2014 Employer Conference
 
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2014 Employer Conference

EmCon: Primed for Success

October 8 through 10

Baranof Westmark Hotel & Conference Center, Juneau, Alaska


The State of Alaska Division of Retirement and Benefits is proud to offer this exceptional learning opportunity to our partners who help support our mission of guiding Alaskans to lifetimes of well being. Our goal for the conference is to provide exceptional education and create productive connections so we can all more effectively administer our shared retirement and benefit plans.

Conference Agenda

Wednesday

Wednesday's schedule
Time Event
8 to 9 Continental Breakfast
9 to 9:20 Meet and Greet
9:30 Introductions
9:45 to 11:15 Who is a Fiduciary and What is Your Duty?
Keynote speaker: Marilyn Collister of Great-West Retirement Services
11:15 to 11:30 Break
11:30 to 12:30 Occupational Death and Disability DCR Plans: What is the employer's responsibility?
Erika Burkhouse, Marla Christenson, DRB
12:30 to 2 Lunch - Hosted luncheon at Baranof
Luncheon presentation: How the State of Alaska is working to ensure protection of future retirement benefits
Department of Administration Commissioner's Office
2 The DCR Plans—what they provide for your employees
Roberto Aceveda and Great-West Representative
2 to 4 Hands-on eReporting training – Gastineau Room
Erika Burkhouse and Mandy Ireland, DRB

Thursday

Thursday's schedule
Time Event
7:30 to 8:30 Continental Breakfast
8:15 to 10 Social Security Administration presentation (via WebEx)
Patricia Lightholder, SSA
9 to 11 Hands-on eReporting training – Gastineau Room
Erika Burkhouse and Mandy Ireland, DRB
10:15 to 12 IRS presentation
Kathleen Rodegeb and Thomas Mansell, IRS
12 to 1:15 Lunch on Your Own
1:15 to 2:15 Affordable Care Act(ACA)/IRS
Kathleen Rodegeb, IRS
1:30 to 2:30 Teacher Certification – Douglas Room
Sondra Meredith, DE&ED and Linda Zagar, DRB
2 to 4 Hands-on eReporting training – Gastineau Room
Erika Burkhouse and Mandy Ireland, DRB
2:15 to 3 The Advantages of Audits and How the Social Security Administrator Can Help Employers
Kay Gouyton, DRB
3 to 4 IRS/SSA question and answer session
All Day Round Table Q&A – breakout room
TBA SBS Polisub reporting – breakout room
Mandy Ireland, John Ostrander, DRB

Friday

Friday's schedule
Time Event
8 to 9 Continental Breakfast
(a.m.) TBA Q&A session
9 to 10 LWOP Reporting (Technical Training) Douglas Room
Roberto Aceveda
9 to 10 GASB update
Kevin Worley, DRB
9 to 11 Hands-on eReporting training – Gastineau Room
Erika Burkhouse and Mandy Ireland, DRB
10 to 10:15 Break
10:15 to noon Life of a Member
Larry Davis, DRB
Noon to 1:30 Lunch on Your Own
1:30 Legislative update Kathy Lea, DRB

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Baranof Hotel Reservations Information

  • Group Name: Division of Retirement & Benefits
  • Group code: DIRE100714
  • Phone reservations: (800) 544-0970
  • Online reservations: Juneau Baranof Westmark
  • Discount Rate: $135 for a standard room
  • Rate dates*: 10/7/2014 to 10/13/2014
    • *Rates will be extended two days pre- and post-dates as availability allows
  • Upon check-in the Baranof hotel will provide a coupon for 15% off lunch at the on-site Capital Café or dinner at the Gold Room Restaurant

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