Western Pension & Benefits Council 

Welcome to the Western Pension & Benefits Council. To access your chapter and your individual membership information choose your chapter from the Chapters Login item above.

Educating Benefits Professionals since 1954

The Western Pension & Benefits Council (WP&BC) was founded in San Francisco in 1954 to address the educational needs of pension specialists.  Through the years, WP&BC expanded its scope to include those with responsibilities in the health and welfare fields. Today, WP&BC is recognized as the premier educational and professional organization in the western United States for the dynamic field of employee benefits.  We now have over 1,500 members located within 11 chapters.  Our purpose is to educate, provide information, and foster sound principles of benefit plan governance within the industry.  The world of employee benefits is constantly changing.  Today, more than ever, you need the tools and resources to effectively manage your responsibilities as a benefits professional. 

Professional Networking

Membership in WP&BC helps you to create networking relationships with professionals who understand the challenges you face daily.  Take advantage of the opportunities presented by our meetings and programs to trade ideas, share resources, vent concerns, and learn new things -- all with people who share at least one very important professional interest with you.

If your passion for employee benefits education compels you to become more involved with WP&BC, opportunities abound in each chapter for volunteer leadership and committee participation by qualified and willing members.  You can be an integral part in the ongoing success of your chapter. Email us today at mailto:office@westernpension.org to find out more!

Membership = Education & Information

The key goal of the WP&BC is to educate its members through a variety of programs and opportunities, all of which are aimed to provide accurate, relevant, and timely information.  As a non-profit organization, we make every effort to hold your costs down while maintaining the highest caliber of programs.  Members may take advantage of discounted registration fees for chapter events and the annual Western Benefits Conference held each summer in conjunction with ASPPA.     




Chapter Participation

Our Chapters host a variety of events to allow members to network with peers and to find out what is happening in the area of employee benefits.  At these gatherings, invited speakers who are experts in their fields address topics of interest to members.   When a new development occurs in the employee benefits field, your chapter can bring you up-to-speed promptly.  

  • Regular Meetings That Fit Your Schedule
  • Seminars-On-Demand and Webinars
  • Technical Sessions
  • Half-Day or Full-Day Conferences
  • Ask the Expert Forums
  • Regulatory Updates
  • CEU’s provided to assist you in your continuing education

Find a chapter in your area by clicking here Our Chapters. If you are interested in starting a chapter of your own, please contact us at admin@westernpension.org.
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