Welcome to the Phoenix Chapter of Western Pension & Benefits Council.

Serving Benefits Professionals Since 1977

Western Pension & Benefits Council (WP&BC) is pleased to announce a new annual conference partnership for 2018!

For 2018, our two organizations will partner to host NAFE, the NIPA Annual Forum and Expo, on May 20 -23rd at the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas. WP&BC will provide ten additional tracks to NIPA’s already robust conference line-up of retirement-focused speakers. Some of the topics include:

  • Health and Welfare Hot Topics
  • Employee Benefit Trends from the Plan Sponsor Perspective
  • Defined Contribution – Ask the Experts
  • Health and Welfare – Ask the Experts
  • Comprehensive Wellness –  Financial and Physical Wellness Programs in the Workplace
  • Executive Compensation – The Impact of Tax Reform
  • Governmental Leave Laws – The Impact on Employee Benefit Programs

The Cosmopolitan provides our conference with a $209 room rate for early registrants, making it convenient and cost effective to enjoy networking, collaboration, industry speakers, and education over the course of four days.

On behalf of the Phoenix Chapter and the Annual Conference Planning Committee, I invite you to GET EXCITED and register for the event! Register now by clicking here.

Continuing Education credits will be offered for a host of professional designations including ASPPA*   CEBES*  CPAs (CA, OR)*  ERPA  JBEA  MCLE (CA)*  NIPA  AIF and CFP  (*indicates self-reporting) 


The WP&BC is comprised of professionals whose experience lies in the dynamic and constantly-changing atmosphere of employee benefits. The Phoenix Chapter sponsors seven luncheon meetings each year on a variety of timely and practical benefits-related topics. In addition, the chapter provides Seminars-on-Demand, a yearly Spring Conference and annual Membership Appreciation Event.

Non-members are welcome to attend monthly luncheons, seminars, and annual conferences. Members enjoy the benefit of reduced attendance fees as well as the annual Membership Appreciation Event and opportunities to participate in planning committees, leadership positions, and program development.


Our monthly luncheon meetings run from September through April at the Phoenix Country Club, (7th Street and Thomas Road).  Meetings are generally held on a Thursday, beginning at 11:30 a.m. and ending promptly at 1:00 p.m. The cost is $55 for members and $65 for non-members.  There are also opportunities for discounts for early registration and pre-paid registration. 

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