All times below are in Pacific Time.

Monday, August 16, 2021

7:45 AM - 5:00 PM | Registration


9:00 AM - 1:00 PM | NAHU Workshop - Self-Funding Certification

Developed by experts in the market space, this 3-hour course is highly sought after by brokers/agents of all levels in their knowledge and provides practical instruction that will ensure that students understand the key technical components of Self Funding and are better prepared to counsel their clients on the various benefits of elimination of most premium tax, lowering cost of administration, claims/administration and customer service for employees.


Historically, employers have turned to the self-funding of their health plans when traditional insurance programs failed to meet their cost expectations. The many thousands of employers in the U.S. who have implemented self-insured medical programs later discovered the other advantages such as coverage flexibility and client-specific benefit plan administration. Self-funding is one of the most effective ways
employers can control the rising costs of healthcare coverage. In understanding self-funding as a concept and how it differs from fully insured products, this course will help provide in detail how it all works and proven methods for communicating this option to employers and employees in a compelling way.

The NAHU Self-Funded Certification course for classroom study:

  • Self-funding – What Is It and Why Is It Growing In Popularity?
  • ERISA and Self-funding
  • Comparison of Plan Funding Options
  • Stop-loss Terms and Concepts
  • Stop-loss Claims Submission and Payment
  • Renewal Practices and Philosophy
  • Plan Administration and the Future of Self-Funding

Speaker: David C. Smith, Vice President for Compliance and Risk Management - EbenConcepts


  TECHNOLOGY WORKSHOPS

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Technology Workshop A

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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Technology Workshop B


11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Technology Workshop C

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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Technology Workshop D


  EDUCATION
  MOTIVATION
  ADMINISTRATION
  INNOVATION

2:30 PM - 3:00 PM | Networking & Refreshment Break


  EDUCATION
  MOTIVATION

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Get Your SHIfT Together

  ADMINISTRATION
  INNOVATION

4:05 PM - 5:00 PM | Opening Keynote: Rapid Growth in the Face of Uncertainty

Today’s executives are confronted with new challenges that threaten their continued growth and survival. With increased competition, disruptive technologies, and tough economic climates, market share is dwindling and discounted acquisition is steadily on the rise. This insightful keynote provides participants with a full understanding of how to stay competitive in a constantly changing landscape. They’ll discover how to achieve sustained success in the face of smaller, more agile competition, and they’ll learn the three instantly actionable strategies to immediately drive any corporation back to momentum and growth.

Keynote Speaker: Matthew Pollard, Internationally Acclaimed Sales Speaker


5:00 PM - 6:30 PM | Exhibit Hall Opens & Welcome Reception


6:30 PM - 9:00 PM | BenefitsPRO Official Networking Party


Tuesday, August 17, 2021

8:45 AM - 10:00 AM | Focus Workshop


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


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


11:05 AM - 12:00 PM | Morning Headline Keynote: The Political Argument Today with George F. Will

Keynote Speaker: George F. Will, America’s Foremost Political Columnist

 


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


1:45 PM - 2:45 PM | Afternoon Headline Keynote: The Political Outlook with Ana Navarro

Keynote Speaker: Ana Navarro, GOP Strategist, Political Contributor to CNN and Telemundo, and Co-Host of ABC’s The View


  EDUCATION
  MOTIVATION
  ADMINISTRATION
  INNOVATION

  EDUCATION
  MOTIVATION

4:45 PM - 5:30 PM

Fast & Furious

  ADMINISTRATION
  INNOVATION

Wednesday, August 18, 2021

  EDUCATION
  MOTIVATION
  ADMINISTRATION
  INNOVATION

10:30 AM - 10:45 AM | Networking & Refreshment Break


10:45 AM - 12:15 PM | Closing Keynote: BEN Talks – Remarkable Resilience

A rapid-fire series of TED talk-style keynotes from leading benefits visionaries who will discuss how they have overcome obstacles and challenges in their personal and professional lives to achieve great things.