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

Details coming soon!

11:15 am

Roadmap for the Employee Experience: Meeting the Expectations of Tomorrow Employers Brokers
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 the Consumer Role to help you meet employee expectations 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 enrollment".

Employer Breakout Session Employers
11:15 am to 12:15 pm

Details coming soon!

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

Presented by the Benefitfocus Product Management team, the third annual Carrier Keynote will review each product announcement from the opening keynote session and explain how our carrier partners can take advantage of those solutions. Come hear Benefitfocus Director of Carrier Product Management John Wilson and his 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. This is a can’t-miss session for all carrier, broker and technology partners!

Winning With Voluntary Benefits Brokers
11:15 am to 12:15 pm

As employers look to offer employees more choice in benefits, and employees seek to gain additional financial security in the face of increasing health care costs, voluntary benefits have become a valuable revenue stream for you. But for everyone to reap the rewards, several things have to fall into place: employee education, intuitive enrollment and plan design to name a few. Join this session to learn how you can partner with Benefitfocus' Benefitstore to design a win-win voluntary benefits strategy for your customers, their employees and your business.

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

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, Professor of Internal Medicine in the School of Medicine and a Professor of Health Management and Policy at the University of Michigan, 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 from Dr. Fendrick himself on how V-BID health plans are driving better health outcomes and learn the fundamentals of enabling success for V-BID initiatives.

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.

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

Distribution Revolution: The Certified Carrier Program and Mid-Market Marketplace Insurance Carriers
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Voluntary benefits are a core component of competitive employee benefit programs. Learn how the Benefitfocus Certified Carrier Program makes it easy for health insurance carriers to incorporate these essential benefits into their enrollment solution, and how the Mid-Market Marketplace provides a powerful new distribution for voluntary carriers to access tens of thousands of groups on the Benefitfocus Platform. You’ll come away with next steps on how you can take advantage of each of these solutions 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 you should take to achieve this balance? The answer lies in your plan data. Join this session to take a deeper dive into new analytics tools that provide the insight you need to map out your strategy for optimizing your benefits investment.

5 Must-Have Tools for Year-Round Employee Engagement Employers Brokers
3:00 pm to 4:00 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.

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.

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

General Session Employers Insurance Carriers Brokers
4:15 pm to 5:15 pm

Details coming soon!

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