2011 Workplace Benefits Rennaissance conference
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).
A keynote panel discussion on PPACAs 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).
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
Keynoter Kathy Scira, CEO of Simplicity Benefit Services, described the role of consumer-directed health plans in todays post-reform benefits marketplace.
InsuranceBroadcasting CEO Walt Podgurski, organizer of the conference, described plans for the 2011 Workplace Benefits Mania conference, slated for Aug. 1-2 in Chicago.
The exhibit hall was a popular destination, with more than 60 leading vendors attending.
Daniel Freund, president of Common Census, analyzed the current options, strategies and solutions created by todays enrollment technology.
Jack Kwicien, managing partner at Daymark Advisors, outlined the challenges facing brokers in todays changing benefits landscape. Kwicien will serve as president of the Workplace Benefits Associations advisory board for 2012.
Pat Galla, president of the Enroller Resource Center, drew a packed room for his enroller-focused luncheon session.
Capital Administrative Services Andy Tate, along with CAS managing directors Maria Tyson and Trina Brown, hosted a luncheon meeting for enrollment specialists and brokers.
Larry Sigle, national sales director at Advantage Benefits Card, outlined current opportunities to boost revenue through discount plans.
Shane Edrington, president of Symbius Financial, described his firms multifaceted financial wellness program.
Roger Skinner, IHC Health Solutions senior V.P., dental, outlined emerging opportunities for brokers in the dental and vision market.
InfoArmours Meghann Carroll briefed attendees on identity theft and her firms 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.