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    July 2024 Chapter Meeting: The Benefit Initiative for Creating a Financially Secure Workforce

    Date: July 18, 2024, 11:30am – 1:00pm
    Jefferson's | 2915 SW Wanamaker Rd, Topeka, KS 66614
    $15 or $20
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    Topic: The Benefit Initiative for Creating a Financially Secure Workforce

    Financial insecurity and stress are wreaking havoc on workers. It affects their mental and physical health, as well as their working lives, in numerous and detrimental ways. In this session, we will gain a deeper understanding of employee financial security and how it impacts workplace productivity. We will also address the most effective and achievable way employers can use an existing resource to make a difference in the financial security and overall well-being of their employees.

     Learning Objectives:

    1) How employee financial stress affects the workplace

    2) What are the greatest barriers to employee financial security

    3) How employers can help improve employee financial security

    Meet the Speaker: Chris Thixton, QPA, QKC - Principal Pension Consultants, Inc

    For over 20 years, Chris has been an advocate for improving the financial security of employees in the United States. Chris shares his passion, knowledge, and experience as he educates clients, plan sponsors, and fiduciaries on the consequences of financial stress on people and workplace productivity.

    He currently serves on the leadership council for the American Society of Pension Professionals & Actuaries (ASPPA) which is one of five member organizations of the American Retirement Association based in Washington, DC. As a member of ASPPA, he serves as both a Qualified Pension Administrator (QPA) and a Qualified 401(k) Consultant (QKC).

    Chris testified in Washington D.C. at the Department of Labor’s Employee Benefits Security Administration on fiduciary matters related to fee disclosure as part of the Hearing on Reasonable Contracts or Arrangements under Section 408(b)(2) and testified before the DOL’s ERISA Advisory Council.

    Chris has developed and implemented a variety of systems that have improved clients’ retirement plans. He also pioneered PCI’s vendor research system which includes extensive service-provider comparative analysis and benchmarking.

    Chris leads public workshops to train fiduciary committees, as well as conducts private training sessions for individual fiduciary committees across the country. He has spoken at over 50 conferences and seminars.

    Cost and Credit Information

    $15.00 - SHRM Topeka Members

    $20.00 - Non-members or Guests

    Attendees will receive 1.0 hours of HRCI and SHRM recertification credit for the training session.