WHO WE ARE

NASBI continually seeks opportunities to bring together representatives throughout our industry to share knowledge, disseminate research and regulatory information, and to provide members a forum setting for informed discussions of Supplemental Benefit Insurance products.

 

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HOW WE CAN HELP YOU:

- 2002

, Established

 

The National Association for Critical Illness Insurance  (NACII) formed in 2002, continued to be the leading advocate for Critical Illness Insurance in the United States last year. For the last thirteen years, NACII has spearheaded programs designed to educate and disseminate information in an effort to synchronize development of insurer products, insurance department regulation and to enhance the publics and producers knowledge of the growing need for Critical Illness Insurance (CII). In 2017 the organization changed its name to NASBI (National Association of Supplemental Benefit Insurance) to better serve its members.

Objectives:

 

  • To sponsor and promote practical skill-based education programs
  • To engage in active information dissemination and publishing activities to increase knowledge and understanding of critical illness
  • To serve as an active liaison to provide research and data analysis of critical illness and related subjects
  • To work in collaboration with organizations to develop an understanding of the need for critical illness coverage

NASBI was established to provide a forum for discussion on Supplemental Benefit Insurance; to become a distribution source for information and education on Supplemental Benefit Insurance; and, to serve as a distribution channel for establishing and promoting Supplemental Benefit Insurance industry policy, industry education and industry position.

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“To forge an active and effective alliance among stakeholders in the Supplemental Benefit Insurance arena. The Association's programs are designed to educate and disseminate information in an effort to synchronize development of insurer programs, insurance department regulation, and to enhance the public's and producer's knowledge of the growing need for Supplemental Benefit insurance.”

Executive Committee / Officers and Board Members

Gary S. Harger, President

UnitedHealthcare

VP - Supplemental Health Products

Janet M. Buzil, Past President

CHUBB

VP - Marketing & Product Development

Katherine Johnsen Read, CLU, ChFC, VP

METLIFE

Director - Group Voluntary and Worksite Benefits

David J. Pavletich, Executive Director

SOUND INSURANCE PRACTICES, LLC

Owner

Sheila Matheson

OPTIMUM RE

VP - CI Marketing

Daniel R. Pisetsky, Ph.D, VP - Public Relations

US LIVINGS BENEFITS LLC

President

Ken Smith, Executive Committee Member, Board Member

Owner, Speaker, Author

Monica Francis, Secretary

COLONIAL LIFE

Assistant VP - Risk Management

Board Members

Matthew Fleischman

TRUSTMARK INSURANCE

Executive Director and Actuary

Steve Rowley

GENERAL RE

Vice President

Kristie Lundy, FLMI

CHUBB

Director - Product Development and Marketing

Darrell D. Spell

MILLIMAN, INC

Principal and Consulting Actuary

Tamra VanAllen

UNUM

AVP - Pricing Actuary

Jeff Spain

CHESAPEAKE LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY

VP - Sales

Rhonda Russell

AFLAC

2nd Vice President - Group Underwriting

 

 

 

NASBI will work in collaboration with its member organizations to develop and implement applied research projects, educational tools and public policy to further the understanding of critical illnesses and the industry's ability to deliver practical, effective insurance programs to employees and individuals throughout the U.S. and Canada.

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CONFERENCES & EVENTS

Thank You to the Sponsors of the 2017 Supplemental Benefits Forum

Platinum

aetna

Founded in 1853 in Hartford, CT, Aetna is committed to providing individuals, employers, health care professionals, producers and others with innovative benefits, products and services.

aflac

Aflac combines innovative strategic marketing with quality products and services at competitive prices to provide the best insurance value for consumers. Aflac developed a ground-breaking cancer expense policy. Additional policies to cover accidents, disability, dental work, specified health events, hospital confinement, hospital intensive care, and vision have since been added to Aflac’s offerings.

trustmark

With more than a century of building trusted relationships and experience with voluntary benefits and worksite solutions, Trustmark is dedicated to helping employers simplify enrollment and effectively communicate key company messages to educate more employees about their health, wellness and other important business initiatives. Delivering what customers say they want and need has driven the development of an award-winning critical illness product, Trustmark Critical LifeEvents®. Trustmark is also a leading provider of payroll deducted universal life with long-term care, accident, and disability insurance.

