2011 Workplace Benefits Rennaissance conference

PPACA's impact on brokers PPACA's impact on brokers

A keynote panel on the impact of health care reform on brokers and agents featured Sam Fleet, president of AmWINS Group Benefits; Marc Schaefer of Schaefer Financial Group; Sher Sparano, a principal of Benefits Advisory Services; and Greg Troupe, director of voluntary benefit solutions at Group Benefit Services (left to right).

Health insurance exchanges Health insurance exchanges

A keynote panel discussion on PPACA’s health insurance exchanges featured moderator John G. Kelly, southeast regional director at Ceridian Health & Productivity Solutions; Rodger Bayne, V.P. of marketing and product development at Group Benefit Services; and Robert A. Meyers, president and CEO of COBRAGuard (left to right).

Making the transition Making the transition

Keynoter Robert J. Lieblein, managing partner at Hales & Co., outlined the hard choices facing brokers today and offered tips on making the transition to a more consultative business model

The role of consumer-directed health plans The role of consumer-directed health plans

Keynoter Kathy Scira, CEO of Simplicity Benefit Services, described the role of consumer-directed health plans in today’s post-reform benefits marketplace.

Invitation to the Windy City Invitation to the Windy City

InsuranceBroadcasting CEO Walt Podgurski, organizer of the conference, described plans for the 2011 Workplace Benefits Mania conference, slated for Aug. 1-2 in Chicago.

Networking in the exhibit hall Networking in the exhibit hall

The exhibit hall was a popular destination, with more than 60 leading vendors attending.

The latest on enrollment technology The latest on enrollment technology

Daniel Freund, president of Common Census, analyzed the current options, strategies and solutions created by today’s enrollment technology.

Don't just survive — thrive Don't just survive — thrive

Jack Kwicien, managing partner at Daymark Advisors, outlined the challenges facing brokers in today’s changing benefits landscape. Kwicien will serve as president of the Workplace Benefits Association’s advisory board for 2012.

Enrollment services update Enrollment services update

Pat Galla, president of the Enroller Resource Center, drew a packed room for his enroller-focused luncheon session.

State agency authorities State agency authorities

Capital Administrative Services’ Andy Tate, along with CAS managing directors Maria Tyson and Trina Brown, hosted a luncheon meeting for enrollment specialists and brokers.

Taking advantage of discount plans Taking advantage of discount plans

Larry Sigle, national sales director at Advantage Benefits Card, outlined current opportunities to boost revenue through discount plans.

Comprehensive financial wellness Comprehensive financial wellness

Shane Edrington, president of Symbius Financial, described his firm’s multifaceted financial wellness program.

Dental and vision market update Dental and vision market update

Roger Skinner, IHC Health Solutions’ senior V.P., dental, outlined emerging opportunities for brokers in the dental and vision market.

Identity theft protection plans Identity theft protection plans

InfoArmour’s Meghann Carroll briefed attendees on identity theft and her firm’s identity theft protection plans.

More than 600 brokers, agents, enrollment specialists and industry leaders gathered in Atlantic City March 6-8 for the annual Workplace Benefits Rennaissance conference. Here's a look at the featured speakers.

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