2018-2019 Event Calendar

September 6, 2018 

Paid Family and Medical Leave 

Kate Tylee Herz, David Wright Tremaine LLP

Right to Try

Jessica Rother, CCEP and Kim Petram, RN, BSN

Healthcare Management Administrators 

April 4, 2019 - Spring Seminar, Washington Athletic Club

Cancellation policy

Reservations must be cancelled on or before the reservation deadline in order to receive a refund for an event.

Please email if you need more information.

Payment by Check

You may also pay for reservations by check. Write the invoice number on the check, include a copy of the invoice and mail to:

WP&BC Seattle Chapter
PO Box 58530
Seattle, WA 98138-1530

Upcoming events

    • 21 Feb 2019
    • 2:30 PM - 6:00 PM (PST)
    • Washington Athletic Club, 1325 6th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101 - Top of the WAC

    February 21, 2019 Quarterly Meeting

    Pension Risk Transfer  

    When to do it. Why it’s important. How to do it.  

    Craig Watkins, Vice President & Regional Sales Director- Prudential

    Join us to hear Craig describe the When, Why and How of plan sponsors looking to outsource and remove the risk of running defined benefit plans. He will also provide insight on what the pension risk transfer market look like given investment returns, interest rate and political environment.

    The Affordable Care Act

    Constitutionality in Question!

    Christine Hawkins, Associate- Davis Wright Tremaine LLP  

    Christine discusses the impact of the recent ruling in Texas v. Azar and continued enforcement of the Affordable Care Act’s employer mandate?  In addition, hear real life examples of how she assists Plan Sponsors with responding to and abating employer shared responsibility payment assessments; some in excess of $10 million dollars! Christine will also share her insider tips and advice for responding to Letter 226-J.

    This is a session that Plan Sponsors will not want to miss!


    3:00-3:10 - Registration

    3:10-4:00 – Pension Risk Transfer

    4:00-4:10 - Break

    4:10-5:00 – The Affordable Care Act

    5:00-6:00 - Wine and appetizers

    Thank you to our Sponsor for the 

    February 21, 2019 Quarterly Meeting

    Location for meeting:

    • Washington Athletic Club・1325 6th Avenue・Seattle, WA 98101
    • Top of the WAC

    • 04 Apr 2019
    • 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Washington Athletic Club

    Annual WP&BC Seattle Chapter Spring Seminar - 2019

    The Western Pension & Benefits Council, Seattle Chapter's focus with our 2019 Spring Seminar is to provide benefits professionals with tools, knowledge and new ideas to help pension and benefits plan participants. This year’s Spring Seminar will continue to offer key industry updates necessary to stay current as benefits professionals.

    Our luncheon speaker is Seattle Seahawks, Director of Pro Personnel, Nolan Teasley. He will "kick off" the afternoon session with a look at"Managing Change and Maintaining a Winning Culture".  

    Immediately following the last session, plan to stay and visit with colleagues, speakers and and sponsor representatives at the hosted cocktail reception.

    Managing Change and Maintaining a Winning Culture

    Seattle Seahawks Director of Pro Personnel, Nolan Teasley, will share his perspective on the upcoming season, as well as a behind the scenes looks at the Seahawks approach to managing change and maintaining a winning culture. Common to all organizations is the need to attract and retain the best talent, and to manage that talent to achieve the organization’s mission. But few organizations do that more publicly than a professional sports team.  

    Nolan’s tenacity and work ethic, that have led to his rapid growth within the Seahawks organization is an inspiring story. A prior college football player, Nolan left his career in corporate marketing to follow his passion, taking an entry-level position as an intern with the Seahawks in 2013. He was soon promoted to Pro Scout, and spent his time evaluating the strengths and weaknesses of professional football players across the NFL.

    Last year, in his sixth season, Nolan was promoted to Director of Pro Personnel, with primary responsibility for acquiring and contracting with players to fill gaps and create the depth of strength needed for the Seahawks’ success. Nolan is an engaging speaker, and will welcome your questions.

     12:00 - 1:00              Lunch / Keynote speaker                    
     1:00 - 2:00  Breakout Session 1A  Breakout Session 1B
     2:00 - 3:00  Breakout Session 2A  Breakout Session 2B
     3:00 - 4:00                     General Session                       
     4:00 - 5:00            Sponsors' Reception             

    This year we are pleased to announce a partnership with Employee Benefits Planning Association (EBPA).  They will hold their regular breakfast program in the morning.  For details, click here.  For those who choose to attend both events, we are offering a discount. 


    $180.00 - WP&BC Members

    $220.50 - Members of Either EBPA or WP&BC attending both events

    $300.00 - Non members

    $346.50 - Non members of either EBPA or WP&BC attending both events

    No refunds after March 25, 2019.

    • 04 Apr 2019
    • 11:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Washington Athletic Club, 1325 6th Avenue, Seattle, WA

    Be a 2019 Spring Seminar sponsor!

    You are invited to be a part of the premier conference in the Seattle area for retirement and benefits professionals. Sponsorship of the conference will ensure that your company is featured for all event attendees.

