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Oct
9
2013 CPBI Pacific Regional ConferenceOctober 9 - 11, 2013 3:30 PMFairmont Whistler, 4599 Chateau Boulevard, Whistler, British Columbia Format: In PersonThe 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.
Jun
26
Benefits Administration BasicsJune 26, 2013 11:45 AM to 1:00 PMManulife Financial, Suite 700-1095 West Pender Street, Vancouver, British Columbia Format: In PersonCPBI Roundtable The session deals with the 3rd key area of benefits plan management - Administration (the other two are marketing and underwriting). Without excellent administration in benefits plan management, more time may be spent fixing the issues that happen and, in the worst-case situation, lead to expensive legal fees when litigation ensues. Barb Higgs, Customer Administration Assistant at TRG Group, along with Julia Hillman, Senior Service Representative from Great-West Life, will lead a lively discussion in this important area of plan management. They will present how to take plan administrators through a service checklist to ensure that all areas of benefit administration have been addressed.This session is free of charge to members. Please contact the event coordinator at pacific@cpbi-icra.ca if you wish to attend.
Event: ‘Event Full’
Jun
11
CPBI Pacific Annual Meeting and Lunch Seminar: "Would You Buy a $60 Cup of Coffee?"June 11, 2013 11:30 AM to 1:00 PMFour Seasons Hotel, 791 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, British Columbia Format: In PersonRegistration at 11:30 AM, lunch and Annual Meeting at 11:45 AM, session starts at 12 noon - Generic drug plan reform is sweeping across Canada with many provincial governments introducing legislation and contemplating purchasing agreements to protect public drug spend. Although there has been temporary relief for private payors due to a large number of brand name drugs coming off of patent, what should you know about where these costs are headed? Are there additional opportunities to pay less for generic drugs and, if so, what are the implications to provincial governments and your drug plan. The session will be preceded by CPBI Pacific's Annual Meeting. *Student pricing is available to CPBI members who have student status.
May
16
Best Practices in Benefits AdministrationMay 16, 2013 8:00 AM to 12:00 PMSFU Harbour Centre, 515 W Hastings St., Vancouver, British Columbia Format: In PersonThis CPBI Continuing Education session will review administrative practices for employee benefit plans with a focus on aspects of plan administration which are commonly misunderstood and/or overlooked, and which potentially expose the plan sponsor to unintended risk if not handled according to sound business practices.
May
15
Trust PlansMay 15, 2013 11:45 AM to 1:00 PMTRG Group Benefits & Pensions Inc., Suite 800 - 1177 West Hastings St., Vancouver, British Columbia Format: In PersonCPBI Roundtable Join Barb Bilsland of BG Benefit Administrators for an interactive discussion on Trust Plans. This session will cover how Trust arrangements differ from mainstream plans and how the administration works. You will want to join this session if you are a new Trustee, new at administering Trusteed plans, or would simply like to get a refresher on this topic and join the roundtable discussion with others in your position. This session is free of charge to members. Please contact the event coordinator at pacific@cpbi-icra.ca if you wish to attend.
Event: ‘Event Full’
May
6
Rosé Wine TastingMay 6, 2013 7:00 PM to 9:00 PMBridges Restaurant, Granville Island, 1696 Duranleau Street - 2nd floor, Vancouver, British Columbia Format: In PersonCPBI Members are invited to experience fantastic rosé wines, delectable hors d'oeuvres, exciting door prizes and some great company! Regular tickets to this Liberty Wine event are being sold in support of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation at a cost of $29.99. CPBI is pleased to fund a Member subsidy of a portion of the ticket price, while still ensuring that full proceeds go to support this cause. As a CPBI Member, your cost will only be $19.99/person (taxes included). This subsidized price is extended to CPBI Member and Guest tickets. CPBI Members and Guests are invited to gather at the Bridges Pub (main floor) at the start of the event.
Event: ‘Event Full’
Mar
13
Pension BasicsMarch 13, 2013 11:45 AM to 1:00 PMMorneau Shepell, 2925 Virtual Way, Suite 310, Vancouver, British Columbia Format: In PersonCPBI Roundtable Understanding the various retirement programs available to employees and assisting with their management starts with the Pension Basics. Join us for an interactive discussion on the difference types of retirement arrangements (i.e. defined benefit pension plans, defined contribution pension plans, and Group RRSPs). We will: – Examine the pension risks associated with various retirement programs; – Discuss the roles of the plan sponsor, plan administrator, and employee; – Discuss strategies to get the best value out of your retirement programs. This session is free of charge to members. Please contact the event coordinator at pacific@cpbi-icra.ca if you wish to attend.
