NASBI giving back to the community

joining the fight against childhood cancer

NASBI, the nation’s leading advocacy organization for supplemental health benefits professionals, is giving back to the community with a donation to Aflac Cancer Center in Atlanta. We are proud to support the fight against childhood cancer.

About The Aflac Foundation
The Aflac Foundation, Inc. supports children with cancer and select other charitable causes. The core focus is the Aflac Childhood Cancer Campaign, which touches the lives of these young patients around the country in many ways. Visit www.aflac.com for more information.


@ The 2019 NASBI Forum
What’s happening in Supplemental Benefits

2019 Session Sneek Peak

The 2019 NASBI Supplemental Benefits Forum delivers OVER 30 SESSIONS covering the critical topics that will help insurance professionals develop new skills, strategies, and expertise.

“Life and Disability for All!”, “What’s in a Name? A Critical Illness Product by Any Other Name is Just as Sweet!”, “Through the Looking Glass – A View From the Outside” – are just a few of the fast-paced interactive sessions available to participants.

Attendees can also enjoy a reception and generous lunch schedules for optimal networking opportunities.

Click here to take a look at the 2019 Sessions.


@ The 2019 Forum – Session Sneak Peek
Regulatory Developments – The Latest and Greatest

Stacy KoronTaylor McKinnonDoes the regulatory environment have you in knots? Learn the latest about HSA compatibility, taxation, state challenges, among other items.

Join Stacy Koron, JD, CLU, FLMI, Compliance Consultant, Milliman, Inc. and Taylor McKinnon, JD, Senior Compliance Analyst at Milliman, Inc., in one of the most popular topics of the forum.

The NASBI Forum provides ample opportunities for networking and creating new connections. If your role involves product development, underwriting, marketing and sales, claims, risk management, or administration the NASBI Forum is for you.


@ The 2019 NASBI Forum –
Meet Industry Leader Erin Marino

Erin MarinoErin Marino, Senior Director of Research and Marketing, Eastbridge Consulting Group

Erin will share her perspectives based on years of research and studies of the Supplemental Health / Voluntary Benefits market space. We will learn of important industry trends and hear viewpoints of where we’re headed.

All attendees are certain to gain valuable insights and key takeaways from this highly informative General Session!


@ The 2019 Forum –
As the Business Still Churns, Part 2

Kristie Lundy,“As the Business Still Churns, Part 2 – Another Look at Takeover Business,” will be presented by a panel of voluntary experts led by Kristy Lundy, FLMI, VP, Financial Protection Products, UnitedHealthcare.

One of the most popular sessions at last year’s Forum, “As the Business Churns,” assessed takeover business in the supplemental world. This year’s session will take a deeper look into the challenges and realities of takeover business and review results of the Milliman Takeover survey. Join us and hear underwriting and actuarial perspectives, along with case studies to illustrate best practices in takeover situations.


@ The 2019 NASBI Forum –
Meet Featured Speaker Charles Piacentini

Charles PiacentiniCharles Piacentini, VP, Insurance Regulation & Associate General Counsel, American Council of Life Insurers

The ACLI Supplemental Benefits Committee is focused on bringing advocacy efforts to regulators on behalf of member companies.

Join this highly interactive session where Chuck Piacentini will present and discuss the hot topics facing our industry at both the federal and state levels. ACLI member companies represent 95 percent of industry assets offering life insurance, annuities, retirement plans, long term care insurance, disability income insurance, reinsurance, dental and vision and other supplemental benefits. The ACLI collaborates with member companies to continue our efforts to contribute to consumers’ financial and retirement security.


NASBI’s First Annual Accident and Hospital Indemnity Study Group

October 23–24, 2018 • Chicago, IL

October fall study group 2018
NASBI’s First Annual Accident and Hospital Indemnity Study Group was held in Chicago October 23–24.

The interactive discussions of Accident and Hospital Indemnity Insurance focused on sales, marketing and product development. Each discussion topic was selected based on the issues, questions and suggestions gathered from the attendees during the registration process.

The event was sold out.

The NASBI ACC/HI roundtable is a forum for dialogue and conversation among seasoned insurance professionals in sales, marketing and product development. Professionals interested in learning from their colleagues and keeping their finger on the pulse of the Accident and Hospital Indemnity Insurance marketplace should attend.


NASBI, the Nation’s Leading Insurance Advocacy Group, Hosts Annual Supplemental Benefits Forum

Supplemental voluntary health insurance professionals gathered in Philadelphia September 5-7

The National Association of Supplemental Benefit Insurance (NASBI), the nation’s leading advocacy organization for supplemental health benefits professionals, hosted its 16th annual Supplemental Benefits Forum  in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This forum has grown to become the must-attend event for insurance specialists from across the country, with professional development opportunities for those in product development, underwriting, marketing and sales, claims, risk management, and administration.

The program offered three tracks to choose from:

  1. The Critical Illness/Accident and Hospital Indemnity track covered key aspects of these supplemental benefits, including foundational information, deep dives into industry experience and innovative ideas on future product development.
  2. The Life/Short Term Disability track highlighted the latest developments in these specialties and looked at innovative ways to market what some consider to be lower-growth products.
  3. The General track offered a host of opportunities to learn about compliance, corporate responsibility, technology, value-added services, industry innovations, and more!

This is absolutely one of the premier events in the insurance industry. This is an opportunity to get a wealth of industry knowledge in one place — and do some high-level networking as well.” -Darrell Spell, member of the NASBI Board of Directors and Principal of Milliman, Inc.

The Supplemental Benefits Forum was held at the Marriott Hotel in downtown Philadelphia from September 5 through 7, 2018.


NASBI launches new website to serve insurance professionals

NASBI launches new website

NASBI (National Association of Supplemental Benefit Insurance), the nation’s leading advocacy organization for supplemental health benefits professionals, has launched a new website greatly enhancing their members’ ability to easily access information they need. This new and expanded website is the next step in the organization’s year-long effort to broaden its reach to all professionals in the supplemental benefits market.

Formerly NACII (National Association of Critical Illness Insurance), NASBI changed its name and mission in 2017 to highlight its expanded focus to support professionals in Accident, Critical Illness, Hospital Indemnity, Life Insurance, and Short-Term Disability. The organization sponsors educational programs and industry research, and provides analysis and training in the industry’s ever-changing regulatory processes.

Features of the new NASBI.org site include:

  • Easy-to-navigate access to upcoming events and other organization information;
  • Optimized for mobile device viewing;
  • Newsletter signup, to receive breaking industry news straight to your inbox;

All insurance professionals in Accident, Hospital Indemnity, Life, and Short-Term Disability are invited to join NASBI free of charge.

For additional information about the many benefits of joining NASBI’s mailing list, including opportunities to sponsor the NASBI Forum, contact Ken Smith at ken@kensmithsales.com


7th Annual Critical Illness Study Group, May 2–3, 2018, Dallas, Texas

2018 Study Group

NASBI expands annual Critical Illness Study Group to include Short Term Disability!

The study group offered a venue to exchange ideas with fellow industry professionals interested in networking, learning from their colleagues, and keeping their finger on the pulse of critical illness and short term disability insurance.

Interactive roundtable discussion focused on improving sales, marketing and product development of these two products.

The event was held May 2 & May 3, 2018 at the Optimum Re Insurance Company in Dallas, Texas.