Mass Association of Health Underwriters announces a slate of speakers, including from BCBSMA, Harvard Pilgrim Health, Fallon Health, United Healthcare, AETNA and Minuteman Health
Boston –April 16, 2014- The Massachusetts Association of Health Underwriters (MassAHU) today announced that Benefest 2014, the 12th Annual Statewide Conference and Trade Fair, will be held on Thursday, May 8th, at the DoubleTree Hotel in Westborough, Mass. MassAHU is a statewide professional association representing over 1,000 employee benefit agents, brokers and consultants.
Health insurance professionals gather to hear the Carrier CEO Perspectives Panel with Eric Schultz, President and CEO, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Andrew Dreyfus, President and CEO, Blue Cross Blue Shield MA, W. Patrick Hughes, President and CEO, Fallon Health, Stephen J. Farrell, CEO, New England United Healthcare, Martha Temple, President, Aetna New England, and new comer, Tom Policelli, CEO, Minuteman Health.
During this one day event, there are an impressive number of exhibitors and sponsors that add to the value this day offers. “This is one of the best opportunities to meet face to face with carriers from all lines, interact with CEOs from the major medical insurers, sharpen your professional skills and network with your peers. I highly recommend attending and becoming a member of MassAHU.” said Tom Hamel, Manager of Broker Relations at Harvard Pilgrim Health Care.
Keynote speakers throughout the day will include the National Association of Health Underwriters’ President, Thomas M. Harte and CEO, Janet Trautwein. The National Association of Health Underwriters represents 100,000 professional health insurance agents and brokers who provide insurance for millions of Americans. Sarah Lucas, Vice President of Marsh, Berry & Co., Inc. –“MarshBerry” will present The Value of Employee Benefit Agencies & How to Succeed in the Changing Marketplace.
Following will be two intensive, continuing education classes and an informal academic session on:
- the Foundations for Fee Based Consulting Income with Gary Fradin, President, The Medical Guide
- Understanding Private Exchanges: the Opportunities and Challenges – weighing the Benefits & Potential Challenges of this Distribution Model will be presented by William G. Stuart, Lead Consultant – Sales Department Harvard Pilgrim Health Care and Mim Minichiello, Senior Partner and COO, EBS Capstone and ACA Compliance and Plan Documentation
- Today’s Hot Spots, Tomorrow’s Troubles – DoL Audits and More with Rick Szczebak, Esq., Parker Brown Macaulay & Sheerin
To end the day, there will be a closing reception.