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Dec
11
Economic Forecast 2014December 11, 2013 7:30 AM to 9:00 AMRoyal Mayfair Golf and Country Club, Edmonton, Alberta Format: In PersonEconomic Forecast 2014. Presenter: TBA: Host: Damon Callas, Aon Hewitt. Please note prices below do not include GST.
Event: 29 of 80 Registered
Dec
5
CPBI National Webinar - A Roadmap from DB to DC Pension Benefits: How to Avoid the Legal Road BumpsDecember 5, 2013 1:00 PM to 2:00 PMBroadcasted Webinar, Montréal, Québec Format: In Person*This webinar is free of charge for CPBI Members. The non-member fee is $65 + taxes.
Dec
5
Mental Health: Psychological Health & Safety in the WorkplaceDecember 5, 2013 12:30 PM to 4:30 PMSFU Harbour Centre, 515 W Hastings St., Vancouver, British Columbia Format: In PersonTHIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. We apologize for any inconvenience. CPBI Pacific Continuing Education session The Standard for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace was released in January, 2013. This session will aim at stimulating our thinking about how we can apply the Standard to ensure psychological health safety in our workplaces. We will first provide an outline of the Standard, as well as background information. We will then focus on how the Standard can be implemented and integrated in existing disability management practices. We will use case studies to brainstorm on implementation strategies and discussion time to clarify questions about the content and feasibility of the Standard. Speakers: Connie Deschamps (Principal & Western Canada Lead in Health & Productivity, Mercer) Dr. Georgia Pomaki (Author; Mental Health Educator, SFU; Disability Specialist, Manulife Financial)
Nov
21
London Chapter Networking EventNovember 21, 2013 4:00 PM to 8:00 PMPalasad South, 141 Pine Valley Bvd., London, Ontario Format: In PersonA Night at the Palasad
Nov
21
Mental Health and the National Psychological Standard for the WorkplaceNovember 21, 2013 7:30 AM to 9:30 AMHotel Fort Garry, Winnipeg, Manitoba Format: In PersonA review of the Canadian mental health landscape, the impact and emerging trends in mental health, specifically, the national standard on psychological health in the workplace.
Event: ‘Event Full’
Nov
19
Sleepless Nights of Drug Plan ManagementNovember 19, 2013 7:30 AM to 9:00 AMFour Seasons Hotel, 791 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, British Columbia Format: In PersonDoes your drug plan management keep you up at night? Perhaps not, however, you may have some important questions about: • Is private plan spending on new medicines sustainable?; • New research cost drivers of drugs, dental and vision care; • Measuring the value of your drug plan vs. the costs; • Impact of high cost drugs; and • The impact of expanded drug patent protection if enacted Comprehensive European Trade Agreement (CETA). This CPBI breakfast session will provide an evidence-based approach to provide answers to these questions. Brett Skinner will use available evidence to understand why BC drug costs are the lowest in the country, address the issue of sustainability of private drug plans, define the drivers that influence drug cost increases, and provide quantitative and qualitative measures of the value of investments in drug plans. This understanding will hopefully provide context to develop strategies for ensuring sustainability of BC private drug plans. Gail Attara will describe the results of a BC Healthcare system published study examining a drug reimbursement policy called Therapeutic Substitution, which required >50,000 BC patients with acid-related diseases, primarily gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GERD), to make a medically unnecessary switch from their prescribed proton pump inhibitor (PPI) to the cheapest available PPI. This evidence provides insight to strategies and unintended consequences of Therapeutic Substitution to reduce costs of drug plans. *Student pricing is available to CPBI members who have student status.
Event: ‘Event Full’
Nov
13
2013 Sun Life Canadian Unretirement™ IndexNovember 13, 2013 11:30 AM to 1:15 AMRadisson Hotel Saskatoon, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Format: In PersonAward-winning marketer and journalist Kevin Press, currently the Assistant Vice-President, Market Insights at Sun Life Financial, will discuss the Sun Life Canadian Unretirement Index and the three key retirement trends it suggests we will see in the short-term future. Firstly, early retirement may soon be a thing of the past, with only a quarter of Canadians expecting to be retired at 66. Next, unretirement means different things to different people. Some will work past 65 by choice, but the current study shows that most Canadians who expect to work past 65 say they’ll do so for economic reasons. Finally, with only one-third of Canadians satisfied with their retirement savings, there is a role for plan sponsors – in partnership with their providers – to help.
Nov
13
Pooled Retirement Plans - Almost Here!November 13, 2013 7:30 AM to 9:00 AMRoyal Mayfair Golf and Country Club, Edmonton, Alberta Format: In PersonPooled Retirement Plans - Almost Here!? Presenters: Ellen Nygaard, Alberta Treasury Board and Charlene VanderGriendt Manulife Financial; Host: Tom O'Reilly, Field Law
Event: 34 of 80 Registered
Nov
13
A View From OttawaNovember 13, 2013 7:00 AM to 11:00 AMFairmont Palliser, Calgary, Alberta Format: In PersonSOLD OUT Dr. David Dodge (Bennett Jones), former governor of the Bank of Canada.
