Benefest Agenda


DoubleTree Hotel | Westborough, MA | Thursday May 7, 2020
Morning Session
8:00 a.m. Registration & Coffee
8:30 a.m. Exhibitor Fair & Networking Breakfast
8:50 a.m. Welcome & Opening Remarks with MassAHU President, Chris Powers


9:00 – 9:10 a.m. MassAHU Annual Meeting and Election of Board of Directors
9:15 – 10:15 a.m. Keynote Speaker: Dr. Josh Luke CEO, Caregiver, Executive Edutainer

Dr. Josh Luke is a healthcare futurist and former hospital CEO well known for his humorous and engaging stories. Dr. Luke shares his Health-Wealth: 2020 Client-Broker Wish List, and offers simple tactics to make healthcare more affordable and get access to the best doctors and hospitals.
10:15 – 10:45 a.m. Enjoy Networking with Exhibitors with a Mid Morning Buzz (Expresso that is!)
10:45 – 11:50 a.m. CEO Panel Perspective
Reshaping Healthcare: Focusing on Future Innovation
11:50 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Networking with Exhibitors
12:15 – 1:00 p.m. Buffet Luncheon

Afternoon Session
1:00 – 1:50 p.m. Legislative Hour

Moderator, Joe Lawler, Legislative Chair introduces John C. Bartley, Beacon Hill Consulting Group, MassAHU Lobbyist and Panelists Audrey Gasteier, MA Health Connector; Katie Holahan, AIM; Ron Peck Sr., Esq. VP & General Counsel of The Phia Group and Rick Szczebak, Esq. RAS Law, P.C.

2:00 – 2:30 p.m. Guest Speaker: Kristen Valdes, Founder & CEO b.well

Kristen is the Founder and CEO of b.well Connected Health, a platform that puts the consumer at the center of their healthcare. Formerly VP of Government Claims and XLHealth at United Healthcare, Kristen also led Operations and Technology for Care Improvement Plus, one of the first private Medicare plans focused on the chronically ill and underserved, until its acquisition by United Health Group for a record $2.4 billion.


2:30 p.m. Refreshments
2:30 – 3:30 p.m. Innovation Doesn’t Have To Be A Four-Letter Word
Presented by David J. Kerrigan, MBA

Startups, Technology, Innovation, AI?  All buzz words until they cost you a customer or put you out of business.  How do you begin?  What do you look for?  What is impacting our agencies and our customers? And how are we going to stay current to assure your role as the trusted advisor is being fulfilled?  Join Dave Kerrigan to learn about some of the latest technologies that are being offered both on the agency side and especially on the client side.

3:20 – 4:00 p.m. Closing Reception and Hot Topic Discussion Audience Choice  

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