    Sponsorship Details

          Silver: $1,000 

          All Sponsorships include:

    • Your company name and logo featured in a full page in conference program

    • Table at cocktail reception following the program

    • Logo on posters throughout the event venue

    • Logo displayed on screen between sessions

    • Logo and link to your company's website on the event web page

    • One complimentary registration for the Spring Seminar

      Gold: $2,500 - in addition to above, will receive:

    • Recognition by WP&BC from the podium during the lunch program

    • One paid annual membership to WP&BC Seattle Chapter

    • One paid registration to all 2019 Seattle Chapter events

    Sponsor logos are below once registered for Spring Seminar.


Past events

14 Nov 2018 WP&BC Seattle Quarterly Meeting - November 14
06 Sep 2018 WP&BC Seattle Quarterly Meeting- September 6
28 Jun 2018 WP&BC Seattle Quarterly Meeting-CANCELLED
30 May 2018 Panel about Disability Claims Administration
20 May 2018 Western Pension & Benefits Council (WP&BC) is pleased to announce a new annual conference partnership for 2018!
30 Apr 2018 WP&BC Seattle Quarterly Meeting
07 Feb 2018 WP&BC Seattle Chapter Pop Up - Tax Reform Panel
25 Jan 2018 WP&BC Seattle Quarterly Meeting: Technology & Implementation Practices
11 Jan 2018 WP&BC Seattle Chapter Pop Up - 2018 Financial Outlook
07 Dec 2017 Employee Benefits Planning Association
29 Nov 2017 FREE for 2017 PNW ISCEBS Chapter Members
16 Nov 2017 WP&BC Seattle Chapter Pop Up - ACA Developments
14 Sep 2017 Paid Parental Leave Trends and Considerations
09 Jul 2017 2017 Western Benefits Conference - Anaheim
20 Jun 2017 WP&BC June 20,2017 Chapter Meeting
16 May 2017 May 16, 2017 - No chapter meeting in May
04 May 2017 PNW ISCEBS - Long Term Care Webinar
19 Apr 2017 Spring Seminar Sponsorship
19 Apr 2017 The 2017 Spring Seminar
30 Mar 2017 PNW ISCEBS event on Medicare Basics.
21 Mar 2017 March 21 Chapter Meeting
21 Feb 2017 February 21 Chapter Meeting
17 Jan 2017 January 17 Chapter Meeting
15 Nov 2016 November 15 Chapter Meeting - Cancelled
18 Oct 2016 October 18 Chapter Meeting
20 Sep 2016 September 20 Chapter Meeting
19 Jul 2016 2016 Western Benefits Conference
21 Jun 2016 June 21 Chapter Meeting
20 Apr 2016 Spring Seminar Sponsorship
20 Apr 2016 The 2016 Spring Seminar
15 Mar 2016 March 15 Chapter Meeting
16 Feb 2016 February 16 Chapter Meeting
19 Jan 2016 January 19 Chapter Meeting
17 Nov 2015 November 17 Chapter Meeting
02 Nov 2015 Member Appreciation Networking Event
20 Oct 2015 October 20 Chapter Meeting
15 Sep 2015 September 15 Chapter Meeting
19 Jul 2015 2015 Western Benefits Conference
16 Jun 2015 June 16 Chapter Meeting
22 Apr 2015 The 2015 Spring Seminar
22 Apr 2015 Spring Seminar Sponsorship
17 Mar 2015 March 17 Chapter Meeting
17 Feb 2015 February 17 Chapter Meeting
20 Jan 2015 January 20 Chapter Meeting
18 Nov 2014 November 18 Chapter Meeting
21 Oct 2014 October 21 Chapter Meeting
30 Sep 2014 Member Appreciation Networking Event
16 Sep 2014 September 16 Chapter Meeting
27 Jul 2014 2014 Western Benefits Conference
20 May 2014 May 20 Chapter Meeting
23 Apr 2014 The 2014 Spring Seminar
23 Apr 2014 Spring Seminar Sponsorship
18 Mar 2014 March 18 Chapter Meeting
18 Feb 2014 February 18 Chapter Meeting
21 Jan 2014 January 21 Chapter Meeting
19 Nov 2013 November 19 Chapter Meeting
29 Oct 2013 October 29 Chapter Meeting
30 Sep 2013 Member Appreciation Networking Event
17 Sep 2013 September 17 Chapter Meeting
21 Jul 2013 2013 Western Benefits Conference
21 May 2013 May 21 Chapter Meeting
23 Apr 2013 The 2013 Spring Seminar
19 Mar 2013 March 19 Chapter Meeting
19 Feb 2013 February 19 Chapter Meeting
15 Jan 2013 January 15 Chapter Meeting
27 Nov 2012 November Chapter Meeting
16 Oct 2012 October Chapter Meeting
18 Sep 2012 September Chapter Meeting
15 Jul 2012 2012 Western Benefits Conference
Western Pension & Benefits Council • Seattle Chapter
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