Our focus at the 2017 AGIAC was Risk Resilience: Navigating Today’s Emerging Risks.
Risk: A probability or threat of damage, injury, liability, loss, or any other negative occurrence caused by external or internal vulnerabilities, and that may be avoided through preemptive action.
Resilience: An ability to anticipate, prepare for, respond and adapt to incremental change and sudden disruptions in order to survive and prosper.
Changes in the benefits area are coming at us from all angles: new taxes; benefit standards; fraud; the definition of employee; increased absence issues and LTD claims; pooling issues; record drug costs; a rise in litigation; and increased client expectations. With these changes comes risk, the ever present factor in group insurance that makes your job as a trusted advisor a challenge.
This year’s AGIAC theme focused on how to respond to risk through building resilience. Participants this year joined fellow group advisors and earned CE credits while learning more about how to:
- Discuss several current risk areas.
- Offer thoughtful insights into identifying key threats to clients.
- Guide clients on how to assess areas of concern, including poor administration.
- Adapt, improvise and develop integrated, preemptive action strategies.
- Mitigate the impact of risk on clients – and help reduce liability.
About the AGIAC
Established in 2010, the AGIAC is an unbiased, CE-accredited, educational and networking forum for group insurance advisors and third party administrators. This annual event provides relevant and timely industry-specific learning and an opportunity for meaningful discussion.
If you haven’t attended in the past, here’s what attendees said about AGIAC 2016:
- The shorter session was great. It is a very busy time of year so it was great to have other meeting slots available that day with clients, etc.
- Just keep doing it the way you did this year, it was just the right length of time
- Your seminars are among the best I attend. Please keep up the great work.
- Always very well done – maintain the same quality of speakers if possible.
- This was my first & I was happy to be there!