We are confident that our conferences provide real, actionable information that will benefit you and the plans you manage.  But don’t just take our word for it! Below are ten reasons your colleagues and peers believe you should attend one of our programs:

Top Notch Education

“As usual, an excellent conference. All the speakers were informative, engaging and knowledgeable. This is the best conference of its type with everyone focused on education and involvement!” 

Ron Thomas, VP Human Resources
Eagle Transport Corporation
2014 San Francisco Conference

“I have been attending the Mid-Sized conferences for a number of years.  I am continually drawn back because of the relevance of the program agendas, the excellence of the speakers, and the many opportunities to interact with my peers during the scheduled sessions and in more informal networking settings.  Every retirement plan fiduciary will benefit from this program and I plan on attending again next year.”

Leo Stanley, Board of Directors Member
eQ Health Solutions
2014 Boston Conference

“Excellent conference. Exactly the level of detail I was looking for.”

Lucas Hellmer, Sr. Human Resource Specialist
Farnsworth Group
2014 Chicago Conference

“UCS has brought together some truly great professionals for a first rate educational conference.”

Marcella Kaminski, Senior Manager, Benefit Planning
Pilkington North America, Inc.
2014 Boston Conference

It's worth your money

“This is my second Mid-Sized Retirement & Healthcare Plan Management Conference and it is the most valuable and practical conference I have ever attended in my 35+ year career. With what I learned last March 2013, we were able to influence the “c” suite to change investment managers and apply an aggressive de-risking strategy for DB plans, AND offer HRA plan for medical.”

Lily McCarthy, Corporate Benefits Manager
ASARCO LLC
2014 Chicago Conference

“The Mid-Sized Retirement & Healthcare Plan Management Conference allows me to spend two and a half days with peers to get relevant information to benefit our plan participants. The sessions are on issues we are facing now or will be in the near future. The session “Covering the Bases” by SWBC says it all! It is one of the best uses of funds I spend all year.”

George A. DeBord, Chief Financial Officer
Oriana House
2014 San Francisco Conference

“Through the networking opportunities and workshop sessions, it is very easy to pick up some ideas that more than pay for the conference.”

Bob Foley, Director of Employee Benefits
Mutual of Omaha Insurance Company
2014 San Francisco Conference

It's worth your time

“This is always a worthwhile conference. I come away with multiple helpful nuggets every year.”

Bill Scott, Chief Financial Officer
Great Lakes Energy
2014 Chicago Conference

“It has been a number of years since I attended a benefits conference. I received thought provoking, pertinent information I will definitely use in overall strategic planning and employee engagement opportunities.”

Lori T. Cherry, Corporate Benefits Manager
Dot Foods, Inc.
2014 Chicago Conference

“Well organized and worthwhile.  This is my first time attending.  I was pleased with the content, speakers and location.  Thank you!”

Susan V. Dachille, Executive Vice President
Presbyterian Senior Care
2014 Boston Conference

Focus on retirement and healthcare plan management issues

“I have been receiving the flyer for this conference for about five years and never committed the time to attend. I am glad I finally did. The information is timely and invaluable, and I can see myself attending again and bringing my HR director.”

Bakul Patel, Vice President of Finance
Dorfman Pacific Co., Inc.
2013 Las Vegas Conference

“Awesome opportunity to network, learn and evaluate the changing times and events in the ‘Benefits World,’ while containing cost to employers by attending combined sessions such as this (retirement and healthcare).”

Patricia R. Ball, Insurance & Benefits Administrator
Electro-Mechanical Corporation
2013 Atlanta Conference

“I’m a one person HR and Benefits Dept.  This conference is great to come get updated on retirement, health and wellness benefits in one place.”

Mr. Randy Westman, Human Resources Manager
Johnson Machine Works, Inc.
2013 Las Vegas Conference

Real, actionable information you can put to use immediately

“This is my favorite conference and sixth time attending. I always go home with valuable information and a task list.  I appreciate that the conference focuses on retirement and healthcare since I oversee both.”

Caroline McKenzie, Benefits Administrator
Pinnacle Healthcare
2014 San Francisco

“This was my 2nd time attending your conference, and I will definitely be back! Both at the Boston and the Chicago conference (a few years ago), provided excellent materials and presentations, and very timely topics. Both times I came back with multiple “to do” items for HR and our Board of Directors.”

