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.
Our Chapter provides many educational, networking, and professional development opportunities to members and non-members. Below is a list of upcoming as well as past events.
As a non-profit organization, we rely on volunteers and the generosity of our sponsors and presenters to provide content and/or venues for our educational forums. We hope you utilize the information available and consider participating in our activities.
Section 409A: What Every Benefits Professional Needs to Know
Please join us as our speaker, William Duff, discusses Section 409A of the Internal Revenue Code, which applies to compensation that workers earn in one year, but that is paid in a future year. This is referred to as nonqualified deferred compensation. Imagine advising your CEO that a bonus payable in one of the next two calendar years is taxable… This course will help you to identify compensation covered by 409A, and how to structure this compensation to avoid 409A penalties (and embarrassing confrontations with the CEO)!
William B. Duff, PartnerRoyer Cooper Cohen Braunfeld LLC
Bill practices primarily in the areas of:
Employee Benefits including ERISA,
Employment Law and related tax issues
He also advises on matters of corporate governance, particularly with respect to nonprofit organizations.
Date: Thursday, August 23, 2018
Time: Registration check-in begins at 8:30 AM
Presentation / Q & A from 8:45 AM – 10:00 AM
Meeting Location and Directions:
Voya Financial ®230 Park Ave, 13th FloorNew York, NY 10169
Directions Take the 4,5,6,7 or S to Grand Central/42nd Street
NOTE: Photo ID and pre-registration are required to enter the building!
For complete program information please click here!
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.