Educational Sessions
as of 4.4.18
(subject to change)

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Tuesday, April 17, 2018
8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Early Arrival Off-Site Networking Breakfast
Get an early start on your networking and enjoy an authentic Mexican breakfast at Las Palomas Restaurant in the historic Villa de Santiago, known as one of the area’s “Magic Towns,” full of tradition and natural beauty. You will have some time after breakfast to walk around and explore before being transported back to the hotel.
(Separate registration required.)
2:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Pre-Conference Hospital Tours
Participate in a guided tour to see the inner workings of some of Monterrey’s top medical facilities, Hospital Angeles Valle Oriente and Zambrano Hellion.
(Optional -- separate registration required.)
5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Welcome Reception
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Networking Breakfast
9:00 a.m. to 9:10 a.m. Welcome Remarks

SPEAKERS:
Mike Ferguson
President & CEO
Self-Insurance Institute of America, Inc.

Bob Repke
Chairman
SIIA International Committee
9:10 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Getting to Know Monterrey
We’ll start things off with a brief presentation highlighting all of the great things you should know about our host city.

SPEAKER:
David Manllo Valdes
CEO
Monterrey Convention & Visitors Bureau
9:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Medical Travel Trends – The U.S. – Latin America Connection
A leading industry expert will discuss the latest trends, opportunities and challenges related to U.S.-based companies allowing employees the option to seek medical treatment in various Latin America countries, including Mexico.

SPEAKER:
Laura Carabello
Editor
Medical Travel Today Newsletter
10:45 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. Networking Break
11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Developing a State-of-the-Art Self Insurance Program in Mexico
This session will provide the best practices applied to manage the risk in self-insured health plans and life in Mexico, reflected in a successful implementation of a self-insured program, created in March 2009 due to the high costs of traditional health insurance plan premiums. The session will present the particular case of a 100% Mexican cement company with a high corporate social responsibility, and with a history spanning over a century, and show how being a member of SIIA has helped achieve great results and incredible benefits for the workers.

MODERATOR:
Les Boughner
Chairman
Advantage Insurance Management

SPEAKER:
Alejandro Vazquez
External Consultant
Cooperativa La Cruz Azul, S.C.L.

Apolinar Ortiz Hernández
Gerente de Retribuciones y Prestaciones
Cooperativa La Cruz Azul, S.C.L.
12:15 p.m. to 12:45 p.m. Duty of Care Updates for Expats in Latin America
A leading expert on helping expats who encounter legal problems abroad will discuss the rapid expansion of Duty of Care requirements from medical and security coverage to the newest area of providing emergency legal assistance for expats and their family members. Case studies illustrating the benefits of providing this assistance also for victims of crime in addition to those who are arrested, and for those who suffer serious accidental injuries, as well as the benefits of including vacation and other leisure travel and activities for the expat and family. Of specific interest to groups that self-insure, using international legal experts can lead to recoveries made on employee medical expenses from serious accidents while traveling abroad.

MODERATOR:
Michael Feighan
SVP - US Head of A&H
Aspen Insurance Company

SPEAKER:
Dick Atkins, Esq.
Legal Counsel
International Recoveries, LLC
12:45 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Hosted Luncheon
2:15 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. Using Monterrey-Based Medical Facilities to Treat Employees of U.S.-Based Companies
Learn how Monterrey has positioned itself to provide high quality, cost effective medical treatment options for U.S.-based self-insured health plans.

SPEAKER:
Dr. Edmundo Mesta Casaventes
Director General
Hospital Angeles
3:15 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Break
3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Value Added Services for International Plans
With a growing number of Expat plan participants, U.S.-based self-insured employers are increasingly looking at ways add more value to their international health benefit plans, such as telemedicine, wellness programs, navigators, etc. This session will provide an overview of the latest strategies being used and/or considered by employers with workers based outside the United States.

MODERATOR:
Greg Arms
Senior Advisor
WorldCare International, Inc.

SPEAKERS:
Catalina Salebe
Vice President Business Development, Latin America, Spain
WorldCare International, Inc.

Chris Burns
VP, Sales
Vida Health
6:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Offsite Dinner & Reception
Enjoy a wonderful evening of food, drink and socializing at a great restaurant where “the locals” go. This will be a truly unique experience you will not want to miss.
Thursday, April 19, 2018
8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Networking Breakfast
9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Latin American Carrier and Reinsurer Discussion: Part 1
In this 2 part session, panelists will discuss market strategy, new opportunities, and product development in self-funding and captives in Latin America, from both an issuing carrier and reinsurance perspective. The discussion will have specific focus on the countries of Mexico, Chile, El Salvador, Guatemala and Brazil.

MODERATOR:
Liz Mariner Ford
Senior Vice President
Re-Solutions, a Risk Strategies Company

SPEAKERS:
Ricardo Almeida
Americas Business Development Leader
MAXIS Global Benefits Network

Les Boughner
Chairman
Advantage Insurance Management

Eduardo Lara di Lauro
Head of Health, Latin America
RGA Reinsurance Company

Anayelli Montagner Miranda
Health Pricing Director
RGA Reinsurance Company
10:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Networking Break
10:45 a.m. to Noon Latin American Carrier and Reinsurer Discussion: Part 2
In this 2 part session, panelists will discuss market strategy, new opportunities, and product development in self-funding and captives in Latin America, from both an issuing carrier and reinsurance perspective. The discussion will have specific focus on the countries of Mexico, Chile, El Salvador, Guatemala and Brazil.

MODERATOR:
Liz Mariner Ford
Senior Vice President
Re-Solutions, a Risk Strategies Company

SPEAKERS:
Ricardo Almeida
Americas Business Development Leader
MAXIS Global Benefits Network

Les Boughner
Chairman
Advantage Insurance Management

Eduardo Lara di Lauro
Head of Health, Latin America
RGA Reinsurance Company

Anayelli Montagner Miranda
Health Pricing Director
RGA Reinsurance Company
Noon Conference Concludes
2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Post Conference Hospital Tours
Participate in a guided tour to see the inner workings of some of Monterrey’s top medical facilities, including Christus Muguerza Alta Especialidad, Swiss Hospital, and Doctors Hospital.
(Optional -- separate registration required.)