Attend Renaissance 2016 to learn from the most successful leaders in the benefits industry and make new relationships with people and organizations that will help you achieve new levels of success and service.

 

 

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

 

1:15 - 2:45

Pre-Conference Workshop - Strategic Alliances (Included with your conference registration)

Ginger Panepinto Heather Garbers Trevor Garbers

Ginger Panepinto
Manager, Workplace Benefits, MetLife Premier Client Group

Heather Garbers
VP, Voluntary Benefits & Technology, HUB International

Trevor Garbers
VP, Practice Leader, HUB International

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3:00 - 3:15

Welcome & Introduction

Melissa Winn

Melissa Winn
Senior Editor, Employee Benefit Adviser

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4:00 - 4:45

Keynote Panel – Dealing With Double-Digit Premium Hikes

Paul Fetterolf Jake Cleer Kevin Kelleher

Paul Fetterolf
Sr. Consultant, Market Leader, Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.

Jake Cleer
Director, Benefit Solutions, New Benefits

Kevin Kelleher
President, Kelleher Group Inc.

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Wednesday, March 2, 2016

 

8:20 - 8:30

Opening Remarks

Melissa Winn

Melissa Winn
Senior Editor, Employee Benefit Adviser

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8:30 - 9:15

Keynote – What Financial Education Means To Your Client

Charles DeSantis William Kane

Charles DeSantis
Chief Benefits Officer and Associate Vice President, Georgetown University

William Kane
Account Executive, MetLife Premier Client Group PlanSmart®

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10:15 - 11:00

Keynote Panel – Increasing Volume With Online Enrollment and Call Centers

Ron Kleiman Norma Gregorio Lyle Griffin Gil Murdock

Ron Kleiman
Chief Executive Officer, BenefitVision

Norma Gregorio
Director of Sales, Employee Navigator

Lyle Griffin
President & Co-founder, Selerix Systems

Gil Murdock
Chief Revenue Officer, Enrollment Advisors

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11:00 - 11:45

Keynote Panel – The Effect of Market Disruption on the Distribution of Employee Benefits

Matt Davis Jakki Lynch Ryan Toner

Matt Davis
CEO, Green Light Cost Management

Jakki Lynch
VP, Director Critical Response Team, PartnerRe

Ryan Toner
President, BenefitVault

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11:45 - 12:30

Keynote - Broker Technology: The Changing Employee Benefits Landscape

Michael Lujan

Michael Lujan
Co-Founder & Chief Strategy Officer, Limelight Health, Inc.

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Client Services

2:00 - 2:45

Open Doors With Voluntary “Non-Traditional” Benefits

Eric Johnson Dustin Plantholt

Eric Johnson
Sales Executive, freshbenies

Dustin Plantholt
VP, Employee Benefits, PSA Insurance & Financial Svcs

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Innovation

2:00 - 2:45

Wage Secure: The Final Piece to the Benefits Puzzle

Greg Hall Ed O'Malley Robert Shestack

Greg Hall
CEO, Wage Secure

Ed O'Malley
Practice Leader, Arthur. J. Gallagher & Co

Robert Shestack
EVP, Voluntary Benefits Practice Leader, AmWINS Group Benefits

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Client Services

2:50 - 3:35

From Millennials to Retirement: Helping Clients Manage the Generation Gap in Benefit Design

Amy Christofis Anthony Hipp

Amy Christofis
Strategic Account Executive, ConnectedHealth

Anthony Hipp
VP Employee and Student Benefits, Educational & Institutional Insurance Administrators, Inc.

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Innovation

2:50 - 3:35

Grow Your Business Faster

Patrick Stewart Gus Georgiadis Ian George

Patrick Stewart
CEO, Innovu, LLC

Gus Georgiadis
Area President, Arthur. J. Gallagher & Co.

Ian George
Brokerage Director, MassMutual

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3:45 - 4:30

Keynote – Defined Contribution Unlocks Premium Dollars

Joshua Hilgers John Young

Joshua Hilgers
Director, Strategy and Development, VelaPoint Personal Insurance

John Young
Co-Chair and CEO, Consumerdriven, LLC

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Thursday, March 3, 2016

 

8:30 - 9:15

Keynote – Five Exciting Distribution Trends For Brokers

Scott Hettesheimer Joe Markland

Scott Hettesheimer
President and CEO, Hettesheimer Insurance

Joe Markland
President and Founder, HR Technology Advisors, LLC

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10:15 - 11:00

Keynote – Ask the Experts Roundtable

Warren Benoit Rob Thurston

Warren Benoit
President, Benoit and Associates Inc.

Michelle Capezza
Employee Benefits, Health Care and Life Sciences Practices, Epstein Becker Green

Rob Thurston
President, HR Consulting Group

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