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2019 Group & Worksite Benefits Conference

Navigating the Future

9/10/2019 - 9/12/2019
Newport, Rhode Island
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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 changes in the U.S.

Project Sweet Peas Charity Event

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Get involved and make a difference in the lives of NICU families! 
Attendees are invited to participate in making contributions to and assembling care packages for Project Sweet Peas at a special pre-conference event. Individuals and companies can also make monetary donations directly to the charity at the link below. Whether you select to donate a specific item, make a monetary donation on behalf of your company, or make a personal donation, you can feel confident that your contribution will go directly to helping families in need! 

To volunteer to put care packages together on Tuesday, Sept. 10 from 10:30 – 12:30, click here.

To make a donation, click here. 

Project Sweet Peas is a national 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to empowering and supporting families of fragile infants, and inspiring hope through remembrance for those affected by pregnancy and infant loss.  Project Sweet Peas provides NICU (neonatal intensive care unit) care packages, bereavement memory boxes, financial assistance, and other support services to thousands of NICU families per year.  Established in 2009, Project Sweet Peas is celebrating 10 years of hope!  For more information, please visit www.projectsweetpeas.com.

Registration

Early Registration Fee:
LIMRA Member: $1285
LOMA Member (but not LIMRA): $1925
Nonmember: $2570

After August 20, 2019:
LIMRA Member: $1485
LOMA Member (but not LIMRA): $2225
Nonmember: $2970

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. and Canada) or 860-285-7789.

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Hotel/Venue

Newport Marriott

25 America’s Cup Avenue
Newport, Rhode Island, 02840

If you receive any unsolicited or suspicious email or phone call about a hotel booking in conjunction with this meeting, our advice is not to click on it, but delete the email immediately. In the case of a phone call, never give out your credit card information. Our designated conference hotels will never call you unless you contact them first.

Book your group rate for the LIMRA Group and Worksite Benefits Conference 2019

Or call: (800) 228-9290 (identifying yourself as part of the group staying at the Newport Marriott.)

Make your room reservation by August 20, 2019 and mention the LIMRA Group & Worksite Benefits Conference to receive the discounted group rate of $264 single/double (plus applicable sales taxes). Requests after August 20, 2019 will be accepted on space availability. 

Extend your stay?  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.  You may need to call the hotel directly to book the extra nights. 

As a reminder, the hotel rates may increase after the cut-off date or when the meeting room block sells out, whichever comes first. Make your reservations early to be able to take advantage of our discounted rates.  Reservations must be guaranteed with a major credit card. Check in: 4:00 p.m.; check out 12 noon.  

Agenda

Speakers

Lori L High
SVP, Sales & Relationship Management – Group Benefit, The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc.
  • Wednesday, September 11, 2019

    8:15 am - 9:30 am: GENERAL SESSION

Lori L High

SVP, Sales & Relationship Management – Group Benefit, The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc.

Lori is SVP, Sales and Relationship Management of Group Benefits for The Hartford. In this capacity, Lori has accountability for leading Group Benefits sales and distribution, developing the strategies necessary to enhance The Hartford’s existing market position and driving profitable growth to position Group Benefits successfully in an evolving marketplace. Lori comes to The Hartford with over 25 years of sales and industry experience. Prior to The Hartford, Lori held the position of President, Group Insurance at Prudential. Her earlier Prudential career had responsibility for sales, account management, marketing, life underwriting, strategy and product development. Lori also was responsible for the Veterans Program at Prudential. She continues to be an advocate for returning veterans back to full employment.
Travis Mills
Founder, Travis Mills Foundation
United States Army Staff Sergeant
  • Wednesday, September 11, 2019

    3:45 pm - 4:45 pm: GENERAL SESSION

Travis Mills

Founder, Travis Mills Foundation
United States Army Staff Sergeant

On April 10, 2012, United States Army Staff Sergeant Travis Mills of the 82nd Airborne was critically injured on his third tour of duty in Afghanistan by an IED (improvised explosive device) while on patrol, losing portions of both legs and both arms. He is one of only five servicemen from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan ever to survive quadruple amputee injuries. In September 2013, Mills founded the Travis Mills Foundation, a nonprofit organization, formed to benefit and assist wounded and injured veterans. Mills and the foundation are actively involved with several veterans organizations namely, the Travis Mills Foundation Retreat in Maine. The Travis Mills Foundation supports recalibrated veterans and their families through long-term programs that help these heroic men and women overcome physical obstacles, strengthen their families, and provide well-deserved rest and relaxation. 

Bill Smith
President, Cigna Group Insurance
  • Wednesday, September 11, 2019

    8:15 am - 9:30 am: GENERAL SESSION

Bill Smith

President, Cigna Group Insurance

As President of Cigna Group Insurance (CGI), Bill is responsible for the operating results of the Disability, Life, Accident, and Voluntary product lines. Prior to his appointment as CGI President, Bill served as Chief Operating Officer (COO) for Group Insurance as well as Business Financial Officer (BFO), supporting Group Insurance, Individual, and Government. With nearly three decades of professional experience in the financial services industry; Bill’s experience and leadership principles focus on driving value while driving change. Prior to his inaugural arrival to Cigna in 2000, he held positions at GE Capital and the Federal Reserve Bank.
Jeanette Rice
President and Chief Operating Officer, American Fidelity Assurance Company
  • Wednesday, September 11, 2019

    8:15 am - 9:30 am: GENERAL SESSION

Jeanette Rice

President and Chief Operating Officer, American Fidelity Assurance Company

Jeanette Rice is the President and Chief Operating Officer of American Fidelity Assurance Company (AF). She began her career with AF in 1988 as the manager of Corporate Communications. Since then, she served in many roles before becoming President and COO, including Senior Vice President of Corporate and Human Resources, Branding and Technology; and Executive Vice President and Assistant Chief Operating Officer. Jeanette leads AF’s senior management committee and believes that a successful company is driven by its culture. This focus on culture has led AF to be named one of Fortune Magazine’s 100 Best Companies to Work for in America for 13 years. In 2018, Jeanette received the Leadership For All Award fromthe Great Place to Work Institute.
Tom Wamberg
CEO, Wamberg Genomic Advisors
  • Tuesday, September 10, 2019

    2:30 pm - 3:30 pm: GENERAL SESSION

Tom Wamberg

CEO, Wamberg Genomic Advisors

Tom is the CEO of Wamberg Genomic Advisors and is responsible for the overall direction and execution of the company’s strategic plan. In his 30-year career, Wamberg has built and led numerous financial and professional insurance services businesses. Wamberg recently served as President of Insurance and Corporate Business of Human Longevity, Inc. He served as Chairman of Uniphy Health, a secure healthcare collaboration platform for physicians, a company he co-founded in 2013. He previously started and led as Chairman and CEO two other consulting/brokerage companies, Clark & Wamberg, LLC and Clark Inc. (NYSE: CLK) which he took public in 1998. Wamberg is a member of the American Cancer Society CEOs Against Cancer, a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives, and is a past president of the Association for Advanced Life Underwriting.

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Contact us to learn more:

Joan O'Neil

Senior Conference Coordinator

LIMRA

(860) 285-7741

joneil@limra.com