The SIIA National Conference & Expo is the world’s largest event focused exclusively on the self-insurance/alternative risk transfer marketplace, typically attracting more than 1,700 attendees from throughout the United States and from a growing number of countries around the world.
Consistent with this year’s theme – Outsmarting Reform – the educational program features multiple sessions designed to help self-insured employers and their business partners get better prepared for full health care reform implementation in 2014. This will truly be a one-stop shop for everything you will need to know to “outsmart” the Affordable Care Act (ACA) from a self-insured perspective. Of course, our speakers will be the best in the industry.
Another focus will be stop-loss captive programs (also known as employee benefit group captives). The ACA is prompting an increasing number of smaller and mid-sized employers to consider self-insured group health plans and stop-loss captive programs can help facilitate this transition. SIIA has become the recognized industry leader in this fast-growing captive insurance market niche and the session speakers for this topic area will be many of the industry’s top thought leaders. Additional sessions will focus on 831b captives, which is another growth area.
Workers’ compensation self-insurers will also benefit from participating at this conference as there will be a dedicated Workers’ Comp educational track with a collection of sessions geared for both individual employers and group self-insured workers’ compensation funds (SIGs).
Rounding out the program will be some sessions addressing key self-insured issues, including ACA compliance requirements, for companies with global operations and/or workforces, giving the conference an added international flavor.
This top notch educational program will be supplemented with quality networking events, including an exhibit hall with more than 150 companies showcasing a wide variety of innovative products and services designed specifically for self-insured entities. If you are searching for a self-insurance business partner, they will be waiting for you at this event.
And if all this was not enough, SIIA will once again cap off the conference with an incredible social event on the closing night (Wednesday, 10/23). Rock the night away at the famous House of Blues with a live performance by Better Than Ezra. Admission to this event is included with your conference registration, so be sure that you make your travel arrangement accordingly as SIIA has become famous for its conference parties and you don’t want to miss this one!
New to Self-Insurance/Alternative Risk Transfer? SIIA Welcomes You!
While the conference will be packed with industry experts and many advanced-level educational sessions, SIIA warmly welcomes those who are new to self-insurance/alternative risk transfer and want to learn the basics. To help you get started, we have scheduled “beginner” sessions immediately before Monday night’s welcome reception to help you more fully participate in the overall event. Additionally, for employers (non-industry service providers) considering self-insurance, you can take advantage of a highly discounted registration fee.