Gold

amwins

The demands on benefits professionals require them to be many things to many people. As hard as you work, there’s always someone waiting to take that away. That’s why brokers and consultants who partner with AmWINS Group Benefits know life is easier. Whether it is an administrative challenge, skyrocketing drug costs, shock claims, retiree benefit liabilities or simply providing ancillary benefit options, we are the single resource for all your clients benefits needs.

hannover

Hannover Life Reassurance Company of America (Hannover Re US) is the North American life and health reinsurance subsidiary of the Hannover Re Group. Hannover Re is one of the largest and most financially sound professional reinsurance groups in the world. We partner with direct carriers, intermediaries, managing general underwriters (MGU’s), specialty insurance marketers, accountable care organizations (ACO’s) and captives.

metlife

With over 145 years of experience, the MetLife companies are a leading innovator and a recognized leader in protection planning and retirement and savings solutions around the world. We have established a strong presence in nearly 50 countries through organic growth, acquisitions, joint ventures and other partnerships. Around the world, the MetLife companies offer life, accident and health insurance, retirement and savings products through agents, third-party distributors such as banks and brokers, and direct marketing channels. We have the experience, global resources and vision to provide financial certainties for an uncertain world.

optimum re

Optimum Re entered the US marketplace nearly 30 years ago, focused on the individual life insurance marketplace. Optimum brought a significant Critical Illness expertise to this market and has been a major player in the US CI market for nearly 15 years. Optimum Re brings to our clients a wealth of product experience and expertise in Critical Illness, providing "full service" consulting support throughout the product development process and beyond, when the product is in the marketplace.

panlife

Pan American Life’s mission is to meet the life, accident and health insurance needs of individuals and businesses in the Americas to ensure financial security and peace of mind. To build on the company’s 100-year heritage of financial strength, commitment and trusted financial security, and to improve our policyholders’ sense of well-being, while becoming the leading insurance carrier in the Americas.

Silver

chubb

With operations in 54 countries, Chubb provides commercial and personal property and casualty insurance, personal accident and supplemental health insurance, reinsurance and life insurance to a diverse group of clients. Chubb’s insurance businesses in North America serve clients ranging from the largest multinationals, mid- size companies and small businesses to high net worth individuals, middle-income consumers and farmers.

col life

Colonial Life & Accident Insurance Company is a market leader in providing financial protection benefits through the workplace, including disability, life, accident, dental, cancer, critical illness and hospital confinement indemnity insurance. The company’s benefit services and education, innovative enrollment technology and personal service support more than 80,000 businesses and organizations, representing more than 3 million of America’s workers and their families.

gen re

Gen Re, a leader in the Critical Illness insurance industry since the first CI policy was issued in South Africa in 1983, has worked with insurers to spread the message around the world, and today Gen Re reinsures CI products in more than 50 countries. In the U.S. we have helped carriers both large and small develop sound products that meet the characteristic needs of their distribution. With this experience, we help our clients understand the unique risk associated with Critical Illness insurance. Whether it’s individual, worksite, or group, Gen Re has the expertise to help you build and grow your Critical Illness business. A multi-line reinsurer, Gen Re also covers Life and Disability, both individual and group, and Medicare Supplement reinsurance.

sun life

Sun Life Financial is a leading international financial services organization providing a diverse range of protection and wealth products and services. In the U.S., Sun Life provides a broad portfolio of employee benefits including Group Life, Disability, Life, Dental, Accident and Critical Illness, as well as Medical Stop-Loss insurance. Our mission is to help people protect what they love about their lives.

sure bridge

SureBridge understands the unique need your clients have for supplemental coverage and is committed to simplifying the insurance experience as much as possible for you and your clients. Whether your client is an individual or a family, has a small business or is self-employed, SureBridge provides plans with the features they need. If you want to add supplemental insurance products to your portfolio that are easy to sell and deliver real value and benefit options to your clients, SureBridge products underwritten by The Chesapeake Life Insurance Company® are the right choice.

unitedhealthcare

UnitedHealthcare serves millions of people from their earliest years through their working lives and into retirement. We are working to create a system that is connected, aligned and more affordable for all involved. At UnitedHealthcare, we are working to play our part in creating a more sustainable health care system: one that works better for everyone.

unum

Unum is a leading provider of financial protection benefits through the workplace. The disability insurance leader in the U.S. for 38 years, Unum’s portfolio of financial protection products also includes critical illness, life and accident, which help protect millions of working people and their families in the event of an illness or injury.

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