2011 Attendee Testimonials


"I came to network and meet new people in the industry, as well as catch up with old friends. This event far exceeded my expectations."


"Workplace Benefits Mania was very timely, informative, applicable, and of excellent value."


"You guys are always a pleasure to see and I always make great contacts for our business at your conferences. Thanks for the opportunity!"

Travel & Venue Info

Monday, February 27, 2012

9:00 a.m - 1:00 p.m.
NAHU Consumer Directed-Healthcare Certification Course (CDHC)
Workshop Leader: Stephen Honig, President, O.C.A. BENEFIT SERVICES, LLC

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2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m
NAHU Wellness Certification Course
Workshop Leader: Stephen Honig, President, O.C.A. BENEFIT SERVICES, LLC

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2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Strategic Business Planning: Morphing Your Agency Business Model for Growth and Profitability
Jack Kwicien, CLU, ChFC, Managing Partner, DAYMARK ADVISORS, LLC

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

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7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Registration Opens

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8:30 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.
Track: Managing Uncertainty: Protecting Key Business View Track Claim & Medical Bill Audits: New Business For You, Big Savings For Clients
John Webb, National Sales Director, HMS
8:30 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.
Track: Creating Opportunity: Positioning for the Future View Track Key Trends: Voluntary Benefits
Patricia (Pat) Cronin, Assistant Vice President, LIMRA
Ron Neyer, Assistant Research Director, LIMRA
9:15 a.m - 10:00 a.m.
Track: Managing Uncertainty: Protecting Key Business View Track Hottest Benefit: Defined Contribution Flex Benefits Plans
Moderator: Rob J. Thurston, President, HR CONSULTING GROUP
Joshua Hilgers, President, HEALTH PARTNERS AMERICA
9:15 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Track: Creating Opportunity: Positioning for the Future View Track Innovations in Personalized Benefits Communications
Mark Holland, CEO, BENEFITHELP
10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
Networking & Refreshment Break

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10:15 a.m - 10:30 a.m
Welcome & Introduction
David Albertson, Employee Benefit Group Editorial Director and Conference Co-Chair, SOURCEMEDIA
Walter Podgurski, Publisher, Conference Co-Chair, INSURANCE BROADCASTING, WORKPLACE BENEFITS ASSOCIATION, SOURCEMEDIA, LLC
10:30 a.m - 11:15 a.m
11:15 a.m - 12:00 p.m.
Keynote Panel: The Role Of The Broker In An Exchange Environment
Moderator: Greg Troupe, Director, VOLUNTARY BENEFITS GROUP BENEFIT SERVICES
Rodger Bayne, President, BENEFIT INDEMNITY CORPORATION
Panelists: Allen Bress, President, MERCHANTS BENEFITS ADMINISTRATION
Panelists: Bradley Vernon, Principal and Consulting Actuary, BENEFIT INNOVATORS, INC.
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
1:30 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
Track: Managing Uncertainty: Protecting Key Business View Track How To Set Yourself Apart From Your Competition
Moderator: Steven Eisenberg, VP, Voluntary Benefits & Executive DI, NE Practice Leader, LOCKTON COMPANIES, LLC
Panelists: Dennis Arizin, Senior Vice President, TOWERS WATSON
Panelists: Lisa Perri, District Sales Manager, COLONIAL LIFE
Panelist: Dan Robinson, President, ADVANCED VOLUNTARY CONCEPTS INC.
1:30 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
Track: Creating Opportunity: Positioning for the Future View Track Debit Card Technology: The Key to Success with Consumer Driven Health Plans
Mark Keck, President, HEALTHCARE DIVISION, HAMMERMAN & GAINER
Moderator: Scott Mardis, Senior Business Development Consultant, BENEFITVAULT, INC.
2:15 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Track: Managing Uncertainty: Protecting Key Business View Track Payroll Services
Moderator: Larry Kropp, Regional Vice President-MD, DC, PA, OH, TRANSAMERICA WORKSITE MARKETING
Raymond Didia, EVP, Sales – Insurance and Benefits, EFACE2FACE
Panelists: Jim McSweeney, President, DAVINCI CAPITAL MANAGEMENT, INC.
Panelists: Douglas Snowman, President, PAYPLANS & BENEFITS, INC.
2:15 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Track: Creating Opportunity: Positioning for the Future View Track Viewing Enrollment as a Strategic Advantage
Moderator: Valerie Cyr, Regional Director, Worksite Marketing, ING EMPLOYEE BENEFITS, NORTHEAST/NEW ENGLAND
Panelists: Tracey Hinrichs, President, ENROLLMENT BENEFIT CONCEPTS, LLC
William (Tinker) Kelly, President and CEO, VOLUNTARY EMPLOYEE BENEFIT ADVISORS
3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Networking & Refreshment Break

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3:30 p.m - 4:15 p.m.
Track: Managing Uncertainty: Protecting Key Business View Track Adviser's Top Five Compliance Challenges
Dan Bond, Principal, COMPLIANCEDASHBOARD, LLC
3:30 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Track: Creating Opportunity: Positioning for the Future View Track Avatars: They are Finally Ready for Prime Time!
Panelists: Steven Pappadakes, President, VISYT, INC. AND HELPMEENROLL
Troy Underwood, CEO/Founder, BENEFITSCONNECT
4:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Keynote Presentation: Winning the Large Account
Dennis Mulligan, Managing Director, MARSH GLOBAL CONSUMER
5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

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7:30 a.m - 2:15 p.m.
Registration Opens

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8:30 a.m - 9:15 a.m
Bridging the Gap Between Employer and Employee Perspectives Of Voluntary Benefits
Moderator: Brenton Burgess, Executive Vice President, THE BENEFITS COOPERATIVE
Panelists: Mike Butterfield, RSC, AFLAC
Ginger Panepinto, Director Sales Implementation, Workplace Benefits, METLIFE PREMIER CLIENT GROUP
Panelists: Ronald Stone, President, THE COMPREHENSIVE COMPANIES
9:15 a.m. - 10:00 a.m
Rainmaker Panel: Million Dollar Voluntary Benefits Agencies – How They Do It
Ken Holderbaum, III, Managing Partner, KEY BENEFIT RESOURCES
Panelists: Chuck Eberle, President, AMERICAN INSURNET AGENCY, INC.
Panelists: Michael Kapustin, Senior Vice President, ALPHA BENEFITS GROUP, INC.
Dan F. McNeill, BEAZLEY GROUP
10:00 a.m - 10:30 a.m
Networking & Refreshment Break In Exhibit Hall

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10:30 a.m - 11:15 a.m
Keynote Panel: Mergers, Acquisitions, & Strategic Relationship Options
Panelist: Perry Braun, President, BENEFIT ADVISORS NETWORK
Panelist: Wayne Walkotten, Executive Vice President, MARSHBERRY
11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Track: Managing Uncertainty: Protecting Key Business View Track Employee Benefit Portals
Daniel Freund, President, COMMON CENSUS
Panelists: Chris Wrba, National Sales Director, EMPLOYEE BENEFIT SPECIALISTS, INC.
11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Track: Creating Opportunity: Positioning for the Future View Track Advanced Concepts In Voluntary Benefits
12:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.
1:15 p.m. - 2:00 p.m
Improve Your Internet Presence: Web, Social Media & Mobile
Moderator: Walter Podgurski, Publisher, Conference Co-Chair, INSURANCE BROADCASTING, WBA, SOURCEMEDIA
2:00 p.m. -
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