One Place 2018 Agenda Overview

Your three-day One Place experience promises not to disappoint...



March 19
March 20
March 21
March 22
University Training Keynote Address General Session
  Breakout Sessions
Welcome Reception Evening Reception    

As a Benefitfocus customer, take advantage of the opportunity to become a power user when you register for Benefitfocus University pre-conference training on Monday, March 19. Sign up for one of the four full-day course options to go in-depth on a specific topic, or choose from a selection of one-hour courses to broaden your knowledge across multiple topics.

Individual courses are available for $125 each, or save $100 when you sign up for a full-day option with six hours of training for $650. Seating is limited.

*Benefitfocus University training is separate from the One Place conference registration and restrictions apply. See our FAQ for more details.

Tuesday, March 20

Day 1 Sessions

7:30 am

Breakfast and Sponsor Expo Employers Insurance Carriers Brokers Benefitfocus University CEU Credits Networking Technology
7:30 am to 9:15 am

8:30 am

Networking Breakfast Employers Insurance Carriers Brokers Benefitfocus University CEU Credits Networking Technology
8:30 am to 9:15 am

9:30 am

One Place 2018 Keynote Address Employers Insurance Carriers Brokers
9:30 am to 11:00 am

We’re living in a provocative time. Technology and data have revolutionized everything, from shopping and entertainment to financial management and benefits. Empowered by technology, consumers are seeking more benefit options for themselves and their families. Consumers desire a seamless benefits shopping experience, similar to what they experience on Amazon, eBay and other online platforms. As both consumers of benefits and benefits professionals, we have an unbelievable opportunity to leverage technology and data, and to reimagine the future of the benefits industry.

11:15 am

5 Must-Have Tools for Year-Round Employee Engagement Employers
11:15 am to 12:15 pm

Benefits are a powerful recruitment and retention tool, but only if employees make the connection to the value they provide. How do you make sure that happens? Strong, year-round communication. Join this session to hear from your peers on how they hit communication home runs using solutions like Content Manager and Content Management Services, plus tools designed to help you engage employees like video and mobile. You'll leave with new ideas to jump-start your year-round campaign to promote the true value of your benefits.

Analytics Speed Networking: Create Connections to Expand Your Network Employers Brokers
11:15 am to 12:15 pm

Calling all Analytics customers–you shared, and we listened. One Place attendees want more opportunities to engage with your peers and share challenges and best practices. So bring your business cards and join us for this structured speed networking session. Get one-on-one time with your peers, and make new connections that will last throughout the conference and beyond.

Roadmap for the Employee Experience: Meeting the Expectations of Tomorrow Employers
11:15 am to 12:15 pm

Whether it's on a smartphone or a laptop, consumers' expectations of online shopping experiences are being shaped by emerging technologies. Today, mobile access is key to meeting your employees where they are. Join this session for a deeper look into the roadmap for what consumers can expect in the future. You'll learn how we're taking mobile enrollment to the next level with innovative tools that bring a whole new meaning to "personalized benefits experience."

Carrier Keynote: The Single Platform Advantage Insurance Carriers
11:15 am to 12:15 pm

Following the opening Keynote, join this can't miss session to hear the team discuss the evolution of our carrier product portfolio and the role our customer community has played in driving innovation across our products and services.

Broker Roundtable: Differentiating Yourself in a Dynamic Market Brokers
11:15 am to 12:15 pm

Now that you’ve helped your clients select their technology provider, define how you want to communicate and be involved with the provider from a delivery and ongoing service perspective. Join your peers in a roundtable discussion on the tools, communication and process you, as the broker, expect from the technology provider to ensure that you’re a key partner in your clients’ success.

