2021 - 2022 Event Calendar

September 16, 2021 

New Member Welcome and Member Appreciation Event  - 4 - 7 pm, EvenTide Lake Union at Tyee Yacht Club. 

Be sure to join us for this Appreciation Event. We will also be seeking input for program topics, dates and times.  Watch for more information upcoming.

Plans are to hold quarterly educational meetings, in addition to our Annual Spring Seminar.

Annual Spring Seminar 2022 

April 7, 2022

Check back often for details!



Past Webinars available for viewing

WPBC Seattle Chapter - Engaging with your teams through pandemic  Password:  Zorn2Largent

WP&BC Seattle Chapter - COVID-19 effects on Data Security  Password:  Russ2Doug

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.


You must pay in advance for any virtual events in order to receive the link for the program.

If attending an in person meeting, you may pay for by check, no later than the date of the event. If you mail, please include the invoice number on the check, or include a copy of the invoice and mail to:

WP&BC Seattle Chapter
19540 International Blvd., Ste. 105
Seatac, WA 98188

Upcoming events

    • 01 Dec 2021
    • 12:00 PM
    • Zoom - Virtual Event

    Join us as we unpack the 490 page docket and answer your questions on what employers must do to ensure compliance and mitigate risk.

    We will be joined by Tracy Watts a Senior Partner in Mercer’s Washington, DC, office and a Mercer spokesperson on health care reform and senior attorney Wade Symons of the Mercer Regulatory Resources Group and National COVID response team. We will discuss how you, as employers, may be impacted by these new rules – and what you need to do ASAP.  Speakers Bios listed below.

    You will have the opportunity to submit a questions during the program.


    12:00 noon - Registration/log in

    12:00 - 12:50 - Unpacking the Vaccine Mandate

    12:50 - 1:00 - Questions & Answers 


    Online registration closes at 2:00 pm November 30. Prior to the event, an email will be sent to paid registrants with the link to the webinar. Questions contact WP&BC Seattle Chapter via email:, or by phone 206.653.7259.

    Certificate of Attendance is available upon request.  

    No refunds after November 30 deadline. 


    $25 per members; $35 per non-members and guests. WP&BC strives to present timely and topical programs.  Please do not share the webinar link with others which you will receive prior to the event. 


    Wednesday, December 1, 2021 


    Webinar - email will be sent with link to the webinar.  


    Tracy Watts is a Senior Partner and US Leader for Healthcare Policy at Mercer.  She advises large employers on their health benefit strategies for active and retired employees.  In 2018, Tracy was named a “Top 25 Consultant” for excellence in healthcare by Consulting® Magazine.  She’s widely quoted as a spokesperson for Mercer's survey of employer sponsored health benefit plans, serves on the Executive Committee of the American Benefits Council, frequently represents employer interests to policymakers in Washington DC, has testified before Congress on several occasions, and is a lead contributor on the blog.

    Wade A. Symons, JD is a partner, senior attorney and the national leader ofMercer’s Regulatory Resources Group in the Health & Benefits Business. He joined Mercer in 2003, after practicing law in the Employee Benefits and ERISA areas since 1999. He is a member of Mercer’s National COVID response team and National Health Reform Workgroup. Other areas of responsibility include the performance of health and welfare plan compliance reviews; design and drafting of plan documentation and related employee communications; advice on compliance with federal and state laws affecting health and welfare benefits; and analysis of potential tax and legal liability. He assists clients with advice on issues related to COBRA, HIPAA, the Family Medical Leave Act, Section 125 Cafeteria Plans, Section 105 Health Reimbursement Arrangements (HRAs), Health Savings Accounts (HSAs), domestic partner benefits, and wellness programs. 

    Wade received his BA degree in international relations from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, and his Juris Doctor from the University of Oregon School of Law. He is a member of the Oregon State Bar, the Washington State Bar, and Past-President of the Portland Chapter of the Western Pension and Benefits Conference. He is also a member of the International Society of Certified Employee Benefit Specialists.

    • 07 Apr 2022
    • 11:00 AM - 5:30 PM
    • Washington Athletic Club

    WP&BC Annual Seminar

    April 7, 2022

    The Western Pension & Benefits Council (WP&BC Seattle Chapter) sponsors educational programs and events each year addressing the latest trends and legal requirements affecting retirement and benefits professionals.  Annually, we offer an extended day of knowledge-based sessions at our popular Spring Seminar.

    For 2022, we are excited to be back at the Washington Athletic Club.  This year's event is Thursday, April 7.  We have approximately 150 attendees each year.

    Sponsorship offers organizations easy and effective event marketing and provides an opportunity for greater visibility and name recognition. 

    Be a 2022 Seminar sponsor!

    You are invited to be a part of this premier conference in the Seattle area for retirement and benefits professionals.  We offer two levels of sponsorship:

       Silver: $1,000 

    • Your company name and logo featured in a full-page ad in the conference handouts
    • You have a table at the cocktail reception following the program
    • Logo on posters throughout the event venue
    • Logo displayed on the screen between sessions 
    • Logo and link to. your company's website on the event web page
    • One paid registration for one attendee to the Spring Seminar

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

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

      • One paid membership to WP&BC Seattle Chapter 

      • One paid registration to all 2022 Seattle Chapter events.

        Register online, or download this form, and submit with check to WP&BC Seattle Chapter; 19540 International Blvd., Ste. 105, SeaTac, WA 98188.  

        Questions can be directed to, or call 206.653.7259.

    Past events

    17 Nov 2021 WP&BC Seattle Chapter Webinar: Fiduciary Duties
    16 Sep 2021 New Member Welcome and Member Appreciation Event
    03 Dec 2020 Where Do We Go From Here? WP&BC & EBPA Joint Program
    15 Oct 2020 WP&BC and EBPA Joint Program
    10 Aug 2020 NAFE Amplified
    23 Jul 2020 July 23, 2020 Joint Webinar - EBPA & WP&BC
    21 May 2020 Engaging with your teams through pandemic
    19 May 2020 COVID-19 Data Security Risks to You and Your Organization
    22 Jan 2020 WP&BC Quarterly Meeting - January 22, 2020
    14 Nov 2019 Member Appreciation Day & New Member Drive - November 14, 2019
    16 Oct 2019 WP&BC Quarterly Meeting - October 16, 2019
    04 Apr 2019 Spring Seminar Sponsorship - April 4, 2019
    04 Apr 2019 Spring Seminar - April 4, 2019
    21 Feb 2019 WP&BC Quarterly Meeting - February 21, 2019
    14 Nov 2018 WP&BC Seattle Quarterly Meeting - November 14
    06 Sep 2018 WP&BC Seattle Quarterly Meeting- September 6
    30 May 2018 Panel about Disability Claims Administration
    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
    16 Nov 2017 WP&BC Seattle Chapter Pop Up - ACA Developments
    14 Sep 2017 Paid Parental Leave Trends and Considerations
    20 Jun 2017 WP&BC June 20,2017 Chapter Meeting
    19 Apr 2017 The 2017 Spring Seminar
    19 Apr 2017 Spring Seminar Sponsorship
    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 Spring Seminar Sponsorship
    22 Apr 2015 The 2015 Spring Seminar
    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
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