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Jun
15
Don't Get Hosed! Fraud Prevention Update - June 15, 2016June 15, 2016 7:30 AM to 9:00 AMRoyal Mayfair Golf and Country Club, Edmonton, Alberta Area of Interest: Benefits, Networking Format: In PersonUnfortunately, fraud occurs in every financial industry including the group benefit industry. The best way to reduce the cost that fraud can have on a group benefit plan is to develop a risk mitigation solution that involves the insurance company, the advisor, the plan sponsor and even the employees. This session will provide an overview of the fraud landscape in Alberta, the sorts of fraud that have been identified, and ideas on how everyone from the insurance company to the employee can work together to minimize fraud risk and therefore, fraud cost, on a group benefit plan.
May
31
EDB Management/Case Law - May 31, 2016May 31, 2016 7:30 AM to 9:00 AMRoyal Mayfair Golf and Country Club, Edmonton, Alberta Area of Interest: Benefits, Investments, Networking Format: In PersonJoin Jeremy Taylor, Field LLP as he discusses EDB Management/case law. Host: Lisa Everitt, Alberta Teachers' Association.
May
16
FORUM 2016May 16 - 18, 2016 5:00 PM to 1:00 PMThe Westin Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario Area of Interest: Pensions, Benefits, Investments, Networking Format: In PersonIn a world with turbulent economy and disruptive technology, what will be the New Deal that the pension and benefits industry must prepare for?
Apr
20
Benefit Plan Sustainability: Time for Action - Where to Start? (Half-Day am) - April 20, 2016April 20, 2016 7:30 AM to 11:30 AMRoyal Mayfair Golf and Country Club, Edmonton, Alberta Area of Interest: Benefits, Networking Format: In PersonJoin us as Perry Dorgan, Aon Hewitt explores the future of benefits in this exciting half day session. Host: Sharon Vogrinetz, Alberta Teachers' Association. Opening comment by Minister of Health Sarah Hoffman will open the session and will provide some information on strategies being considered by Alberta Health.
Mar
16
Pension Plan Assessments and 2016 Update - March 16, 2016March 16, 2016 7:30 AM to 9:00 AMRoyal Mayfair Golf and Country Club, Edmonton, Alberta Area of Interest: Pensions, Investments, Networking Format: In PersonJoin us for a pension update by Paul E Owens, Superintendent of Insurance and Haripaul Pannu, Senior Manager, Risk Management, Alberta Treasury Branch and Finance. Host: Chris Archibald, Corporate Human Resources
Feb
17
Employment Issues for Transgender Employees - February 17, 2016February 17, 2016 7:30 AM to 9:00 AMRoyal Mayfair Golf and Country Club, Edmonton, Alberta Area of Interest: Pensions, Benefits, Networking Format: In PersonTransgender people face enormous barriers to workplace inclusion. While laws increasinglyt recognize the unique needs of trans citizens, identifying issues and implementing suitabhle soutions within any given workplace remains an ongoing challenge. This presentation seeks to provide an overview of legislation related to trans citizens in Alberta; relevant case law and litigation; as well as systemic issues which continue to present difficulties for trans individuals within the workplace and what employers and employees might do to address such challenges. Jan Lukas Buterman is pursuing his Master`s in Educational Policy Studies at the University of Alberta. His thesis research looks toward the intersections of law, identification and modern information system technologies. Jan holds degrees in Education and History as well as diplomas in Educational Administration and Public Relations. Mr Buterman is an activist and educator focusing on issues of relevance to trans-identified people in Canada. Host: Sharon Vogrinetz, Alberta Teachers`Association
Jan
28
National Webinar - Not everything that counts can be countedJanuary 28, 2016 1:00 PM to 2:00 PMOnline Area of Interest: Investments Format: Web
Jan
20
(Half-Day pm) Why Employers Should Care About Their Employees' Health - January 20, 2016January 20, 2016 12:00 PM to 4:00 PMRoyal Mayfair Golf and Country Club, Edmonton, Alberta Area of Interest: Benefits, Investments, Networking Format: In PersonRising drug costs and increasing incidence of disability are impacting benefit costs for all employers. What does the drug and disability data tell you about employees and what does it tell you about future costs? Can a Wellness Strategy improve employees health and reduce these alarming trends? This session will provide an in-depth look at what the future holds with respect to drug and disability costs; how your data can help predict the future and where a Wellness Strategy will help improve your organizational bottom line. Full-day, half-day am and half-day pm options available. Presenters: Mark Razzolini, Alberta Blue Cross (Wellness) Claire Leger, Alberta Blue Cross (Disability Management) Wendy Poirier, Towers Watson (Where is Wellness Going?) Hosted by: Donna McPherson, Great-West Life; James Foremsky, Alberta Blue Cross; Giselle Evans, Finning Canada. 12:00-4:00 (lunch and one snack break)
Event: ‘Event Full’
Jan
20
