Educational Sessions

Tuesday, May 14, 2019
4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. First Time Attendee Networking
5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Welcome Reception
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. Networking Breakfast
8:30 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. Welcome Remarks


Adam Russo
Self-Insurance Institute of America, Inc.

Liz Mariner-Ford
SIIA International Committee
8:45 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Global Disability Trends
A 35-year-old has a 50% chance of becoming disabled for more than a 90-day period before age 65 - and yet disability protection is much less prevalent than say life or health insurance. Disability providers in the US and internationally offer an array of fully insured and self-funded solutions with a variety of absence management and claims support services designed to streamline the process and get employees back to work as soon as reasonably possible. The disability provider’s data also reflects the effects of an aging workforce, medical advances, and the power of early intervention.

This session will provide an overview of market ‘best practices’ in the US and key countries in Europe and LatAm where privately insured disability solutions are prevalent and evolving - and increasingly in demand by Employers and Employees alike.


Jonathan Callund
Representante Cono Sur

Jennifer Fleck, FSA, MAAA
Consulting Actuary-Milliman
10:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Networking Break
10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Global Telemedicine- The Past, Present and Future Part A: Making Telemedicine Work with International Plan Participants
This session will explore the cultural, linguistic and logistical challenges faced by employers who wish to provide telemedicine options for their local and international plan participants. Practical advice will be provided on how to overcome these challenges in order to make quality health care more accessible for employees based both within and outside of the United States.


Richard Heinzl
Global Medical Director

Elliot Mondrow
Equatel Health

Robb Suchecki
VP, International Healthcare
Pan-American Life Insurance Group

Dr. Jonathan Wiesen, MD
12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Hosted Luncheon
1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Global Telemedicine- The Past, Present and Future Part B: Connecting the Dots to Maximize Telemedicine ROI
Telemedicine is most effective when it is offered in concert with multiple complementary strategies involving data analytics, wellness implementation teams, corporate HR and Finance support, and proactive employee communications. This session will connect these and other dots to help your organization structure a telemedicine program in a way that is most likely to deliver positive results for your employees and your bottom line.

Jose Aguilar
Hoy Health

Neil Gordon

Michael King
Chief Growth Officer
3:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Networking Break
3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Health Insuretech
The health-tech industry is booming. Investments have taken off with venture capitalists pouring billions into start-ups, many of which are having a disruptive - and yet really positive - effect on insurance. New technologies in the wellness economy are expanding as consumers seek products and experiences that promote health and well-being - with significant impact on improving the cost effectiveness of self-insurance solutions for healthcare. A leading expert with a 30-year background as a successful entrepreneur will share first hand stories from start-up companies that focus on healthcare services and a 20 year consultant with insuretech advisory expertise will discuss the customer experience implications of these changes.


Brij Sharma
Managing Partner
Naples Technology Ventures

Carmen Effron
Founder & President
C F Effron Company
5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Networking Reception
Thursday, May 16, 2019
7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. Networking Breakfast
8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. International Self-Insurance Strategies
Employers now have self-funded options for benefit plans that cover International Benefit exposures. Our panel of experts will discuss Employer Stop loss, Captives and related Services that are currently available.

Philippe de Dreuzy
Country Manager - USA
AXA Partners

Harvey Mitgang
MHS International

Les Boughner
Advantage Insurance Management (USA) LLC
9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Europe Market Update — London and Beyond
After several years of focusing primarily on Latin America, SIIA International is broadening our scope again. Our panel features two people directly involved in the European insurance and healthcare market. First, current developments at Lloyd’s of London will be discussed, providing insight into “the world’s insurance marketplace” at this seminal moment that Brexit is underway. Then hear about the changing health insurance models in Continental Europe, including opportunities for access to lower cost medical and prescription drugs afforded to American consumers. This session will provide an industry snapshot of the United States’ largest trading partner at this historical juncture.


Pascal Orliac

Daniel Revilla
Regional Head of LatAm
Lloyds of London
10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Past and Future Perspectives of Self-Funding in Mexico
This session will discuss personal experiences of self-funding in Mexico from an employer and provider perspective.


Carlos Chávez
Administrative Director
NOVA clinic

Jorge Rodríguez
Healthcare Risk Management Director, LATAM
Global Excel
12:00 p.m. Conference Concludes