6919 Vista Drive

West Des Moines, IA 50266

Letter from the Symposium Chair

On behalf of the IAHU 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 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, 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 July.  Thank you for your continued support of the Iowa Association of Health Underwriters.

New for 2022: Dinner and Reception are included in your Symposium Registration. Join us for an evening filled with networking and dancing. Make sure to bring your 70s Style for a costume contest. 

Kyle Weakland

Chairperson – 2022 IAHU Symposium

2022 Symposium Planning Committee: Kyle Weakland (Sun Life Financial), Casandra Mueller (BASE), Marcie Strouse (Capitol Benefits Group), James West (NCMIC), Tracy Hitchcock (Capitol Benefits Group), and Diane Primmer (Capitol Benefits Group)

KYLE WEAKLANDPresident-Elect, Symposium

Registration Information

Registration for the full conference includes the virtual breakouts. 


The 2022 IAHU Symposium is pending approval for 18+ Continuing Education Credits.

Registration Pricing is as follows:

General Session and Virtual Breakouts - IAHU Member - $279.00

General Session and Virtual Breakouts - NonMember - $299.00

Virtual Breakouts Only - IAHU Member - $79.00

Virtual Breakouts Only - NonMember - $99.00


Prairie Meadows Events Center, Altoona, IA


The 2022 Symposium will be held at the Prairie Meadows Event Center in Altoona, IA! The IAHU room block rate is $139/night, and the room reservations are available. Please utilize the following information to make your reservation.

Group Block Code: 2022IAHU

Password:  863002092


Schedule at a Glance

The 2022 IAHU Symposium is pending approval for 18+ Continuing Education Credits. 

Wednesday, July 27

 8:00am  - Breakfast and Opening Remarks

 9:00am - Compliance Assistance on Mental Health Parity, Leondra Dodd, DOL

10:00am - Break To Visit Sponsors

10:30am - Keynote, Chad Jenkins, Blueprint

12:00pm - Lunch

 1:00pm - Changing Landscape of Medicare – Impact of Mega Call Centers decline, Duane McFerrin, Senior Market Sales 

 2:00pm - Tax Impacts on Small Employers, Kevin Kuhlman, NFIB

 3:00pm - Break To Visit Sponsors

 3:30pm - Well Being Trends Impacting Organizational Health, Cory Jackson, Wellmark

 4:30pm - Awards Ceremony

 5:00pm - Evening Reception

 6:00pm - Join us Wednesday evening (dinner and reception are included with your registration) for a night filled with networking and dancing. 

Bring your funky fresh style for our 70s Costume Contest. Awards will be given for the most radical male and female costume. 

Thursday, July 28 - Legislative Update

Legislative MC - Brennan Floss - Delta Dental of Iowa 

 7:30am - Breakfast & Registration

 8:30am - NAHU Update, Marcy Buckner, JD, NAHU

 9:30am - Lectrues, TBD

10:00am - Lectures, TBD

11:00am - Lectrues, TBD

12:00pm - Prize Drawings, Closing Remarks

Virtual Break-Out Sessions

Tuesday, August 2 
  9:00 AM - Lectures, TBD

 10:00 AM - Broker Compensation Disclosures, AgencyBloc

Thursday, August 4
  9:00 AM - Professional Development, Mel Guanci, In2itDigital, Hot Cocoa Moment

 10:00 AM - Agency Operating Models, Dan Meylan, Payer Compass

Thursday, August 9
  9:00 AM - Lectures, TBD

 10:00 AM - Lectures, TBD

 Thursday, August 11
  9:00 AM - Lectures, TBD

 10:00 AM - Lectures, TBD

Tuesday, August 16
  9:00 AM - Lectures, TBD

 10:00 AM - Lectures, TBD

Thursday, August 18
  9:00 AM - Lectures, TBD

 10:00 AM- Ethics, Lynn Schreder, KHI Solutions

All breakout sessions are included with full attendee registration

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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 2022 Sponsors

Become an IAHU Sponsor

Consider supporting IAHU in 2022 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 2021 Sponsors for their support in the past year. We greatly appreciate it!

Casandra Mueller

Please mail sponsorship checks to the following address: 6919 Vista Drive, West Des Moines, IA 50266

CASANDRA MUELLERCorporate Sponsor Chair
Gold Sponsors
Delta Dental
Wellmark BC/BS
Silver Sponsors
KHI Solutions
Delta Dental
NCMIC Professional Solutions

Bronze Sponsors

Group Benefits Ltd
Health Partners UnityPoint Health
Senior Insurance Marketing
United Healthcare

Other Supporters