Annual Employee Benefits Conference

68th Annual Employee Benefits Conference

Sunday, October 23 - Wednesday, October 26, 2022
Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, NV

Choose your experience:

Come and experience a conference like no other. Be surrounded by industry experts, network with your peers and learn about the latest in the industry so you can make the most informed decisions on behalf of your funds.
 
The U.S. Annual Employee Benefits Conference is your go-to source for accurate, objective and timely education. With the uncertain year ahead, be sure you commit to your education.

Join us for the 68th Annual Employee Benefits Conference October 23-26, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Session Overview

These are just a few of the 120+ sessions currently being developed for this year's conference.

​Administration

Running an office involves managing a million moving parts, and keeping everything running smoothly can be a daily challenge. Take away valuable ideas for overseeing the front office while understanding your responsibilities and gaining valuable insight on how to run an effective fund.
  • The Future of the Administration Office—Part I
  • The Future of the Administration Office—Part II: Managing the Hybrid Administration Office
  • Challenges for Payroll Auditing
  • Shared Services Vendors
  • Administrator’s Roundtable—Working With Your A-Team

​General

Gain a broader overview of employee benefits–related topics and challenges, such as specialty benefits, cybersecurity, fraud and more so that you can take on the complicated landscape with a better understanding of how even small changes can positively affect your plans.
  • Hidden Risks in Your Investment Portfolio
  • Building Inclusivity Into Employee Benefits
  • DOL Audit Trends: Cybersecurity and Beyond
  • Specialty Benefits
  • Strategic Planning for Fraud in Employee Benefit Plans

​Investments

Uncover opportunities, trends and alternative strategies to enhance your fund’s investments.Gain the knowledge needed to make important decisions that ensure the financial longevity of your fund.
  • Stick to Your Plan: Let Your IPS Be Your Guide
  • Participant-Directed Plans: How to Provide Choice and Manage Risk
  • Cryptocurrency—Part I: What Is Cryptocurrency?
  • Cryptocurrency—Part II: Fad or Key New Alternate Investment?
  • Public/Private Solution to America’s Infrastructure Demands
  • How to Evaluate an Investment Manager for Hire

​Public Plans

Learn how to effectively navigate public plan operation while finding solutions to satisfythe unique needs and challenges public plans are facing in today’s political environment.
  • Advocating Effectively With Your Elected Officials
  • Public Sector Cybersecurity: Protecting Participant Data
  • Public Plan Investments: ESG, ESI and Reactions to Current Events

​Fund Professionals—Accountants

These sessions are designed for those who provide accounting services to multiemployer and public trust funds—Discover the latest trends, updates and information in this landscape.
  • DOL Update
  • Best Practices in Reporting and Software Solutions
  • Mental Health for Accountants and Auditors

​Fiduciary Responsibility

Learn how to stay ahead of challenges so you can make the best decisions for your plan participants and act in the best interest of those you serve.
  • Cybersecurity: It’s OK to Spend Money to Protect Member Data
  • What Should a Trustee Expect From the RFP Process?
  • Defined Contribution Plan Litigation—Review Your Plan for Compliance
  • Insurance for Fiduciaries: Are Your Liabilities Covered?
  • Vendor Breach: How to Protect Your Fund When Someone Else Controls the Data

​Health and Welfare

Explore the latest issues, trends and solutions in the health care arena, including mental health.Sessions will provide you with valuable insight on how to effectively navigate costs impacting your plan.
  • Understanding Transparency Rules and the New Data
  • Understanding Surprise Billing
  • Health Care Cost Trend: Divvying Up Your Health Care Dollars
  • Working With Pharmacy Benefit Managers
  • Virtualizing Mental Health Treatment
  • Mental Health Parity: Disclosures and Audits

​Pensions

Offering and administering a pension plan comes with unique challenges and responsibilities.Sessions focus on understanding all aspects of a pension plan, including plan design,
investing funds and legislative changes.
  • Variable Annuity Pension Plans and Other Alternative Plan Designs—Part I: An Introduction
  • Variable Annuity Pension Plans and Other Alternative Plan Designs—Part II: An Advanced Discussion
  • Variable Annuity Pension Plans and Other Alternative Plan Designs—Part III: A Case Study
  • Zone Matters: Should Our Plan Go Into Yellow or Straight to Red
  • PBGC Update
  • Participant-Directed Defined Contribution Plan Design
  • Communicating Retirement Benefits

​Apprenticeship, Training and Education

The rise in apprenticeship programs has caused a great need for education. Topics will cover running an apprenticeship program and trust fund, emphasizing solutions to fit the unique issues
that apprenticeship programs face.
  • Effective Peer-to-Peer Support for the Trades
  • Financial Literacy for Apprentices
  • Workforce Supply Challenges: The Great Migration and the Trades

​Fund Advisors—Attorneys

These sessions are designed for those who provide legal counsel to multiemployer and public trust funds—Explore the issues and concerns that your clients will need your guidance on.
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: Attorney Issues
  • American Rescue Plan Act
  • Privacy and Cybersecurity: Issues of the Brave New World

​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​

​Join us at the premier learning event bringing together nearly 5,000 employee benefits peers from across the country.

 Benefits of Attending

  • Choose how you attend: in person or virtual.
  • Change how you attend up to a week prior with no additional registration or processing fees.
  • ​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

  • ​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.​

Keynote Speakers

All Speakers

Speakers will be announced soon.

Preconferences

Arrive early and extend your learning by attending a preconference that fits your role. View additional preconferences informaiton.

• New Trustees Institute—Level I: Core Concepts (for newer trustees)
• Trustees Institute—Level II: Concepts in Practice (3+ years of experience)
• Trustees Masters Program (TMP) (5+ years of experience)
• TMP Advanced Leadership Summit (must be a TMP graduate).
• Certificate of Achievement in Public Plan Policy (CAPPP®): Pensions Part II or Health Part II
• Administrators Masters Program (AMP®).
• Lifetime Retirement Planning (for Attendees Over 50)
• Lifetime Financial Planning (for Attendees Under 50)
• Navigating Challenging Conversations: BreakThrough Conflict™
• Diversity Strategies for Success
• Mental Health First Aid® at Work
• Persuasion and Influence.

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]

 Continuing Education

The International Foundation's Annual Conference works hard to provide continuing Education credit. View information as it becomes available regarding the 2022 conference.

CEBS Compliance Approved

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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Through 9/12/2022 US $1,695.00
After 9/12/2022 US $1,995.00 Members Only
 
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