CPBI Pacific Continuing Education Session - Group Benefits 101

CPBI Pacific Continuing Education Session - Group Benefits 101

October 25, 2018 8:00 AM to 12:00 PMManulife 500 – 1095 West Pender St., Vancouver BC V6E 2M6, Vancouver, British Columbia
Area of Interest: Benefits, Networking Format: In Person

*Registration deadline: October 22, 2018 - 12 PM PST. Online registration will close on this date.


Date: Thursday October 25, 2018
Time: 8AM to 12PM 
Breakfast - 8AM - 8:30AM
Session - 8:30AM - 12PM  

Location: Manulife, 500 – 1095 West Pender St., Vancouver BC  V6E 2M6

Session description 

Benefit plans represent a significant portion of employee costs for plan sponsors. The complexities of design, coordination and administration can be challenging for the seasoned professional, let alone those new to the industry.

CPBI is pleased to present an informative half-day session which will provide an overview of group benefits, including:

• A review of commonly used terms and acronyms
• Overview of government plans in Canada
• Group benefit plan funding and administration
• Plan design basics – from traditional to flex to spending accounts
• Tax implications
• Resources for additional information

The course is designed for those new to the benefits industry working in the fields of Human Resources, Benefits Consulting and Insurance. The course is also valuable for plan administrators and sponsors who want to gain a deeper understanding of group benefits plans.

This half day course is both a time efficient and cost effective introduction to group benefits. It will provide an excellent foundation of knowledge as well as an opportunity to learn and interact with your peers.


Members: $125
Non Members: $200
Members: we encourage you to share this learning opportunity with your colleagues.


Kandrice (Kandy) Cantwell, CEBS, ISCEBS Fellow
Partner, Montridge Advisory Group Ltd.

Ms. Cantwell is Partner at Montridge Advisory Group Ltd., a benefits, pension, and executive compensation advisory firm in Vancouver, British Columbia. She began her career in the employee benefits field in 1996 and held key positions with some of Canada’s largest insurers and consulting firms before joining Montridge in 2002. With both a strong technical and marketing background in employee benefits, Ms. Cantwell consults an impressive list of some of Canada’s most dynamic employers, as well as numerous US-based corporations for their Canadian benefits plan. Ms. Cantwell currently sits on the Professional Development committee for the Pacific Region of the Canadian Pension & Benefits Institute (CPBI).


DateThursday, October 25, 2018   
Breakfast & Registration8AM - 8:30AM
Session8:30AM to 12PM

Manulife, 500 – 1095 West Pender St., Vancouver BC  V6E 2M6

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October 3 - 5, 2018 - Digby, Nova Scotia

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Fees and Registration
Membership TypesRegular Price
Regular membership$125.00 CDN
Plan Sponsor Individual Membership$125.00 CDN
Associate$125.00 CDN
Student$125.00 CDN
Non Member$200.00 CDN
Cancellation Policy
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