5 Best Conferences for Benefits Managers

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Benefits Conferences

  • Council on Employee Benefits
  • Employee Benefit News
  • Human Resource Executive
  • International Federation of Employee Benefit Plans
  • University Conference Services

Next year holds exciting opportunities for benefits managers hoping to attend conferences. Whether you are more interested in learning about new products, hearing from the field’s top leaders, or collaborating with peers, the 5 conferences listed below have something to offer you. With events all across the U.S. and throughout the year, you have many 2018 benefits conferences to choose from.

Council on Employee Benefits (CEB)

The CEB 72nd Annual Conference is from April 29th to May 2nd, 2018 in Scottsdale. What makes this conference special is its commitment to confidentiality and forming meaningful professional connections. There are no vendors or sponsorships to detract from the conversations and sharing of expertise. The conference focuses more on collaboration than lecture, so it is an excellent forum for exploring your own ideas and generating new ones. This event is also for CEB members only, so make sure to join before registering.

Employee Benefit News (EBN)

EBN is hosting four 2018 benefits conferences:

  • The Workplace Benefits Renaissance from February 27th to March 4th in Atlantic City focuses on cutting edge strategies.
  • At the Workplace Benefits Mania from July 30th to August 1st in Phoenix and the Workplace Benefits Summit from September 24th to 26th in New Orleans, you will hear the most successful benefits managers in the industry speak.
  • The Benefits Forum and Expo from September 24th to 26th in New Orleans offers a space to collaborate and innovate with peers.

Human Resource Executive

Join the Human Resource Executive Health and Benefits Conference from April 4th to 6th in Las Vegas. Join your colleagues in confronting the nation’s healthcare debate. This event focuses on best practices for creating wellness cultures and reducing corporate healthcare costs. People form industries of all sizes come to share what works and exchange insight about how to address what does not. It also serve as an expo to explore current health and benefits services available.

International Federation of Employee Benefit Plans (IFEBP)

For a global perspective on the benefits management industry, the IFEBP invites you to attend the 27th Annual Health Benefits Conference and Expo from January 22nd to 24th in Clearwater Beach. Current topics to be addressed include compliance initiatives, population health management, and cost containment strategies. This year’s highlight is experiential learning through discussions about case studies. The event offers networking opportunities and informative lectures. You will also have the chance to discuss current products directly with vendors.

University Conference Services

If you are a mid-sized employer, the Mid-Sized Retirement and Health Care Plan Management Conference is tailored to you. There are four dates and locations for you to choose from in 2018: March 25th to 28th in San Francisco, May 6th through 9th in New Orleans, June 10th to 13th in Chicago, and September 30th to October 3rd in Las Vegas. They offer a balance of opportunities to hear from speakers and network with peers. With many workshops to choose from, this conference focuses more on addressing challenges than learning about products.

Slots fill up fast, so register soon for your favorite 2018 benefits conferences! You will not regret taking advantage of these opportunities. Now is the time to collaborate with your peers and get up to date on the best practices in the benefits management industry.