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2016 Symposium – You Belong Here!

Included in this year's line-up are numerous survey results, case study findings and group benefit and retirement topics sure to keep you in the know. See what's in store for you in Baltimore!

Make your travel arrangements now and plan to arrive in Baltimore early. The local chapter has arranged several exciting sightseeing tour options and the annual golf outing is a "can't miss" event on Sunday. [Register for the Symposium now] (4/25/16)

2017 Governing Council Nominations

Up to three Society members will be elected this fall to serve on the Governing Council beginning January 1, 2017.

Any CEBS graduate member in good standing is eligible for nomination to the Governing Council. Information was sent to Society members. If you are interested, or know a Society member who should be considered, please participate in the nominating process. Information needs to be postmarked by August 15 in order to be considered valid. Contact the Society at (262) 786-8771 with additional questions. Forms may be emailed to

The Governing Council is the main policy-making body of the Society. It meets in person twice a year and by conference call when necessary. One of the primary functions of the Governing Council is to review the recommendations from Society committees (Strategic Planning, Symposium Planning, Professional Development and Membership and Chapter Development). In many instances, committee recommendations are the initial source for launching new educational programs and series, modifying membership policies and practices and setting future direction.

The Nominating Committee recommendations will be announced to the membership in October.
Nomination Form | Personal Profile | Nomination Letter

3rd Quarter Newsbriefs Now Available

The third quarter issue of Newsbriefs is now available in Members Only. Start perusing the issue by reading the Symposium overview, meet the Jerry S. Rosenbloom Award Recipient and "Getting It Right the First Time - 4 Tools for Evaluating Benefit Communications" by Jim Bracchitta, CEBS. 

Members will receive a printed copy of Newsbriefs in the mail. (6/24/2016)

Employee Benefits Survey 2016

This comprehensive employee benefits survey report covers topics heavily impacting the industry landscape including:

  • Pension and retirement plans
  • Transgender-inclusive health benefits
  • Paid holidays
  • Work/life benefits
  • More!

This is the fifth comprehensive benefits benchmarking survey released by the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans. [Read more] (6/24/2016)

What's New in ACA University?

ACA University is a virtual environment that provides the essential information needed to work though the changes ACA will bring to the industry, your daily responsibilities and health care's long-term future. Access to ACA University is included with Society membership. Recently released information includes:

  • Webcast: The Effects of ACA on Medical Expense Accounts (HSAs, FSAs and HRAs) - June 23
  • FAQ: If an ongoing full-time employee goes on disability leave during the stability period under the look-back measurement method, how long is the employer required to continue offering health coverage?

View these documents and more now. [Registration is required] (6/14/16)

Report Your CEBS Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Credits

Enter, view or edit your CPE activities and credits through your International Foundation profile. Log in at and click "Manage Your CPE Credits" to the right of your name. The username or login is your 6- or 8-digit member number and the password is traditionally your last name. If you need assistance, please contact the CEBS customer service team during business hours at 800-449-2327, option 3 or


Membership = Information

Society membership gives you the collective information resources of exclusive periodicals like Benefits Quarterly, the ISCEBSLink listserve, unlimited access to live and on demand webcasts, local ISCEBS chapters and discounted educational programs, all just a few keystrokes away. Join our community of benefits professionals.

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