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    

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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.

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Wednesday, March 21

Day 2 Sessions

7:00 am

Breakfast Employers Insurance Carriers Brokers Benefitfocus University CEU Credits Networking Technology
7:00 am to 8:15 am

7:30 am

Networking Breakfast Employers Insurance Carriers Brokers Benefitfocus University CEU Credits Networking Technology
7:30 am to 8:15 am

9:00 am

The State of Employee Benefits 2018: Data Insights on Plan Design & Participation Employers Insurance Carriers Brokers
9:00 am to 10:00 am

How are organizations balancing the need to lower health care costs with the challenge of attracting and retaining top talent? Find out in this session, where our expert panel will share and discuss key insights from Benefitfocus' State of Employee Benefits 2018 research. You'll learn what data from this past fall's open enrollment period on the Benefitfocus Platform reveals about trends in benefit offerings, costs and participation and how it can help you prepare for your next plan year.

9:30 am

Break Employers Insurance Carriers Brokers Benefitfocus University CEU Credits Networking Technology
9:30 am to 9:45 am

10:15 am

Payroll Perfection: Finding the Strategy that Best Suits You Employers
10:15 am to 11:15 am

There are multiple options you can use to simplify payroll. Which one is right for you? Join this session to take a deep dive into Benefitfocus’ payroll solutions along with best practices for migration, requirements and testing. You'll leave with a payroll strategy that works best for you.

Crowdsourcing for Innovation: How Customer Ideas Become Real Solutions Employers
10:15 am to 11:15 am

We're taking the Benefitfocus Idea Community live at One Place! This interactive session gives you the chance to brainstorm and share ideas with your peers in the Benefitfocus Community. Plus, learn more about how big ideas come to life–from the Benefitfocus One Place 365 Idea Community to developing a sharper vision of new solutions through early-adopter programs.

Enabling Growth: Put Sales on The Fast Track Insurance Carriers
10:15 am to 11:15 am

Your sales team and brokers need to focus on selling your products, but are burdened by a complex application process for group insurance. It doesn't have to be that way. Uncover the secret to accelerating group sales. In this session, get a first look at new technology you can use to empower brokers to quote your products and onboard customers faster and easier while simplifying the experience for your group customers.

Advanced Analytics Workshop: Using Health Care Data to Drive Strategic Change Employers Brokers
10:15 am to 11:15 am

Health care data can be a key part of cost control when used strategically. To be effective, employers must go beyond just accessing the data and start using it to drive cost-saving strategies. During this interactive session, you’ll learn how to use Advanced Analytics to uncover three major issues that contribute to high claims and gain insight on strategies to combat them in 2018 and beyond.

Managing the Tech Selection Process for Your Clients: Tips for Hitting a Home Run Brokers
10:15 am to 11:15 am

Choosing the right technology provider for your clients is a tall task. But after this session, you’ll be more than up to it. Dive into the components of a well-run technology selection process and implementation, from evaluation and contracting to go live. You’ll hear from Benefitfocus broker partners and sales professionals, who’ll share lessons learned and best practices on the timing, ROI modeling, security reviews, expectation-setting, contract navigation and more.

10:45 am

Break Employers Insurance Carriers Brokers Benefitfocus University CEU Credits Networking Technology
10:45 am to 11:00 am

11:30 am

Conquering COBRA: A Single System for a Seamless Transition Employers
11:30 am to 12:15 pm

It’s no secret that COBRA is complex, tightly regulated and time consuming to manage. And when you attempt to manage your benefits data across multiple systems and vendors, you risk incurring hefty penalties and legal fees for noncompliance. In this session, you'll learn how integrating COBRA administration into the same system you use for benefits management can eliminate headaches for you while making the time of transition easier for your COBRA participants.

Enrollment: Make it Simple and Accessible to Achieve Significant Results Insurance Carriers
11:30 am to 12:15 pm

In today’s digital world, it’s easy to forget that some people prefer to keep things simple when it comes to benefits enrollment. Join this session to discover how eEnrollment enables you to meet the simple demand for file-based and telephonic enrollment as well as the expectations of today’s mobile consumer at the same time. Plus, gain insight into the support services that can further simplify and enhance the experience for your customers and their employees.

How to Evaluate and Optimize Cost Control Tactics Employers
11:30 am to 12:15 pm

For the fifth year in a row, the cost of providing employee benefits has risen 5 percent or more. Studies show that on average, 5 percent of employees drive more than 50 percent of your medical spend. Join this session to learn how Benefitfocus' data analytics tools can help you evaluate and optimize cost control tactics using your actual health care data to drive strategy.

How to Design a Successful Voluntary Benefits Strategy for Today’s Market Brokers
11:30 am to 12:15 pm

As employers look to offer more choice in benefits, and employees seek to gain additional financial security in the face of increasing health care costs, voluntary benefits have become an essential element of an organization’s recruitment and retention strategy. Join this session to learn how your peers have partnered with Benefitfocus to design a successful voluntary benefits strategy by combining their customer and industry knowledge with demographic analysis and data-driven insights. You’ll gain a better understanding of how employee education, an intuitive enrollment experience and industry-leading plan design can lead to greater consumer satisfaction and more reward for you.

