Virtual Conferences

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Looking for that same International Foundation conference experience but right now and right where you are? Virtual conferences are for you! Take a break from the daily grind and participate in popular, can’t-miss sessions from the comfort of your home or workspace.

Virtual conferences drill down to the information you need to know to serve your plan participants. Join online and interact live with moderators and speakers, or come back later to watch the recording and access handouts, articles, case studies, research data and more.

Upcoming Virtual Conferences


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Preparing Your Organization for the Next Crisis Virtual Conference

Thursday, July 16, 2020 | 10:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. ET

Fire? Natural disaster? Terrorism? Active Shooter? Blackout? Another pandemic? What will the next crisis be and when will it happen? Are you prepared?

The COVID-19 pandemic forced many organizations to activate their disaster management plan. Some organizations realized they did not have a plan, or their plans were incomplete. This conference will give you an opportunity to look back at what happened over the past few months and to see how effective your disaster management plan was. The sessions will be designed to help you evolve your plan, so that it is a practical and useful tool when dealing with the next crisis; no matter what that is. 

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Canadian Public Sector Pensions and Benefits Virtual Conference

Tuesday, July 21 - Wednesday, July 22, 2020

The Canadian Public Sector Pensions and Benefits Conference brings together leaders from around the country to tackle the unique challenges encountered by public plans. Sessions offer innovative solutions to ensure the viability of pension and health and welfare funds, as well as interaction with leaders of some of the largest plans around Canada. Join your colleagues in live and pre-recorded sessions to ask questions and gather feedback from the experts and your peers.

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Benefit Communication and Technology Institute Virtual Conference

Monday, July 27 - Thursday, July 30, 2020

The past few months has brought rapid change to the way we conduct business. Communicating benefits to your plan participants has never been more important, especially for those who have been forced to work from home. The Benefit Communication and Technology Institute will give you the tools to evaluate your communication strategy and tactics, while bringing you up to speed on the latest requirements, trends and best practices.

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Global Benefits in a Rapidly Changing World

Thursday, August 6, 2020

The priorities of many multinational corporations are changing because of COVID-19 and the resulting shift in global economic conditions. While many industries have been disparately impacted to date, much about the future remains unknown. Join this virtual conference to hear sessions on current trends for managing global benefits and mobility programsto support healthy employees and ensure that employers are fulfilling their duty of care.

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Accounting and Auditing Institute for Employee Benefit Plans

Monday, August 10 - Thursday, August 13, 2020

The Department of Labor’s focus on audit quality demands a commitment to education. The Accounting and Auditing Institute is the premier learning opportunity for those who audit employee benefit plans. Designed by expert industry practitioners, this virtual conference will keep you up to date on the latest accounting rules, reporting and disclosure requirements, and the changing benefits industry.

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Investments in Today’s Climate and Beyond

Tuesday, August 18 - Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Due to the effects of COVID-19, our economic situation remains uncertain. Knowing what questions you need to ask to secure a thorough understanding of the issues impacting your fund's investment strategy is key. Investments in Today's Climate and Beyond will provide you with the guidance you need to help maintain stability during these turbulent times.

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Health Disparities and Social Inequality: The Role of Wellness

Wednesday, August 26 - Thursday, August 27, 2020

As benefits and wellness professionals, we play an important role in supporting all aspects of our populations’ well-being—and we do so with an informed and genuine commitment to making a difference. Now, amidst the backdrop of a global pandemic and a public health crisis of police violence and racism, we are called upon to meet this moment. This conference will serve to gain a better understanding of the root cause issues impacting the health of our populations, and to define our role as catalysts for meaningful, health-full change for all people during this time of crisis. We will present actionable steps that we can take within the scope of our existing work and explore how we, as a field, might evolve to support sustainable change.

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Mental Health Impact of COVID-19 on Workers and Their Families Virtual Conference

Tuesday, September 15 - Friday, September 18, 2020

Researchers and medical professionals suggest that a mental health crisis is imminent in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, and it is critically important to be prepared. This conference will explore mental health stigmas, existing barriers that limit access to mental health care, the stress on employees who are mental health caregivers and/or support systems to others, and how processing grief has changed during the COVID-19 pandemic. We will also evaluate tools such as telepsychiatry and supervisor training that can help. 

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Previously Recorded Virtual Conferences

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COVID-19 Return to the Workplace Strategies Virtual Conference

Thursday, June 4, 2020

As we begin to navigate the future of work life during the COVID-19 pandemic, employers need to develop smart plans, ensuring the health and safety of their work population. This virtual conference will provide guidance for developing a safe, legal and effective strategy for transitioning workers back into the workplace.

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Case Studies in Annual Open Enrollment Virtual Conference

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

As a benefits professional, you know that preparing for and implementing annual open enrollment can be an all-consuming process. Especially now, during the COVID-19 pandemic, you may find that you have to quickly pivot your strategy to reach your participants in a new way.

Tune in to listen to some stories and learn from your peers about how they confronted a wide variety of challenges. Presenters representing organizations of all shapes and sizes will describe how they conducted successful open enrollments and what challenges they had to overcome.

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Strategic Solutions for Prescription Drug Management in Canada Virtual Conference

Tuesday, March 31, 2020 | Starting at 10:30 a.m. ET

Over the past 30 years, prescription drug spending in Canada has increased to nearly $34 billion a year, and plan sponsors are searching for strategic solutions to manage these rising costs.

This exclusively-online virtual conference features four sessions that will address pharmaceutical policy in Canada, trends in specialty, biologic and biosimilar drugs, pharmacogenetic testing, and analysis of prescription drug utilitzation and participant behaviours.

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Data Analytics for Group Health Plans Virtual Conference

Tuesday, November 12, 2019 | Recorded Sessions Now Available

As health care plan sponsors try to find new ways to manage escalating costs, many are looking no further than their own plan data for answers. Plan sponsors that analyze data to describe historical trends, predict what might happen in the future, and prescribe a course of action may gain control over true cost drivers and achieve substantial savings. More importantly, insights from plan data can spur effective change without passing additional costs to participants. 

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Recorded sessions are accessible through November 12, 2020.



Questions?

Contact us at (888) 334-3327, option 3 or virtualconferences@ifebp.org.