Construction Industry Benefits Conference

Monday, November 13 - Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel, Santa Monica, CA
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The construction industry has experienced many challenges over the past few years, many of which have impacted the delivery of employee benefits. Attend the Construction Industry Benefits Conference for the opportunity to examine the latest trends, share experiences and solutions, and discuss legislative and regulatory changes as well as how to effectively deliver benefits to participants in the construction industry. Come together with other trustees, administrators and professionals who can share challenges and solutions.


  • ​The Opioid Crisis
  • Legal and Legislative Update
  • Health Care Support for Members,
  • Participants and Dependents
  • DB Pension Strategies—Part I
  • Health Care Update
  • DB Pension Strategies—Part II
  • Health Care Strategies
  • Maximizing Your Defined Contribution Plans
  • ​Investment Strategies
  • Best Practices in Drug Testing
  • Hot Topics in Apprenticeship Programs
  • Project Labor Agreements
  • The 2 Hat Dilemma: Which Hat Are You Wearing?
  • Marketing Your Plan as a Recruitment or Retention Tool
  • Meaningful Benefit Plan Management Tools
  • Technology in Construction Today and Tomorrow

I would recommend this program because it reinforced that our committee’s legal and financial professionals are on the right path.


Charles GrafNECA Local 145 IBEW Pension Fund

​Benefits of Attending

  • Learn from your peers who face similar challenges what has and has not worked.
  • Discover the latest trends of what is happening in your industry.
  • Hear from experts what best practices are being implemented.
  • Understand how the latest regulatory changes and legislative initiatives will impact your operation.

Who Should Attend

This conference is specifically designed for new and experienced trustees who serve on building trade health and pension funds, fund office administrative staff and key personnel. It is also a great resource for professionals serving the construction industry, including attorneys, accountants, consultants and service providers. Apprenticeship training fund trustees and coordinators will find value in attending this conference as well.


Below are a few of the speakers that will be presenting at this year's conference.

Dennis D. DoranTrainer, Facilitator, Coach
​Jay K. Egelberg, ASA, EA, FCA, MAAAConsulting Actuary
First Actuarial Consulting, Inc. (FACT)
James K. Estabrook, Esq.Shareholder
Lindabury, McCormick, Estabrook & Cooper, P.C.

Tupper Hillard
Vice President    
Segal Consulting
Thomas C. NyhanExecutive Director and General Counsel    
Central States SE and SW Areas Health and Welfare and Pension Funds
Aruna Vohra Senior ConsultantHorizon Actuarial Services, LLC

​Accompanying Educational Program—Discount

The Collection Procedures Institute and the Construction Industry Benefits Conference run consecutively. Attend both programs and save $250 on your registration. Use discount code Const17 to save.

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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 license renewal and professional recertification.

For additional information, visit our continuing education (CE) web page or contact us by phone at (262) 786-6710, option 2.

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 10/2/2017 US $1,195.00 US $1,415.00
After 10/2/2017 US $1,495.00 US $1,715.00