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Virtual Conference

Public Employee Benefits Institute

Tuesday, December 8 - Thursday, December 10, 2020
International Foundation Training Center, Brookfield, WI
Public Employee Benefits Institute


Gather in a virtual environment to hear best practices and the latest issues in public sector benefit plans. The conference will include 16 sessions on the important issues in health care, retirement and general employee benefits.

Session Details


Tuesday, December 8

10:30-11:30 a.m. ET 

  • Economic Impact on Public Sector Budgets (Live)

12:00-1:00 p.m. ET 

  • Health Session Using Evolving Health Care Strategies to Cut Costs in Public Plans
  • Retirement Session Public Sector Legislative and Regulatory Update (Live)

1:30-2:30 p.m. ET 

  • Health Session Integrating Mental Health and Physical Health in the Public Sector
  • Retirement Session Building Resilience in Public Pension Plans (Part I)  

Wednesday, December 9

10:30-11:30 a.m. ET 

  • A COVID-19 Update (Live)

12:00-1:00 p.m. ET 

  • Health Session The Rural Letter Mail Carriers Health Plan Member Engagement Strategy (Live)
  • Retirement Session Reviewing and Reforming Pension Plans

1:30-2:30 p.m. ET

  • Health Session Cost Savings With Support for Member Benefit Election Decisions, Sponsored by ConsiliumChoice (Live)

  • Retirement Session Building Resilience in Public Pension Plans (Part II) A Case Study

Thursday, December 10

10:30-11:30 a.m. ET

  • A Policy Outlook (Live)

12:00-1:00 p.m. ET 

  • Health Session Challenges in Prescription Drug Coalitions in the Public Sector
  • Retirement Session COVID-Era Funding Strategies and Stress Testing (Live)

1:30-2:30 p.m. ET

  • Health Session Health Plans and Medicare
  • Retirement Session Workforce Management Considerations for Pension Funds (Live)

3:00-4:00 p.m. ET 

  • Open Forum (Live)

Session Details

Who Should Attend

This conference is designed for public sector trustees, administrators and staff who work with health and welfare or pension plans.


Ignite your learning experience by attending sessions whenever it is convenient for you.

  • Session recordings—Not able to watch the sessions right away? Return to the virtual environment to watch recorded sessions at any time for up to one year.
  • Ask the experts—Answers to questions posed during the sessions will be posted in the virtual conference website as a resource for all attendees.
  • Session handouts and documents—Download session handouts and other resources ahead of time so that you are prepared to follow along with each presentation.
  • Access anytime—The virtual environment will be open 24/7 giving you the opportunity to access everything in the environment on your time.


  • Josh Bindl Chief Executive Officer National CooperativeRx
  • Ted R. Borgstadt CEO TrestleTree, LLC
  • Suzanne F. Delbanco, Ph.D. Executive Director Catalyst for Payment Reform
  • Cameron M. Deml Director of Insurance Programs National Rural Letter Carriers’ Association
  • Devon Devine, J.D. Principal Claremont Partners
  • Bridget Early Executive Director National Public Pension Coalition
  • Trever J. Hansen Health Benefits Manager California Schools Employee Benefits Organization
  • Anne D. Harper Principal Consulting Actuary Cheiron Inc
  • Gene M. Kalwarski, EA, FCA, FSA, MAAA President and CEO Cheiron, Inc.
  • Moira J. Kelly President Kelly Consulting LLC
  • Hank H. Kim, Esq. Executive Director and Counsel National Conference on Public Employee Retirement Systems (NCPERS)
  • Robert D. Klausner, Esq. Principal Klausner, Kaufman, Jensen & Levinson
  • Kevin C. Lyons Health Benefits Coordinator New Jersey State Policemen's Benevolent Association
  • Andrew Mackenzie, CERA, FSA, MAAA President Consilium Choice
  • Sandra J. Matheson Executive Director MainePERS
  • Amy L. McDuffee, CEBS Founder and Chief Executive Officer Mosaic Governance Advisors, LLC
  • Julia A. Nicholson Principal JN Consulting
  • Jeannine Markoe Raymond Director of Federal Relations National Association of State Retirement Administrators (NASRA)
  • Anthony J. Roda Principal Williams & Jensen, PLLC
  • Wayne Salverda, R.ph. Senior Director of Clinical Services National CooperativeRx
  • Andrew D. Sherman Senior Vice President, National Director, Public Sector Segal
  • Marianne Steger, M.S., CEBS Director of Public Sector and Labor Strategy Via Benefits of Willis Towers Watson
  • Richard White Interim Executive Director Illinois Police Officers' Pension Investment Fund

Continuing Education

Each session is worth one credit toward CEBS Compliance. You should self-report your attendance depending on how many full sessions you watch. You may self-report attendance for PHR/SPHR/GPHR designations and SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP designations. No insurance continuing education credit is available for this conference.

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Registration Information
  Member Nonmember

US $495.00 US $645.00

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