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Monday, September 18

  Health Retirement General Benefits Canadian
8:00-9:15
Not So Wild and Crazy: Thoughts and Predictions About the Future of Work
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 9:30-10:30
U.S. Legislative Update
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Benefit Plans: The Silent Killer of Your Employees' Disposable Income
Implications of Tax Reform on Retirement Plans
HR and Benefits Tech TrendsCanadian Legal/Legislative Update
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1:30-2:30
Private Exchanges: Four Years Later
Retirement Plan Governance
Form 5500: The Devil In in the Details
Pension Change in Canada - Implications for
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2:45-3:45
How to Survive a DOL AuditThe Future of DC Is here: The Next Generation of QDIAs
The Age of Individualized Benefits
​Fintech: Opportunity or Threat to the DC Retirement Industry?
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4:00-5:00
PBM Contracting: Are You Playing With a Full Deck?
What to Expect When an IRS or DOL 401(k) Auditor Comes Knocking
Navigating Vendor Changes and Implementations
Reduce the Cost of Mental Health Claims Through Good Management Practices
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Tuesday, September 19
  Health Retirement General Benefits Canadian
8:30-9:30U.S. Legal Update
Having the Risk Conversation
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10:00-11:00Hacking Mental Health: How Employers Can Overcome the Four Largest Barriers to Success
Using HSAs as a Financial Planning Tool Beyond HIPAA: Data Security and teh Benefit Plan
Quick Hits: Five Ideas About Pensions in 50 Minutes
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11:15-12:15Current Trends in Employee Health Plans: How Does Your Plan Compare?
The IRS Retirement Plan Correction Programs Retooled for 2017
Winning the War for Talent: Is Telecommuting the Answer?
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1:30-2:30Creating an Engaged Culture Through Well-Being
401(k) Lawsuits on the Rise: Best Practices for Plan Fiduciaries
Unlimited PTO: Considerations for Implementation
Creating an Engaged Culture Through Well-Being
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2:45-3:45Legally Compliant Communications and the Consequences of Miscommunication
Life After the End of the Amendment Cycle: Is Your Qualified Plan Up to Date?
Connecting the Dots Between Wellness and Ancillary: An Easy Way to Draw Down Health Care Costs
Beyond Compensation, Group Benefits and Retirement: Modern Total Reward Strategy
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4:00-5:00Ask the U.S. Health Care Expert
Let's Talk Retirement Benefits
Let’s Talk Benefit Challenges (for Employers/Plan Sponsors)
Ethical Habits to Build Trust in Business Relationships
U.S. Legal Update: Followup and Discussion
Let's Talk Canadian Benefits
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Wednesday, September 20
​Health Retirement​ General​ ​Canadian
8:00-9:00
Clearing the Haze: What's Next for Medical Marijuana in the U.S. and Canada?
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9:30-10:30​ ​Go All the Way With HSAs
Fine-Tune Your Plan Through the RFI/RFP Process
Mindful Workplace, Engaged Employes
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10:45-11:45​ ​The Power of Choice: Supporting Employees With Personalized Plans
Lessons From Central States
Deskless Yet Informed
Pension Division on Marriage Breakdown
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12:00 noon - 1:00​ ​Don't Fly Blind With Your Employees' Health Care Coverage - The Time for Literacy Is Now
Sustainable, Responsible and Impact InvestingHow to Navigate Conversations About CompensationShow Me the Benefits - Group Insurance for Active Employees Aged 65+
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