Public Employee Benefits Institute—Session Schedule, Speakers and Handouts

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Session handouts will be available to registered attendees Tuesday, December 1, 2020 through Friday, December 10, 2021.

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Tuesday, December 8

8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

VC00  Test Your System

Access this session before attending the virtual conference to familiarize yourself with all of the features of the environment.


10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

PE01   Economic Impact on Public Sector Budgets

Andrew D. Sherman Speaker
Senior Vice President, National Director, Public Sector
The Segal Group
Boston, Massachusetts and Washington, DC

Public sector budgets have been especially vulnerable since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. As public sector decision-makers, how can we most effectively respond to keep our plans, and our people, protected?  Is this the time for new benefit innovation?  This live session will cover:

  • Health plans
  • Retirement and pension plans
  • Retiree health.

 This session is worth 1 credit toward CEBS compliance.


(#24—Public Plans)

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

PE02  Using Evolving Health Care Strategies to Cut Costs in Public Plans

Suzanne F. Delbanco, Ph.D. Speaker
Executive Director
Catalyst for Payment Reform
Berkeley, CA

Value-based designs and measurement strategies are key components of a cost-containment plan. Join this session for review of best practices in the realm of employer health care, including:

  • Value-based designs
  • Measurement strategies
  • Accountable care and value-based insurance design
  • Using a standard set of performance measures to gauge the performance of accountable care organizations (ACOs).

This session is worth 1 credit toward CEBS compliance.


(#12—Health and Welfare)

PE03  Public Sector Legislative and Regulatory Update

Jeannine Markoe Raymond Speaker
Director of Federal Relations
National Association of State Retirement Administrators (NASRA)
Washington, DC

This live session will explore federal legislative and regulatory updates specifically related to the public sector. Topics may include the following, among others:

 Economic stimulus impacts on public plans and sponsors

  • Implications of pension legislation in other sectors
  • Retirement security legislation
  • Infrastructure/Private equity
  • Potential tax legislation/revenue raisers
  • Pending and emerging issues.

 This session is worth 1 credit toward CEBS compliance.


1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

PE04  Integrating Mental Health and Physical Heath in the Public Sector

Kevin C. Lyons Speaker
Plan Administrator
New Jersey State Policemen's Benevolent Association
Woodbridge, NJ

To address the ongoing mental and physical health epidemics, innovation is a must. In this session, we hear about one innovation —The New Jersey Pilot Programs for Primary Care and Mental Health.

We will discuss topics such as:

  • Origins and outcomes
  • Funding and finance
  • Addressing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and critical incidents
  • Adaptations during COVID-19.

This session is worth 1 credit toward CEBS compliance.

(#12—Health and Welfare)

PE05  Building Resilience in Public Pension Plans (Part I)

Gene M. Kalwarski, EA, FSA, MAAA Co-Speaker
President and CEO
Cheiron, Inc.
Washington, DC

Sandra J. Matheson Co-Speaker
Executive Director
Augusta, ME

The future holds significant and persistent uncertainty due to demographic changes, underfunded liabilities, fiscal pressure and a dynamic economy. This session will help you prepare to handle whatever happens to your plan. Learn about the:

  • Moves to make for these uncertain outcomes
  • Preparation for the fiscal unknowns
  • Best practices in funding.

 This session is worth 1 credit toward CEBS compliance.