66th Annual Employee Benefits Conference

Sunday, November 15 - Wednesday, November 18, 2020
Hawaii Convention Center, Honolulu, HI
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The 66th Annual Employee Benefits Conference is the largest gathering of multiemployer and public employee benefit plan representatives. This must-attend event offers you the opportunity to network with your peers, be surrounded by industry experts and learn the latest in the industry so you can make the most informed decisions on behalf of your funds.

With topics ranging from legal and legislative to health and welfare to retirement security, the Annual Employee Benefits Conference is the educational event to attend for most current information and perspectives from leading industry experts on all areas of employee benefits. With so many options to choose from, the Annual Conference is like attending several conferences all rolled into one!

Join us for three invigorating days packed with the latest tools, ideas and strategies for
making effective decisions on behalf of your plan members.

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​2019 Session Handouts

​Hot Topics

Build your own conference experience by choosing from more than 120 sessions ranging in complexity from beginning to advanced. To get a taste of what the conference will cover, below is a sampling of topics to be address in 2019.

  • FEATURED SESSION—An Economic Outlook
  • Fiduciary Dilemmas
  • Trustee Succession Planning
  • The Professional Trustee Scope and Purpose
  • Fiduciary Responsibilities in a Defined Contribution Plan
  • Legal and Legislative Update for Health Plans
  • Tensions in the Boardroom: Issues Confronting
  • Trustees Who Are in Disagreement
  • Current Trends in Opioid Identification, Prevention, Intervention and Treatment
  • A Case Study in PBM Selection and Contracting
  • Innovations in Managing Pharmacy Costs
  • Finding and Fighting Fraud and Abuse in Health Plans
  • Medical Cannabis Lessons From Canada: Workplace Safety and Coverage Considerations (One Year Later)
  • Modern Asset Allocation (1.0 and 2.0)
  • Investment Strategy Debates
  • How Investment Managers Construct Portfolios
  • Effective Communications Confronting Today’s Headlines About Your Pension Plans

​Attending the Annual Employee Benefits Conference is a must for an individual in any area of employee benefits.

Kevin Cope, CEBS
Fund Administrator
NECA-IBEW Welfare Trust Fund
 

​Benefits of Attending

  • ​​Real answers on the topics you need to know about today
  • Critical insights from 150 expert practitioners handpicked to guide you
  • Real-world, application-based learning opportunities
  • A strengthened network of over 5,000 colleagues to learn from and engage with
  • Proven solutions you can take back and apply
  • Access to numerous exhibitors with innovative products and services

Who Should Attend

Bringing together nearly 5,000 peers from across the country, the Annual Conference is the premier learning event for:

  • Taft-Hartley fund trustees, administrators, business managers and association leaders
  • Public sector plan trustees and staff
  • Fund administrators and managers
  • Third-party administrators (TPAs)
  • Benefit consultants
  • Attorneys, accountants and actuaries
  • Investment managers and consultants
  • Coalition leaders
  • Others who are involved in the overall management and administration of benefit trust funds.​

Speakers

Speakers will be announced soon.

Speakers

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Continuing Education


The International Foundation's Annual Conference works hard to provide continuing Education credit. Additional information will become available regarding the 2020 conference soon.

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


Registration Information

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Registration Information
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Through 10/5/2020 US $1,625.00
After 10/5/2020 US $1,925.00 Members Only