Regional leaders take center stage to discuss an industry thriving in the Age of InnovationBlueCross Blue Shield MA, Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan, Tufts Health Plan, Fallon Health, AllWays Health Partners, Health New England, United Healthcare, and CIGNA
Boston –April 2019 — The Massachusetts Association of Health Underwriters (MassAHU) has unveiled the full schedule of events for BENEFEST 2019, one of New England’s largest and most dynamic healthcare industry conferences for employer benefits professionals. This year’s event, Reshaping Healthcare: Focusing on Future Innovation, addresses a healthcare environment with increasing utilization of artificial intelligence, newer and better transparency tools and technologies – all reshaping the healthcare and employee benefits scope of services.
For more information or to register for the event, go to www.massahu.org.
When: May 2, 2019 from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Where: DoubleTree Hotel, 5400 Computer Drive Westborough, Massachusetts
Who Should Attend: Employee Benefits Brokers and Professionals hungry to improve their industry knowledge and competitive advantage.
Why Attend: To network and discuss cutting-edge approaches with experts in your profession and the healthcare industry.
Who is Speaking/Presenting: Healthcare industry experts and practitioners and executives from BlueCross Blue Shield MA, Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan, Tufts Health Plan, Fallon Health, AllWays Health Partners, Health New England, United Healthcare, CIGNA and Aetna
The healthcare industry experts and practitioners that MassAHU is showcasing during this one-day dynamic program will include top exhibitors and a closing segment dedicated to the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA).
Nationally renowned Keynote Speaker Dr Josh Luke will open the conference by sharing his Health-Wealth: 2020 Client Broker Wish List with the audience. Dr. Luke is a healthcare futurist and former hospital CEO well known for his humorous and entertaining personal stories that engage audiences. His expertise includes sharing simple tactics on how to make health care more affordable for families and employees, as well as how to get access to the best doctors and hospitals.
Following the keynote speaker, Carrier CEO Panel, time networking with Exhibitors will be a rich afternoon session to include a Legislative Hour moderated by Joe Lawler, current board member and chair of MassAHU’s legislative committee with guest panelists:
- MassAHU’s Government Relations/Lobbyist John C. Bartley, Beacon Hill Consulting Group
- MA Health Connector’s Chief of Policy & Strategy, Audrey Gasteier
- The Phia Group’s EVP & General Counsel, Ron Peck Sr., Esq.
- AIMS Vice President, Katie Holahan
- MassAHU Consultant, Richard Szczebak, Esq. RAS Law, P.C.
- Hot topics on this legislative panel will include FMLA, EMAC and much more.
Make Managing Health and Insurance Simple and Rewarding will be presented by featured speaker Kristen Valdes. Kristen is the Founder and CEO of b.well Connected Health – b.well is the new face of personal connected health. It unifies all aspects of a person’s health in a single place, and puts the consumer in control. From consolidating complete medical record information and accessing transparent insurance information, to integrating wearable and genomic data, our goal with b.well is to make managing health and insurance simple and rewarding.
Then join our next featured speaker, David J. Kerrigan, MBA to learn about some of the latest technologies that are being offered both on the agency side and especially on the client side with Innovation Doesn’t Have To Be A Four-Letter Word.
End of Day Highlight
Be sure to make time to be part of the Closing Reception and Hot Topic discussion on the FMLA when MassAHU discusses the FMLA with Sun Life and Unum for brokers who sell DI.
MassAHU is the state chapter of the National Association of Health Underwriters representing 98,000 professional health insurance agents and brokers who provide insurance for millions of Americans and advocates on behalf of consumers and employers. MassAHU embraces collaboration to increase access to high quality, affordable health care through the private insurance market and in empowering consumers by promoting total transparency of price and quality care. For more information, please contact Kate Bardsley, Executive Director of MassAHU at [email protected] or visit the www.massahu.org website.