Highlights from BAN Miami 2018

BAN Miami Conference Recap

The last week of January, our CEO, Jamie Hawkins, and Director of Client Relations and Strategic Initiatives, Josh Hoover attended BAN Miami. This semi-annual event was the winter conference for Benefit Advisors Network. During this event, we get the opportunity to catch up with many of our retainer partners, as well as other agencies we work with through BAN and the Alera Group. Jamie and Josh had the opportunity to kickoff the conference with our HR Tech Update. Below are some highlights from the presentation.
Jamie and Josh Smiling at the Start of BAN Miami

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BTR’s HR Tech Update

This presentation focuses on the tech market, what the latest developments are, and how that effects each agency. We also facilitated a breakout session for the first time ever at this conference which served as an HR Tech Boot Camp. Initially, we had a full presentation ready to go. However, at the beginning, we simply asked the audience “what would you like to get out of this session?”
This really opened up the conversation. This question allowed us, and each agency, to discuss their internal HR Tech strategies and the platforms they are deploying. Moreover, we could understand what their cost structure for those platforms is and any specific client tech issues they are facing.
We also spent quite a bit of time helping to educate these agencies about vital HR tech terminologies. In particular, we focused on the difference between a benefits “enrollment tool” and a true “benefits administration” platform. This has been a particular challenge for many agencies and their clients.
Jamie and Josh Present at BAN Miami

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It’s All About Balance

We won’t act like this conference was ALL work and no play. Each night a few of our retainer partners were able to join us for dinner and we had the opportunity to spend some time together outside of work and get to know each other more as friends. Being in Miami and enjoying some incredible meals certainly added to the event overall! We look forward to seeing everyone again in Scottsdale in a few months!
BTR will also be attending and presenting at the Assurex Global Conference in Phoenix in March. We look forward to seeing you there!
BTR Dines with Friends at BAN Miami

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