Nov
12
2013 Sun Life Canadian Unretirement™ IndexNovember 12, 2013 11:30 AM to 1:15 PMHotel Saskatchewan, Regina, Saskatchewan Format: In PersonAward-winning marketer and journalist Kevin Press, currently the Assistant Vice-President, Market Insights at Sun Life Financial, will discuss the Sun Life Canadian Unretirement Index and the three key retirement trends it suggests we will see in the short-term future. Firstly, early retirement may soon be a thing of the past, with only a quarter of Canadians expecting to be retired at 66. Next, unretirement means different things to different people. Some will work past 65 by choice, but the current study shows that most Canadians who expect to work past 65 say they’ll do so for economic reasons. Finally, with only one-third of Canadians satisfied with their retirement savings, there is a role for plan sponsors – in partnership with their providers – to help.
Nov
8
2013 Open HouseNovember 8, 2013 4:30 PM to 7:30 PMCraft, Calgary, Alberta Format: In Person2013 CPBI Southern Alberta Annual Open House
Oct
31
CPBI National Webinar: How Does Your Organization Compare When It Comes to Supporting Mental Health?October 31, 2013 1:00 PM to 2:00 PMBroadcasted Webinar, Montréal, Québec Format: In Person*This webinar is free of charge for CPBI Members. The non-member fee is $65 + taxes.
Oct
30
2014 ForecastOctober 30, 2013 11:45 AM to 1:00 PMTowers Watson, 1100 Melville Street, Vancouver, British Columbia Format: In PersonCPBI Roundtable 2014 Forecast – Taking a Sneak Peak into the Crystal Ball Alva Ho and Justin Kreller of Towers Watson, will be guiding a discussion into the expected and unexpected trends that will shape employee benefit costs for 2014. In particular, they will offer insights into the impact of aging demographics and interest rates on life and disability costs; Health and Dental trends – forecast versus actual; Generic drug reform – where our savings come from next; Updates on provincial and federal benefit programs; and Recent legislation that impacts the cost and delivery of benefit plans. Alva Ho is a Senior Consultant and Health and Group Benefits lead in Towers Watson’s Vancouver office, with more than 14 years of experience in group benefits from both a consulting and insurer perspective. He has extensive experience in all aspects of benefit plan management activities, such as renewal analysis and insurer negotiations, plan design benchmarking and vendor marketing. Alva is also familiar with multi-employer and association plan marketing and administration and Employee Assistance Program consulting. Alva has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of British Columbia and also holds a Group Benefits Associate (GBA) designation. Justin Kreller is a Senior Analyst, Health and Group Benefits, Towers Watson, with more than five years' experience as a health and group benefits advisor. He is experienced in implementing and designing new group benefit plans for employees in a mid-market setting and is also an experienced wealth and estate plan advisor, using planning tools such as life, STD/LTD and critical illness insurance to help preserve clients' estates. This session is free of charge to members. Non-members are welcome to attend their first Roundtable free of charge. Please contact the event coordinator at [email protected] if you wish to attend.
Event: ‘Event Full’
Oct
29
Legal Update 2013October 29, 2013 7:30 AM to 9:00 AMFour Seasons Hotel, 791 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, British Columbia Area of Interest: Pensions, Benefits, Investments Format: In PersonThe CPBI Pacific Region invites you to join us for our popular annual Legal Update. This year’s session will provide: • An overview of recent developments in case law related to pensions and benefits. • A look at what’s on the legislative horizon that may have a pension and benefits impact. Speaker Claude Marchessault has been practising pension and benefits law for over 25 years. He advises employers in the public and private sectors about pension, trust, benefit and compensation issues and guides them in their dealings with unions, regulators, consultants and other industry professionals. A frequent speaker on the topic, Claude is a former adjunct professor of law for the Faculty of Law at the University of Victoria and has taught pension law and plan governance for over 19 years for Humber College. He is currently the head of the Pension and Benefits practice group at Harris & Company LLP, a boutique law firm representing employers on matters of workplace law located in Vancouver, BC.*Student pricing is available to CPBI members who have student status.
Oct
24
CPBI National Webinar: Group Retirement Plans - The Futility of Member Communication & Education – Is it Hopeless to Improve Member Understanding?October 24, 2013 1:00 PM to 2:00 PMBroadcasted Webinar, Montréal, Québec Format: In Person*This webinar is free of charge for CPBI Members. The non-member fee is $65 + taxes.
Event: ‘Event Full’
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