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    2020 Virtual Benefits Forum & Medicare Summit

    September 22, 2020
    7:30 AM to 5:00 PM
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    Join us for our 2020 Event!

    AAHU is excited to announce that our 2020 Benefits Forum & GAHU Medicare Summit will be a fully virtual format. This new format will continue to provide our members and partners with a valuable forum for strategic industry insights and networking.

    Earn up to 15 hours of Georgia Insurance continuing education credit (including 3 Ethics CE hours)!!!


    Speakers Include:


    Roger Tutterow, Henssler Financial Endowed Chair, Director of the Econometric Center and Professor of Economics
    Whats Ahead for the 2020 Economy

    Roger Tutterow serves as Chief Economic Adviser for Henssler Financial. He is also a Professor of Economics at Kennesaw State University and serves as Director of the Econometric Center, an applied research center housed in Kennesaw’s Coles College of Business. In 2018, The Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia approved the appointment of Dr. Tutterow as the Henssler Financial Endowed Chair at Kennesaw State University.

    Dr. Tutterow’s analysis of the economic, business, and political environments have been featured in a variety of media, including Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, USA Today, Atlanta Journal Constitution, Arizona Republic, Florida Times-Union, Kansas City Star, Los Angeles Times, New York Times, Orlando Sentinel, Palm Beach Post, Wichita Eagle, and on CNN, CNBC, NBC, Bloomberg Television, NPR’s “Marketplace” and “All Things Considered,” CNN-Radio, as well as by regional electronic and print media.



    Karen Stiggers, Messer Financial

    Building a Successful Medicare Business

    Karen Stiggers has been a licensed Adjuster, Life & Health agent, and Property & Casualty agent for over a decade.  She also holds dual degrees from Georgia State University in Finance and Real Estate. 

    She is currently the Regional Manager for Messer Financial Group.  Messer a Field Marketing Organization based in Mint Hill, NC but also has satellite offices through the US.  Messer Financial works with over 20,000 independent insurance agents in over 40 states and Karen runs the office here in Atlanta where she offers agents various programs to kick-start their business.  She primarily handles the Southeast region…GA, AL, MS, and TN but if you are looking to expand your business and have agents in other states, she and her team can assist you. 


    Dr. Mary Lee Conicella Chief Dental Officer, Aetna

    Oral Health's Impact on Wellness Claims

    Dr. Mary Lee Conicella is Aetna’s Chief Dental Officer.  In her role, she focuses on engaging members, delivering superior health, and improving costs through integration, collaboration and high performance.  She was instrumental in creating Aetna's Dental-Medical Integration program and has published numerous abstracts and articles with Columbia University College of Dental Medicine related to the impact dental care has on overall health.  She also helped develop Aetna’s Rush to Brush Initiative; a program intended to reduce hospital-acquired pneumonia by leveraging pre-certification surgery data to educate and promote good oral health among Aetna members while they are hospitalized.  Dr. Conicella is a member of the CVSHealth Clinical Executive Leadership Council and the Enterprise-Wide Opioid Task Force.  She has worked for Aetna since 1997.


    Adam Ruder, J.Manning & Associates

    Long Term Care Solutions for the Next Decade

    Adam Ruder is a Senior Sales Consultant for J. Manning & Associates, and is one of the largest producers of Long Term Care Insurance in the industry. Prior to joining J. Manning & Associates, Adam served as the Regional Vice President of Sales for Genworth Financial, the nation's largest Long-Term Care insurance carrier. Adam created Genworth's group Long-Term Care distribution in a 15 state territory. His efforts resulted in over $6 million in recurring annual premiums. Adam's clients include Fortune 500 companies, investment and public accounting firms, state governments, municipalities, and universities.


    Todd Schoonover, Regional Managing Director, Principal

    Help Your Client's Afford the Life Insurance They Need- Premium Financing Basics

    Todd oversees the growth and development of the South East Business Center with offices in Georgia and Alabama. With over 2 decades experience and knowledge in the diverse world of financial services, Todd leads and cultivates financial professionals practices through the ever-changing dynamic fast paced investment and risk management service sector. Throughout his leadership, Todd has created a culture of heartfelt relationships, where he and his team focus on helping individuals and businesses with financial planning and risk management.



    Additional Speakers:

    Selecting the Right Benefit Administration Software: Colleen Pappas , Alight

    Merging Workplace & Financial Well Being: Troy Bagne, CEO Wanido

    How a Robust CRM Can Help You Build Your Business: Salesforce




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    6 combined hours of CE Credit for the AAHU Forum/An additional 10 hours of CE Credit for the GAHU Medicare Summit!






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    2020 Virtual Benefits Forum & Medicare Summit

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