(Full-Day Event) Why Employers Should Care About Their Employees' Health - January 20, 2016January 20, 2016 8:30 AM to 4:00 PMRoyal Mayfair Golf and Country Club, Edmonton, Alberta Area of Interest: Benefits, Investments, Networking Format: In PersonRising drug costs and increasing incidence of disability are impacting benefit costs for all employers. What does the drug and disability data tell you about employees and what does it tell you about future costs? Can a Wellness Strategy improve employees health and reduce these alarming trends? This session will provide an in-depth look at what the future holds with respect to drug and disability costs; how your data can help predict the future and where a Wellness Strategy will help improve your organizational bottom line. Full-day, half-day am and half-day pm options available. Presenters: Barb Martinez, Great-West Life (Drug Trends, Employer Issues and Drug Strategies) Mike Sullivan, Cubic Health (The Value of Data Analytics) Mark Razzolini, Alberta Blue Cross (Wellness) Claire Leger, Alberta Blue Cross (Disability Management) Wendy Poirier, Towers Watson (Where is Wellness Going?) Hosted by: Donna McPherson, Great-West Life; James Foremsky, Alberta Blue Cross; Giselle Evans, Finning Canada. Breakfast, Lunch and two breaks
Event: ‘Event Full’
Jan
20
(Half-Day am) Why Employers Should Care About Their Employees' Health - January 20, 2016January 20, 2016 8:30 AM to 12:00 PMRoyal Mayfair Golf and Country Club, Edmonton, Alberta Area of Interest: Benefits, Investments, Networking Format: In PersonRising drug costs and increasing incidence of disability are impacting benefit costs for all employers. What does the drug and disability data tell you about employees and what does it tell you about future costs? Can a Wellness Strategy improve employees health and reduce these alarming trends? This session will provide an in-depth look at what the future holds with respect to drug and disability costs; how your data can help predict the future and where a Wellness Strategy will help improve your organizational bottom line. Full-day, half-day am and half-day pm options available. Presenters: Barb Martinez, Great-West Life (Drug Trends, Employer Issues and Drug Strategies). Mike Sullivan, Cubic Health (The Value of Data Analytics Hosted by: Donna McPherson, Great-West Life; James Foremsky, Alberta Blue Cross; Giselle Evans, Finning Canada. 0830-1200 Breakfast and one break
Event: ‘Event Full’
Dec
10
Economic Forecast 2016 - December 10, 2015December 10, 2015 7:30 AM to 9:00 AMRoyal Mayfair Golf and Country Club, Edmonton, Alberta Area of Interest: Investments, Networking Format: In PersonIn this session Angus Watt will provide a summary and forecast for the year ahead locally, regionally and globally.
Nov
18
Managing Cultural Diversity in the Workplace (Luncheon)- November 18November 18, 2015 12:00 PM to 2:30 PMRoyal Mayfair Golf & Country Club, Edmonton, Alberta Area of Interest: Pensions, Benefits Format: In PersonLionel Laroche, Founder and Principal of MultiCultural Business Solutions, is a thought provoking and educational speaker and the author of three books examining the impact of cultural differences on business
Oct
15
Pension Longevity Risk - October 15, 2015October 15, 2015 7:30 AM to 9:00 AMRoyal Mayfair Golf and Country Club, Edmonton, Alberta Area of Interest: Pensions, Investments, Networking Format: In PersonTom Ault, Aon Hewitt will discuss What is longevity risk and why do we care about it now Developments in longevity valuation/measurement of longevity risk and the impact this has on pension plans Developments in the management of longevity risk - longevity insurance, buy-ins, buy-outs. Host: Damon Callas, Aon Hewitt.
May
25
FORUM 2015 - Defining Our FutureMay 25 - 27, 2015 9:00 PM to 3:00 PMNew York Hilton Midtown, New York, New York Area of Interest: Pensions, Benefits, Investments, Networking Format: In Person
May
20
Pharmacy Update 2015May 20, 2015 7:30 AM to 9:00 AMRoyal Mayfair Golf and Country Club, Edmonton, Alberta Area of Interest: Benefits, Networking Format: In PersonPharmaceutical companies invest heavily in R&D to discover new specialized treatments to ease suffering and give hope to patients around the world. However inventing medicines isn't enough, learn how patient support programs provide solutions to ensure each patient achieves the best possible experience on their journey. Today numerous pharmaceutical companies provide patient support programs and with more insurers developing their own case management programs we need to find the best way to work together to maximize patient experience and outcomes. Some of the objective of today’s presentation will be to: • Share an overview of services provided by support programs • Conduct a brief review of the value offered to members by support programs • Share some of the latest areas of development in the world of ever-evolving patient assistance programs • Review how support for employees can be optimized to achieve improved health outcomes Presenters: Bill Ellis, Manager Progress Field Team, Western Canada, AbbVie Bonnie Ditmer, Progress District Manager, Alberta, AbbVie Host: Donna McPherson, Great-West Life
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