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.
New York Paid Family Leave: A 2018 Q & A Session
Please join us as our speaker, Jill Bergman of Chernoff Diamond, discusses the implementation and administration of Paid Family Leave in New York State, and allows for you to share your early experiences. Some topics we will address include:
Eligibility: Out-of-state, variable hour and seasonal employees, leaves-of-absence during the eligibility period, and status changes from part-time to full-time
Contributions and Premiums: What to withhold, taxation, beginning deductions, opt-outs and carrier billing
Benefit Payments: How is the amount determined, weekly and intermittent benefits, claim filing process including employer and employee responsibilities
Managing Time Off Policies: Coordinating with FMLA, employer paid time off, NYC earned sick time, DBL, STD, maternity/paternity leaves
Action Steps: What's an employer to do now?
Jill Bergman, CEBS Vice President of Compliance, Health & Benefits, Chernoff Diamond
Jill Bergman, CEBS, is Vice President of Compliance in the Health & Beneﬁts practice. As a Certified Employee Beneﬁts Specialist®, Ms. Bergman monitors federal and state‐level employee beneﬁt plan legislation and regulations to help clients understand and comply with the ever‐changing health and welfare plan requirements as well as continuing to closely watch and report on the progress of healthcare reform implementation under the Aﬀordable Care Act (ACA). Ms. Bergman has extensive knowledge of the Aﬀordable Care Act provisions and its impact on plan sponsors. She oversees the publication of the ﬁrm’s newsletter, and writes about topics to help employers and plan sponsors understand and comply with new healthcare reform requirements. She is also a highly sought‐after speaker who routinely creates and delivers cutting‐edge presentations, seminars, workshops and webinars designed to educate and inform employers about the ACA as well as federal and state‐level legislation and regulations that impact employee beneﬁt plans including COBRA, CHIPRA, HIPAA, GINA and DOMA. Prior to joining Chernoﬀ Diamond, Jill was a Senior Consultant and Partner with Milliman, Inc. (New York, NY). She holds a BS in Finance from the University of Vermont.
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.