Voluntary Benefits Conference

Voluntary Benefits Conference

July 14, 2010 10:52 ET

National Voluntary Benefits and Limited Conference to Address Challenges and Opportunities for Voluntary Benefits and Worksite Industry Sept 20-22 2010 Los Angeles

ROYAL PALM BEACH, FLORIDA--(Marketwire - July 14, 2010) - National Voluntary Benefits, Worksite and Health Insurance Leaders gather at large to discuss challenges and opportunities of Voluntary Benefits and Limited Medical Plans, and will present and give answers and solutions on opportunities for the industry under healthcare reform during the National Voluntary Benefits and Limited Medical Conference September 20-22nd, 2010 in Los Angeles.

Black & Decker's Manager of Group Insurance, Colleen DePadua, said "The Voluntary Benefits Conference 2010 will be a great opportunity for employers and vendors to discuss the current and new products in the marketplace. With national healthcare reform having passed as well as current economic pressures affecting most employers, voluntary benefits are becoming more important than ever. It is an excellent forum for both employers and vendors to come together to gain an understanding of what is available and what unmet needs might still be looming."

Voluntary Benefits and worksite insurance is a multibillion dollar industry and one of the fastest growing segments in the insurance industry. As the economic recession affects employers ability to provide insurance benefits to their employees, more employers are shifting away from offering and paying for "core" benefits for employees and starting to offer more voluntary benefits and employee paid insurance products. 

Bob Trujillo, Program Director of Human Resources for the American Bar Administration said, "In order to meet the challenges of the current financial climate while balancing employee retention and recruitment, human resource professionals are faced with coordinating a new and innovative structure to their benefit plans. This conference is a great launching pad for sharing and developing new approaches toward our benefit packages." Some of the employers speaking at the conference will be Black and Decker, Ruby Tuesday, Pier 1 Imports, GameStop, Microsoft, State of North Carolina, B&H Photo and more. The conference has implemented a VIP buyers program that will cover the travel expenses and bring in employers who have voluntary benefits programs in place or are interested in implementing voluntary benefits. 

The 2nd annual Voluntary Benefits and Limited Medical Conference, http://www.voluntarybenefitsconference.com organized by the Voluntary Benefits Magazine http://www.voluntarybenefitsmagazine.com and sponsored by the Voluntary Benefits Association http://www.vbassociation.com will bring together some of the most senior level employers and insurance industry professionals September 20-22nd, 2010 in Los Angeles. This is the only Voluntary Benefits and Worksite conference with a focus on employer groups. The conference is part of the employer healthcare congress, www.employerhealthcarecongress.com largest employer conference in the country that has speakers this year such as Lowe's, Olympic Committee, NASA, Jack in the Box, AMA, American Apparel, City of Las Vegas, NAIC and more.

"With the new developments surrounding healthcare reform coupled with the decrease of employer paid benefits we are seeing an increase in new voluntary benefits like long-term care and other benefits employees can share with their family members. Attending conferences on voluntary benefits allows Benefit Brokers, HR Professionals and Vendors to learn about new legislation, strategies and to exchange valuable information," said Dan Cahn, SVP of LTC Financial Partners. 

Sarah Hunt, Senior Meeting Manager of the National Voluntary Benefits and Limited Medical Conference stated, "This conference will bring together all the senior leaders in voluntary benefits and limited medical plans to share their knowledge and collaborate on what challenges and opportunities the industry faces. The Quality and level of the attendees and speakers cannot be compared with any other conference."

The conference is sponsored by the Voluntary Benefits Association (VBA), the only non profit trade association in the voluntary benefits and worksite industry. http://www.vbassociation.com.

The conference is the official conference of the Voluntary Benefits Magazine, http://www.voluntarybenefitsmagazine.com the only dedicated magazine and the leading magazine for the voluntary benefits and worksite industry. The Voluntary Benefits Magazine is a monthly online magazine read by almost fifteen thousand readers and growing.