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Monday, August 8 

   Health Retirement General Benefits Canadian

8:00-9:15

Keynote: Building the Postpandemic Future of Work

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Speaker Bio - Feinsod
Speaker Bio - Wright

 9:30-10:30

U.S. Legislative Update
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Canadian Legal/ Legislative Update

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11:00-12:00

The Cost of Delayed Cancer Care: How to Create a Benefit to Give Employees the Right Cancer Care
Statutory and Regulatory Outlook for Retirement Plans

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WA Cares Fund: Legislating Long-Term Care
Understanding Gene Therapy and Its Impact on Private Drug Plans

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1:30-2:30

Real Health Care Improvement That Embraces Social Determinants

Multiple Employer Arrangements: Evolution or Revolution?

Seven Things for Benefits Professionals to Avoid During HR System Implementation



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2:45-3:45

Don’t Be Surprised by the No Surprises Act
Evolution of the DC Plan Investment Menu
Moneyball: Strategic Framework for Compensation and Benefits
Watch Your Language: Are Words Unintentionally Harming Your DEI Efforts?

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Speaker Bio - Moreno

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4:00-5:00

Recovery-Friendly Strategies to Address Substance Use Disorders in the Workplace

A Look at the New Long-Term Part-Time Employees Rules
Total Rewards: Essential to a Total Inclusion Solution

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Tuesday, August 9

   Health Retirement General Benefits Canadian
7:45-8:30President's Report ​
8:30-9:30

U.S. Legal Update

The Future of Retirement: How Plan Sponsors and Advisors Can Improve the Plan Member Experience Through Longevity Lifestyle Design
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Speaker Bio - Chan
Speaker Bio - Drak
10:00-11:00 Mental Health Parity: Updates on the New Rules
DOL Retirement Enforcement Update 
Fringe Benefits Taking Center Stage
Cybersecurity in a World of Remote and Hybrid Work
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Speaker Bio - Polus
Speaker Bio - Sharma
11:15-12:15ACA Reporting: From Uncertainty to Increased Scrutiny
What Is Your Data Telling You About Participants' Retirement Readiness?
Smarter Benefit Choices Can Improve Retirement Readiness
Transparency as a Retention Tool
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Speaker Bio - Black
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1:30-2:30ERISA Compliance: To Wrap or Not to Wrap
Financial Caregiving: Promoting Planning and Resources to Help Employees
Forensic Benefits - Assessing Your Benefit Department's Compliance

What We Know About Resilience and Its Application in Workplaces
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2:45-3:45Steering Participants to High-Performing Networks
Does Your Retirement Plan Reflect Your DEI Efforts?
Wellness and Financial Education Survey Results: What's Changing and What's Working?
Why You Should Care If Your Benefits Are Braggable

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4:00-5:00

Let's Talk Mental Health: Facilitated Discussion U.S. Legal Update: Follow-up 
Let's Talk Canadian Benefits: Facilitated Discussion
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​Let's Talk Retirement Readiness: Facilitated Discussion

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Wednesday, August 10

 Health Retirement General Benefits Canadian
8:00-9:00

Economic Outlook in Today's World

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9:30-10:30 Group Health Plan Service Provider Compensation Disclosure
Cybersecurity Is a Fiduciary Duty
Global Benefits: Challenges and Opportunities
Innovations in DC Decumulation Options
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10:45-11:45 Managing Specialty Pharmacy Costs
Aiming at the Wrong Target - What's Holding Employers Back When It Comes to Older Workers?
Disaster Planning: Using Benefits to Alleviate the Impact
How Meaningful Employee Benefit Surveys and Focus Groups Drive Engagement
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12-1Putting Virtual Care to the Test: Can It Truly Deliver Integrated Care for Mind and Body?
Understanding Your Retirement Plan Fees
The Beat Goes On: The Continuing Drumbeat of Paid Family and Medical Leave
The Cost of Doing Nothing Different: Are You Managing Absenteeis Effectively?
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