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Doubletree Hotel at Westport, St. Louis

“Thriving in Turbulent Times”

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Register now for the Missouri Benefit Specialist Symposium

Join brokers, agents and providers from around the state for the Missouri Benefits Specialist Symposium Sept. 20-21 at the Doubletree Hotel at Westport. Book your hotel room now.

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 medical insurance carrier executives.

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Thursday, Sept. 20

1:30-4:30 p.m.


Medicare Mini Summit 
3 CE credits applied for in Illinois and Missouri

  • Shaping Healthcare’s Future Through Legislative Advocacy
    Ken Schmidt
    SLAHU Legislative Chairman
  • Medicare Opportunities in 2019 and Beyond
    Dan Mangus
    VP Sales, Senior Marketing Specialists
  • Dual Special Needs Plans
    Deb Ostermeyer, EDC Agent Manager, UnitedHealthcare and Retirement

Plaza Ballroom



Trade Show Grand Opening and VIP Reception

Keynote Speaker
Where Group Insurance Meets Medicare
1 CE applied for in Missouri and Illinois
Olivia Richardson
Director of Training and Education, Senior Marketing Specialists

Plaza Ballroom


Friday, Sept. 21
7:30-8:30 a.m. Registration Foyer
  Exhibit Hall Open Plaza Ballroom

Alexa the Broker: How Artificial Intelligence Will Change the Benefits Business
1 CE applied for in Missouri and Illinois
Neil Kennish
Broker Sales Executive, FreshBenies

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

Becoming the Feared Competitor
1 CE applied for in Missouri and Illinois
David Reid
Founder and CEO, EaseCentral

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

Transforming American Healthcare
1 CE applied for in Missouri and Illinois
Eric Hardin
Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 

Plaza Ballroom
1:30-2:00 Break and Exhibit Hall Open Plaza Ballroom

Medical Carrier Panel Discussion
Thriving in Turbulent Times
1 CE applied for in Missouri and Illinois
Frank D’Antonio, AETNA
Amadou Yattassaye, Anthem
Dan Whitney, Medova Healthcare
1 CE applied for in Missouri and Illinois

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

Annual Sponsors


Gold Level
Anthem Blue Cross & Blue Shield
Delta Dental
HealthLink Inc.
LHM Hospitality

Silver Level
United Healthcare

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

Symposium Sponsors

General Sponsors
Colonial Life
H&H Health Associates, Inc.
ProCare RX

Pre-Conference Sponsor
Senior Marketing Specialists

Continental Breakfast Sponsor
National General Benefits Solutions 

Signage Sponsor

Break Sponsors


iPAD Drawing Sponsor 

Attendee Table Sponsors
Blue Chip Consortium 
Charles L. Crane Agency


Aliera Healthcare
Allstate Benefits
Employee Navigator (pending)
HSA Bank
Kansas City Life Insurance 
M2 Brokerage
Outsource Marketing Strategies, Inc.
The HSA Authority 
UMB Healthcare Services
Vision Care Direct

Rooms Available for the Symposium at the DoubleTree

A block of rooms has been reserved for Sept. 19-22. The special room rate will be available until Aug. 28 or until the group block is sold-out, whichever comes first. 

Booking a room from the reservation site is simple. To begin the process, click on “Book a Room” to receive rates starting at $119 per night.

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

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