Conference Forum
and Mini-HealthFlex Summit
April 9-11, 2019

Event Information

Wespath Benefits and Investments (Wespath) invites conference benefits officers and treasurers to attend:

  • The mini-HealthFlex Summit on Tuesday, April 9, 2019. The event will begin at 11:30 a.m. for lunch and 1:00 p.m. for the Mini-Summit.
  • The 2019 Conference Forum on Wednesday and Thursday, April 10-11. Breakfast will be served at 7:30 a.m. and the event begins at 8:30 a.m. The Conference Forum will conclude at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday.

HealthFlex Summit attendees will hear about recent results and future improvements to the plan, including:

  • Financial trends and analysis
  • Plan enhancements
  • How we use data to inform our strategy

Click here to view the draft agenda for the Mini-HealthFlex Summit.

Conference Forum attendees will participate in conversations regarding developments within the Church and Wespath as it relates to benefit topics. Some of those topic areas will include:

  • General Conference ’19 Outcomes and the Impact to Annual Conferences
  • Legislative Proposals for General Conference ’20 including New Plan Design
  • Report from the Connectional Table on Recommendations for Allocations of the 2021-2024 Quadrennial Budget
  • Economic and Investment Overview
  • Legal and Tax Law Modifications that Impact the UMC, Churches and Participants
  • Actuarial Results and Expectations for the Defined Benefit Plans

Click here to view the draft agenda for the Conference Forum.


The deadline for registration was March 15, 2019.

For registration information contact Tori Luke, 1-800-269-2244 ext. 2720.


Hyatt Lodge at McDonald’s Campus
2815 Jorie Boulevard
Oak Brook, Illinois


Wespath will pay for one person per plan sponsor to attend the events. Additional attendees are the responsibility of the plan sponsor.

The registration fee for additional attendees is $219.00 per person, which includes meals, breaks and event materials. Hotel rooms are $149.00 plus tax.

Travel Arrangements

Wespath will make your travel arrangements if you are attending at Wespath's expense. (Please reference the travel policy). Once you complete the registration process, a representative from Travel Leaders will contact you within 48 hours with travel options for consideration. An itinerary will then be provided to you based on your final arrangements.


Tuesday, April 9: Lunch will be provided for HealthFlex Summit attendees and dinner will be provided for all guests – HealthFlex Summit and Conference Forum.

Wednesday, April 10: Breakfast and lunch will be provided. A gift card will be provided for Wednesday night so you can enjoy area restaurants on your own.

Thursday, April 11: Breakfast and lunch will be provided.


Wespath will provide lodging for one person per plan sponsor to attend the events: Mini-HealthFlex Summit and the Conference Forum.

  • Mini-HealthFlex Summit: Monday night, April 8 if needed. Hotel accommodations will be based on your registration form.
  • Conference Forum: Tuesday and Wednesday nights, April 9 and 10.

Ground Transportation/Directions

A confirmation e-mail will be sent to you within one week of the event. This e-mail will include your hotel confirmation number and travel directions to this event. For assistance while traveling, contact Tori Luke, Meeting and Event Planner, on her cell phone: 1-847-313-0129.


Casual dress is recommended for this event. Please be sure to dress in layers as the temperature in the meeting rooms may vary.


Meeting Agenda: Contact Ross Lundstrom, 1-800-269-2244 ext. 4224
Hotel and Registration: Contact Tori Luke, 1-800-269-2244 ext. 2720
Travel Arrangements: Contact Travel Leaders at 1-800-544-2307

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