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Jun
12
Pizza and Beer Brainstorming SessionJune 12, 2012 4:30 PM to 6:00 PMSuite 700 1095 West Pender Street, Vancouver, British Columbia Format: In PersonBefore we begin our summer break, come on out and share your ideas at the Beer & Pizza Brainstorming Session - everyone is welcome!
Event: ‘Event Full’
Jun
5
Using Social Media to Engage EmployeesJune 5, 2012 11:30 AM to 1:00 PMFour Seasons Hotel, 791 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, British Columbia Format: In Person*Student pricing is available to CPBI members who have student status.
May
31
Understanding CAP GuidelinesMay 31, 2012 8:00 AM to 12:00 PMSFU Harbour Center, 515 W. Hastings Street, Vancouver, British Columbia Format: In Person*Student pricing is available to CPBI members who have student status. Join Rosalind Gilbert and Roy Stuart from Aon Hewitt for a session designed for CAP sponsors, consultants, and those interested in understanding these industry guidelines in greater depth. Topics covered will be: governance guidelines - a detailed breakdown as to why, who and what; communications - employee education and disclosure; process - strategy, review and service providers; and documentation - record keeping, employee feedback, education documentation.
May
14
Rosé Wine TastingMay 14, 2012 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!
May
10
Absence Management DilemmaMay 10, 2012 11:45 AM to 1:00 PMAon Hewitt Boardroom, Suite 2010, 1111 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, British Columbia Format: In PersonCPBI Roundtable Optimizing employee engagement and productivity, mitigating human-capital risk, containg both the direct and indirect costs of employee abscence, aligning disability management strategies with overarching corporate goals - how to become a best-in-class performer in the ever-changing Canadian absence management landscape.
Event: ‘Event Full’
May
3
Group Underwriting PrinciplesMay 3, 2012 8:00 AM to 12:00 PMSFU Harbour Center. 515 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, British Columbia Format: In Person*Student pricing is available to CPBI members who have student status. This session will provide a review of the Underwriting principles used to manage the spread of risk between insurers and Plan Sponsors, and an in depth discussion of the financial aspects of group benefit plan underwriting. The topics covered will include general risk management principles, funding options, rate determination, and tax ramifications to Plan Sponsors, Third Party Administrators and Insurers. The content will move beyond plan design, targeted at participants who are interested in expanding their knowledge of group benefits.
Apr
25
Pension Plan SolvencyApril 25, 2012 8:00 AM to 12:00 PMSFU Harbour Center. 515 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, British Columbia Format: In Person*Student pricing is available to CPBI members who have student status. This session will provide an overview of pension plan solvency and some of the key factors contributing to the decline of pension plan solvency. It will review some of the contributing factors affecting solvency, address legal considerations and highlight the pros and cons of possible solutions to maintaining solvent plans.
Apr
24
Prescription Drug Costs: Now is the Time to Act!April 24, 2012 7:30 AM to 9:00 AMFour Seasons Hotel, 791 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, British Columbia Format: In Person*Student pricing is available to CPBI members who have student status.
Mar
6
PRPP's: The Debate!March 6, 2012 7:30 AM to 9:00 AMFour Seasons Hotel, 791 West Georgia, Vancouver, British Columbia Format: In Person*Student pricing is available to CPBI members who have student status.
Feb
8
Retirement Income Planning SeminarFebruary 8, 2012 11:45 AM to 1:00 PMGranville West Boardroom, Suite 1310 - 925 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, British Columbia Format: In PersonCPBI Roundtable Saving for retirement is an essential part of every Canadian's financial plan. As Canadians, we spend a lot of time and effort thinking about how to accumulate money and, in particular, how to invest it. But we often overlook how to convert this money to an income stream when we retire and begin our 'life after payroll'. Speaker: Tom Chipman, Granville West Group Tom will provide a high level review of the many aspects of retirement income planning including government benefits, tax tips, RRIFs, LIFs and Annuities.
Event: ‘Event Full’
Jan
25
Three Year Drug Trends and Cost StrategiesJanuary 25, 2012 11:45 AM to 1:00 PMMercer's Blackcomb Boardroom - 8th Floor, 550 Burrard St, Vancouver, British Columbia Format: In PersonCPBI Roundtable Drug costs continue to remain the major cost driver in benefit programs, and the continuing introduction of biologics has forced plan sponsors and consultants into looking at non-traditional cost containment strategies that regulate the usage of high cost biologics. The new and innovative formularies are specifically addressing these catastrophic drugs while maintaining the balance between access and cost escalation. Tools are being developed to help the employee, and their physician, make cost effective drug choices prior to filling their prescriptions. Speaker: Dave Wowchuk, Vice President of ClaimSecure Join us for a presentation that will: • Discuss drug trends both nationally and provincially • Dissect a drug claim by reviewing the 3 year trend on dispensing fees, ingredient costs, and mark up. • Review the generic substitution trend • Review the Specialty Drug (Biologic) Fill Rates • Engage your employees into smart purchase decisions that minimize employee and plan sponsors contribution • Outline the future of non-traditional formulary management
Event: ‘Event Full’
Jan
17
Investment Update: What do past crises tell us about the future?January 17, 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.
Dec
7
Countdown to RetirementDecember 7, 2011 11:45 AM to 1:00 PMSuite 1800, 1055 West Georgia St., Vancouver, British Columbia Format: In PersonCPBI Roundtable This session will provide an overview of different sources of retirement income, will examine government benefits and review group retirement income options. Discussions will cover life annuities, LIFs and RRIFs. This presentation will help administrators understand the basics of the income options under various retirement programs. Speaker: Joanne Woodrow, Group Retirement Service, Great-West Life
Event: ‘Event Full’
Nov
29
Maximizing Return-on-Investment for your Employee & Family Assistance ProgramNovember 29, 2011 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.
Nov
22
What Are Retiring Canadians Thinking?November 22, 2011 11:45 AM to 1:00 PMSuite 2010, 1111 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, British Columbia Format: In PersonCPBI Roundtable As the bulk of the baby boom generation starts to move towards retirement, employers are going to be forced to design benefit plans that appeal to this segment of the workforce to retain them (e.g. flexible work schedules, etc). The first annual “Horizons Report” prepared by Rogers Group Financial was conducted with Canadians aged 49 – 64 who expect to retire within the next three to seven years and have investable assets of $500,000 or more. This survey will give you an idea of what employees are thinking as they approach retirement and what is important to them. Speaker: Clay Gillespie, Managing Director, Rogers Group Financial Clay will present on: • Around the Corner: A glimpse at when Canadians expect to retire. • Dreams and Fears: How do Canadians feel about retirement? • Financial Roadmaps: How do Canadians plan to get there? • New Horizons: What will Canadians do in the next chapter of their lives?
Event: ‘Event Full’
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