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Monday, August 27 

   Health Retirement General Benefits Canadian

8:00-9:15

Blockhain Technology for Employee Benefits

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 9:30-10:30

U.S. Legislative Update

Canadian Leggal/ Legislative Update

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11:00-12:00

How to Respond to IRS Penalty Letter 226J

Benefits Drive Business Strategy

Tax Reform Impact on Employee Benefits and Compensation Programs

Future of Health Care

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1:30-2:30

Arriving Now - Rare Disease Therapies $500,000 and Higher: Plan Sponsors Take Warning!

Operational Risk: Ensuring that the Achilles' Heel of Retirement Plans Is on Good Footing

Predicting and Disrupting the Opioid Addiction Cycel

Making DC Great Again

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2:45-3:45

Five Things to Ask Your Health Plat That You're Not Already

Financial Wellness Leadership: A Tale of Ostriches, Warthogs and Giraffes

The Blueprint for Successful Diabetes Management

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4:00-5:00

Your Future: Consolidated Analytics

Target-Date Funds: More Than Meets the Eye

Reaching Your Participants: Making the Case Against Technology

The Medicalization of Unhappiness

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Tuesday, August 28

   Health Retirement General Benefits Canadian
7:45-8:30​Hall of Fame Award and President's Report ​
8:30-9:30

U.S. Legal Update   

Benefits Benchmarking Statistics, Insights and Strategies
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10:00-11:00 Go All the Way with HSA!
IRS Outlook for Retirement Plans Helping Your Working Seniors Navigate Medicare - What Benefit Pros Need to Know

Disability Management Audit

 

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11:15-12:15 HRAs: THe Most Pliable Pretax Program Operating Your Plan in Compliance With Your Plan Document Paid Family Leave - Navigating a Complicated (and Changing) Landscape The Legalization of Marijuana and Its Effect on Health and Welfare Plans​
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1:30-2:30 Beyond Wellness: A New Paradigm in Engagement Tied to Business Results
Sustainable, Responsible and Impact Investing The Forgotten "T" In LGBT Benefits: Legal and Practical Issues to Consider in Expanding Benefits Coverage to Transgender Employees
Trends in Medication Management
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2:45-3:45 J-Codes: Your Plans' Biggest Enemy Nonqualified Executive Compensation Plans: Overview and Best Practices Cybersecurity and Employee Benefits: Beyond Checking the Box
Capital Accumulation Plans: The Past, Present and Future
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4:00-5:00

The Ins and Outs of Providing Medical Coverage to a Globally Mobile Workforce

Ethical Challenges in Health Care, Medical Plans and Retirement Plans U.S. Legal Update: Followup and Discussion
Let's Talk Health Care Benefits​ Let's Talk Retirement BenefitsLet's Talk Multiemployer Benefits​Let's Talk Benefit Challenges (for plan sponsors)​
Let's Talk Canadian Benefits
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Wednesday, August 29

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

Increasing Employee Engagement With Games 

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9:15-10:15 Consumers of Health Care vs Sponsors of Health Care Plans—Are Perceptions Reality?

Managing Risks in Defined Benefit Plans

Crossing the Border--Temporary Employee Benefits

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10:30-11:30 Culture Wellness—Embedding Wellness Into Your Organization Generational Crossroads: Communicating With Today's 401(k) Participants How States' Conflicing Marriage and Domestic Partnership Laws Impact Employee Benefits Canada Bill 377—Financial Transparency or Undue Burden?​
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11:45-12:45

Daring to Reward Biometrics in the Public Sector

Cross-Tested Plans—The New Comparability Approach

What is the Future Role of a Benefits Professional? 

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