Look Who Will be at SIIA's Conference in Charleston

Early Event Sign-Ups Continue to Spike - Don't Miss Out

February 5, 2018 - The Self-Insurance Institute of America, Inc. (SIIA) today reported that nearly 500 self-insurance industry executives have already signed up to attend the association's upcoming Self-Insured Health Plan Executive Forum, scheduled for March 5-7, 2018 in Charleston. You can view the preliminary attendee list by clicking here.

If you are involved with self-insured health plans, this is the perfect educational and networking opportunity. There is just no substitute for being there in person.

While this has been a popular industry event for many years, SIIA has significantly modernized the format for this program to create a fresh attendee experience, with a focus on interactive educational content and enhanced networking opportunities.

This approach will be facilitated by a technology feature that will allow for real-time polling and surveying of event attendees. We'll put this use as part of two industry "Town Hall" sessions, where attendees will have the opportunity to provide their anonymous opinions in real time on a variety of hot - and sometimes controversial - industry issues. Such topics that are discussed privately with few people willing to share their opinions publicly.

Consistent with this interactive theme, attendees will choose in real time which exhibiting companies should be given opportunities for quick (5-minute) presentations to highlight the best of their service/product offerings. In other words, much of the content and dialogue is going to be created in real-time by attendees - this will be an entirely fresh and faster paced conference experience.

The rest of the educational program will incorporate a mix of faster-paced educational sessions where the audience will be able to directly engage with the presenters through the technology feature, open discussion forums. Since the program was previously announced, we have added a session focused on the timely subject of health plan fiduciary considerations. To round things out, the program will also feature a hosted luncheon with a presentation about one of the most fascinating Civil War stories that took place in the waters just off the coast of Charleston.

To compliment the new educational format, SIIA is creating dedicated networking space right outside the session room in the same area as the exhibits to encourage everyone to stay in one main area to maximize the networking value.

The conference will be returning to the Belmond Charleston Place, a beautiful hotel located in the center of downtown Charleston with numerous top-notch bars and restaurants within walking distance. It's really the perfect city for entertaining in style, so be sure to take advantage of the great dining opportunities.

There will also be a golf outing held to benefit the Self-Insurance Educational Foundation (SIEF) scheduled on the front side of the conference, so SIIA golfers are encouraged to arrive early to participate as part of that event.

For companies interested in promoting their corporate brands in conjunction with this well-attended industry event, there are limited exhibit spaces and sponsorship packages. For immediate assistance, please contact Justin Miller at jmiller@siia.org. Detailed event information can be accessed on-line at www.siia.org, or by calling 800/851-7789.

We look forward to seeing you in Charleston.