Agenda

April 2, 2019

7:45 AM - 6:30 PM | Registration


8:00 AM - 1:00 PM | NAHU Workshop - Employer Sponsored Plans in a Post ACA Era

Attendees participating in this preconference workshop will address the health insurance landscape before the enactment of the ACA and an explanation of what the ACA has changed market-by-market.  The law's implementation and alterations to-date and its integration with other state and federal requirements are a key component. In addition, Jessica will discuss how national political forces, legal challenges, and the future actions of states may or may not impact the ACA and health insurance markets moving forward.
 
There are a myriad of requirements that impact on all employer plans, including wellness changes, HSA/FSA/HRA provisions, fees, annual and lifetime limits, waiting periods and W2 reporting, as well as the ACA's looming excise tax and nondiscrimination requirements. Attendees will learn how ACA intersects with other laws governing group benefits with special attention directed to the concerns of small employers and the employer shared responsibility provisions (employer mandate) and the related health coverage information reporting requirements, including some of the mechanics, use of vendors, and enforcement.
 
Course Objectives:
  • Explanation of what the ACA has changed market by market
  • Implementations and alterations with state and federal requirements
  • Wellness Changes
  • HSA/FSA/HRA provisions
  • Waiting periods and W2 reporting
  • Reporting and compliance responsibilities
  • Individual and employer mandate penalties

9:30 AM - 10:30 AM | Technology Showcase A

The benefits and health care industries are in the midst of a technology revolution that is transforming the roles of both HR professionals and advisors. A recent survey found that nearly two-thirds of employers now use a technology platform for insurance benefit enrollment, administration, or both. Meanwhile, more than one-third of those who don’t use technology are currently looking for solutions
 
In addition, emerging technologies like blockchain, artificial intelligence and machine learning are re-shaping the health care world. With so much happening, how can brokers find the best solutions for themselves and their clients? This session will provide practical tips and advice for next-generation advisors looking for answers.

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM | Technology Showcase B

The benefits and health care industries are in the midst of a technology revolution that is transforming the roles of both HR professionals and advisors. A recent survey found that nearly two-thirds of employers now use a technology platform for insurance benefit enrollment, administration, or both. Meanwhile, more than one-third of those who don’t use technology are currently looking for solutions.
 
In addition, emerging technologies like blockchain, artificial intelligence and machine learning are re-shaping the health care world. With so much happening, how can brokers find the best solutions for themselves and their clients? This session will provide practical tips and advice for next-generation advisors looking for answers.



April 3, 2019

8:30 AM - 6:30 PM | Registration


8:45 AM - 10:15 AM | Focus Workshop


9:00 AM - 10:15 AM | Networking Breakfast in Exhibit Hall


10:15 AM - 11:00 AM | Broker Of The Year Panel & Official Announcement


11:00 AM - 12:00 PM | Morning Headline Keynote


12:00 PM - 1:45 PM | Networking Luncheon In Exhibit Hall


1:45 PM - 2:45 PM | Afternoon Headline Keynote


ADMINISTRATION
MOTIVATIONAL

2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

Filtering out the noise


3:45 PM - 4:15 PM | Networking & Refreshment Break


EDUCATION
ADMINISTRATION
MOTIVATIONAL

4:15 PM - 5:00 PM

Fast & Furious


April 4, 2019

9:00 AM - 9:30 AM | Continental Breakfast


9:00 AM - 12:00 PM | Registration



10:45 AM - 12:15 PM | Networking & Refreshment Break


10:45 AM - 12:15 PM | Closing Keynote


12:15 PM - 12:15 PM | Close of Benefits Pro Broker Expo