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Tuesday, December 4, 2012

8:00 a.m. -
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Pre-Conference Workshop: Voluntary/Worksite Certification (Additional Fee Applies)
Daniel Johnson, VP, Sales and Marketing, TRUSTMARK VOLUNTARY BENEFIT SOLUTIONS
Anne Sperling, CSA, LPRT, Employee Benefits Manager, DANIELS INSURANCE, INC.

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10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Pre-Conference Workshop: Wellness — A Guided Tour (Included with your conference registration fee)
Moderator: Bart Sheeler, President, NURTUR ONLINE HEALTH SOLUTIONS
Panelist: Stewart Levy, President, HEALTH PROMOTION SOLUTIONS
Panelist: Joseph O'Brien, President and CEO, INTERACTIVE HEALTH SOLUTIONS
Panelist: Steve Tonelli, Director of Broker Accounts, HEALTHENTIC INC.
Panelist: Ron Watt, 2nd VP, Wellness & Engagement, TRUSTMARK VOLUNTARY BENEFIT SOLUTIONS
1:00 p.m. - 1:05 p.m
Welcome & Introduction
Moderator: Walter Podgurski, Publisher, Conference Co-Chair, INSURANCE BROADCASTING, WBA, INSURANCE MEDIA ASSOCIATION, SOURCEMEDIA
1:05 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Voluntary Adviser of the Year Award
Elizabeth Galentine, Editor-in-Chief and Co-Chair, EMPLOYEE BENEFIT ADVISER
Moderator: Ike Willingham, 2nd Vice President, AFLAC BROKER SALES
Dan F. McNeill, BEAZLEY GROUP

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1:15p.m - 2:05 p.m.
Opening Keynote: Election 2012: How the Results Impact Megatrends in Healthcare
Moderator: David Albertson, Employee Benefit Group Editorial Director and Conference Co-Chair, SOURCEMEDIA
Cheryl Larson, Vice President, MIDWEST BUSINESS GROUP ON HEALTH
2:05 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
The Illinois Healthcare Exchange
Frank Varela-Kisner, Deputy Director of Consumer Education, ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF INSURANCE
2:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Networking Break

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3:00 p.m. - 3:40 p.m.
Health Information Exchanges
Raul Recarey, Executive Director, ILLINOIS HEALTH INFORMATION EXCHANGE
3:40 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
The Transformation of Employee Benefits Distribution
Panelist: Jack Kwicien, CLU, ChFC, Managing Partner, DAYMARK ADVISORS, LLC
Panelist: Perry Braun, President, BENEFIT ADVISORS NETWORK
Panelist: John Carroll, Principal, CORNERSTONE BROKER INSURANCE SERVICES
Panelist: Chris Martin, President, Worksite Solutions, COMBINED INSURANCE

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

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7:15 a.m. -
7:15 a.m. - 8:15 a.m.
Coffee in the Foyer

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8:15 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Flexible Compensation & Defined Contribution Benefit Plans
Moderator: Rob J. Thurston, President, HR CONSULTING GROUP
Panelist: John DiVito, CFCI, President, FLEXIBLE BENEFIT SERVICE CORPORATION
Joshua Hilgers, President, HEALTH PARTNERS AMERICA
Panelist: Ric Joyner, CEBS, GBA, CFCI, CEO, EFLEXGROUP.COM, INC.
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Private Health Insurance Exchanges
Moderator: Robert Shestack, SVP, National Practice Leader, AMWINS GROUP BENEFITS
Don Garlitz, Executive Director, Exchange Solutions, BSWIFT
Dana Leopold, Director, Emerging Markets, CONNECTURE
Panelist: Janice VanRiper, JD, PhD, Executive Director/CEO, NATIONAL ALLIANCE OF STATE HEALTH COOPERATIVES (NASHCO)
10:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Track: Exchanges & Healthcare Solutions View Track Advising Clients: Self Funding / Alternative Funding
Moderator: John Joseph, President, JOSEPH INSURANCE SERVICES
Panelist: Doug Andrews, Founder and Principal, ARGUS FINANCIAL GROUP
Panelist: Stephen Rasnick, President, STEPHEN RASNICK, PRESIDENT, SELF INSURED PLANS LLC & ACCOUNTABLE CARE ADMINISTRATION LLC
10:45 a.m - 11:30 a.m.
Track: Practice Evolution View Track Coopetition? The Future of Employee Benefits Administration Services
Moderator: R. Scott Hofstedt, Vice President, Voluntary Market Solutions, UNITED HEALTHCARE SPECIALTY BENEFITS
Panelist: John Connor, Principal, TRANSITION ASSIST
Panelist: Sam Cozzo, Director, Marketing, Aegis Administrative Services Inc, HEALTH INSURANCE AND BENEFIT ADMINISTRATION
Panelist: Ja'Nene Kane, President/COO, BENEFITSCONNECT
11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Track: Exchanges & Healthcare Solutions View Track Going Mobile: The Best Tools for Brokers and Agents
Moderator: Ronald Lovik, Worksite Product Line Director, FIDELITY LIFE ASSOCIATION
George Reese, III CLU REBC RHU CFCI, CEO & Co-founder, EMPLOYEE NAVIGATOR
Panelist: Vishal Sibal, Founder and CEO, BENEFITCLOUD
11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Track: Practice Evolution View Track Transforming the Enrollment Experience and Monetizing Customer Relationships
Jim Ouimet, MBA, LTCGS, WBC, President, US Marketing & Sales, AFINIUM
Panelist: Andy Allsopp, Chief Technology Officer, AFINIUM
Panelist: Robert James Paterson MBA, ACCI, AIFP, Chairman, AFINIUM
2:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
ACA - Ask the Experts
Moderator: Robert Shestack, SVP, National Practice Leader, AMWINS GROUP BENEFITS
Moderator: Jack Kwicen, CLU, ChFC, Managing Director, DAYMARK ADVISORS, LLC
Moderator: Rob Thurston, President, HR CONSULTING GROUP, INC.
2:45 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Closing General Session - The Takeaway: Five Methods to Adapt Your Practice For the Changing Environment
Moderator: Nelson Griswold, President, BOTTOM LINE SOLUTIONS, INC.
3:30 p.m. -