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.
January 23, 2020
International Health Care Systems and Wellness Trends
Global employees come from many different healthcare models with many different cultural norms. Our discussion will provide an overview of those systems and how social determinants of care affect outcomes, including here in the U.S. Our U.S. discussion will include an analysis of models ranging from employer paid programs to single payer models such as the Veterans Administration and Medicare.Please join us as Allen leads our in-depth look at:
Defining key characteristics of single payer models
Examples of single payer models around the globe
Global health challenges and factors impacting change
Comparative health models including the U.K., Canada, and India
Developing a global health and well-being strategy
Our session will help you gain a deeper understanding of the different approaches and cultural differences that affect the delivery of healthcare and will provide information to help you in managing global employees and programs.
Allen C. Koski, Vice President, Global Solutions, UnitedHealthcare Global
Allen is Vice President of Global Solutions based in Delaware. He is responsible for direct and indirect relationships and distribution channels that support expatriate insurance, assistance and risk, global medical, and other cross border solutions. He has traveled to over 50 countries to meet with employers, international assignees, traveling executives, local nationals, medical providers and insurers. Some of the most interesting locations include Jordan, Turkey, Chile, Ukraine, Vietnam, Cambodia and China.
Allen has spoken at annual conferences ranging from the ISCEBS Symposium, World at Work, Canadian Employee Relocation Council, and the National Foreign Trade Council. He currently supports the CEBS Certificate in Global Benefits Management by teaching “International Health Care Systems and Trends.” He is currently Vice President of the Philadelphia Certified Employee Benefits Chapter. Prior to joining UnitedHealthcare Global, Allen has worked in the expatriate, multinational pooling, offshore pension, and inpatriate arena. He started his career as a staff assistant and scheduler for a U.S. Congressman.
Date: Thursday, January 23rd, 2020
Time: Registration check-in begins at 8:30 AM, Breakfast will be provided Presentation / Q & A from 8:45 AM – 10:00 AM
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.
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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.