The Employee Benefits Institute

The Employee Benefits Institute is a non-profit organization with a rich history of more than three decades of providing continuing education, resources and support for the employee benefits community.

The Employee Benefits Institute

The Employee Benefits Institute is a non-profit organization with a rich history of more than three decades of providing continuing education, resources and support for the employee benefits community.

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the Premier Benefits Association
in the Midwest

EBI sponsors workshops and on-line webinars throughout the year as well as an annual conference each spring that draws hundreds of attendees from a 7-state region with nationally-recognized speakers and experts to update our audience about timely employee benefits issues (both healthcare issues as well as retirement/pension issues).

The Board of Directors consists of leaders in our industry from three distinct “colleges” – the Legal College, the Consultant College and the Plan Sponsor College.

The continuing education provided through these various formats includes CPE for the accountants, HRCI and SHRM for the human resource and benefits professionals, insurance CE for insurance brokers, continuing CFP© education for the Certified Financial Planners©, and continuing legal education (CLE) offered in collaboration with the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law Continuing Education.

Vital education, workshops, networking, and resources for Employee Benefits Professionals across the US.

the Premier Benefits Association
in the Midwest

EBI sponsors workshops and on-line webinars throughout the year as well as an annual conference each spring that draws hundreds of attendees from a 7-state region with nationally-recognized speakers and experts to update our audience about timely employee benefits issues (both healthcare issues as well as retirement/pension issues).

The Board of Directors consists of leaders in our industry from three distinct “colleges” – the Legal College, the Consultant College and the Plan Sponsor College.

The continuing education provided through these various formats includes CPE for the accountants, HRCI and SHRM for the human resource and benefits professionals, insurance CE for insurance brokers, continuing CFP© education for the Certified Financial Planners©, and continuing legal education (CLE) offered in collaboration with the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law Continuing Education.

Vital education, workshops, networking, and resources for Employee Benefits Professionals across the US.

How to Get Involved

Sign up to join our mailing list and receive information about Early Bird Discounts and Special Offers.

2021 ANNUAL CONFERENCE

2021 ANNUAL CONFERENCE

About the Conferenece

Each spring the Employee Benefits Institute sponsors an annual conference that draws hundreds of attendees from a multi-state region.

From the very beginning, the organizers of the events made efforts to bring speakers from outside our region to educate and inform the dialogue around employee benefits. The speakers regularly include government officials from Washington D.C. (from both the IRS as well as the Department of Labor) as well as other top talent from around the country.

The sessions are divided equally between benefit plans in the health and welfare space as well as benefit plans in the pension and retirement space. Attendees include corporate executives such as the CFO as well as Human Resource professionals responsible for the administration of these employer- sponsored plans. Attendees also include attorneys, accountants, administrators, consultants, and advisors who lend their expertise to serving plan sponsors.

The cost to attend the conference, which includes all materials, breakfast and lunch, as well as the applicable Continuing Education credits, is partially underwritten by sponsors allowing EBI to offer this service more affordably.

Attendees

States

By incorporating both attorneys who specialize in ERISA as well as the company executives and HR personnel impacted by the provisions of ERISA, the group has maintained the balance between academia and practical application allowing them to become the premier resource for employee benefits in the Midwest. What started through the UMKC CLE program has expanded to work with other law schools throughout the area, including Creighton University and Drake University. With regional workshops held in Iowa, Nebraska, Arkansas, Oklahoma and throughout Kansas and Missouri, the focus is truly regional in scope.

About the Conferenece

Each spring the Employee Benefits Institute sponsors an annual conference that draws hundreds of attendees from a multi-state region.

From the very beginning, the organizers of the events made efforts to bring speakers from outside our region to educate and inform the dialogue around employee benefits. The speakers regularly include government officials from Washington D.C. (from both the IRS as well as the Department of Labor) as well as other top talent from around the country.

The sessions are divided equally between benefit plans in the health and welfare space as well as benefit plans in the pension and retirement space. Attendees include corporate executives such as the CFO as well as Human Resource professionals responsible for the administration of these employer- sponsored plans. Attendees also include attorneys, accountants, administrators, consultants, and advisors who lend their expertise to serving plan sponsors.

The cost to attend the conference, which includes all materials, breakfast and lunch, as well as the applicable Continuing Education credits, is partially underwritten by sponsors allowing EBI to offer this service more affordably.

Attendees

States

By incorporating both attorneys who specialize in ERISA as well as the company executives and HR personnel impacted by the provisions of ERISA, the group has maintained the balance between academia and practical application allowing them to become the premier resource for employee benefits in the Midwest. What started through the UMKC CLE program has expanded to work with other law schools throughout the area, including Creighton University and Drake University. With regional workshops held in Iowa, Nebraska, Arkansas, Oklahoma and throughout Kansas and Missouri, the focus is truly regional in scope.

“It’s current, it’s timely, it’s cutting edge, and of course we have outstanding speakers from throughout the industry.”

– Craig Kovarik, Husch Blackwell

“There really is no better one-day event that captures it all than the EBI Conference.”

– Jamie Dutton, Gallagher

“Great education at a great price; one-day conference – one-stop shop.”

– Troy Redstone, PHD. Retirement Consulting

Ebi Workshops

While the annual conference is still the hallmark event for the Employee Benefits Institute, the board has expanded its programming by providing targeted workshops throughout the year. In contrast to the annual conference which covers a variety of topics in both the welfare and retirement areas, the workshops allow for a concentration in a particular subject matter that might only apply to one slice of employee benefits.

Recently, EBI has partnered with the Department of Labor to sponsor their outreach events in Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska and Iowa. The workshops allow EBI to maintain a regional focus with meetings in Omaha and Des Moines as well as northwest Arkansas and northeast Oklahoma.

Ebi
Workshops

While the annual conference is still the hallmark event for the Employee Benefits Institute, the board has expanded its programming by providing targeted workshops throughout the year. In contrast to the annual conference which covers a variety of topics in both the welfare and retirement areas, the workshops allow for a concentration in a particular subject matter that might only apply to one slice of employee benefits.

Recently, EBI has partnered with the Department of Labor to sponsor their outreach events in Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska and Iowa. The workshops allow EBI to maintain a regional focus with meetings in Omaha and Des Moines as well as northwest Arkansas and northeast Oklahoma.

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