2016 MERS Annual Conference

2016 Annual Conference

MERS Retirement Board Election Results

  • Michael Brown of Barry County was elected as the Officer Board member
  • Tina Butler of Cass County was elected as the Employee Board member


– Video resource      – PDF document

General Sessions
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CEO Welcome N/A All CEO Welcome
Mary Beth Franklin All External Speaker – Mary Beth Franklin
Keynote Speaker - David Zach All Keynote Speaker – David Zach
Business Meeting All Business Meeting
Business Meeting All Advanced Practices of Managing MERS Investments


Breakout Sessions

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N/A Employers Hands-on Approach to the MERS Employer Portal
N/A Employers Part 1 – Sustainable Pension Funding Basics
N/A Employers Part 2 – Funding and Plan Design Strategies
N/A Employers Coming Full Circle:
Adding Retirement Adequacy Back Into the Retirement Picture
N/A All Navigating the Virtual Highway:
Cybersecurity Tips and Best Practices
N/A Participant Life Stages
From Accumulation to Decumulation
N/A Participant Crossing the Finish Line
An Overview of the MERS Defined Benefit Retirement Process
N/A Employers The OPEB Journey:
One Municipality’s Success Story
N/A Employers To Bond, or Not to Bond: Is That Your Question?
An Overview of the Process and Considerations of Bonding with Insight from Municipal Experiences
N/A Participant Medicare Basics

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