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Doubletree Hotel at Westport, St. Louis

September 16-17, 2021

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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 September 16-17, 2021, 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 NAHU Single-Payer Healthcare Certification Program and discussions on healthcare benefits in a post-COVID business environment, market leadership and technology, as well as a trade show and networking reception.

Rooms Available for the Symposium at the DoubleTree

A block of rooms has been reserved for February 3-6, 2021, with a special room rate of $129 per night. 

Booking a room from the reservation site is simple. To begin the process, click on “Book a Room” to receive the special rate.

See you at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel St. Louis – Westport in September!

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel St. Louis-Westport
1973 Craigshire Road
Saint Louis, Missouri 63146
(314) 434-0100


Thursday, September 16

1:30-4:30 p.m.


Single-Payer Healthcare Certification
Separate registration required
Single-payer healthcare, also known as “Medicare for all,” is the most controversial health insurance debate in our country. For this reason, NAHU has created this three-hour certification course to educate health insurance professionals on the benefit structure under the single-payer proposal. This course provides in-depth instruction on the importance of the overall functioning of healthcare delivery and financing in our country. The curriculum will include what single-payer is, the forms it can take and how it has been implemented around the world. The course will also explore some of the proposals and variations that Congress is considering and discuss the implications on healthcare coverage in the United States. Register now.
Reid Rasmussen
Co-founder and CEO, freshbenies
3 CE Approved

Plaza Ballroom


Trade Show Grand Opening and VIP Reception

Plaza Ballroom


Keynote Speaker 
How will COVID-19 impact your health plans in 2021?
Perspectives of the impact of the crisis on the healthcare system more generally, with a specific focus on the implications to employer-sponsored health plans.
Dr. Trent Haywood
1 CE approved for Missouri and Illinois


Friday, September 17
7:30-8:30 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast
Sponsored by National General Benefits Solutions
  Exhibit Hall Open Plaza Ballroom

The View Forward: Benefit Needs Post-COVID
A lot changed with the world’s health and social life in 2020. Big questions loom for the benefits industry… How will the Coronavirus change health insurance? Fully insured rates vs. self-insured rates? Ancillary coverage? The employment market? Employees’ needs from benefits? And how will brokers redefine how we work in this new world?
Reid Rasmussen
Co-founder and CEO, freshbenies

1 CE approved for Missouri and Illinois

Plaza Ballroom
9:30-9:45 Table Talks Plaza Ballroom
9:45-10:30 Break Plaza Ballroom

Transparency and Cost Containment: Health Insurance, Completely Reinvented
Imagine a world where our health insurance system didn’t exist, and we had an opportunity to build it from the ground up. What would we do? Build everything exactly as we have today? Or would we create something better? This isn’t your typical business info session. We’ll be launching new short films alongside a live presentation that will illustrate how we’ve completely reinvented health insurance.
Scott Schoenvogel
President, SimplePay Health
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
Politics and Policy of Health Care
Catch the latest updates on what’s going on inside the Beltway and what to expect in 2020 and the coming years. Included will be everything from Medicare for All to changes in the Cadillac Tax and regulations on every aspect of health care delivery and health care financing, you won’t want to miss this important update on issues that affect you and your clients.
Marcy Buckner
Vice President of Government Affairs, National Association of Health Underwriters
1 CE approved for Missouri and Illinois

Plaza Ballroom

Bar Break
Exhibit Hall Open

Plaza Ballroom

Stepping Up Your Game
Check in with these NAHU officers on how producers and agencies need to adopt change in their growth strategies in order to remain relevant. 

Moderator: Becki Jennings, Jennings Insurance Group,

  • Eugene Starks, Benefit Administration Services Ltd., Ridgeland, Miss.
  • Kelly Don Fristoe, Financial Partners, Wichita Falls, Texas
  • Eric Kohlsdorf, Prisma Strategies, Des Moines, Iowa
Plaza Ballroom
3:00 Final Remarks, Attendance Drawings and Exhibit Hall Open Plaza Ballroom

Symposium Registration

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


Annual Sponsors

Gold Level
Delta Dental
Lodging Hospitality Management

Silver Level
United Healthcare

Bronze Level
ABY Benefits
NueSynergy, Inc.

Agency Sponsors
Blue Chip Consortium

Symposium Sponsors

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