2016 Employer Conference
 
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2016 Employer Conference

EmCon: New & Improved

October 5 through 7

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.

Tentative Conference Agenda

Wednesday

Wednesday's schedule
Time Event
7 to 8:30 Continental Breakfast
8:30 to 8:45 Welcome/Announcement
Kevin Worley, DRB
8:45 to 10 Keynote Speaker
Ron Nichols
10 to 10:15 Break
10:15 to 11:45 Benefit Education Roundtable
Roberto Aceveda, DRB
12 to 1:15 Hosted Lunch/Speaker
Baranof
1:15 to 2:30 Teacher Certification
Sondra Merideth and Doug Gray, DRB
2:30 to 3:30 Risk Mitigation
Larry Davis, DRB
3:30 to 3:45 Break
3:45 to 4:45 New DCP Plan
Member Benefits TBD
  Dinner on Your Own
Breakout Sessions
10:15 to 11:45 Hands-on eReporting Training
Annex Training Room
12:45 to 2:15 Hands-on eReporting Training
Annex Training Room

Thursday

Thursday's schedule
Time Event
7 to 8:30 Continental Breakfast
8:30 to 9 Welcome/Announcement
Kevin Worley, DRB
9 to 10:15 Forms
Member Benefits TBD
10:15 to 11:30 History of Retirement
Kathy Lea, DRB
11:30 to 1:00 Lunch on Your Own
1 to 2:15 New Voluntary Supplemental Benefits
Marla Christenson and John Ostrander, DRB and new vendor
2:15 to 3:15 GASB Updates
Kevin Worley, DRB
3:15 to 3:30 Break
3:30 to 4 Make Whole Agreements
Larry Davis and Erika Burkhouse, DRB
4 to 4:45 IRS Restrictions on Retiree Rehire
Kathy Lea, DRB
6 to 8:30 Dinner: $27 per person/speaker
Baranof
Breakout Sessions
10:30 to 12 Hands-on eReporting Training
Annex Training Room
1 to 2:30 Hands-on eReporting Training
Annex Training Room

Friday

Friday's schedule
Time Event
8 to 9 Continental Breakfast
9 to 10:15 Rehired Annuitants and Social Security
Melanie Helmick, DRB
10:15 to 10:30 Break
10:30 to 12 2016 Most Common Audit Issues
Melanie Helmick and Nimeri Denis, DRB
12 to 1 Lunch on Your Own
1 to 2:30 IRS Presentation
IRS Representative
2:30 to 3:30 SSA Presentation
SSA Representatives
3:30 to 3:45 Break
3:45 to 4:30 Audit Roundtable
Melanie Helmick, DRB

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