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2015 Group and Worksite Benefits Conference (U.S.)

New Perspectives: Clearing the Way to Growth

9/15/2015 - 9/17/2015
Loews Portofino Bay Hotel, Orlando FL USA

Overview

Who Attends

Executives and professionals responsible for the development, marketing, and distribution of group and worksite/voluntary benefits, including Life, Disability, Critical Illness, Accident, other Supplemental Health products, Dental, Vision, and Healthcare plans. The conference features special sessions for senior executives to meet in a collaborative environment.

Highlights

Gain fresh ideas and insights to successfully address short- and long-term challenges in the U.S. group voluntary marketplace.

Registration

Registration Fees:

Early Registration Fee:
LIMRA Member: $1,145
LOMA Member (but not LIMRA): $1,720
Nonmember: $2,290

After August 19, 2015
LIMRA Member: $1,295
LOMA Member (but not LIMRA): $1,945
Nonmember: $2,590

Register by Fax/Mail here.

LIMRA requires prepayment of registration fees prior to all conferences and meetings. Please make checks payable to LIMRA in U.S. dollars drawn on a bank in the United States. For Vendor registration fees, call Event Registration at 800-235-4672 (U.S.) or 860-285-7789.

Cancellation Policy

All cancellations must be received in writing. Cancellations received before August 25, 2015, will be refunded, less a $75 processing fee. Cancellations received from August 25, 2015, to September 8, 2015, will be refunded, less a $275 processing and administrative fee. No refunds will be issued after September 8, 2015.

In the event that a scheduled meeting or event is cancelled by LIMRA for any reason, LIMRA shall refund any conference registration fees that have been paid by the registrant. Under no circumstances, however, shall LIMRA be liable to the registrant for any other expenses including, but not limited to, airfare and hotel expenses incurred by the registrant

Hotel/Venue

 Loews Portofino Bay Hotel
5601 Universal Boulevard
Orlando, FL
407-503-1000
Toll free reservations:  1-866-360-7395 - Group Code: GVPC9E2

Hotel link: http://uo.loewshotels.com/en/Portofino-Bay-Hotel/GroupPages/LIMRA2015

Make your room reservation by Wednesday, August 19, 2015, and mention the LIMRA Group & Worksite Benefits Conference to receive the discounted group rate of $159 single/double (plus applicable sales taxes). A set number of rooms are available at the group rate until August 19, 2015 or until the group block is sold out, whichever comes first. While LIMRA works hard to secure a sufficient number of rooms, we cannot guarantee rooms will be available.  Please make your reservation early to take advantage of our discounted group rate. 

The group rate will be offered three days prior and three days after the meeting dates subject to availability of rooms at the time of your reservation. Reservations must be guaranteed with a major credit card.  Check in: 4:00 P.M.; Check out: 12:00 Noon. Complimentary internet in guest rooms.

Agenda

Speakers

Ellen M. Carney
Principal Analyst, Forrester
  • Thursday, September 17, 2015

    10:45 am - 11:45 am: General Session

Ellen M. Carney

Principal Analyst, Forrester

In her role at Forrester Research, Ellen works with insurance e-business and channel strategy professionals. She focuses on the strategies, technologies, adoption trends, and best practices of property and casualty, life, and group insurers and their distribution partners around the world. Ellen seeks to understand how consumers and businesses use digital services to research and purchase insurance products, and has worked in various aspects of technology businesses for nearly 30 years.
Michael Concannon
Executive Vice President, Group Benefits, The Hartford
  • Wednesday, September 16, 2015

    8:15 am - 9:30 am: General Session

Michael Concannon

Executive Vice President, Group Benefits, The Hartford

Since joining The Hartford in 1995, Michael has held several leadership positions in Personal Lines, including senior vice president. More recently, he served as executive vice president of sales and distribution for The Hartford’s Commercial and Consumer markets business. There, he was responsible for distribution strategy and execution through a nationwide network of independent agents and brokers. He earned a bachelor’s degree from St. John’s University and a master’s degree in business administration from Adelphi University. 
Andrea Gordon
Senior Vice President, Core Market Segment, Unum US
  • Wednesday, September 16, 2015

    8:15 am - 9:30 am: General Session

Andrea Gordon

Senior Vice President, Core Market Segment, Unum US

Andrea is responsible for the overall growth of the Core Market Segment, which represents employers with fewer than 2,000 employees for group and voluntary products. She joined the company as a sales rep in 1985, and three years afterward left to join Duncanson and Holt, a disability reinsurance company. Duncanson and Holt was acquired by Unum, and Andrea continued to hold a variety of roles in the sales, service, and marketing organizations. Prior to her current position, she was the Senior Vice President of the Integrated Underwriting organization. She is based in Portland, Maine, and earned her Bachelor’s degree from Bowdoin College. 
Gene Lanzoni
Assistant Vice President, Thought Leadership – Group & Worksite Marketing, Guardian Life Insurance Company of America
  • Wednesday, September 16, 2015

