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.
Please join us as our speaker, Jay K. Egelberg of First Actuarial Consulting, Inc. (”FACT”), shares his insights on topics such as:
How present values are calculated
Key valuation components:How changes in benefits affect long-term costs
Actuarial rules of thumb
Jay K. Egelberg, ASA, FCA, MAAA, EA Consulting Actuary, First Actuarial Consulting, Inc. (“FACT”)
In May 2013, Mr. Egelberg became a consulting actuary in the Times Square office of FACT. Prior to joining FACT, he coordinated the development of another major firm’s national actuarial and consulting services to U.S. multiemployer funds. He has over 35 years of experience with retirement programs, helping clients address design, funding, compliance, administration, and communication issues. Since 1993, he has been focusing on multiemployer pension plans and has experience with funds of all sizes in a wide variety of industries including manufacturing, building and construction, entertainment, retail, and transportation. Mr. Egelberg is a frequent speaker at trustee- and professional-education conferences for actuaries and attorneys and is author on issues relating to funding under the Pension Protection Act of 2006, the Multiemployer Pension Reform Act of 2014, and withdrawal liability. He is a contributing editor of the Journal of Pension Benefits for multiemployer issues. He has championed mentoring and training programs for actuarial students and had been a frequent speaker at the International Foundation of Employee Benefits Plans’ intern program. Mr. Egelberg has just been re-seated to serve his second term as a member of the International Foundation's Professionals Committee, and he is currently developing a multiemployer track as a member of the Pension Section of the Annual Meeting Committee of the Conference of Consulting Actuaries. He is an associate of the Society of Actuaries, a fellow of the Conference of Consulting Actuaries, a member of the American Academy of Actuaries, and an enrolled actuary under ERISA. Mr. Egelberg holds a B.A. in music and physics from Queens College of the City University of New York.
Date: Thursday, November 16, 2017
Time: Registration check-in begins at 8:30 AM
Presentation / Q & A from 8:45 AM – 10:00 AM
Meeting Location and Directions: Penguin Random House1745 Broadway (b/t 55th & 56th St)14th Floor, Dr. Seuss Conference Room
Directions Take the 1, A, or C to Columbus Circle, the N, Q, or R to 57th St / 7th Ave, the B, D, or E to 53rd St / 7th Ave, or take the F to 55th St / 6th Ave
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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!
The CEBS program offers four highly renowned designations in the U.S. and Canada covering all aspects of benefits and compensation. The ultimate designation is a full Certified Employee Benefit Specialist (CEBS) designation.The CEBS is attained after demonstrating excellence in retirement benefits, health benefits and compensation.Other specialty designations can be attained prior to receipt of the full CEBS Designation.These include:
Group Benefits Associate (GBA), a specialty designation focusing on health care and other group benefits,
Retirement Plans Associate (RPA), a specialty designation focusing on all aspects of retirement plans, and
Compensation Management Specialist (CMS), a specialty designation that focuses on compensation and human resources.
In the U.S., CEBS is co-sponsored by the International Foundation and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. The GBA, RPA and CMS Designations require the completion of three exams, each.The CEBS Designation requires the completion of 8 required exams – 6 core topics and 2 electives.Exams may be prepared for through self-study, online study, formal classes or in-house classes.
Here are some great reasons to join the NY Metro ISCEBS Chapter:
The NY Metro Chapter has over 100 members.
The Chapter hosts monthly educational events on a wide range of current benefit topics. By attending these complimentary events, members can obtain CEBS Continuing Professional Education, HRCI HR General Education and SHRM PDC credits hour(s).
The events provide relevant hot topics and speakers from local law, accounting, insuranceand consulting firms, the IRS and DOL to name a few.We provide our members with access to up-to-date information, that benefits professionals need and provide great networking opportunities.
The Chapter also hosts a summer social and a winter holiday networking event in the mid-town area,which presents a great opportunity to catch up with other Chapter members and network.
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.