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The CPBI National Webinars Series

Professionals from across the world have relied on CPBI's webinars to provide the latest information on pension and benefits issues, legistlation and innovation.  See the full list below of our upcoming webcasts. 


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National Webinar - Multi Employer Pension Plan

October 31, 2019 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

  • Learn how DC MEPs are structured and operate
  • Learn how MEPs can reduce compliance demands and mitigate administration and fiduciary risk for participating employers
  • Learn how MEPS serve both the employer and employees
  • Learn how technology and automation are reducing costs and improving member outcomes
 
   
 
National Webinar - Manager Fees and the - Value for Money- Equation

September 26, 2019 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

In this webinar we take a deep dive into investment management fees, exploring the benefits and drawbacks of various fee structures (including lesser known “refundable fees”), and the implications they each have for investors. We also question whether the industry thinks about fees in the right way and introduce the very simple, but rarely discussed, “value for money” equation. With a better understanding of fees, investors (and their managers) can focus on what ultimately matters most—value for their money.

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National Webinar - Mid-Year Forecast: Review of the Macroeconomic Environment and of the Global Equity Markets

July  2019 

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National Webinar - A Psychological Perspective to Help Employees Manage Chronic Pain

May 2019 

In this webinar, Kenneth MacDonald, Manager, SMB, Western Canada at Morneau Shepell will use his own personal journey with chronic pain to illustrate:

  • That negative thoughts and emotions can create and exacerbate pain and other physiological symptoms in the body
  • It’s possible to reduce chronic pain and even fully recover by looking beyond traditional physical therapies and prescription drugs, and taking a psychological approach
  • Tools and resources available to employers to help both active and disabled employees manage chronic pain
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National Webinar - The Biologics Savings Partnership - Getting to the Bottom of How to Save on Biologics

April 2019 

  • Dr. Vipul Jairath, will speak to his prescribing of biosimilars and biologics with a specific target of when biosimilars are utilized and not. Switching will be discussed including studies on the outcome of patients after they have been switched. 
  • Mina Mawani from the Crohn’s and Colitis Canada, will explain the current available biologic treatments; the organisation's position on biosimilars, and will discuss IBD clinician concerns regarding a non-medical switch policy’s implications in Canada.
  • Kevin O’Connor will guide the session attendee’s through a 5-year experience model that includes data on the average time a plan member is on a biologic, the average time a plan member remains on treatment after being switched to a biosimilar and the cost of the treatments after a plan member has left a biosimilar. The discussion will end with examining a recently available strategy that utilizes both biosimilars and branded biologics and the scope of the possible savings.
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National Webinar - 10 Steps to Ensure Group Retirement Plan Success

February 28, 2019 1:00 EST

During this presentation Rob Mitchell, Manager Group Retirement Services at Gallagher Benefit Services, will discuss 10 critical components that should be reviewed and monitored annually. He will provide you with the tools and resources to evaluate your ROI to help define the success of your plan and provide path to ongoing success.

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National Webinar- Biosimilars: To Switch or Not To Switch

January 31, 2019 1:00 PM EST 

Ned Pojskic, Leader, Pharmacy & Health Provider Relations at Green Shield Canada, will discuss why there is such low patient uptake in Canada, and what strategies exist today to increase biosimilar utilization. Ned will take a look at the increasing body of evidence – both from clinical trials and registries (real-world evidence) – that supports transitioning patients to biosimilars, and he will share what a biosimilar transition program can look like, from both a patient experience and plan sponsor savings perspective.

Cheryl Koehn, Founder and President of Arthritis Consumer Experts, will provide a patient’s perspective on biosimilars and more specifically biosimilar transitioning, including Arthritis Consumer Experts’ position on this important topic. Cheryl will also discuss the nocebo effect and the evidence that guides how to have the most appropriate conversation with patients to mitigate this effect.

Imran Ali, Senior Manager, pan-Canadian Pharmaceutical Alliance Office, will outline the Pan Canadian Pharmaceutical Alliance’s (pCPA’s) recently released policy directions for biologics, as they apply to pCPA negotiations.

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 National Webinar - 2019 Forecast: Review of the Macroeconomic Environment and of the Global Equity Markets

January 10, 2019 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

In this webinar, Kevin Leblanc, Portfolio Manager, North American markets at Hexavest, will focus on providing his views on the global macroeconomic environment, stock market valuations and how global investors are currently positioned.

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National Webinar - Longevity Risk – Practical Considerations

May 24, 2018 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

Tom Ault and Vivian Lee will delve into what longevity risk is and how it manifests itself in pension plans and how it compares to the other risks within the plan. He will discuss practical innovative steps that sponsors can take to understand, measure and ultimately manage the longevity risk within their plan. The presentation will draw on the practical experiences and analysis performed by Canadian pension plan sponsors as well as global case studies on how to manage longevity risk.

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National Webinar- Workplace Mental Health: Best Practices for Successful RTW

March 22, 2018 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

This webinar focuses on practical and appropriate training options for managers and best practices for implementing RTW plans specifically related to mental health challenges, including options and considerations for workplace accommodations. To facilitate learning, case studies will be reviewed to highlight best practices to reduce disability durations and improve successful outcomes.

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National Webinar- Absence Management - Employer Challenges and Best Practices

January 25, 2018 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

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Review of the Macroeconomic Environment and of the Global Stock Market
In this webinar, Mark-Olivier McNulty, VP, Clients Services & Business Development, Canadian Market at Hexavest - a global equity investment firm which uses a top-down analysis - will focus on providing his views on the global macroeconomic environment, stock market valuations and how global investors are currently positioned.
Recording is available for members 
   
 
Square Peg Meet Round Hole: Is your EAP Future-Ready

In this session, Sean Slater, Executive Vice President-Sales and Marketing, Homewood Health,  discusses how considering changes to your EAP plan design will deliver a program that more appropriately fits your organization’s needs today, and into the future. 

Recording is available for members 
   
 
Build or Buy - Is OCIO right for your Fund

This session offers an introduction to one of the fastest growing trends in the investment industry - the move to Outsourced Chief Investment Office (OCIO) services

Recording is available for members 

   
 

Legislative Updates

You won’t want to miss this session. Manulife legislative experts, Tania Alfonsi and Ralph Castelli, offers insights into recent legislative changes and answer any questions you have.

Recording is available for members 
   
 
Keeping drug plans sustainable through unparalleled growth

In this session Barbara Martinez, Practice Leader, Benefits Solutions, The Great-West Life Assurance Company   updates you on the latest drug spending trends – what new drugs are driving drug plan spending, what new market forces are in place and what can plan sponsors do to keep their drug plans affordable and sustainable. 

Recording is available for members 

   
 
Pharmacogenetics in the workplace

Pharmacogenetics could be a game changer in reducing absenteeism and disability within the workplace.  In this session Dr. Michael Prouse, Director of Operations at Personalized Prescribing  will discuss the science, implementation, safeguards and future directions of pharmacogenetics. 

Recording is available for members 

   

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