This last year has been a constant "buzz" of preparation leading up to the NC Association of Health Underwriters annual symposium. Every year the President-Elect of this association is responsible for managing, overseeing, coordinating and soliciting carriers for this once of year member event. And this year, I was the lucky recipient of this honor. This year's event was the 32nd time this North Carolina chapter has held such an event. There are many issues facing healthcare professionals in our state and there are many more new and emergent idea's and technologies that are changing the shape and way we do business. Highlighting both these challenges and opportunities was the focus of this years event.
Breakout sessions including topics around the importance of leadership, marketing, cybersecurity, Medicare, PBM's and information on where the market is headed from Aetna and UHC. There was much to take-away from this years event.
This impact of this event every year cannot be overstated, the opportunities to learn, to make business connections (old and new) and to collaborate with others in our industry is invaluable.
There are may changes afoot within our organization and external changes that will continue to impact us and so as we look to the evolution of our organization one thing is certain, the power of the collective is way more impactful than the power of one.
I want also acknowledge and express deep gratitude for all of our Champion Circle sponsors, who provide not only monetary support to help make this event possible, they also provide invaluable thought leadership that both challenges and enriches this organization. And I also want to thank the team at IIANC for their partnership specifically, the incredible work that Allyson Knott, Rena Todd and Brittni Adams did in the planning and execution this event.