6919 Vista Drive

West Des Moines, IA 50266

NABIP Iowa Annual Symposium

Letter from the Symposium Chair

MARCIE STROUSEPresident-Elect, Symposium

On behalf of the NABIP Iowa Board of Directors, thank you for your registration to this event, and for your ongoing and continued support of our professional association. Taking an active role with NABIP Iowa 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, carrier and vendor updates, and 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 additional continuing education credits through virtual breakout sessions in the 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 April.  Thank you for your continued support of the National Association of Benefits and Insurance Providers Iowa Chapter.

Marcie Strouse

Chairperson - 2023 NABIP Iowa Symposium


Why Should I Attend a NABIP Iowa Symposium?

The NABIP Iowa 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 NABIP Iowa

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

Registration for the full conference includes the virtual breakouts. 

General Session and Virtual Breakouts - NABIP Iowa Member - $279.00

General Session and Virtual Breakouts - NonMember - $299.00

Virtual Breakouts Only - NABIP Iowa Member - $79.00

Virtual Breakouts Only - NonMember - $99.00

Schedule at a Glance

General Session - In Person

The 2023 NABIP Iowa Symposium is pending approval for 18+ Continuing Education Credits.

Wednesday, April 12

Approved for 5 CEC  

7:30am | Registration Desk Opens

 8:30am | Opening Remarks

 9:00am | The Health of Pharmacy | Trevor Daer, Granite Peak Analytics
*This session has been approved for CEC


10:30am | How Do You Invest in Employee Emotional Wellbeing? | Jason Haglund, EFR
*This session has been approved for CEC

11:30am | LUNCH

 12:30pm | Doctor Provider Panel | Ed Steinmann, DO, Steinmann Family Health | Barbara Hodne, DO, The Iowa Clinic | Shane Hoffman, DC, Thrive Chiropractic | Timothy McCoy, DO, MercyOne | Jon Van Der Veer, DO, Exemplar Care 
*This session has been approved for 2 CEC

 2:00pm | Medicare | Dwane McFerrin, Senior Market Sales
*This session has been approved for CEC


 3:30pm | Shift Happens | Dr. Bill Withers, Hope Network
*This session will not be CEC eligable

 4:30pm | Awards Ceremony


 6:30pm | Dinner

 7:30pm | Evening Entertainment | Jonah Seymour, Guitarist, Singer


Thursday, April 13 - Legislative Update

Approved for 4 CEC

 7:30am | Bloody Mary's & Mimosas

 8:30am | The Iowa Healthcare Market and Overview of Federal & State Healthcare Changes | Commissioner Doug Ommen, Iowa Insurance Division

 9:00am | 2023 Federal Legislative Update | Marcy Buckner, JD, NABIP

10:30am | 2023 State Legislative Update | Jake Ketzner, Casey Ficek, Brandon Geib, Noah Tabor

11:30am | Taxes 2023 | Kevin Kuhlman, NFIB

12:30pm | Closing Ceremony

Virtual Breakout Sessions

Tuesday, April 18th

 9:00am | Inflation | Chris Cook, Gilbert & Cook

10:00am | Cyber Security | Stephen Youtzy, Summit Consulting

Tuesday, April 25th

 9:00am | Details Coming Soon | Lynn Schreder, KHI Solutions

10:00am | Details Coming Soon | Director Elizabeth Matney

Tuesday, May 2nd

 9:00am | 2023 Legislative Impacts for Health Insurance | Brandon Geib, Wellmark

10:00am | Details Coming Soon 

Thursday, April 20th

 9:00am | Details Coming Soon | GRAVIE

10:00am | Utilizing Supplemental Benefits to Support Your Benefits Package | Gianni Comito, Principal

Thursday, April 27th

 9:00am | Utilization of Wearable Devices in the Workplace | Amy Ziegler, MercyOne

10:00am | Details Coming Soon | Delta Dental

Thursday, May 4th

 9:00am | Details Coming Soon

10:00am | Voluntary Benefits: Stay in Front of Your Health | Jana Adkisson, Jane Pottebaum, AFLAC


Prairie Meadows Events Center, Altoona, IA


The 2023 Symposium will be held at the Prairie Meadows Event Center in Altoona, IA! The NABIP Iowa room block rate is $145/night, and the room reservations are available. Please utilize the booking details below to book online or you can book by calling (515) 957-3000.

Please note the group rate will expire on Sunday, March 12, 2023

Group Block Code: 041123

Password:  863002092


Symposium Sponsor Opportunities

Consider Supporting NABIP Iowa becoming a platinum, gold, silver or bronze annual sponsor! All tiers include various numbers of registrations to the NABIP Iowa Symposium AND recognition opportunities not only at the NABIP Iowa 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 NABIP Iowa 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 NABIP Iowa staff member.

Thank you to all of our 2022 Sponsors for their support in the past year. We greatly appreciate it!

Casandra Mueller


Casandra Mueller
Corporate Sponsor Chair

If the annual sponsorships don't quite meet you where your company can support NABIP Iowa this year, please reach out!

There are other sponsorship opportunities available at different price points which offer meaningful sponsor exposure.

2023 Annual Sponsors

Gold Sponsors
Delta Dental
Wellmark BC/BS
Silver Sponsors
Health Partners UnityPoint Health
KHI Solutions

Bronze Sponsors

Group Benefits Ltd
Delta Dental
NCMIC Professional Solutions
Senior Insurance Marketing
Senior Marketing Specialists
United Healthcare

Other Supporters

Lanyard Sponsor
T-Shirt Sponsor

Thank You for attending the 2022 Annual Symposium!