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Wednesday, September 30, 2015

9:00 a.m. -
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Pre-Conference Workshop - Large Account Sales Strategies for Employee Benefits Brokers (Included with conference registration)
Moderator: Buck Tate, Regional Practice Leader, Voluntary Benefits, VOYA FINANCIAL, INC.
Panelists: Matthew Arnold, Senior Account Executive, UNUM
Matt Moraski, President, GRAVITY BENEFITS
1:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Welcome & Opening Remarks
Moderator: Elizabeth Galentine, Editor-in-Chief & Co-Chair, EMPLOYEE BENEFIT ADVISER
Walt Podgurski, President, CONNECTION CAMPUS
1:15 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.
Straight Talk From a Private Exchange Early Adopter: What HR Pros Need to Know
Don King, VP, Compensation & Benefits, ENVISION HEALTHCARE
Jacob Lawrence, Senior Consultant, Health & Group Benefits, TOWERS WATSON
1:45 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
2:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
The Washington Outlook: Perspectives on the Legislative Landscape
Sally Wineman, Area SVP, Compliance Counsel, GALLAGHER BENEFIT SERVICES
2:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
3:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
EBN Live 1: How FUN Is Your Wellness?
Zonya Foco, RD, CHFI, CSP, Author, Nutritionist, ZONYA HEALTH INTERNATIONAL, INC.
3:15 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
3:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
3:45 p.m. - 3:55 p.m.
3:55 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.
Game On: Private Exchanges vs. Self-Managed Plans
Moderator: John Young, Co-Chair and CEO, CONSUMERDRIVEN, LLC
Panelists: Sean Clem, VP, Technology, Marketplace and Engagement Solutions, PACIFIC RESOURCES
Jennifer Forster, Human Resources Director, BUFFALO EXCHANGE
Rob Harkins, Practice Leader, Exchanges, Human Capital Practice, WILLIS
Michelle Murray, Manager, Benefits, TENNANT
Marie Spadorcia, VP, Strategic Business Development, AETNA
Scott Wood, Principal & CEO, BENEFIT COMMERCE GROUP
4:45 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.
Keynote- Health Insurer Consolidation: What Does it Mean for Employers?
Moderator: Brian Klepper, Principal, HEALTH VALUE DIRECT
Panelists: Larry Boress, President & CEO, MIDWEST BUSINESS GROUP ON HEALTH
Jim Winkler, Global Chief Innovation Officer, AON HEALTH

Thursday, October 1, 2015

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6:30 a.m. - 7:30 a.m.
7:30 a.m. -
7:30 a.m. - 8:15 a.m.
8:15 a.m. - 8:25 a.m.
Conference Chair Remarks
Moderator: Elizabeth Galentine, Editor-in-Chief & Co-Chair, EMPLOYEE BENEFIT ADVISER
Walt Podgurski, President, CONNECTION CAMPUS
8:25 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
9:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.
Breakfast Briefing: Emerging Strategies to Help Brokers Thrive From 2015 to 2025
Tye Elliot, VP Broker Strategy, AFLAC

Sponsored by:
Aflac

9:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.
Breakfast Briefing - Leveraging Wearables and Smart Devices in Your Corporate Wellness Program
Alexis Normand, Healthcare Development Director, WITHINGS

