Celebrate – Network – Discover

Join us as we celebrate and network, while discovering successful benefit strategies for our new dynamic world.

"Participating in SBEN gives me unbiased insights and helps me learn from fellow Benefits Industry Pros." - Past Attendee


Wednesday, May 3

4:00pm - 7:00pm Registration

5:00pm - 7:00pm Cocktail Party

 Thursday, May 4

8:00am - 8:40am  Breakfast

8:35am - 8:40am Welcome

8:40am - 9:35am  IRS National Office Update John Wright (Internal Revenue Service)

9:35am - 10:30am ERISA Litigation Update Johnny Wentzell (Jackson Lewis)

10:30am -10:50 am Break

10:50am - 11:45am Trends in Cybersecurity  Trish McGinity (Empower) & Audrey Odonkor (Crenshaw Ware & Martin)

11:45am - 1:15pm Lunch  - The Evolving Workscape John Diehl (Hartford Funds)

How shifting demographics, technology

innovations, and new employee

expectations are shaping the

workplace of the future

Breakout 1

1:15pm - 2:10 pm Investment Menu Trends Blackrock

1:15pm - 2:10pm  Healthcare Price of Transparency Susan Klinefelter (Mercer) and Megan Cumbers (Mercer)

Breakout 2

2:15pm - 3:10pm  Correction of Retirement Plan Errors Scott Wagner (Morris Manning) & Chelsea Deppert (Morris Manning)

2:15pm - 3:10pm  The Benefits Superhero Formula: Jet Blizzard (SWORD Health)

Using Digital Therapy to Lower Costs

and Improve Benefit Equity

3:10pm - 4:25pm  Break

Breakout 3

3:30pm - 4:25pm M&A Boot Camp Tom Simonson (Creative Planning). Alek Bevernsee (Elliott Davis), Eric Penkert (Ogletree) & Ashli Smith (Creative Planning)

3:30pm - 4:25pm Personalized Medicine:  Randy Vogenberg (EPIC), Alasdair Roe (Turtle Grass), Ira Klein MD (Tempus)

Forcing Change on Healthcare

Benefits Finance and Management

4:30pm - 6:00pm Cocktail Party

 Friday, May 5
  • 8:00am - 8:45am Breakfast

  • 8:45am - 9:40am Legislative and regulatory update Sam Henson (Creative Planning)

  • 9:40am - 10:35am   Issues with the remote workforce   Christina Broxterman (Ogletree), Mike Mahoney( Ogletree) and Greg Hare (Ogletree)

  • 10:35am - 10:55am     Break

  • 10:55am - 11:40 am Wellness  (ethics credit) Julie Sharp (FEI Workforce Resilience)

  • 11:45am Grab & Go Lunch

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