2016 US $1,145.00 US $1,365.00
After 6/6/2016 US $1,395.00 US $1,615.00