EXCLUSIVE: Delegates at Employee Benefits Connect 2017 will be able to explore how changes to pension legislation are impacting future benefits strategy.
Robin Armer (pictured), senior development manager at Nest, will lead a session titled ‘How are changes in pension policy impacting future pension-based employee benefits strategy?’ as part of the holistic wellbeing conference stream on Wednesday 1 March.
His session will detail how upcoming legislation and changes to pensions policy over the last decade are shaping employers’ approaches to workplace pensions.
Armer said: “Employers want to make sure their [employees’] wellbeing is being protected. So in this session, we’re going to look at helping employers understand what the new developments are, bringing them up to date with those and equipping them with the key information that we think they need.”
The session will also discuss how the shift from defined benefit (DB) pension schemes to defined contribution (DC) arrangements has placed a greater onus on members to check they are on track for their desired retirement outcomes, and the role of employers in helping employees manage the responsibility of planning for their retirement.
Armer added: “Ultimately, we think that together, legislation, trustees, independent government committees, pensions scheme providers and employers all have an opportunity to focus on managing and mitigating those risks or sharing those responsibilities for the member in [the] DC environment. We’re really keen to look at the part an employer can play by ensuring that they select a suitable and high quality scheme for their staff.”
Employee Benefits Connect 2017 will take place on Wednesday 1 March 2017 at the Park Plaza, London.