12:15 pm

Celebrate Community Awards Luncheon Employers Insurance Carriers Brokers
12:15 pm to 1:30 pm

It wouldn't be One Place without a special celebration to recognize the outstanding accomplishments of our customers. Join us for the third-annual Celebrate Community Awards Luncheon recognizing the many great accomplishments and success stories from the Benefitfocus Community. Take this time to celebrate your success and your peers who have achieved amazing results by working with Benefitfocus to transform the benefits experience for their employees and consumers.

1:00 pm

Sponsor Expo Networking
1:00 pm to 6:15 pm

1:15 pm

Break Employers Insurance Carriers Brokers Benefitfocus University CEU Credits Networking Technology
1:15 pm to 1:30 pm

1:45 pm

Interactive Workshop: Designing a Better Benefits Experience Employers Insurance Carriers Brokers
1:45 pm to 3:45 pm

Join the Benefitfocus User Experience team for this interactive session to brainstorm, discuss and prioritize your needs in benefits technology. You’ll be up and out of your chairs, sharing ideas in small groups. We’ll be working right alongside you, so ultimately we can use your feedback to enhance your experience with our product.

The Next Generation of Benefits Management Tools Insurance Carriers
1:45 pm to 2:30 pm

Say goodbye to manual billing processes, dated user interfaces and reporting constraints that limit your ability to work more efficiently. During this session, you'll be introduced to an all-new suite of tools that make it easy for you to manage and analyze all your data — all in a single platform. From aggregate reporting capabilities to eBilling upgrades, you'll learn how the next generation of benefits management tools can help you bring operational efficiency to an all-time high.

How to Calculate and Communicate ROI Brokers
1:45 pm to 2:30 pm

When you present a benefits technology solution to your customers, 99.9 percent of the time you'll be asked for an ROI model. This session will better prepare you to have those conversations with key stakeholders as well as uncover new cost-savings opportunities that you can present to your customers. Not only will you learn how to build a model that communicates the immediate and long-term financial impact, but also the "soft" value of prospective technology investments.

The Inside Scoop: Effective and Efficient Benefits Engagement and Administration Employers
1:45 pm to 2:30 pm

In this interactive panel discussion, the North Carolina State Health Plan, NC Flex and Santee Cooper share how they brought all their benefits into one place. Hear how they’re now leveraging the Benefitfocus Platform to increase employee engagement, open enrollment participation, and transform the benefits experience for their employees and HR teams. You'll hear about the specific tools they use to communicate with diverse workforces, simplify enrollment and increase administrative efficiencies.

2:30 pm

Break Employers Insurance Carriers Brokers Benefitfocus University CEU Credits Networking Technology
2:30 pm to 2:45 pm

2:45 pm

Feature Focus: Make the Most of Your Benefitfocus Investment in 2018 Employers
2:45 pm to 3:45 pm

Wield the power of all the Benefitfocus products and services available to you by taking a deeper dive into the enhancements we’ve made to our portfolio. During this session, Benefitfocus product experts will provide a quick guide to new features and enhancements that were rolled out in our 2017 quarterly software releases. You’ll leave knowing how they work and how you can start using them within Benefitfocus Marketplace now to be more successful in 2018.

Raising the Bar to World-Class Data Exchange Insurance Carriers
2:45 pm to 3:45 pm

Today, employers have many systems that collect information in different ways with limited established standards. Legacy systems can’t keep pace with the latest standards and integrations. But you can. Join this session to learn how Benefitfocus is setting the industry standard for data exchange processes and, in turn, providing the transparency you need to ensure you're delivering a higher level of data quality for your customers.

2018 Health Care Reform Outlook Employers Insurance Carriers Brokers
2:45 pm to 3:45 pm

Join health care policy expert Christopher Condeluci to learn what’s next for U.S health care legislation. Despite last year's failed efforts, repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act (ACA) remains a top priority for Republicans. But will they try again with 2018 elections looming? In this session, he'll examine the fate of the ACA and other ongoing and potential legislative action that could impact the employee benefits community.

3:45 pm

Refreshment Break Employers Insurance Carriers Brokers Benefitfocus University CEU Credits Networking Technology
3:45 pm to 4:00 pm

4:00 pm

The Fallacy of “Impossible” Employers Insurance Carriers Brokers
4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Since the launch of the EyeWriter and the Not Impossible Foundation, Mick Ebeling has passionately studied the concept of “impossible.” All of the modern conveniences we see around us were once considered impossible by people who didn’t know any better. Synthetic fabrics, cell phones and digital watches (not to mention cars and computers) were all figments of the imagination until inspiration met execution and the impossible became a reality. In this talk, Mick will dive deeper into “impossible,” the underlying psychological effects it has on organizations, and how to overcome it so true innovation can happen.