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GroupTech Connect: Untangling the Group Insurance Value Chain for 2030 presented by InsureTech Connect and sponsored by FINEOS & Vericred


As the industry looks to the future and prepares for 2030, the next few years will be crucial to insurers seeking to keep/grow market share in the Group Benefits business as they radically change product and distribution models and the underlying technology that supports those models.


A first-of-its-kind event, GroupTech Connect provides a forum for industry leaders to explore the technology across the Group Benefit ecosystem, core systems, external distribution, and tech partners to meet the increasing challenges reshaping the Group Benefit value chain landscape. The GroupTech Connect agenda features a rich line-up of speakers across brokers, core admin systems, carriers, InsurTechs, and more.


FINEOS and Vericred have partnered to engage industry leaders to share their unique experiences within the insurance value chain of today and how they are working to meet the challenges of 2030.


GroupTech Connect takes place on Monday, October 4th, 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

What is GroupTech Connect?

Who Attends

Employee Benefits Focused Insurtechs

Group Carriers

Brokers

Understand the mindset of the industry and learn about where the future of distribution is heading.


Meet group carriers and benefits-focused insurtechs and learn about their new product developments. 

Connect with your peers that also specialize in group insurance and discuss the latest

industry trends.


Meet entrepreneurs and technology providers ready to serve the group insurance space.

Network with carriers, brokers, fellow innovators, and develop partnerships with leading participa-nts in the industry.


Explore new industry trends and how you fit within the ecosystem.


Agenda

October 4, 2021

1:00 - 1:10 PM   WELCOME

1:00 - 6:00 PM ET

1:10 - 1:50 PM   KEYNOTE + Q&A

Making Insurance More Human: Now and In The Future

On its own, next-generation technology won’t solve the problem that not enough people are covered by insurance products. Insurers need to harness technology like machine learning, artificial intelligence, and predictive analytics in ways that help people better understand risk and protection products. Future success in the insurance industry isn’t about using tech solely to build or sell products. It’s about using these solutions to better connect with customers and build trust. 

 

In this session, Amy Friedrich, president of U.S. insurance solutions at Principal, will share how insurers can position themselves to connect with the customers of 2030.

1:50 - 2:20 PM   PANEL DISCUSSION

A Look Ahead: The Future of Distribution in Health and Benefits in 2030

The year is 2030. How will technology impact health and benefits distribution models?   

 

This session will embrace a discussion focusing on the evolving roles of insurers, benefits consultants and technology companies and debate questions such as:

  • Will there be a blurring of roles and how will that affect the customer?
  • Who “owns” the customer and their data?
  • Is AI and technology a substitution for local broker knowledge?
  • Will retailers such as Walmart and Amazon become preferred channels?

2:20 - 2:35 PM   INNOVATION SPOTLIGHT

The Innovation Spotlights will feature industry peers and showcase how technology and innovation are shaping the future of group benefits.

2:35 - 2:45 PM  BREAK

2:45 - 3:15 PM   PANEL DISCUSSION

Building a Core Platform for Employee Benefits Success in 2030

The Employee Benefits industry is experiencing rapid change due to evolving regulations, changing demographics, new opportunities and disruptions driven by technology, unprecedented social expectations, political changes, and more.   


How can a risk averse industry serve the new Group market in the face of so many cautionary tales? 


Join us as we discuss how the Employee Benefits industry of 2030 will be impacted by these changes and how insurers can make empowering decisions today to ensure the success of tomorrow.

3:15 - 3:30 PM   INNOVATION SPOTLIGHT

The Innovation Spotlights will feature industry peers and showcase how technology and innovation are shaping the future of group benefits.

3:30 - 4:00 PM   PANEL DISCUSSION

The Journey to Connectivity: Standards, Middleware or Point Solutions?

Think ahead to the year 2030. Insurance carrier ecosystems will be more connected than ever before, seamlessly connecting carriers with distribution partners, ben admins, HRIS, payroll and even employer and employee customers.


But in 2021, this type of connectivity is difficult to achieve with legacy and modern internal and external ecosystems. So how will the increasingly complex carrier environment evolve? And, how will the economics of connectivity influence the outcome?


In this session, we will discuss the journey to connectivity in the insurance industry and how carriers can bridge the gap to a frictionless customer experience.

4:00 - 4:45 PM   TOWNHALL AND CLOSING REMARKS

4:45 - 6:00 PM   NETWORKING COCKTAIL HOUR

Who Speaks at GroupTech Connect

Meredith Barnes-Cook

Jared Carlson

Jennifer Daniel

Amy Friedrich

S. Yousef Hashimi

Vice President of Ventures and Individual Sales

ASSURITY LIFE

Vice President Premier Technology Partnerships

AFLAC

President of U.S. Insurance Solutions

PRINCIPAL

Principal, Insurance Advanced Analytics and Applied AI Leader

ERNST & YOUNG

Global Head of Insurance 

USHUR

Jason Andrew

Chief Alliance Officer

FINEOS

Chuck Johnston

Dan Langevin

Nir Leibovich

Michael W. Levin

Megan Holstein

Scott Morgan

CTO & Co-Founder

VERICRED

CEO & Co-Founder

GOCO

CMO

FINEOS

CEO & Co-Founder

VERICRED

VP, Business Development and Technology, CIO

DEARBORN GROUP

SVP Absence & Claims

FINEOS

Jimson Tharayil

Eric Weiford

Beata Rogala

EVP of Technology

ACRISURE (SUVAUN)

Senior Relationship Manager - Specialty Benefits Division Distribution

PRINCIPAL

Chief Product Officer

CENTRO BENEFITS

David Reid

CEO & Co-Founder

EASE

Venue

ITC Vegas will be held at Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, Monday, October 4th - Wednesday, October 6th, 2021.

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