Northeast Summer Seminar 2019

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August 8, 2019 |  Hilton Garden Inn, Troy

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM | Registration and Light Networking Breakfast


9:00 AM - 9:10 AM | Opening Remarks


9:10 AM - 10:00 AM | The Municipal Bond Market:  A Credit Rating Agency’s Perspectives

1 CPE - GSK | 1 GFI Elective Credit


Session Learning Objectives

  • Regional news and trends impacting municipal credit ratings.
  • Which factors are currently receiving the greatest weight when assigning a rating to a government entity’s debt.
  • Update on changes to the general obligations rating process and methodology. 


Thomas Jacobs, Senior Vice President, Moody's Investors Service

Susanne Siebel, Associate Lead Analyst, Moody's Investors Service


10:00 AM - 10:20 AM | Networking Break


10:20 AM - 12:00 PM | Health Insurance Potpourri: From Consortiums and Self-Insurance to Telemedicine and Latest Trends

2 CPE - GSK | 2 GFI Elective Credits


Session Learning Objectives

  • What are health care consortiums, how do they work and are they right for your entity. 
  • The pros and cons of health care self-insurance programs.
  • What is telemedicine and how it could change the health care model. 
  • The latest trends in health care from insuring domestic partners to aging children.  


James DeWan, Director-- Employee Benefits Division, NYS Dept. of Civil Service

Lawrence Singer, Senior Vice President, Segal Consulting

Gina Longo, Vice President, USI Insurance Services


12:00 AM - 1:00 PM | Lunch


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Payment should be made in advance or brought with you to the seminar. Pre-registration is preferred. On-site registrations are accepted; however, there will be an additional fee of $10.00.




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Cancellations made up to one week prior to the event, will be refunded the registration fee less an administrative fee of $15.00.

No refunds will be issued for cancellations made less than one week before the event; the registrant is liable for the full amount of registration.

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August 8th, 2019 8:30 AM   through   1:00 PM
Hilton Garden Inn Troy
235 Hoosick Street
Troy, NY 12180
United States
Seminar Fee
Member $ 65.00
Non-Member $ 130.00