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December 13, 2019 Issue: Holiday 2019

The 2020 Midwinter Meeting in Rancho Mirage

Pop Quiz: 

  • Which city has the largest concentration of midcentury modern residential architecture in the world? 
  • Which city gained Hollywood popularity after studios implemented a "two-hour rule" that all actors must remain within two hours of the studio?
  • Which city has the world's largest rotation aerial tramcars, climbing one of the steepest ascents in the world?

If you answered "Palm Springs" to all three, you are right!  Its beautiful sister city, Rancho Mirage, just 9 miles away from Palm Springs International Airport, is the location for our 2020 EBC Midwinter meeting.  Join us February 5-8 for 2.5 days of fantastic presentations and discussions on our favorite topic: ERISA!  Registration is now open, at:

We are so excited to stay at the Omni Rancho Las Palmas, a resort with a waterslide, lazy river, 27 holes of golf, 23 tennis courts, and a 20,000 square foot spa, and we hope you will not only bring your colleagues, but your families as well!  The fabulous Brad Hoffman at the ABA is working on a midcentury modern homes tour for Wednesday afternoon before our first reception!  You can register for the hotel at the special rate with this link:

The Programming Committee, with Denise Clark and Russel Hirschhorn at its helm, has nearly finalized the agenda and speakers, and it is sure to delight.  From programs on the Supreme Court's obsession with ERISA, to "Challenges to Retirement Security in the 21st Century," to mortality assumptions, to a Welfare Plan Compliance Workshop, there will be plenty of topics to interest everyone.

The Diversity and Inclusion committee, co-chaired by Ada Dolph, Marcelle Henry, Clarissa Kang, Syretta Martin, and Martina Sherman, are working on a stellar speaker, so don't forget to sign up for the Inclusion Luncheon too!

All are welcome, and we welcome all at the 2020 Employee Benefits Committee's Midwinter meeting.  We look forward to seeing you soon!


Your EBC Co-Chairs

Cassie Springer Ayeni (Employee)
Benjamin Eisner (Union)
Aliya Robinson (Management)
Joanne Roskey (Government/Neutral)