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Aria Resort & Casino
3730 S Las Vegas Blvd,
Las Vegas, NV

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) Implementation
Ruthann Laswick, President, BLUE WATER BENEFITS CONSULTING

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10:30 a.m - 12:30 p.m.
Defined Contribution Health Plans
Moderator: Robert Shestack, EVP, Voluntary Benefits Practice Leader, AMWINS GROUP BENEFITS
Panelist: Eric Johnson, Sales Executive, FRESHBENIES
Panelist: John G. Kelly, CEBS, Director, Strategic Partnerships, CERIDIAN
Rick Lindquist, President, ZANE BENEFITS, INC.
11:00 a.m. -
Registration Opens

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1:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m
Welcome & Introduction
Moderator: Elizabeth Galentine, Editor-in-Chief and Chairperson, EMPLOYEE BENEFIT ADVISER
Walt Podgurski, President, CONNECTION CAMPUS
1:30 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
2:15 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Keynote Panel: The Rise of Exchanges: How to Succeed in the New Federal, State-Based and Private Marketplaces
Moderator: Rob Thurston, President, HR CONSULTING GROUP
Rodger Bayne, President, BENEFIT INDEMNITY CORPORATION
Panelist: Bob Neil, National Practice Leader, Specialty Markets, THE GUARDIAN LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY OF AMERICA
3:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
3:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Keynote Panel: The Future Of Employee Benefits
Rick Von Feldt, HR Futurist and Senior Partner, KOLABORATIVE
Moderator: Carol Harnett, Benefits Consultant
Meredith Lubitz, VP, Talent Management, DOW JONES & CO

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

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7:30 a.m. -
Registration Opens

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7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
8:30 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.
9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
10:15 a.m - 11:00 a.m.
Keynote Presentation: Health Care Reform and the Benefits Renewal Process
Mick Constantinou, Employee Benefits Advisor, CONNELLY, CARLISLE, FIELDS, & NICHOLS, A UBA PARTNER FIRM
11:10 a.m - 11:55 a.m
Track: Practice Evolution View Track Face-To-Face Online Enrollments
Dave Patten, CEO, Founder, EFACE2FACE
Raymond Didia, EVP, Sales – Insurance and Benefits, EFACE2FACE
11:10 a.m. - 11:55 a.m.
Track: Benefits Solutions View Track Specialized Markets For Brokers – Credit Unions & Federal Employees
Jim Quinney, President, CALIWAII INSURANCE
12:00 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Track: Practice Evolution View Track How to Make Worksite Benefits More Friendly to Brokerage Firms
John R. Keenan, CLU, CPCU, Chairman & Founder, KEENAN & ASSOCIATES
12:00 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Track: Benefits Solutions View Track Voluntary Products That Will Succeed in 2014
Debbie Cecil, Director, Product Marketing and Development, UNUM
Brian Jund, President, NATIONAL BENEFIT PARTNERS
Susan Pavloff, VP - Business Development & Marketing Services, COVERDELL & CO.
12:45 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Worksite Marketing Hall-Of-Fame Inductions Luncheon (All attendees are invited)

The Workplace Benefits Association Hall-Of-Fame Inductees are chosen by their peers based on an individual’s career achievements and contributions to the voluntary benefits industry. According to Eastbridge Consulting Group, Inc.; annual U.S. Voluntary / Worksite Sales Report, sales topped $6 billion in 2012, an increase of 6.6 percent over 2011 results.

2013 Inductees Include:
Allen Bress Phil Brimer Daniel A. Johnson
President
Merchants Benefit Administration
Director, Sales
focus3 BENEFITS
VP Sales and Marketing
Trustmark Voluntary Benefit Solutions

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2:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
2:45 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Track: Practice Evolution View Track The Group Agent’s Guide To Thriving In 2014 And Beyond
Moderator: Elizabeth Galentine, Editor-in-Chief & Co-Chair, EMPLOYEE BENEFIT ADVISER
Moderator: Jack Kwicen, Managing Director, DAYMARK ADVISORS, LLC
Joe Markland, President and Founder, HR TECHNOLOGY ADVISORS, LLC
Panelist: Randy Schwantz, President, THE WEDGE GROUP
Kevin Trokey, Founding Partner, Coach, Q4INTELLIGENCE
2:45 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Track: Benefits Solutions View Track The Trend To “Groupification” Of Voluntary Benefits
Lydia Jilek, VP & Head Of Voluntary Product and Strategy, ING U.S.
3:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
Break in the Foyer

Sponsored By:

benefitsCONNECT
3:45 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Track: Practice Evolution View Track Single List Billing – The New Normal
Daniel Johnson, VP, Sales and Marketing, TRUSTMARK VOLUNTARY BENEFIT SOLUTIONS
Moderator: Richard Pfadenhauer, President, PAYLOGIX
3:45 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Track: Benefits Solutions View Track The Increasing Role of Supplemental Medical Plans In The Post-ACA Market
Ken Holderbaum, III, Managing Partner, KEY BENEFIT RESOURCES
4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
9:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Mania After Hours

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Thursday, August 1, 2013

8:45 a.m. -
Registration Opens

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9:45 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
ERISA Compliance Is Critical To Brokers & Employers - A Legal Perspective
Alexander Olsen, Esq., Health and Welfare Benefits Practice, THE WAGNER LAW GROUP
10:45 a.m. -