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Feb
17
Employment Issues for Transgender Employees - February 17, 2016 February 17, 2016 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM Royal Mayfair Golf and Country Club, Edmonton, Alberta Area of Interest: Pensions, Benefits, Networking Format: In Person Transgender 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 counted January 28, 2016 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM Online Area of Interest: Investments Format: Web
Jan
20
(Half-Day pm) Why Employers Should Care About Their Employees' Health - January 20, 2016 January 20, 2016 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM Royal Mayfair Golf and Country Club, Edmonton, Alberta Area of Interest: Benefits, Investments, Networking Format: In Person Rising 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, 2016 January 20, 2016 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM Royal Mayfair Golf and Country Club, Edmonton, Alberta Area of Interest: Benefits, Investments, Networking Format: In Person Rising 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, 2016 January 20, 2016 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM Royal Mayfair Golf and Country Club, Edmonton, Alberta Area of Interest: Benefits, Investments, Networking Format: In Person Rising 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, 2015 December 10, 2015 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM Royal Mayfair Golf and Country Club, Edmonton, Alberta Area of Interest: Investments, Networking Format: In Person In 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 18 November 18, 2015 12:00 PM to 2:30 PM Royal Mayfair Golf & Country Club, Edmonton, Alberta Area of Interest: Pensions, Benefits Format: In Person Lionel 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, 2015 October 15, 2015 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM Royal Mayfair Golf and Country Club, Edmonton, Alberta Area of Interest: Pensions, Investments, Networking Format: In Person Tom 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 Future May 25 - 27, 2015 9:00 PM to 3:00 PM New York Hilton Midtown, New York, New York Area of Interest: Pensions, Benefits, Investments, Networking Format: In Person
May
20
Pharmacy Update 2015 May 20, 2015 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM Royal Mayfair Golf and Country Club, Edmonton, Alberta Area of Interest: Benefits, Networking Format: In Person Pharmaceutical 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
Apr
22
CPBI Western Regional Conference 2015 April 22 - 24, 2015 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM Rimrock Resort Hotel, Banff, Alberta Area of Interest: Pensions, Benefits, Investments, Networking Format: In Person
Apr
15
Top 10 Benefit Plan Challenges and What You Should Do About Them April 15, 2015 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM Royal Mayfair Golf and Country Club, Edmonton, Alberta Area of Interest: Benefits, Networking Format: In Person This session will provide a high level overview of the current benefits landscape, and the top 10 challenges facing benefit plan sponsors in Alberta today. The speaker will provide strategic insight and thought provoking suggestions on what plan sponsors need to think about to meet these benefit plan challenges today. Presenter: Perry Dorgan - Aon Hewitt. Host: Rob Howatt, ASEBP.
Apr
9
Benefits Course - Full Day Event April 9, 2015 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM Alberta Teachers' Association, Edmonton, Alberta Area of Interest: Benefits, Networking Format: In Person This full day session includes lunch and two refreshment breaks and features: Introduction to Benefits, Underwriting Principles, Plan Administration, Wellness Strategy, Member & Employee Benefits Communications and The Value of Data Analytics.
Mar
25
National Webinar - Environmental, Social and Governance Factors in the Investment Governance Process March 25, 2015 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM Broadcasted Webinar, Eastern Standard Time (EST) Area of Interest: Investments Format: Web
Mar
18
Privacy Update - March 18, 2015 March 18, 2015 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM Royal Mayfair Golf and Country Club, Edmonton, Alberta Area of Interest: Pensions, Benefits, Investments, Networking Format: In Person This session will examine the state of information access and protection of privacy practice, pitfalls, and legislation in the Alberta context. Recent decisions and case law will be discussed as well as the emerging implications of related copyright and enhanced security measures undertaken at the federal level. Presenter, Maggie Shane, The Alberta Teachers' Association Host: Sharon Vogrinetz, The Alberta Teachers' Association
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