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Feb
8
Retirement Income Planning Seminar February 8, 2012 11:45 AM to 1:00 PM Granville West Boardroom, Suite 1310 - 925 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, British Columbia Format: In Person CPBI Roundtable Saving for retirement is an essential part of every Canadian's financial plan. As Canadians, we spend a lot of time and effort thinking about how to accumulate money and, in particular, how to invest it. But we often overlook how to convert this money to an income stream when we retire and begin our 'life after payroll'. Speaker: Tom Chipman, Granville West Group Tom will provide a high level review of the many aspects of retirement income planning including government benefits, tax tips, RRIFs, LIFs and Annuities.
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Jan
25
Three Year Drug Trends and Cost Strategies January 25, 2012 11:45 AM to 1:00 PM Mercer's Blackcomb Boardroom - 8th Floor, 550 Burrard St, Vancouver, British Columbia Format: In Person CPBI Roundtable Drug costs continue to remain the major cost driver in benefit programs, and the continuing introduction of biologics has forced plan sponsors and consultants into looking at non-traditional cost containment strategies that regulate the usage of high cost biologics. The new and innovative formularies are specifically addressing these catastrophic drugs while maintaining the balance between access and cost escalation. Tools are being developed to help the employee, and their physician, make cost effective drug choices prior to filling their prescriptions. Speaker: Dave Wowchuk, Vice President of ClaimSecure Join us for a presentation that will: • Discuss drug trends both nationally and provincially • Dissect a drug claim by reviewing the 3 year trend on dispensing fees, ingredient costs, and mark up. • Review the generic substitution trend • Review the Specialty Drug (Biologic) Fill Rates • Engage your employees into smart purchase decisions that minimize employee and plan sponsors contribution • Outline the future of non-traditional formulary management
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Jan
17
Investment Update: What do past crises tell us about the future? January 17, 2012 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM Four Seasons Hotel, Vancouver, British Columbia Format: In Person *Student pricing is available to CPBI members who have student status.
Dec
7
Countdown to Retirement December 7, 2011 11:45 AM to 1:00 PM Suite 1800, 1055 West Georgia St., Vancouver, British Columbia Format: In Person CPBI Roundtable This session will provide an overview of different sources of retirement income, will examine government benefits and review group retirement income options. Discussions will cover life annuities, LIFs and RRIFs. This presentation will help administrators understand the basics of the income options under various retirement programs. Speaker: Joanne Woodrow, Group Retirement Service, Great-West Life
Event: ‘Event Full’
Nov
29
Maximizing Return-on-Investment for your Employee & Family Assistance Program November 29, 2011 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM Four Seasons Hotel, Vancouver, British Columbia Format: In Person *Student pricing is available to CPBI members who have student status.
Nov
22
What Are Retiring Canadians Thinking? November 22, 2011 11:45 AM to 1:00 PM Suite 2010, 1111 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, British Columbia Format: In Person CPBI Roundtable As the bulk of the baby boom generation starts to move towards retirement, employers are going to be forced to design benefit plans that appeal to this segment of the workforce to retain them (e.g. flexible work schedules, etc). The first annual “Horizons Report” prepared by Rogers Group Financial was conducted with Canadians aged 49 – 64 who expect to retire within the next three to seven years and have investable assets of $500,000 or more. This survey will give you an idea of what employees are thinking as they approach retirement and what is important to them. Speaker: Clay Gillespie, Managing Director, Rogers Group Financial Clay will present on: • Around the Corner: A glimpse at when Canadians expect to retire. • Dreams and Fears: How do Canadians feel about retirement? • Financial Roadmaps: How do Canadians plan to get there? • New Horizons: What will Canadians do in the next chapter of their lives?
Event: ‘Event Full’
Nov
17
Best Practices in Pension Administration November 17, 2011 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM Delta Victoria, Ocean Pointe, 45 Songhees Road, Victoria, British Columbia Format: In Person This session will review best practices in pension plan administration that help to avoid making pension administration mistakes. This session will focus on aspects of plan administration which are commonly misunderstood and/or overlooked, and which potentially expose the plan sponsor to unintended risk if not handled according to sound business practices. This session will cover the following topics: • Plan governance • Plan design • Member communication • Data governance • Administration of benefits • Legislative/tax compliance • Risk Management Speakers: Aaron Walker Duncan and Colin Hanson, BC Pension Corporation
Oct
18
Legal Update October 18, 2011 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM Four Seasons Hotel, Vancouver, British Columbia Format: In Person The CPBI Pacific Region invites you to join us for our popular annual Legal Update with guest speaker Murray Campbell from Lawson Lundell. The session will cover a wide range of legal issues that will be useful to you whether pensions or benefits is your area of expertise.
Sep
29
Port & Chocolate Tasting with Liberty Wines September 29, 2011 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM Vancouver Rowing Club, Stanley Park, Vancouver, British Columbia Format: In Person We are please to extend an invitation to join in on this delectable way to close out the summer and welcome in the fall. Twist a few arms, rally the troops and come out to meet some of your fellow Pension & Benefits friends while enjoying Port & Chocolate paired with CPBI. The evening will explore new and classic pairings, featuring a wide range of ports with decadent chocolates from local vendors. Don’t pass on this perfect excuse to indulge!
Sep
20
Retirement from a DC Plan: What’s in store for Joe Canuck? September 20, 2011 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM Four Seasons Hotel, 791 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, British Columbia Format: In Person In an ideal world, retirement should be a period of enjoyment and relaxation, not filled with the unnecessary worry of how to pay for much needed medical care or where the next pension cheque will be coming from. But how realistic is this ideal world or is it merely fantasy? Join guest speaker, Neil Lloyd as he will walk us through options available to Canadian employers, and the ‘ins and outs’ of offering benefits for your retiree population. He will focus on how things are changing, in particular looking on the complexities facing retirees from DC plans and RRSPs where their income may be far less secure. He will also discuss some of the products being offered in an effort to address future retirees’ concerns.
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