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Springfield Association of Health Underwriters



Takin’ it to the Streets

Doubletree Hotel at Westport, St. Louis

September 12-13, 2019


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Register now for the Missouri Benefit Specialists Symposium

Join brokers, agents and providers from around the state for the Missouri Benefit Specialists Symposium Sept. 12-13 at the Doubletree Hotel at Westport.

The two-day seminar features an opportunity to earn up to 8 CE credits for Missouri and Illinois. The program features a Medicare Mini Summit and discussions on market leadership and technology, as well as a trade show, reception and panel presentation by Missouri and Illinois healthcare regulators.

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Thursday, Sept. 12

1:30-4:30 p.m.


Medicare Mini Summit
Sponsored by Senior Marketing Specialists 
3 CEs approved for Missouri and Illinois

  • Medicare Resources
    Options for Medicare beneficiaries and professionals for reference and education.

    Brittany Wibbenmeyer
    Director of Key Partnerships, The McNerney Group
  • Medicare Part D
    An overview of Medicare Part D plans looking at what’s Important to consumers and agents.
    Mike Gattorna
    Agent Development and Training, Senior Marketing Specialists
  • Where Group Insurance Meets Medicare
    How to educate and inform beneficiaries about the process of leaving their current employer coverage to participate in their Medicare benefits.
    Olivia Richardson
    Director of Training and Education, Senior Markteing Specialists

Plaza Ballroom


Trade Show Grand Opening and VIP Reception

Plaza Ballroom


Keynote Speaker 
Understanding the Importance of Social Security Claiming Decisions
Important things to know before advising clients on claiming Social Security benefits, regardless of relationship status (married, divorced, widowed or single). NAHU broker members in attendance will receive a free copy of his book. Additional copies will be for sale while supply lasts.
Brian Doherty, The Doherty Method
1 CE approved for Missouri and Illinois


Friday, Sept. 13
7:30-8:30 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast
Sponsored by National General Benefits Solutions
  Exhibit Hall Open Plaza Ballroom

Shifting Sands – The Future of Healthcare Risk Financing
Examine various segments of the healthcare market including group, individual, Medicare, Medicaid and the uninsured population, and how each of those market segments is financed. Meylan brings an actuarial and medical underwriting perspective to examine financial and behavioral factors driving escalating cost of financing healthcare and how those factors are projected to impact, NAHU members, their clients and our nation.
Dan Meylan
National Sales Director, Allied National
1 CE approved for Missouri and Illinois

Plaza Ballroom
9:30-9:45 Table Talks Plaza Ballroom
9:45-10:30 Break in Exhibit Hall
Sponsored by ECCHIC
Plaza Ballroom

Association Health Plans: To Be or Not To Be
Learn the value and opportunities provided (or not) through Association Health Plans. Discuss association sponsor goals and how to achieve them amidst the regulatory environment.
Rodger Bayne
President, Benefit Indemnity Corporation
1 CE approved for Missouri and Illinois

Plaza Ballroom
11:30-11:45 Table Talks Plaza Ballroom
11:45-Noon Gold Sponsor Remarks Plaza Ballroom
Noon-12:30 p.m. Lunch and Exhibit Hall Open Plaza Ballroom

Keynote Speaker
Healthcare in the 116th Congress
Learn the significance of 2018 Congressional elections and how they are shaping the 116th Congress. Examine legislative and regulatory actions affecting health policy and how NAHU develops and achieves advocacy goals; increased interest at federal and state levels in single-payer or similar legislation; NAHU’s policy priorities for the 116th Congress; major regulatory actions taken and expected in the near-term and later and the role NAHU is playing in this process. Look at how NAHU members, the overall agent/broker community, and employers can get involved.
Hunsni Abdelaziz
Director of State Affairs, National Association of Health Underwriters
1 CE approved for Missouri and Illinois

Plaza Ballroom

Bar Break
Sponsored by Vision Care Direct

Exhibit Hall Open

Plaza Ballroom

Future of Health Insurance in the Bi-State Area
Discover the latest state healthcare initiatives including Section 1332 of the Affordable Care Act, which permits states to apply for a State Innovation Waiver (also referred to as a State Relief and Empowerment Waiver) to pursue innovative strategies for providing residents with access to high quality, affordable health insurance while retaining the basic protections of the ACA.

Moderator: Joe Bottani, Arch Brokerage

  • Paul Wieland, Chairman, Missouri Senate Insurance & Banking Committee
  • John D. Wiemann, MO-103 (R-St. Charles)
  • Andrea Croley, Missouri 1332 Innovation Waiver Task Force
  • Evan Manning, Government Relations Manager, Independent Insurance Agents of Illinois
  • Angela Nelson, AMCM, FHIAS, Director, Division of Market Regulation, Missouri Department of Insurance, Financial Institutions & Professional Registration
  • Randy Pate, Deputy Administrator, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services; Director, Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight

1 CE approved for Missouri and Illinois

Plaza Ballroom
3:00 Final Remarks, Attendance Drawings and Exhibit Hall Open Plaza Ballroom

Symposium Registration

Full Registration
(Sept. 12 and 13)

After Aug. 15

NAHU Members & Guests*




All Others


Medicare Mini Summit Only (Sept. 12)**


*All guest registrations must be paid by the member to get the member rate.
**Includes 3 CE Credits, two drink tickets and heavy hors d’oeuevres at Grand Opening Cocktail Reception

Annual Sponsors

Gold Level
Delta Dental
LHM Hospitality

Silver Level
United Healthcare

Bronze Level
Benefit Indemnity Corporation
EyeMed Vision Care
NueSynergy, Inc.

Agency Sponsors
Blue Chip Consortium
The Bremer Group

Symposium Sponsors

General Sponsors
Allied National
Colonial Life
Competitive Health, Inc.

Pre-Conference Sponsor
Senior Marketing Specialists

Continental Breakfast Sponsor
National General Benefits Solutions 

Break Sponsors
The ECCHI Group
Vision Care Direct

ACA Prime
Beazley Benefits
Mutual of Omaha

iPad Drawing Sponsor 

Attendee Table Sponsors
Blue Chip Consortium 
Charles L. Crane Agency
Delta Dental
J.W. Terrill, a Marsh & McLennan Agency
The Daniel & Henry Company

Sponsor the Symposium

Space is limited! For maximum visibility through online and email promotions secure your sponsorship by August 1!


Aetna Medicare
Allstate Benefits
Argus Dental & Vision, Inc.
Health Equity
Health Underwriters Associations
Lead Concepts
Live Oak Bank
Special Insurance Services
Strategic Growth Insurance Associates, Inc.
The HSA Authority
The Insurance Partners
TruAssure Dental
UMB Healthcare Services
United Insurance Group Agency Inc.

Exhibit at the Symposium

Space is limited! For maximum visibility through online and email promotions secure your exhibit booth by August 1!

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