2019 Fall Newsletter

A Message From The Executive Director


Happy Fall!

Change is in the air, the temperature is cooler, the leaves are turning and the MA Paid Family & Medical (MAPFML) Leave October 1 deadline has come and gone!

To keep you updated on the latest with MAPFML, we’ve offered two programs so far this year (both were SOLD OUT), and we have a third planned for November 14:

Navigating Paid Family and Medical Leave: MA and Beyond
November 14, 2019 | 8:00 am – 11:30 am
Ropes & Gray | Boston, MA

To register or for more Information, click here

A special thank you to Teri Weber of Spring Consulting Group
for her expertise and help with all three of these MAPFML programs!

For ongoing information about the latest on MAPFML, check out the “What’s New” section of our website and our Benefits Blog.


Fall is also the time we announce the new members to the Executive Committee of the NEEBC Board of Directors.

I’m thrilled to announce that Jack Myers, Founder and President of LukeJackson Benefit and HR Solutions, is the newly elected President of the NEEBC Board of Directors! Jack replaces Jim Sullivan of Mercer, who will continue as immediate past president. John Kennedy, a Benefits Consultant, has been elected Treasurer, replacing Jack Myers.  Erin Lenox, Vice President of National and Major Accounts for Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA, has been elected Vice President of Administration, replacing John Kennedy.  Barbara Rhentergem, Teri Weber and Dennis Charland will continue their great work as Clerk, Vice President of Programs and Vice President of Membership, respectively.

Please join me in congratulating Jack, John and Erin in their new positions and thanking Jim for serving as Board President for the last three years!


Looking ahead… our Annual Best Practices Conference is on December 10th.  Scheduled after open enrollment season, this is an opportune time to be inspired, reconnect with fellow benefits professionals, celebrate innovation in benefits and honor some of the region’s Best Benefit Practices and Rising Stars!

Annual Best Practices Conference
Across the Generations
Get the latest on multigenerational workforce research, trends, benefits and practices
December 10, 2019 | 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Westin Hotel | Waltham, MA


I hope to see you at the Best Practices Conference or one of our other many educational or networking events planned for this fall!  View full calendar of events.

Best Regards,


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Patty Houpt
Executive Director






Jack Myers
NEEBC Board of Directors

Keynote Speaker

Lindsey Pollak
Multigenerational Workplace Expert
New York Times Bestselling Author


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