Sponsored by:
Withings

10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Track: Benefits Solutions View Track Identity Theft Benefits in the Age of the Breach
Zach Malone, President, CORESTREAM
Nick Rockwell, Senior Consultant, EASTBRIDGE CONSULTING GROUP, INC.
10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Track: Growth & Innovation View Track 5 Power Questions To Rock Your Client’s World
Moderator: Wayne Sakamoto, President, HEALTH INSURANCE INTERACTIVE, INC.
Panelists: Randy Bartlein, CLF, President, SUNCOAST BENEFITS & ANALYTICS, INC.
Adam Lightfield, Director Private Exchange Business Development, HEALTHPLAN SERVICES COMPANIES
10:55 a.m. - 11:40 a.m.
Track: Benefits Solutions View Track How To Minimize ACA Compliance Headaches & Healthcare Costs
Robert Sheen, Founder and President, FIRST CAPITOL CONSULTING, INC.
10:55 a.m. - 11:40 a.m.
Track: Growth & Innovation View Track Rethinking Employee Benefits: New Solutions for Today’s Challenges
Summer Hamilton, VP of Sales, BENETRAC
Moderator: Gene Lanzoni, Assistant Vice President, Market & Customer Insights, THE GUARDIAN LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY OF AMERICA
11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Track: Benefits Solutions View Track Insuring America's Multigenerational Workforce
Robert Paterson, Chairman, AFINIUM
11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Track: Growth & Innovation View Track Don’t Wait To Implement Tomorrow’s Enrollment Technology
Moderator: Matt Osborn, VP Employee Benefits Technology, HUB INTERNATIONAL
Moderator: Alvin Heggie, AVP Strategic Product Delivery, MASSMUTUAL
Marsha Pfeffer, Managing Director & Sr. Employee Benefits Advisor, CORPORATE BENEFITS NETWORK, INC.
12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
12:30 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Industry Innovation Session: Beyond "Spray and Pray" Employee Communications - How Consumer Marketing Techniques Will Revolutionize Employee Benefits
Kris Gates, VP, Marketing Strategy & Customer Experience, MASSMUTUAL RETIREMENT SERVICES & WORKPLACE INSURANCE DIVISION

Sponsored by:
Mass Mutual

12:30 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Industry Innovation Lunch Session: Improve Decision Making With Advanced Data Analytics & Reporting
Kristel Schimmoller, VP, Product Management, TRUVEN HEALTH ANALYTICS
Blake Zenger, Chief Informatics Officer, Equity Healthcare, BLACKSTONE

Sponsored by:
Truven Health Analytics

2:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
Track: Benefits Solutions View Track Essential Decision Support Tools
Debi Elkins, CEBS, HR Business Partner & Benefits Manager, POPEYES
Tim O'Connor, AVP Strategic Integrations, BUSINESSOLVER
2:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
Track: Growth & Innovation View Track The Future of Employee Benefits - What to Expect in the Next Decade
Rick Lindquist, President, ZANE BENEFITS, INC.
2:50 p.m. - 3:35 p.m.
Track: Growth & Innovation View Track Why Accident and Critical Illness Insurance are Surprisingly Good for Business
Stephen Rowley, VP, GEN RE - A BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY COMPANY
2:50 p.m. - 3:35 p.m.
Track: Benefits Solutions View Track A Primer on "Low-Cost" Group Health Plans
Leslie Miller, Principal, LESLIE MILLER CUSTOM INSURANCE SOLUTIONS
Daniel McNeill, National Sales Executive and Regional Sales Manager, BEAZLEY ACCIDENT & HEALTH
3:35 p.m. - 3:50 p.m.
3:50 p.m. - 4:35 p.m.
Track: Benefits Solutions View Track Telehealth & Advocacy: Cost Savings Myth vs. Reality
Reid Rasmussen, CoFounder & President, FRESHBENIES
3:50 p.m. - 4:35 p.m.
Track: Growth & Innovation View Track How to Minimize E&O Exposure When Selling Employee Benefits
Lou Marinaccio, Senior Benefit Consultant, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF PROFESSIONAL AGENTS

Friday, October 2, 2015

7:15 a.m. -
7:15 a.m. - 8:15 a.m.
10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Simplifying The "Employer/Employee/Broker/Carrier" Private Exchange Experience
Michael McCue, Sales Development Director, PAYLOGIX
Paul Ziats, CLU, ChFC, LLIF, Director of Business Development, PAYLOGIX
10:50 a.m. - 11:35 a.m.
Latest Workplace Findings From the Front Lines of Applied Mindfulness
Michael Gallagher, SVP, Sales, EMINDFUL INC.
Kelly McCabe Ruff, CEO, EMINDFUL INC.
11:35 a.m. -