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  • July 10, 2018 1:26 PM | Michelle Raczynski (Administrator)


    With a Successful Educational Conference SBEN Moves Forward with Additional Events to Help Benefits and HR Professionals

    The successful Educational Conference tackled daunting topics and now SBEN moves forward with additional events specifically designed for Benefits and HR Professionals

    ATLANTA, July 10, 2018 – The Southeast Benefits Education Network’s (SBEN) Annual Educational Conference was held April 18-20, at the Evergreen Marriott Conference Resort, in Stone Mountain, Georgia.  The conference brought together more than 100 human resources and benefits professionals from states across the southeast.  

    “The challenges in today’s industry are vast.  Benefits, now more than ever, impacts employee wellbeing, safety, and truly our entire communities.  An employee’s wellbeing goes beyond a physical, it is mental, financial, educational and more,” noted SBEN’s President and Director of Employee Benefits with Amick Farms LLC, Alanna Tanner. “Education and learning about the importance of all these topics is vital.  The goal is to capitalize on this success with additional events to add even more educational value.”

     SBEN currently has three additional events scheduled for 2018 including the following:


    The Southeast Benefits Education Network is an intra-disciplinary organization which accepts as members practitioners from the following fields: Employers/Plan Sponsors, Accounting, Administration, Actuarial and Benefits consulting, Insurance, Investment Counseling, Investment Services, Legal, and trust as well as many other disciplines as the industry evolves.

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    Thank you to our Charlotte Regional Forum Sponsors:

                

  • April 03, 2018 10:33 AM | Michelle Raczynski (Administrator)

    The Annual SBEN Educational Conference Will Tackle Some of the Most Daunting Issues Facing Benefit and HR Professionals

    From opioids, the new economy to cybersecurity, SBEN wants to educate on what will impact the industry.

     

    ATLANTA, April 3, 2018 – The Southeast Benefits Education Network’s Annual Educational Conference will take place April 18-20, at Evergreen Marriott Conference Resort, in Stone Mountain, Georgia.  The conference will bring together human resources and benefits professionals from states across the southeast.  

     

    “We are tackling the topics that are going to have a direct impact on HR and Benefits Departments across the Southeast.  During this past year, there have been major technology, legislative and regulatory changes that will influence our day-to-day operations,” explained Alanna Tanner, president of SBEN.  “Our goal is to inform and educate HR and Benefits Professionals, so they can improve the well-being of their workforce.”

     

    Topics Include:

    ·        The Role of Benefits in the New Economy

    ·        The Intersection of Tax Reform and 401(k) Planning: How to Prepare for the Future

    ·        The Opioid Epidemic: Overcoming Obstacles to Effective Treatment Regimens

    ·        The Landscape for Benefits Compliance: Legal and Regulatory Issues for Plan Sponsors

    ·        Cybersecurity 2.0: Tips and Traps to Consider for Protecting Employee Benefits Data

    ·       Improving the Quality of Care: Networks, Data and Design Strategies

    ·        And more

     

    Tickets are available through the organization’s website (sben.org). 

     

    The Southeast Benefits Education Network is an intra-disciplinary organization which accepts as members practitioners from the following fields: Employers/Plan Sponsors, Accounting, Administration, Actuarial and Benefits consulting, Insurance, Investment Counseling, Investment Services, Legal, and trust as well as many other disciplines as the industry evolves.

     

    To schedule an interview on the above topics, contact Michelle Raczynski (817-235-5280, michelle@southwestmanagementllc.com). 

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  • March 23, 2018 12:24 PM | Michelle Raczynski (Administrator)

    For Immediate Release 
    March 23, 2018      


    Contact:
    Michelle Raczynski
    Director of Events and Marketing
    817-235-5280
    michelle@southwestmanagementllc.com

    Southeast Benefits Education Network Announces 2018 Board

    ATLANTA, March 23, 2018 – The Southeast Benefits Education Network Announces the 2018 Board of Directors.  The Board will help fill the mission of the organization and offer support to the organization’s stakeholders, supporters and most important, members. 

    “I am honored and humbled by the talent and wisdom on this year’s Board.  These dedicated people are fundamental to strengthen the organization,” noted Past President, Susan Rosenbleeth with Conduent HR Consulting.

    Southeast Benefits Education Network 2018 Board of Directors

    President: Alanna Tanner with Amick Farms
    Vice President:  Eric Rioux with Northwestern Benefit Corp.
    Treasurer:  Malika Terry with InterContinental Hotels Group
    Secretary: Cynthia Wright a strategic senior human resources professional
    Past President:  Susan Rosenbleeth with Conduent HR Consulting
    Directors:     Cynthia Zaleta with Aon Hewitt
                           David Hall with Hall Benefits Law
                            Mandy Hardin with Chick-Fil-A corporate
                            Colleen Pappas with Businessolver
                            Rachel Robinson with Caraustar
                            Tom Simonson with Lockton
                            Keith Wagner with Allianz Global Investors

    The organization continues to develop and notes “While times have changed with the advancement of technology, the increase in regulatory activity and the complexity of the benefits world, the underlying principles are as important as ever. Our events continue to provide timely and relevant sessions on the many areas that impact our business.”

    The Southeast Benefits Education Network is an intra-disciplinary organization which accepts as members practitioners from the following fields: Employers/Plan Sponsors, Accounting, Administration, Actuarial and Benefits consulting, Insurance, Investment Counseling, Investment Services, Legal, and trust as well as many other disciplines as the industry evolves.

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  • June 02, 2016 10:18 AM | Anonymous

    The Southern Employee Benefits Conference has changed its name and brand to SBEN, the Southeast Benefits Education Network.

    SBEN was founded forty-seven years ago as the Southern Pension Conference amidst rapid change in that industry including the formulation of ERISA. Since that time it has been a leading educational association helping benefits professionals throughout the southeastern United States learn and grow in their careers.

    “SBEN has developed over time as the benefits industry has developed from a focus on pensions to a focus on the broad field of employee benefits,” said James Worrell, SBEN President. “Now, we are continuing to develop by providing a more effective network and even more robust programming to meet the changing needs of our members and the rest of the industry.”

    In addition to a new website (sben.org) and an expanded annual education conference which now spans two-plus days of educational sessions, SBEN has added multiple other programs in cities throughout the southeast including Atlanta, Birmingham, Greenville and others. SBEN will also be hosting networking functions at various times throughout the year for members to interact and discuss topics that are top of mind for their companies.

    CONTACT INFORMATION:

    Angela Means

    ameans@sben.org

    (678) 637-5662

Phone: 404.812.9132

Office: 11520 N. Central Expy, Suite 201, Dallas TX 75243


SBEN is a 501(c) non-profit

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