2018 Employer Conference
 

2018 Employer Conference

Conference Registration

EmCon 2018 – Better Together
October 3rd – 5th

Baranof Westmark Hotel & Conference Center - Juneau, AK

$129 / Night
Use Group Code: RETIRE2018

Book now through September 13th to receive the group rate.

Alaska Airlines Discount

Alaska Airlines is providing a discount to EmCon attendees. It is valid for travel dates to Juneau from September 30 through October 8, 2018. The code is active now for booking.
Need the discount code? Contact Roberto Aceveda at (907) 465-4817 or via email at Roberto.Aceveda@alaska.gov.
To use your Discount Code, go online to alaskaair.com and input the Discount Code when searching for flights. The discount will be applied to any flights that meet the requirements.* By clicking the “?” next to the discount code box after entering the code you may view a detailed description of the rules.
If you have questions about the Discount Code, please contact the Alaska Airlines Group Desk at (800) 445-4435.

*Not valid on flights from Prudhoe Bay, the Lower 48, Hawaii, Canada, Mexico, or Costa Rica.



The State of Alaska Division of Retirement and Benefits is proud to offer this 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 / Announcements
Kathy Lea, DRB
8:45 to 10 Keynote Speaker / Financially Fit
John Mohan, CFP, Empower
10 to 10:15 Break
10:15 to 11 Better Together
Roberto Aceveda and Doug Gray, DRB
Liz Davidsen, Empower
11 to 12 Regional Group Discussion
Roberto Aceveda and Doug Gray, DRB
Liz Davidsen, Empower
12 to 1:15 Hosted Lunch / Speaker (Baranof)
Pat Pitney, Office of Management and Budget (OMB)
1:15 to 2:30 Teacher Certification
Sondra Meredith, DEED
Doug Gray, DRB
2:30 to 3:30 DCR Plan: The Money — For Employers
Member Benefits staff, DRB
3:30 to 3:45 Break
3:45 to 4:45 DCR Plan: Defined Benefits — For Employers
Member Benefits staff, DRB
  Dinner on Your Own
Breakout Sessions
10:15 to 11:45 Hands-on Employer Services Training
Annex Training Room
12:45 to 2:15 Hands-on Employer Services Training
Annex Training Room

Thursday

Thursday’s Schedule
Time Event
7 to 8:30 Continental Breakfast
8:30 to 9 Welcome / Announcement
Kathy Lea, DRB
9 to 10:15 Deferred Compensation: Join the State Plan
Roberto Aceveda, DRB
Liz Davidsen, Empower
10:15 to 10:30 Break
10:30 to 11:30 Developing an Employee Financial Wellness Program
Kathy Lea, DRB
11:30 to 1 Lunch on Your Own
1 to 3:15 Financial Wellness Reviews and Services
Roberto Aceveda, DRB
Empower representative
3:15 to 3:30 Break
3:30 to 4 Compensation and Contribution Limits
Teresa Kesey, DRB
4 to 4:30 Importance of Correct Reporting
Mindy Voigt and Kenneth Woodbury, DRB
  Dinner on Your Own
Breakout Sessions
10:30 to 12 Hands-on Employer Services Training
Annex Training Room
1 to 2:30 Hands-on Employer Services Training
Annex Training Room

Friday

Friday's Schedule
Time Event
9 to 9:45 IRS Paycheck Checkup
Melanie Helmick, DRB
9:45 to 10:45 Audit Process and Expectations
Melanie Helmick, DRB
10:45 to 11 Break
11 to 12 IRS Data Security
Melanie Helmick, DRB
12 to 1 Lunch on Your Own
1 to 2:15 Audit Issues 2018
Melanie Helmick, DRB
2:15 to 2:30 Break
2:30 to 3:30 Social Security Presentation
Social Security Administration representative
3:30 to 3:45 Break
3:45 to 4:30 Audit Roundtable
Audit and Benefit Education staff, DRB

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