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Monday, September 23 

   Health Retirement General Benefits Canadian

8:00-9:15

Are Employee Benefits Forever?

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 9:30-10:30

U.S. Legislative Update

Canadian Legislative Update

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11:00-12:00

Transitioning from Health Care Volume to Value

Closing the Retirement Expectations "Gap"

Gaining Corporatewide Support to Develop and Implement a Five-Year Strategy

Organizational Impact of Mental Health Issues

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1:30-2:30

Specialty Pharmacy: Examine, Optimize and Manage

Retirement: For Better Outcomes, Start With a Better Design

Health Care Reform in an Interconnected World

Determining a Wellness ROI

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2:45-3:45

Retiree Medical Solutions: the Case for Change 

Financial Wellness--Financial Planning as an Employee Benefit

The Power of Two: Dual Savings Paths of HSAs for Both Health Care and Retirement

The Journey from DB to DC: Strategies for Success

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4:00-5:00

Health Care Reform Strategy: Your Next Move

Benchmarking Target-Date Funds: Art or Science?

The Current State of the Long-Term Care Insurance Industry

Biologics, Biosimilars and Reimbursement

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Tuesday, September 24

   Health Retirement General Benefits Canadian
8:30-9:30

U.S. Legal Update: Spotlight on Disability Cases   

Canadian Legal Update​
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10:00-11:00 Early Insights From the First National Multicarrier Corporate Exchange Latest Developments in Retirement Income Solutions How Boomer Caregiving Impacts Employer Health Costs

The New Drug Pooling Agreement

 

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11:15-12:15 Health Care Reform Action Steps at the 11th Hour: Are You Ready? Understand "Auditor-Ease" and Save Yourself a Headache It's a Mobile World: How Smartphones and Tablets Impact Your HR Efforts
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1:30-2:30 The Medical Home: the Cure for What's Ailing Health Care Fee Leveling in DC Plans: Disclosure is Just the Beginning ACA in 2020 Vision Case Study: How the Shoemaker's Children "Fit" Into Retirement Planning
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2:45-3:45 Navigating the Stormy Seas Ahead--A Case Study of a Creative Funding Vehicle for the New Health Care Reality Lessons Learned Optimizing 401(k) Plan Performance and Management of Fiduciary Liability Contribution Plans Benefits and HR in Mergers and Acquisitions New Pension Standards in Western Canada
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4:00-5:00

Ask the Expert Workshop

Correcting Plan Errors With the Employee Plan Compliance Resolution System (EPCRS) Impact of the DOMA Decision on Employee Benefit Plans Workshop: Tips for Paper-to-Electronic Records Transition​
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Wednesday, September 25

 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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