Attend Renaissance 2017 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.

 

 

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

 

3:00 - 3:15

Welcome & Introduction

Elizabeth Galentine

Elizabeth Galentine
Editor-in-Chief, Employee Benefit Adviser

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3:45 - 4:30

Keynote Panel: Obamacare - You're Fired!

John Hickman Nikki Chriesman-Green David Smith Rina Tikia

John Hickman
Partner, Alston & Bird LLP

Nikki Chriesman-Green
Regional ERISA Counsel, USI Southwest

David Smith
Vice President, EbenConcepts

Rina Tikia
President, Tikia Consulting Group, Inc.

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Thursday, March 2, 2017

 

8:20 - 8:30

Opening Remarks

Elizabeth Galentine

Elizabeth Galentine
Editor-in-Chief, Employee Benefit Adviser

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8:30 - 9:15

Keynote: The Hidden Rewards of Great Benefits

Matthew Owenby Amy Underwood

Matthew Owenby
SVP, Chief Human Resources Officer, AFLAC

Amy Underwood
Director of Resource Innovation, Employee Benefits, BancorpSouth Insurance Services, Inc.

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Innovation

11:20 - 12:30

The Brokers Innovation Playbook for 2017

Joe Donlan Douglas Maher

Joe Donlan
SVP, Segment Leader - Broker Business, Connecture

Douglas Maher
Executive Director, Employee Benefits, EIIA

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Innovation

2:00 - 2:45

Developing New Voluntary Products for a Changing Workforce

Alvin Heggie Katie Dunnington Scott Mardis

Alvin Heggie
AVP Strategic Product Delivery, MassMutual

Katie Dunnington
VP, Group Product Solutions, Lincoln Financial Group

Scott Mardis
Field Development Director, Kemper Benefits

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Increasing Profitability

2:00 - 2:45

A Crack in the Benefits Foundation...And How to Repair It

Gene Lanzoni Jerry Horton Michael Meredith Kristin Myers

Gene Lanzoni
Assistant Vice President, Market & Customer Insights, The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America

Jerry Horton
Regional Practice Leader, Western Division, The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America

Michael Meredith
EVP, Lockton Companies

Kristin Myers
Benefits Director, TSG Resources, Inc.

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Innovation

2:50 - 3:35

Prospecting Success: Products That Open New Doors

Jack Kwicen Gene Lieberman Chas Rampenthal Sara Gunn

Jack Kwicen
Managing Director, Daymark Advisors, LLC

Gene Lieberman
National Benefits Director, Pinnacle Communications International, Inc.

Chas Rampenthal
General Counsel, LegalZoom

Sara Gunn
Director of Marketing, ID Watchdog

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3:50 - 4:30

Keynote: Will HSAs Be the Phoenix Rising from the Ashes of Obamacare?

Roy Ramthun

Roy Ramthun
President & Founder, HSA Consulting Services, LLC

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9:00 - 11:00

After Party Reception

Sponsored by:

EZ Shield

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Friday, March 3, 2017

 

9:00 - 9:30

New Ways Carriers are Courting Brokers, Agents, and Advisers

Bill Bade Jerry Horton

Bill Bade
Product Strategy and Development Consultant, Milliman

Jerry Horton
Regional Practice Leader, Western Division, The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America

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