42nd Annual ISCEBS Employee Benefits Symposium

Sunday, August 20 - Wednesday, August 23, 2023
The Westin Seattle, Seattle, WA
42nd Annual ISCEBS Employee Benefits Symposium

The Symposium is the must-attend event for thousands of corporate benefits professionals every year. Designed with a variety of U.S., Canadian and globally oriented sessions, the Symposium is an unparalleled opportunity to learn from and alongside hundreds of industry colleagues, experts and leaders. Solution-oriented workshops, discussions, case studies and strategic sessions offering practical, timely takeaways are designed with your professional needs in mind.


Session to be announced soon. Below is a list of 2022 sessions.

  • A Look at the New Long-Term Part-Time Employees Rules
  • ACA Reporting: From Uncertainty to Increased Scrutiny
  • Aiming at the Wrong Target—What’s Holding Employers Back When It Comes to Older Workers?
  • Building the Postpandemic Future of Work
  • Canada Legal and Legislative Update
  • Cybersecurity in a World of Remote and Hybrid Work
  • Cybersecurity Is a Fiduciary Duty
  • Disaster Planning: Using Benefits to Alleviate the Impact
  • Does Your Retirement Plan Reflect Your DEI Efforts?
  • DOL Retirement Enforcement Update
  • Don’t Be Surprised by the No Surprises Act
  • Economic Outlook in Today’s World
  • Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Investing in Pension Plans
  • ERISA Compliance: To Wrap, or Not to Wrap
  • Evolution of the DC Plan Investment Menu
  • Financial Caregiving: Promoting Planning and Resources to Help Employees
  • Forensic Benefits—Assessing Your Benefit Department’s Compliance
  • Fringe Benefits Taking Center Stage
  • Global Benefits: Challenges and Opportunities
  • Group Health Plan Service Provider Compensation Disclosure
  • High-Cost Claimants: Drivers and Emerging Trends
  • How Meaningful Employee Benefit Surveys and Focus Groups Drive Engagement
  • Innovations in DC Decumulation Options
  • Legal Update Follow-Up
  • Let's Talk Canadian Benefits
  • Let's Talk Mental Health
  • Let's Talk Retirement Readiness
  • Managing Specialty Pharmacy Costs
  • Mental Health Parity: Updates on the New Rules
  • Moneyball: Strategic Framework for Compensation and Benefits
  • Multiple Employer Arrangements: Evolution or Revolution?
  • Presidents Report
  • Putting Virtual Care to the Test: Can It Truly Deliver Integrated Care for Mind and Body?
  • Real Health Care Improvement That Embraces Social Determinants
  • Recovery-Friendly Strategies to Address Substance Use Disorders in the Workplace
  • Seven Things for Benefits Professionals to Avoid During HR System Implementation
  • Smarter Benefit Choices Can Improve Retirement Readiness
  • Statutory and Regulatory Outlook for Retirement Plans
  • Steering Participants to High-Performing Networks
  • The Beat Goes On: The Continuing Drumbeat of Paid Family and Medical Leave
  • The Cost of Delayed Cancer Care: How to Create a Benefit to Give Employees the Right Cancer Care
  • The Cost of Doing Nothing Different: Are You Managing Absenteeism Effectively?
  • The Future of Retirement: How Plan Sponsors and Advisors Can Improve the Plan Member Experience Through Longevity Lifestyle Design
  • Total Rewards: Essential to a Total Inclusion Solution
  • Transparency as a Retention Tool
  • U.S. Legal Update
  • U.S. Legislative Update
  • Understanding Gene Therapy and Its Impact on Private Drug Plans
  • Understanding Your Retirement Plan Fees
  • WA Cares Fund: Legislating Long-Term Care
  • Watch Your Language: Are Words Unintentionally Harming Your DEI Efforts?
  • Wellness and Financial Education Survey Results: What’s Changing and What’s Working?
  • What Is Your Data Telling You About Participants’ Retirement Readiness?
  • What We Know About Resilience and Its Application in Workplaces
  • Why You Should Care If Your Benefits Are Braggable
  • Available in person
  • Available virtually
  • Health
  • Retirement
  • Canadian
  • General

The diversity and breadth/depth of the attendees and the multiple industries represented were astounding. This is definitely a community! This conference supersedes that of any conference I have attended.

Sophia Moise, CEBS Project Director Federal Reserve Employee Benefits System Newark, New Jersey

Benefits of Attending

Each session delivers valuable and practical ideas and solutions that you can immediately take back to the office:

  • Customized education. Sessions are grouped into health, retirement, general strategic benefits, and Canadian benefit tracks.
  • Numerous opportunities to interact with an experienced and diverse group of industry practitioners.

Who Should Attend

The Symposium is one of the largest gatherings of credentialed benefits professionals in the country. Attendees represent corporations, consulting firms, health care organizations, hospitals, banks, insurance companies, investment and administration firms, jointly trusteed and public employee benefit plans, law firms and other organizations involved with employee benefits.


Speakers will be announced soon.

​2019 Keynote Speakers

Megan Greene

Chief Economist
Manulife Asset Management
Boston, Massachusetts

James A. Klein

American Benefits Council
Washington, DC

Lisa Chamzuk

Lawson Lundell LLP
Vancouver, British Columbia

Katherine Hesse, CEBS

Murphy Hesse Toomey & Lehane LLP
Quincy, Massachusetts

Michael Sullivan

Cubic Health
Toronto, Ontario

​Registration Includes:

  • Access to more than 50 sessions over 2½ days
  • All handouts provided electronically
  • Extensive networking opportunities with more than 500 attendees
  • Continental breakfast on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
  • Lunch on Monday and Tuesday
  • CEBS Conferment Reception (open to all attendees, speakers and guests) on Sunday
  • Welcome Reception on Monday.

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Continuing Education

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


 Programs sponsored by the International Foundation and International Society are consistently accepted for credit by agencies governing continuing education for license renewal and professional recertification. Direct inquiries to continuinged@ifebp.org  or (262) 786-6710 option 2.

Young Professionals Scholarship Available

The International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans and the International Society of Certified Employee Benefit Specialists (ISCEBS) have teamed up to create a scholarship opportunity for young employee benefits professionals to encourage participation in the benefits industry. [Learn More]

Registration Information

Registration Information
Through 08/31/2023
US $1,395.00US $1,580.00

Registration Information
  Member Nonmember

Through 12/31/2022 US $1,295.00 US $1,480.00
After 12/31/2022 US $1,395.00 US $1,580.00


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