12:15 pm

Lunch and Sponsor Expo Employers Insurance Carriers Brokers Benefitfocus University CEU Credits Networking Technology
12:15 pm to 1:45 pm

12:30 pm

Networking Lunch Employers Insurance Carriers Brokers Benefitfocus University CEU Credits Networking Technology
12:30 pm to 1:30 pm

1:45 pm

Broker Keynote: Unplugged at One Place 2018 Brokers
1:45 pm to 2:45 pm

The role of the broker has become even more important as the benefits landscape has changed with employers looking to you as a trusted partner on cost containment strategies and technology purchases. In this keynote, Benefitfocus President & CEO Ray August will share the initiatives we have in place to support your business with the latest developments in technology, service and benefits trends. You'll also gain exclusive insight into our vision of how we can learn, grow and transform the benefits community together.

Workshop: Build a Communication Strategy like a Marketing Pro Employers CEU Credits
1:45 pm to 2:45 pm

Communication is all about sending the right message at the right time to the right audience. Benefits pros that get it right can make a significant, positive impact on employees from the benefit decisions they make to whether they choose to remain at your company. During this interactive session, you’ll learn how to define and refine your communications strategy from an experienced team of marketers and professional writers. You'll leave with key considerations and tactics to optimize employee communications in 2018.

Value-Based Insurance Design: Balancing Cost, Quality and Access Employers Insurance Carriers Brokers
1:45 pm to 2:45 pm

Increased cost-sharing in the form of higher premiums and deductibles are impacting consumers' care access and health outcomes. Coined by Dr. Mark Fendrick, the concept of Value-Based Insurance Design (V-BID) aims to lower the financial barriers to essential, high-value clinical services by aligning patients' out-of-pocket costs with the quality of services. Join this session to gain exclusive insights on how V-BID health plans are driving better health outcomes and learn the fundamentals of enabling success for V-BID initiatives.

2:45 pm

Refreshment Break Employers Insurance Carriers Brokers Benefitfocus University CEU Credits Networking Technology
2:45 pm to 3:00 pm

3:00 pm

Financial Wellness: What's Really Impacting Your Bottom Line Employers CEU Credits
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Employees’ reduced financial security is creating a catastrophe for them–and for your bottom line. In this session, learn how to combat the financial pressure your employees are facing, and remove the stress it's putting on your productivity goals, talent retention and bottom line.

HSAs, FSAs and HRAs: An Investment You and Your Employees Won't Regret Employers Brokers
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

As out-of-pocket health care costs have increased for employees, so has the importance of HSAs, FSAs and HRAs. But offering these consumer-directed healthcare accounts typically means managing multiple systems, which leads to frustration for both you and your employees. Not anymore. Join this session to learn how you can now integrate consumer-directed healthcare accounts into Benefitfocus Marketplace, enabling you to create a more seamless experience that drives smarter employee investment decisions with little administrative effort. 

The Distribution Revolution in the Insurance Industry Insurance Carriers
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Voluntary benefits are a core component of competitive employee benefit programs. Learn how Benefitfocus is making it easier for health insurance carriers to incorporate these essential benefits into their enrollment solution while giving voluntary carriers access to tens of thousands of groups on the Benefitfocus Platform. You’ll come away with next steps on how you can take advantage of this distribution channel to help grow your business.

Navigating Benefits with Data-Driven Insights Employers
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

To keep costs in check while avoiding shifting too great an expense to employees, employers have tried a variety of strategies: plan design changes, cost shifting, vendor optimization, wellness programs, onsite clinics, etc. Which combination of routes should you take to achieve this balance? The answer lies in your plan data. Join this session to take a deeper dive into new tools that provide the insight you need to map out your strategy for optimizing your benefits investment.

4:00 pm

Refreshment Break Employers Insurance Carriers Brokers Benefitfocus University CEU Credits Networking Technology
4:00 pm to 4:15 pm

4:15 pm

Seizing Opportunity in Times of Change Employers Insurance Carriers Brokers
4:15 pm to 5:15 pm

Dr. Peter Fuda will share how ordinary people can achieve extraordinary results. You will also learn how to embrace change and use it for advantage, how to shift from a burning platform to a burning ambition, and how success is much closer than you think.

5:15 pm

Sponsor Expo Networking
5:15 pm to 6:15 pm

7:00 pm

Evening Reception Networking
7:00 pm to 10:00 pm