2014 Forecast

October 30, 2013 11:45 AM to 1:00 PMTowers Watson, 1100 Melville Street, Vancouver, British Columbia
Format: In Person
CPBI Roundtable
2014 Forecast – Taking a Sneak Peak into the Crystal Ball

Alva Ho
and Justin Kreller of Towers Watson, will be guiding a discussion into the expected and unexpected trends that will shape employee benefit costs for 2014.

In particular, they will offer insights into the impact of aging demographics and interest rates on life and disability costs; Health and Dental trends – forecast versus actual; Generic drug reform – where our savings come from next; Updates on provincial and federal benefit programs; and Recent legislation that impacts the cost and delivery of benefit plans.

Alva Ho is a Senior Consultant and Health and Group Benefits lead in Towers Watson’s Vancouver office, with more than 14 years of experience in group benefits from both a consulting and insurer perspective. He has extensive experience in all aspects of benefit plan management activities, such as renewal analysis and insurer negotiations, plan design benchmarking and vendor marketing. Alva is also familiar with multi-employer and association plan marketing and administration and Employee Assistance Program consulting. Alva has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of British Columbia and also holds a Group Benefits Associate (GBA) designation.

Justin Kreller is a Senior Analyst, Health and Group Benefits, Towers Watson, with more than five years' experience as a health and group benefits advisor. He is experienced in implementing and designing new group benefit plans for employees in a mid-market setting and is also an experienced wealth and estate plan advisor, using planning tools such as life, STD/LTD and critical illness insurance to help preserve clients' estates.

This session is free of charge to members. Non-members are welcome to attend their first Roundtable free of charge. Please contact the event coordinator at [email protected] if you wish to attend.
Fees and Registration
Membership Types Regular Price
Regular membership $0.00 CDN
Associate $0.00 CDN
Student $0.00 CDN
Non Member $20.00 CDN
Event: ‘Event Full’