    8:15 am - 9:30 am: General Session

Gene Lanzoni

Assistant Vice President, Thought Leadership – Group & Worksite Marketing, Guardian Life Insurance Company of America

Gene has nearly 30 years of experience in marketing and research, with most of that time in the insurance industry. He is currently responsible for leading Guardian’s Thought Leadership marketing strategy for the Group & Worksite business. He previously served as Vice President of Global Market Research at Prudential Financial and Vice President and Head of Market Research at MetLife.
Dan Lebish
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Aflac Group Insurance
  • Wednesday, September 16, 2015

    8:15 am - 9:30 am: General Session

Dan Lebish

Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Aflac Group Insurance

With more than 30 years of experience in the health care management and insurance industries, Dan oversees the day-to-day operations, performance goals, and strategic initiatives of Aflac Group Insurance. Previously, he served as executive vice president at Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield. Dan serves on the board of trustees of Claflin University and the board of directors for the Palmetto Health Foundation, Central Carolina Community Foundation, and the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce. He is based in the Columbia, South Carolina, office. Dan earned a bachelor’s degree from St. Norbert College in Wisconsin and a master’s degree from the Ohio State University.
Heather H. Lavallee
President, Employee Benefits, Voya Financial
  • Wednesday, September 16, 2015

    8:15 am - 9:30 am: General Session

Heather H. Lavallee

President, Employee Benefits, Voya Financial

At Voya, Heather is responsible for all aspects of the group and voluntary insurance business, including strategy, product management, underwriting, actuarial, distribution. She joined the company in 2008 as Regional Vice President and General Manager for the West Region, based in California. She moved to Minnesota as President of ING Employee Benefits Distribution in 2011, and became President of Employee Benefits in 2014. Previously, she was employed by Mutual of Omaha. Heather began her career with Sun Life of Canada. Heather holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Colby College and a Master's degree in Business Administration from Pepperdine University’s Graziadio School of Business and Management.
Lindsey Pollak
Best-selling author and Millennial workplace expert
  • Tuesday, September 15, 2015

    2:30 pm - 3:30 pm: General Session

Lindsey Pollak

Best-selling author and Millennial workplace expert

Lindsey’s areas of expertise include marketing to Millennials, managing Millennials, succeeding in the multigenerational workplace, personal branding, and career development. She wrote the books Becoming the Boss: New Rules for the Next Generation of Leaders and Getting from College to Career: Your Essential Guide to Succeeding in the Real World. Her list of clients for consulting and speaking includes more than 150 corporations, including The Hartford, conferences, and universities. Lindsey graduated from Yale University and is based in New York City.
Steve Uzzell
Photographer, Speaker, and Author
  • Wednesday, September 16, 2015

    3:45 pm - 4:45 pm: General Session

Steve Uzzell

Photographer, Speaker, and Author

Steve Uzzell is an advertising and corporate photographer. He began his career as an assistant to the editor of National Geographic and as a member of the magazine’s photographic staff. He has published two books of his photography, his photos have been featured in notable publications, and his cinematography has aired on national TV. Uzzell spends about half of each year traveling around the world for his clients, and his approach can help people see that solutions to problems are sometimes found in unexpected places. 

Sponsors / Exhibitors

Premier Sponsor and Exhibitor Opportunities Available Now

REGISTER NOW AS AN EXHIBITOR!


Connect With Key Prospects
This conference is your opportunity to meet group and worksite benefits executives, and the teams responsible for leading their distribution and marketing. The conference features special executive sessions for senior executives, including CEOs, presidents, executive vice presidents, senior vice presidents, CMOs, national and regional heads of sales, distribution heads, and COOs.

Sponsorship Opportunities  
Raise your level of branding with this audience by securing a Sponsorship. Options include:

  • Multiple conference registrations, which include full access to attendees at breaks and meals
  • Special recognition in the registration brochure, onsite conference program, onsite signs, and general session walk-in slides
  • Acknowledgement from the podium
  • Your company's marketing piece in attendee packets
  • Personal introductions to attendees by LIMRA staff
  • Specialty conference merchandise that will deliver your company name to all attendees

To create your Sponsorship package, contact:

Barbara Kimball at 860-298-3950 or bkimball@limra.com


Exhibitor Package, $3,250, includes:

  • One full-conference registration.
  • Additional attendees pay the low LIMRA member rate of just $1,145 each ($1,295 after 8/19/15)
  • One 6-foot skirted table with an electrical outlet (only table-top displays are permitted)
  • One-time use of the registrant/attendee list (includes email addresses for attendees who opt to share them)
  • Acknowledgment in the onsite conference program and general session walk-in slides
  • Logo and company description on the vendor sheet included in attendee packets

REGISTER NOW AS AN EXHIBITOR!


Use the Quick Links in the right-hand column to learn more about this conference.

To discuss a sponsorship/exhibitor package that will suit your business needs, please contact:

Barbara Kimball
860-298-3950
bkimball@limra.com

Premier Sponsors

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Contact LIMRA to learn more:

Joan O'Neil

Senior Conference Coordinator

LIMRA

(860) 285-7741

joneil@limra.com