London Chapter Fall Breakfast Seminar - Pension and Benefits Trends

London Chapter Fall Breakfast Seminar - Pension and Benefits Trends

October 19, 2023 8:00 AM to 11:30 AMFour Points by Sheraton London, London, Ontario
Area of Interest: Pensions, Benefits, Investments, Networking Format: In Person

CPBI London Chapter Breakfast Seminar - Pension and Benefits Trends

Join the CPBI Ontario London Chapter for the Breakfast Seminar hosted on October 19, 2023 from 8am to 11:30am

PART ONE - SESSION ONE (BENEFITS) - Drug Landscape and Trends - from 9am to 10am

What’s the latest on:

  • National Dentalcare and Pharmacare
  • National strategy for Rare Diseases
  • Drug Prices in Canada
  • Ozempic Ozempic Ozempic !
  • Pharma trends for  2023/24
  • Medical cannabis effectiveness (or lack thereof)
  • Biosimilar drugs
  • Dispensing costs

PART 2 - Industry Spotlight: Canadian Association of Pension Supervisory Authorities (CAPSA)’s CAP Guidelines Update - from 10:00 to 10:10 am

Ryan McMurray, PFP, RRC, BA, Pension and Group Retirement Specialist with Selectpath Benefits & Financial will provide an update on CAPSA’s CAP updated draft guidelines.

PART 3 - SESSION TWO (PENSION) -  A New Approach to Employee Financial Wellness - from 10:30 to 11:30 am

Employees are overwhelmed by managing the volatility of their savings while desperately trying to balance their day-to-day priorities. With retirement feeling further away than expected, they need tools and resources to regain control of their financial wellbeing.
Employers can adopt a new approach, by embracing flexibility, personalization and support. Untethering financial wellness programs from an outdated framework of “traditional life milestones” will enable you to empower your entire workforce – to build wealth, save for retirement and thrive.

Join this session to learn:
• The meaning of employee financial wellness
• The role of employers in creating financial equity
• Strategies to implement flexibility and personalization in your financial wellness program


8:00 am - 9:00 am:     Registration, Breakfast & Networking
9:00 am - 10:00 am:   Part 1
10:00 am - 10:15 am: Part 2
10:15 am - 10:30 am: coffee and networking break
10:30 am - 11:30 am: Part 3


CPBI Member $70 or $400 for a table of 6
Future Member $105 or $600 for a table of 6
Presentations & CE credits
CPBI Ontario provides copies of the speaker presentations following the session. This will be sent to all attendees by email, as well as an evaluation survey. Continuing Education Attendance Certificates will be available for this seminar.


Please note that this seminar will be hosted


Event: 78 Registered ‘Event Full’
Cancellation Policy


Barbara Martinez

National Practice Leader Drug Solutions

Canada Life

Barbara Martinez is National Practice Leader of Drug Solutions. She has 23 years of experience in the industry, working with major consulting firms and Canada Life.

Her experience also includes 13 years in the pharmaceutical industry, where she worked in sales and marketing as well as government and professional affairs.

She is a regular speaker at industry forums and a frequent commentator on employer drug programs.

Barb’s focus includes designing and managing drug benefit plans and providing ongoing analysis of drug program as well as industry trends and updates in the drug space.

Jillian Kennedy, Partner

Canadian Leader of Defined Contribution and Financial Wellness

Mercer (Canada) Limited

Jillian Kennedy is a Partner at Mercer (Canada) Limited in Mercer's Wealth Business and is responsible for leading the defined contribution, savings and financial wellness strategy for Canada.

She is also a member of the Wealth leadership team and works closely with Mercer’s global teams to understand global trends and solutions.

Jillian's main practice area is in supporting organizations and employees in improving their financial confidence and reaching their financial goals.

Jillian has over 17 years of experience supporting organizations with Mercer and over 23 years of experience in the industry.


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