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Jan
18
PENSION INVESTMENT FORECAST 2006January 18, 2006 8:00 AM to 10:00 AMRoyal York Hotel, Toronto, Ontario Format: In PersonChallenges and Issues in 2006
Jan
18
Controlling Costs of Supp. Health PlansJanuary 18, 2006 7:15 AM to 9:00 AMMayfair Golf and Country Club, Edmonton, Alberta Format: In PersonControlling the Costs of Supplementary Health Plans - Speaker: Mike Sampson, Vice-President, Group Marketing, Great-West Life The costs of supplementary health plans continue to rise. Employers are faced with the challenge of containing costs and balancing employee satisfaction. The demographics of the workforce and the need to provide benefits to a diverse group of employees are only two of the issues employers are addressing. Mike Sampson will discuss these and other cost drivers. A supportive work environment and engaging employees in managing their own health will also be discussed. Mike's group benefits background and experience working with employers to address these issues will provide you with some options for consideration to control your supplementary health plan costs.
Event: 7 of 100 Registered
Dec
1
Benefits FraudDecember 1, 2005 7:30 AM to 9:00 AMThe Westin Calgary, Mayfair Room, Calgary, Alberta Format: In PersonDetection and prevention is key in combating health care benefits fraud. Join us for breakfast and obtain one of the best defences against health care fraud - being an informed plan sponsor or advisor!
Dec
1
Legal Issues – Pensions and Marital BreakdownDecember 1, 2005 7:30 AM to 9:00 AMMayfair Golf and Country Club, Edmonton, Alberta Format: In PersonDino McLaughlin, will discuss the legal issues concerning division of pensions when a marriage ends, including concerns raised by new legislation. Dino has been with Field LLP since February of 1990. He spent his first years at the Bar in general practice with emphasis on criminal and general litigation. His main practice areas for the past several years has been civil litigation, with an emphasis on health law, advising local pension authorities and practicing criminal law acting primarily for teachers. Dino has been an instructor of a number of courses offered by the Legal Education Society of Alberta, taught Bar Admission Courses in Family Law and given lectures to various classes of the Faculty of Law and the Faculty of Education. Dino is involved with a number of charitable organizations as a volunteer including the Boyle McCauley Health Centre, the Bissell Centre, the Norwood Community Service Centre (Board Member), and the Edmonton Inner City Housing.
Event: 2 of 100 Registered
Nov
24
Whats Hot in BenefitsNovember 24, 2005 8:00 AM to 11:00 AMBest Western Lamplighter, London, Ontario Format: In PersonFall Breakfast Seminar
Event: ‘Event Full’
Nov
17
Bringing Total Rewards to the TableNovember 17, 2005 7:30 AM to 9:30 AMHotel Fort Garry, Winnipeg, Manitoba Format: In PersonBringing Total Rewards to the Table "What''s in Your Fridge? Do you know?
Event: ‘Event Full’
Nov
16
Drug Review: Developing Innovative Approaches for Effectively Managing Drug CostsNovember 16, 2005 7:30 AM to 9:00 AMHyatt Regency Hotel, Imperial Rooms 1,2&3, Calgary, Alberta Format: In PersonMore than ever, management of the pharmacy benefit demands the development of innovative approaches and a willingness to embrace change. Please join Mary Johannesson, Director of Sales and Marketing, ESI Canada, for this presentation that looks at the reasons for drug cost increases and practical tips for managing future increases. Learn new ways to help you successfully manage today’s pharmacy benefit for tomorrow’s challenges.
Event: ‘Event Full’
Nov
16
Economic OutlookNovember 16, 2005 7:30 AM to 9:00 AMMayfair Golf and Country Club, Edmonton, Alberta Format: In PersonEconomic Outlook Mr. Watt will address a variety of issues as we near the year-end and will take this opportunity to look ahead to 2006. He will examine how the Canadian and international economies will unfold, and discuss Income Trust Units, the price of oil and the city of Edmonton for the next 20 years.
Event: 3 of 100 Registered
Nov
3
National Speaker ProgramNovember 3, 2005 8:00 AM to 10:00 AMToronto Marriott Eaton Centre, Toronto, Ontario Format: In PersonMoving Canada's Pension Plan to the 21st Century
Nov
2
National Speaker ProgramNovember 2, 2005 7:30 AM to 10:00 AMCapone's East, Ottawa, Ontario Format: In PersonMoving Canada's Pension Plan to the 21st Century
Oct
20
National Speaker ProgramOctober 20, 2005 7:30 AM to 9:30 AMThe Fort Garry Hotel, Winnipeg, Manitoba Format: In PersonMoving Canada's Pension Plan to the 21st Century
Oct
19
The employees' perspective of pension plans - all options are not created equalOctober 19, 2005 7:30 AM to 9:30 AMMayfair Golf and Country Club, Edmonton, Alberta Format: In PersonPatrick Longhurst, CFP, FCIA Keeping it simple: Many people are confused about the choices that are available to them at retirement. Patrick Longhurst understands that the issues around retirement may seem frighteningly complex. That is why he has made a commitment to explaining pension issues and investment strategies in everyday language. When you have a clear understanding of the issues, you will be in a better position to make decisions that are right for you.
Event: 8 of 100 Registered
Oct
12
2005 Western ConferenceOctober 12 - 14, 2005 11:00 AM to 2:00 PMFairmont Banff Springs Conference Centre, Banff, Alberta Format: In PersonCPBI's 2005 Western Conference is being held in Banff, Alberta. The theme is Connect - Consider - Create - The power of strategy and people.
Sep
29
Networking and Volunteer Information EventSeptember 29, 2005 4:00 PM to 6:00 PMCatch Events Centre, 3rd Floor, 100 - 8th Avenue SW, Calgary, Alberta Format: In PersonEnjoy refreshments with colleagues in our industry while finding out what CPBI is planning for the coming year. There are no registration fees associated with attending this event.
Event: ‘Event Full’
Sep
28
What you really need to know about the CAP Guidelines (and what you can forget about)September 28, 2005 7:30 AM to 9:00 AMMayfair Golf and Country Club, Edmonton, Alberta Format: In PersonSpeaker: Christopher Cartwright, Standard Life Hear the inside scoop from someone who was there. Find out the most essential - and often overlooked - section of the Guidelines. Discover the industry's biggest misconceptions about the Joint Forum's intentions. Have your questions about compliance answered once and for all. Christopher Cartwright, Manager, Marketing Strategy, has been in the financial services industry for over 30 years, working on all aspects of group retirement planning. He is responsible for understanding the evolving needs of plan sponsors and members and identifying effective solutions. Since 1999, Chris has been closely involved in the work of the Joint Forum of Financial Market Regulators as it pertains to the regulation of CAPs. He was a member of the CAP Committee’s Industry Task Force that helped draft the Guidelines. Throughout the process, he has drawn attention to the Joint Forum’s efforts, examining and clarifying the intent and the implications of the CAP Guidelines. His articles have been published in Benefits Canada, Benefits and Pensions Monitor and in Defined Contributor Monitor. He is also a member of a second Industry Task Force of the Joint Forum, this one dealing with differences in investment rules among pension, insurance and securities regulators. Chris is currently the Chairman of the Committee on Group Retirement Plans of the Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association.
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