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

Track: Creating Opportunity: Positioning for the Future

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

8:30 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.
Key Trends: Voluntary Benefits
Patricia (Pat) Cronin, Assistant Vice President, LIMRA
Ron Neyer, Assistant Research Director, LIMRA

Identify the most promising new areas in voluntary benefits and develop a plan to position your business for success. This session will look at the decision making process of your customers, both employees and employers.

9:15 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Innovations in Personalized Benefits Communications
Mark Holland, CEO, BENEFITHELP

See how one company is separating itself in the market and growing. Get a glimpse of the latest technologies and future in benefits communications.

1:30 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
Debit Card Technology: The Key to Success with Consumer Driven Health Plans
Mark Keck, President, HEALTHCARE DIVISION, HAMMERMAN & GAINER
Scott Mardis, Senior Business Development Consultant, BENEFITVAULT, INC.

CDHPs have shown they can provide employers and employees with workable solutions that are easy to use and administrator. Preserve these inroads with next-generation “Point of Care” debit card technology.…

2:15 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
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

Enrollment is a critical phase of a successful voluntary benefits plan. Smart benefit planners make sure it receives the focus it deserves and use their “enrollment excellence” as a way to gain new clients and retain existing accounts.

3:30 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Avatars: They are Finally Ready for Prime Time!
Panelists: Steven Pappadakes, President, VISYT, INC. AND HELPMEENROLL
Troy Underwood, CEO/Founder, BENEFITSCONNECT

See first-hand the capabilities of the latest “wow” technology and gain specific case-study tips from brokers/ employers who have embraced this benefits communication method.

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Advanced Concepts In Voluntary Benefits
Moderator: Nelson Griswold, President, BOTTOM LINE SOLUTIONS, INC.

This session will go far beyond the trends and teach you the cutting-edge strategies straight from the trenches that brokers and carriers are using to leverage the power of voluntary benefits, including: • Eliminating the employer’s total out-of-pocket exposure from a self-funded plan • Using employer-paid Accident and Critical Illness plans as a wellness tool and a funding mechanism for the wellness plan • Creating carrier-designed medical plans that truly integrate with voluntary health plans • Reducing the cost to the employer for Stop Loss coverage • Creating sustainable, low-cost “Super Plans” by bundling Critical Illness, Accident and Medical Gap plans with the medical