Welcome to the New York Metro Chapter of the International Society of Certified Employee Benefit Specialists. Our mission is to foster a community of benefits professionals, providing opportunities to learn more about health, welfare and retirement benefits as well as network with colleagues in the field. The New York Metro chapter is one of the 43 ISCEBS chapters located across the U.S. and Canada, and is unique as we annually host 11 annual educational and networking chapter events at no additional charge for members. We hope this website provides you greater insight about our chapter and how membership can be of abundant benefit to you.
Important Pharmacy Updates and Emerging Rx Trend
Please join us as our speaker, Bill Nulman, discusses the pharmacy benefit industry landscape, trends, and management strategies:
The current pharmacy landscape and marketplace
Specialty pharmacy challenges and strategies
PBM rebates, revenue streams and tactics
Prevailing challenges experienced by most plan sponsors
Bill Nulman, Area Vice President, Pharmacy Benefit Consulting, Gallagher
Pharmacy benefit programs are increasingly difficult to manage due to PBM industry changes and skyrocketing drug prices. These circumstances affect plans’ abilities to negotiate lower costs for prescription drugs and manage drug utilization, which is becoming an increasingly higher percentage of overall healthcare spend. This trend is driven by many factors, including expanded offerings as new specialty drugs come to market, as well as continued increased use of high-cost specialty medications.
Bill Nulman has 23 years of experience in the pharmacy benefit industry. He brings an expertise and understanding of the pharmacy benefits supply chain to help clients optimize financial and healthcare outcomes for their covered lives. As an Area Vice President supporting Gallagher’s Northeast Region, he is responsible for the successful delivery of a wide range of pharmacy consulting solutions to employers, hospitals, government entities, and other benefit plan sponsors. Bill has extensive expertise in the areas of PBM vendor procurement, contract negotiation, benchmarking, audit, plan design consultation and 340B program optimization.
Date: Tuesday, September 24, 2019
Time: Registration check-in begins at 8:30 AM, Breakfast will be provided Presentation / Q & A from 8:45 AM – 10:00 AM
Meeting Location and Directions:
Arthur J. Gallagher, 250 Park Avenue, 5th floor(Between E. 46th and E. 47th Streets)
For complete program information please click here.
BENEFITS 360 Maximize Your Employer-Sponsored Benefits
Come join the ISCEBS NY Metro Chapter and other colleagues in the HR, Benefits and the Employee Wellbeing space for our Fall Benefits 360 event. Employees are more educated than ever about their benefits and have certain expectations of what employers should provide. Talent pools are shrinking! Are you up to date on the latest trends as it relates to health and retirement plan benefits? Not to worry - this full-day program will provide cutting-edge information on an array of topics critical to enhancing the employee experience, in an effort to yield greater overall engagement and increase value on your investment. Subject matter experts will speak to reimagining benefits and meeting employees’ changing needs; such as bringing comprehensive, low-cost preventive medical services to the worksite. You’ll also gain a deeper understanding of leave management issues - giving away too much is just as bad as not providing enough of a benefit. Finally, you’ll learn what’s on the horizon as it relates to retirement plan cybersecurity in this age of hackers and systems ransom threats, as well as receive retirement plan legislation updates on what to expect in 2020.
Date: October 7, 2019
Program Agenda: Registration and check – in begins at 8:30 am
Welcome: 9:00 AM - 9:10 AM
Sessions: 9:15 AM - 5:00 PM
MetLife, 200 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10106
For complete program information please click here.
Please mark your calendars for other upcoming NY Chapter Events:
October 8th - Single Payer and State Individual Mandate Developments
October 23rd - U.S. Department of Labor Update
December TBD - Holiday Networking
CEBS has introuduce a universal continuing professional education (CPE) requirement for all holders of the CEBS credential - past, present, and future graduates of both the U.S and Canadian CEBS programs.
To learn more about the new CPE requirement and how you can report your CEBS CPE credits pleaseclick here!
Here are some great reasons to join the International Society:
The Society has thousands of benefits and compensation professionals as members. Membership spans the globe, but is primarily concentrated in the US and Canada.
Complimentary webcasts from the International Foundation and the Society.
Unlimited access to live and on demand webcasts. In addition to dozens of downloads currently available, the Foundation and Society have committed to having 10+ Canadian and 20+ U.S. webcasts in 2016.
The ISCEBSLink provides answers to several hundred questions and responses, which saves our members both valuable time and money to obtain the same elsewhere.HR practices and policy language, legal renderings, vendor suggestions and evaluations, and product suggestions have all been shared on the ISCEBSLink.
Hundreds of Society members participate in discussions on the ISCEBSLink.
The Information Center provides members information for benchmarking data, compliance information on 401(k) plans, ACA, HIPAA privacy rules, and pension changes.
Society members have unlimited information center requests.
The U.S. Legislative Tracker provides a searchable list of proposed benefits-related legislation.
Today’s Headlines feature provides daily emails with top benefits news articles to help keep members in the loop with what’s on the horizon in the field.
Society members are able to post their resume for free and search posted jobs in the Members Only/Online Community section of the site.
The positions are specifically targeted toward professionals who are familiar with the CEBS program.
Companies that search the resumes posted are looking for CEBS professionals and are familiar with the designation.
The Annual Symposium offers attendees real-time education opportunities on pending legislation, regulation updates, current practices as well as valuable takeaways to help benefits and compensation professionals do their job.
New CEBS graduates as well as new GBA, RPA, and CMS designees are recognized and honored at the Symposium conferment ceremony.