World’s Largest Self-insurance Event Returns to Austin, TX

April 9, 2018 – The Self-Insurance Institute of America, Inc. (SIIA) today announced the program and opened registration for its National Conference & Expo, scheduled for September 23-25, 2018 in Austin, TX. Widely recognized as the world’s largest self-insurance event, the conference is expected to attract more than 1,700 senior executives representing self-insured employers, third party administrators, captive managers, stop-loss insurance carriers, brokers/consultants and the full spectrum of industry service providers. Complete details can be accessed at

Here are several important highlights:

Critical information and expertise to be shared...with nearly 40 educational breakout sessions organized in separate tracks focused on self-insured health plans, captive insurance and self-insured workers’ comp programs. New for this year, we’ve added a “Fusion” track filled with topics of crossover interest to multiple constituencies.

Compelling general session speakers…the opening general session will feature business futurist Mike Walsh who will talk about designing companies to thrive in the 21st century. Then the following morning Guy Benson, political editor for will preview the 2018 elections and discuss related developments in our nation’s capital.

Connect with the people you need to know…whether you are looking for new clients, business partners or to make other important connections, this event offers near continuous networking opportunities given that most everyone who is anyone in the self-insurance/captive insurance industry will be there.

The latest product/service offerings on display…within a huge exhibit hall open at multiple times throughout the conference. If you are looking for a service provider solution, you are almost certain to find it in Austin.

Younger industry professionals welcome…this event marks the launch of the new SIIA Future Leaders initiative to encourage association participation by younger industry professionals. Those under 40 can take advantage of a special registration discount, an exclusive networking reception and educational sessions designed just for them.

Act soon to make sure you get the hotel room of your choice…SIIA’s block of discounted sleeping rooms at the JW Marriott Downtown Austin are certain to sell out so if you want to stay at the host hotel you will want to register at your earliest opportunity in order to reserve a sleeping room. Please note that everyone year we advise everyone that host hotel sleeping rooms will sell-out but yet many procrastinate and are very unhappy to learn that we are not able to reserve them a room – don’t be that person!

And to cap everything off…be sure not to miss SIIA’s famous end of conference party. One last networking opportunity featuring live music and local food at a great off-site venue near the hotel. Trust us, you don’t want to leave early. Still unsure? Just ask anyone who has attended a previous SIIA conference party – they are anything but ordinary.

Promoting your corporate brand in connection with this event...Exhibiting and sponsorship options are now available. For immediate assistance, contact Justin Miller at 800/851-7789, or

For complete conference details…access everything on-line at or call 800/851-7789.

That’s all for now...we look forward to seeing you in Austin.