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The Institute for HealthCare Consumerism Announces 2014 IHC FORUM & Expo Partnership with Benefit Advisors Network

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The Institute for HealthCare Consumerism Announces 2014 IHC FORUM & Expo Partnership with Benefit Advisors Network


ATLANTA - The Institute for HealthCare Consumerism recently announced they have partnered with Benefit Advisors Network for The Institute’s upcoming IHC FORUM and Expo in Atlanta, Ga. at the Cobb Galleria Centre, May 7-9, 2014. The theme for this year’s conference is “HealthCare Consumerism: The Solution for HealthCare Reform”.

By attending, members will stay abreast of the rapidly changing health care market, learn the purchasing needs and interests directly from employers, and get specifics on the megatrend of Health Care Consumerism. With more employers demanding dynamic health and benefits management programs, benefits advisors and consultants cannot afford to get behind on the latest health  care consumerism trends. The FORUM’s workshops provide holistic, forward-thinking views of the health care consumerism landscape, empowering benefits advisors and consultants to speak intelligently to clients about wellness programs, supplemental health care and other innovative product offerings. Keeping business at the forefront, benefits advisors and consultants can rest easy, knowing at IHC FORUM & Expo they’ll be sitting right across the table from the prospects, peers and solutions providers they want to meet. Read the full list of attendee takeaways at

Building on last year’s successful event, this year’s IHC FORUM & Expo, held at the Cobb Galleria Centre in Atlanta, includes a larger exhibitor floor, expanded program, longer networking hours and increased attendance. In terms of content, attendees will learn how to redesign themselves and agency business for 2015, examine if private exchanges and defined contributions are working, analyze what employers are actually implementing for their employees in 2014 and 2015, and discuss the best models for various employee populations. They’ll also gain valuable insight into where compliance is headed and how to satisfy regulations.

“There is no other event like this one where so much innovation is discussed and demonstrated around all aspects of health and benefit management,” said Doug Field, CEO and founder of IHC. “Attendees will gain the answers for their most urgent questions and the tools they need to succeed in this changing industry.”

Stakeholders regularly attending IHC’s FORUM conference series include employers (including CFO’s, HR benefit managers and corporate wellness directors) brokers, TPA’s, consultants and regional health plans.

Those attending will have access to a full agenda of workshops, panels, general sessions and hands-on pre-conference events with peers and industry leaders. Attendees are eligible for 11.75 HR CEU credits. Professionals who attend the event and complete specific pre-conference coursework are also eligible for IHC’s Certified HealthCare Consumerism Specialist designation testing through IHC University’s Certification Program.

For more information, please visit the IHC FORUM Web site,, or contact Marketing Communications Manager Lana Perry at


About the IHC FORUM Conference Series

The Institute for HealthCare Consumerism’s FORUM is the only national event entirely dedicated to innovative health and benefits management collaboration and solutions. Through cutting-edge workshops, general sessions and numerous networking opportunities, attendees get relevant insights. The FORUM allows HR professionals, brokers, consultants and health plan administrators to share leading practices, exchange ideas and arrive at real, implementable solutions. The IHC FORUM brings to life The Institute’s collaborative online community and informative publications in an environment designed for all industry stakeholders to LEARN, CONNECT and SHARE with each other. For more information, visit


About Benefit Advisors Network

Founded in 2002, Benefit Advisors Network (BAN) is a national network of independent, employee benefit brokerage and consulting companies. BAN delivers industry leading tools, technology, and expertise to member firms so that they can deliver optimum results to their employee benefit customers. BAN intentionally limits membership because of the highly collaborative interactions. For more information, visit


Contact: Lana Perry