Event: ‘Event Full’
Mar
7
Dividing Benefits When a Relationship EndsMarch 7, 2013 8:00 AM to 12:00 PMVictoria Marriott Inner Harbour, 728 Humboldt Street, Victoria, British Columbia Format: In PersonThe B.C. Family Law Act comes into force March 18th, 2013 and substantially revises pension division rules. The Canada Pension Plan Act has also been significantly revised. This timely half-day course covers the basics of dividing benefits when a relationship ends and explores what has changed under the new legislation. The session will also provide an update on amendments to the Canadian Pension Plan.
Mar
5
New Help for Managing High Cost Drug ClaimsMarch 5, 2013 7:30 AM to 9:00 AMFour Seasons Hotel, Vancouver, British Columbia Format: In PersonIn early 2012, the Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association (CLHIA) announced the creation of an industry-wide drug pooling agreement that will protect fully insured private drug plans from bearing the full financial burden of high-cost drugs. In this session, the Executive Director of the Canadian Drug Insurance Pooling Corporation will assist participants in gaining an understanding of this new high cost drug pooling mechanism for fully insured groups in Canada. *Student pricing is available to CPBI members who have student status.
Feb
6
Dividing Benefits When a Relationship EndsFebruary 6, 2013 8:00 AM to 12:00 PMSFU Harbour Center, 515 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, British Columbia Format: In PersonThe B.C. Family Law Act comes into force March 18th, 2013 and substantially revises pension division rules. The Canada Pension Plan Act has also been significantly revised. This timely half-day course covers the basics of dividing benefits when a relationship ends and explores what has changed under the new legislation. The session will also provide an update on amendments to the Canadian Pension Plan.
Jan
22
Annual Economic OutlookJanuary 22, 2013 7:30 AM to 9:00 AMFour Seasons Hotel, Vancouver, British Columbia Format: In Person*Student pricing is available to CPBI members who have student status.
Oct
30
Legal UpdateOctober 30, 2012 7:30 AM to 9:00 AMFour Seasons Hotel, Vancouver, British Columbia Format: In Person*Student pricing is available to CPBI members who have student status.
Oct
3
2012 CPBI Pacific Regional ConferenceOctober 3 - 5, 2012 3:30 PMFairmont Empress Hotel, 721 Government Street, Victoria, British Columbia Format: In Person2012 CPBI Western Regional Conference The Canadian Pension & Benefits Institute (CPBI) Pacific Region is excited to invite you to register for 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 3, 4 and 5, 2012 in beautiful Victoria, 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. Anticipation of the return of the Pacific Regional Conference has been building, and we are looking forward to a fantastic event. We are please to say that we have not raised our member registration fees since our 2009 conference! Come join your fellow professionals and subject matter experts to share ideas, network, and gain valuable insight in to the global and regional issues that affect our business. And above all, "Keep Calm and Carry On!". We look forward to seeing you in October!
Aug
8
Theatre Under the Stars – VIP EventAugust 8, 2012 7:00 PM to 10:30 PM610 Pipeline Rd, Stanley Park, Malkin Bowl, Vancouver, British Columbia Format: In PersonCPBI Pacific is pleased to host a social VIP evening of Theatre Under the Stars. As a member of CPBI, your ticket purchase provides discounted entry to the beloved Broadway classic The Music Man, a pre-show reception with appetizers and a cash bar in the private CPBI tent, and plenty of fun with your CPBI friends! Come on out and feel free to bring a guest. With this VIP Event – we’ll enjoy the best seats in Malkin Bowl. Theatre Under The Stars offers a unique open-air experience that allows you to watch live theatre under the night sky (in the unlikely event of an August shower, rain ponchos are provided). The Music Man is a Broadway classic: the story of a charming con man Harold Hill, who sets out to scam the townspeople of River City, Iowa by posing as a marching band organizer who will keep their kids out of trouble if they give him money for instruments and uniforms. Unexpectedly, Harold meets his match in prim Marion the librarian...but the course of true love (and deception) never did run smooth, and hilarity ensues, accompanied by a succession of timeless songs, from "Ya Got Trouble" and "Seventy-Six Trombones" to "Gary Indiana" and "Till There Was You" (all from the pen of Meredith Willson). Like TITANIC (the other Musical TUTS is presenting this year), The Music Man is set exactly one hundred years ago in 1912; also like Titanic, it won five Tony Awards during its first Broadway run (50 years ago), including Best Musical. TUTS is excited to bring this delightful, memorable show to Stanley Park this summer. The show will start at 8:00PM. If you are inviting a guest, please use the spouse pricing.
Jun
13
PresenteeismJune 13, 2012 11:45 AM to 1:00 PMStandard Life, Xchange Conference Center, 2nd Floor, 888 Dunsmuir Street, Vancouver, British Columbia Format: In PersonCPBI Roundtable Presenteeism is a term which defines employees coming to work even with illness or injury, resulting in reduced productivity, as well as working unnecessarily long hours.
Event: ‘Event Full’
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