Michelle L. Brickwedde
VP, Human Resources & Administration
2014 Boston

“I was inspired, frightened and enlightened! Great conference with great take-a-ways!”

Donna Wimbec, Senior Manager Global Benefits Compliance
Brown-Forman
2014 Chicago

“I attend this conference each year because it has been and continues to be an invaluable resource for navigating the constantly changing laws that impact benefits programs today.”

Ms. Andrea Lucky, Director, Human Resources
Toray Composites (America), Inc.
2013 Las Vegas

“I got lots of great “to dos” for the next investment committee meeting I will be scheduling.  And oh yeah – I’ll go home and read my plan documents!”

Ms. Judith (Judy) Meeter, Controller
Daniel B. Stephens & Associates
2013 Las Vegas

Focus on the issues that mid-sized employers face

“This is one of the best conferences I attend every year.  The selection of topics is broad & the speakers are excellent.  I appreciate the focus on mid-size company plans & issues since many conferences are geared to much larger organizations.”

Ms. Theresa Michael, Human Resource Director
Daniel B. Stephens & Associates
2013 Las Vegas

“Great conference! Relevant topics and I had a difficult time choosing between multiple sessions. I could only be in one at a time! Thank you!”

Tricia Zichello, Manager
Benefits, K. Hovanian Homes
2014 Boston

“I am ready to retire and have enjoyed all of the Mid-Sized Retirement & Healthcare conferences.  I enjoyed the education and networking with everyone I’ve met.” 

Rodger Martinez, Plan Administrator
Navajo Nation, Department of Retirement Services
2014 Boston

Fantastic value compared to other industry events

“This exceeded my expectations! This is the best conference I have attended. Very well organized – speakers were terrific. Since the size is much smaller than a SHRM conference, you have an opportunity to network with participants.”

Rebecca Iscaro, Manager, Corporate Benefits
Aqua America, Inc.
2014 Boston

“Excellent conference.  Far exceeded my expectations.  Better than some of the SHRM conferences I’ve attended.”

Mr. Thomas (TJ) Alinen, AVP, Human Resources
Denali Alaskan Federal Credit Union
2013 Las Vegas

You won't feel lost in the crowd

“As a first timer, I am so excited in attending this conference!”

Lillian Rivera, Manager, Human Resources
ASIA International
2014 Boston

“I am a big supporter of this conference. Such a good combination of facts and fun!”

Robin Kreitner, Vice President of Human Resources
Safilo USA
2014 Boston

“Everyone is great!”

Adam Guice, Plan Administrator
Houston Pilots
2014 Las Vegas

Make your Professional Development a priority this year

“Excellent material and the access to experts was invaluable.  It was a wonderful opportunity to ramp up my knowledge and boost my career!”

Mrs. Lacie Priest, Benefits Manager
Park National Bank
2013 Las Vegas

“[The Mid-Sized Retirement & Healthcare Plan Management Conference in Las Vegas] is by far the most informative, up to date conference I have attended! My questions were answered about so many topics, I came back to work ready to hit the floor running. My boss is very impressed with the information I brought back, information I will be able to use immediately. “

Ms. Jill Rucker PHR, Human Resources Manager
H.S. Crocker Co., Inc.
2013 Las Vegas

“I’ve been attending this conference on and off for 10 years and I’m always amazed at how much I learn—every single time. It’s thought provoking and makes me a better benefits professional.”

Megan Trainor, HR Director
National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies
2014 Chicago

Your peers agree! 99% of past attendees would recommend that you attend this conference!

“This was an excellent conference.”

Victoria de Jesus, Human Resource Vice President
Sistema Universitario Ana G. Mendez
2014 Boston

“This has been the most informative conference yet!  Great Conference!”

Traci Meyer, Employee Benefit Coordinator
Cavender’s Boot City
2014 Las Vegas

“Thank you! A great conference this year!”

Patricia Jacobson, Vice President, Human Resources
Inter Valley Health Plan
2014 Las Vegas

“Having attended numerous conferences throughout my career, the Mid-sized Retirement & Healthcare Conference ranks as one of the best.  The topics are timely; the sessions are interactive providing for hands-on, valuable training and the energetic networking between participants adds to the dynamics of the conference.”

Jill Kopanis, SPHR, Corporate Director, Human Resources
Dynamic Dies, Inc.
2013 Atlanta