Founded in 1975, SouthWest Benefits is a regional, non-profit association

Designed to foster relationships and support the educational growth of professionals in employee benefits.  Members represent a wide range of specialties, including corporate human resources, benefit plan administration, financial management, investment counseling, third party administration, law, accounting, actuarial, and consulting. Through an on-going schedule of professional educational conferences and workshops, SWBA provides its members the opportunity for discussion of a wide range of issues confronting professionals in the complex field of employee benefits.  

SWBA actively seeks differing voices and perspectives to enrich our collective discussions and understanding of employee benefits. SWBA is committed to maintaining a diverse Board of Directors, membership and sponsors who together work to make employee benefits more inclusive and equitable. 

Programs and Activities

SWBA provides members a variety of programs and activities including:

SWBA's Annual Conference

Each year in May SWBA holds a three-day educational meeting giving members the opportunity to meet and learn from nationally prominent benefits professionals about:

  • Emerging health and retirement benefits issues
  • Challenges and opportunities in the benefits field
  • Current legislative and regulatory climate

SWBA's Online Webinar Series

SWBA produces several online learning opportunities that are FREE for our members to attend live or view on-demand.

Additional Conferences & Workshops

In the fall and winter SWBA holds technical conferences and workshops focusing on congressional legislative activity and plan administration.

Who Participates in SWBA? Our members represent a broad cross-section of benefits professionals including

  • Corporate Plan Sponsors
  • Human Resource Executives
  • Third Party Administrators
  • Employee Benefit Consultants
  • Fund Managers
  • Attorneys
  • Treasury and Finance Professionals