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Nov
12
2013 Sun Life Canadian Unretirement™ Index November 12, 2013 11:30 AM to 1:15 PM Hotel Saskatchewan, Regina, Saskatchewan Format: In Person Award-winning marketer and journalist Kevin Press, currently the Assistant Vice-President, Market Insights at Sun Life Financial, will discuss the Sun Life Canadian Unretirement Index and the three key retirement trends it suggests we will see in the short-term future. Firstly, early retirement may soon be a thing of the past, with only a quarter of Canadians expecting to be retired at 66. Next, unretirement means different things to different people. Some will work past 65 by choice, but the current study shows that most Canadians who expect to work past 65 say they’ll do so for economic reasons. Finally, with only one-third of Canadians satisfied with their retirement savings, there is a role for plan sponsors – in partnership with their providers – to help.
Nov
8
2013 Open House November 8, 2013 4:30 PM to 7:30 PM Craft, Calgary, Alberta Format: In Person 2013 CPBI Southern Alberta Annual Open House
Oct
31
CPBI National Webinar: How Does Your Organization Compare When It Comes to Supporting Mental Health? October 31, 2013 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM Broadcasted Webinar, Montréal, Québec Format: In Person *This webinar is free of charge for CPBI Members. The non-member fee is $65 + taxes.
Oct
30
2014 Forecast October 30, 2013 11:45 AM to 1:00 PM Towers 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 pacific@cpbi-icra.ca if you wish to attend.
Event: ‘Event Full’
Oct
29
Legal Update 2013 October 29, 2013 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM Four Seasons Hotel, 791 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, British Columbia Area of Interest: Pensions, Benefits, Investments Format: In Person The CPBI Pacific Region invites you to join us for our popular annual Legal Update. This year’s session will provide: • An overview of recent developments in case law related to pensions and benefits. • A look at what’s on the legislative horizon that may have a pension and benefits impact. Speaker Claude Marchessault has been practising pension and benefits law for over 25 years. He advises employers in the public and private sectors about pension, trust, benefit and compensation issues and guides them in their dealings with unions, regulators, consultants and other industry professionals. A frequent speaker on the topic, Claude is a former adjunct professor of law for the Faculty of Law at the University of Victoria and has taught pension law and plan governance for over 19 years for Humber College. He is currently the head of the Pension and Benefits practice group at Harris & Company LLP, a boutique law firm representing employers on matters of workplace law located in Vancouver, BC.*Student pricing is available to CPBI members who have student status.
Oct
24
CPBI National Webinar: Group Retirement Plans - The Futility of Member Communication & Education – Is it Hopeless to Improve Member Understanding? October 24, 2013 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM Broadcasted Webinar, Montréal, Québec Format: In Person *This webinar is free of charge for CPBI Members. The non-member fee is $65 + taxes.
Event: ‘Event Full’
Oct
24
Les régimes de retraite, niveau 1 : 24 et 25 oct. 2013 October 24 - 25, 2013 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM Fairmont Le Reine Élizabeth, Montréal, Québec Format: In Person Les tarifs ci-dessous n'incluent pas les taxes
Oct
23
London Chapter's Fall Update: Making Sense of it All October 23, 2013 8:00 AM to 11:30 AM Best Western Lamplighter Inn, London, Ontario Format: In Person .
Oct
22
Midi collectif -22 octobre 2013 - Montréal October 22, 2013 11:45 AM to 2:00 PM Club Saint-James, Montréal, Québec Format: In Person Les tarifs ci-dessous n'incluent pas les taxes
Oct
17
Pension Case Law Update - The High Notes and the Low... October 17, 2013 7:30 AM to 9:30 AM Hotel Fort Garry, Winnipeg, Manitoba Format: In Person The pace of case law, regulations and legislation relating to pensions continues unabated, meaning it's essential for all those affected by this area of law to keep up to date.
Event: ‘Event Full’
Oct
16
Better Drug Plans for Less Cost October 16, 2013 11:30 AM to 1:15 PM Hotel Saskatchewan, Regina, Saskatchewan Format: In Person According to Mike Sullivan, President of Cubic Health Inc., there is no greater waste in the employee health benefit portfolio than within the drug plan. This presentation will explore how plan sponsors across the country are stripping out spending that adds no benefit to members or to the plan, and reinvesting the savings to develop better plans for less cost. The drug plan experience can help to optimize disability management, and complete predictive modeling can facilitate strategic planning to prevent issues from arising within the plan experience. The presentation will focus on responsible changes to plan structure and design that provide plan sponsors with the resources to pursue more meaningful investments, generating greater returns for both the plan and its members.
Oct
16
Total Compensation Communication October 16, 2013 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM Royal Mayfair Golf and Country Club, Edmonton, Alberta Format: In Person Total Compensation Communication. Presenter Shannon Wand, Towers Watson. Host: Margaret Biamonte, Enbridge Pipelines
Event: 46 of 80 Registered
Oct
15
Better Drug Plans for Less Cost October 15, 2013 11:30 AM to 1:15 PM Radisson Hotel Saskatoon, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Format: In Person According to Mike Sullivan, President of Cubic Health Inc., there is no greater waste in the employee health benefit portfolio than within the drug plan. This presentation will explore how plan sponsors across the country are stripping out spending that adds no benefit to members or to the plan, and reinvesting the savings to develop better plans for less cost. The drug plan experience can help to optimize disability management, and complete predictive modeling can facilitate strategic planning to prevent issues from arising within the plan experience. The presentation will focus on responsible changes to plan structure and design that provide plan sponsors with the resources to pursue more meaningful investments, generating greater returns for both the plan and its members.
Oct
9
2013 CPBI Pacific Regional Conference October 9 - 11, 2013 3:30 PM Fairmont Whistler, 4599 Chateau Boulevard, Whistler, British Columbia Format: In Person The Canadian Pension & Benefits Institute (CPBI) Pacific Region is excited to invite you to the Pacific Regional Conference! Our conference is recognized as a significant opportunity for networking and sharing information on pension, investment and employee benefits, including the latest industry developments and trends. Taking place on October 9, 10 and 11, 2013 in beautiful Whistler, BC, this year's conference continues our tradition of hosting a superior educational symposium with an exciting line-up of speakers, all in a world-class location. We are looking forward to a fantastic event. Come join your fellow professionals and experts to share ideas, network, and gain valuable insight in to the global and regional issues that affect our business. Be sure to book your accommodation and activities to experience some of the unique opportunities Whistler has to offer. Check out the links for The Fairmont Chateau Whistler ($209 per night; 1-bedroom suite, $309 per night) and Tourism Whistler below. There are three meal options available should you wish to bring your spouse to the conference: 1) Thursday dinner and entertainment only ($125.00) 2) Wednesday cocktail reception and Thursday dinner ($200.00) 3) All conference meals ($400.00) You may chose one of these options by following through the conference registration process.
Oct
9
Professional Development Day October 9, 2013 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM Fairmont Palliser, Calgary, Alberta Format: In Person Professional Development Day