PO Box 71005, 2135 NW 108th Street

Clive, IA 50325

IAHU Annual Symposium

August 18-19, 2021
IAHU 2020 Healthcare Symposium

Letter from the Symposium Chair

On behalf of the IAHU Board of Directors, thank you for your registration for this event and for your ongoing support of our professional association. Taking an active role with IAHU makes you among the top 10% in our industry!  

As we emerge from the COVID Pandemic, we are excited to offer this year’s symposium live and in-person.  Over the day and a half event you will have the opportunity to connect with colleagues from across the industry and learn valuable information related to how to effectively run your business to current legislative actions that will impact the industry and your clients.  But we won’t stop there.  In addition to the live event, we will be offering continuing education credits through virtual breakout sessions for three weeks after the symposium.  This will provide an opportunity for those that may not be able to break away from the office to attend in-person or for those who may not feel comfortable yet attending live events. 

We look forward to seeing you in-person in August.  Thank you for your continued support of the Iowa Association of Health Underwriters.

James West

Chairperson – 2021 IAHU Symposium

2021 Symposium Planning Committee: Casandra Mueller (BASE), Christy Cline (KHI Solutions), Krissy Stoll (Wellmark), Marcie Strouse (Capitol Benefits Group), Mike Elam (Delta Dental of Iowa) & Tracy Hitchcock (Capitol Benefits Group)

JAMES WESTPresident-Elect, Symposium


Gateway Hotel & Conference Center - Ames, IA

The 2021 Symposium will again be held at the Gateway Hotel & Conference Center in Ames, IA! The IAHU room block rate is $139/night, and the room reservation guarantee deadline is Wednesday, August 2nd. To reserve, call 800-FOR-AMES and mention the Iowa Association of Health Underwriters.

Registration Information

Registration Pricing is as follows:

General Session and Virtual Breakouts - IAHU Member - $229.00

General Session and Virtual Breakouts - NonMember - $279.00

Virtual Breakouts Only - IAHU Member - $159.00

Virtual Breakouts Only - NonMember - $199.00

The 2021 Symposium has pending approval for a total of 20 CECs. 

The in person General Session has pending approval for 8 CECs. 

The Virtual Breakouts have pending approval for 12 CECs.

Schedule at a Glance

Wednesday, August 18

7:30 AM

8:30 AM

9:00 AM

9:30 AM

10:30 AM

12:00 PM

1:00 PM

2:00 PM

3:00 PM

3:30 PM

4:30 PM

5:00 PM

8:00 PM 

        Registration Desk Opens

        Opening Welcome

        State Programs, Gretchen Hageman, Delta Dental of Iowa

        Millenial Health, Amanda Dorr, Wellmark

Keynote, Chick Herbert


Commission for Fee For Service, Dan Meylan, Payer Compass 

Agency Planning, Bethany Snyder, KAI

Break to Visit Sponsors 

Cyber Update, Aaron Warner, ProCircular

Awards Ceremony

Tradeshow Reception & Happy Hour

Evening Entertainment, Perfect Games


Thursday, August 19

7:30 AM

8:30 AM

9:00 AM

9:30 AM 

11:00 AM 

12:00 PM 

        Breakfast & Registration

        Comm. Office, Andrea Seip

        Medicaid Update, Liz Matney, Medicaid

        Legislative Panel Discussion

Majority Whip, Amy Sinclair, District 14

Prize Drawings 


Break-Out Sessions

Breakout sessions will be held after August 18-19 and will all be featured as live, online courses for 12 hours of CE credit. Dates and times are as follows.

Tuesday, August 24
  9:00 AM - TBD, Lynn Schreder (KHI Solutions)

 10:00 AM - Medicare Mistakes, Danielle Roberts (Boomer Benefits)

Thursday, August 26
  9:00 AM - Federal Small Business Legislative Update, Kevin Kuhlman (NFIB)

 10:00 AM - Compliance: Mid-Year Update, Abigail O'Connor, Marjory Robertson (SunLife)

Tuesday, August 31
  9:00 AM - NAHU Update, Marcy Buckner (2 hour session)

Thursday, September 2
  9:00 AM - Basics of Reference Based Pricing, Dan Meylan (Payer Compass)

 10:00 AM - EAP and Wellness, Teri Raney, Johanna Dunlevy (EFR)

Tuesday, September 7
  9:00 AM - Neuromarketing, Steve Ogden (AgencyBloc)

 10:00 AM - Medica - The First Name in Medicare, Tom Gilsdorf (Medica)

Thursday, September 9
  9:00 PM - Worker's Compensation, Todd Thams (Thams Agency)

 10:00 PM- TBD, Derick Clark (MercyOne)

All breakout sessions are included with full attendee registration

Why Should I Attend an IAHU Symposium?

The IAHU Symposium is the prime venue to give you all of the tools you need to honor the commitment you've made to your clients. Here's six of the top reasons you won't want to miss this meeting.


Government Affairs Update

Government affairs update from IAHU

Iowa Legislature Update

Iowa's legislature to provide a state of the union discussion

Continuing Education Credits

Classroom Break-Out Sessions for CEC's

Networking Opportunities

Network with benefits professionals from across the state

Professional Development

Professional development & sales training opportunities

IAHU 2021 Sponsors

Become an IAHU Sponsor

Consider supporting IAHU in 2021 by becoming a platinum, gold, silver or bronze annual sponsor! All tiers include various numbers of registrations to the IAHU Symposium AND recognition opportunities not only at the IAHU Symposium, but at other Association meetings & events throughout the year. These are a great value that your company will benefit from with recognition year round.

There are also "a la carte" options available in support of the annual IAHU Healthcare Symposium if your company is interested in other opportunities, such as contributing toward the keynote speaker, breakfast or lunch sponsor, attendee gifts, entertainment and more. If you'd like to have a conversation about some of those prices, please use the button to the right to contact an IAHU staff member.

Thank you to all of our 2020 Sponsors for their support in the past year. We greatly appreciate it!

Casandra Mueller

Please mail sponsorship checks to the following address: PO Box 71005, 2135 NW 108th Street Clive, IA 50325

CASANDRA MUELLERCorporate Sponsor Chair
Gold Sponsors
Delta Dental
Delta Dental
Wellmark BC/BS
Silver Sponsors
KHI Solutions
Premier Marketing

Bronze Sponsors

NCMIC Professional Solutions
Senior Insurance Marketing
Transamerica Employee Benefits

Our thanks to the 2020 Annual Sponsors


Delta Dental, Wellmark


KHI Solutions, Medica


Aetna, Agencybloc, Ameritas, BASE, Employee & Family Resources, ERISAfire, HealthPartners UnityPoint Health, NCMIC | Professional Solutions, Senior Insurance Marketing, UnitedHealthcare


Assurity, Sun Life Financial
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