Joshua Hilgers to Appear on Expert Panel at the Institute for HealthCare Consumerism Forum & Expo

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Joshua Hilgers, Director of Strategy and Development at VelaPoint Personal Insurance, will be a featured speaker at The Institute for HealthCare Consumerism Forum and Expo on May 9, 2014.

Joshua Hilgers, Director of Strategy and Development at VelaPoint Personal Insurance, will be a featured speaker at The Institute for HealthCare Consumerism Forum and Expo on May 9, 2014. The focus of this forum is consumerism and Hilgers will address the recent changes to the healthcare and health insurance industries.

The forum, which will again be held at the Cobb Galleria Centre in Atlanta, GA from May 7-9, 2014, is an opportunity for industry leaders to gather together, connect and share their experiences and knowledge. This year’s theme is “HealthCare Consumerism: The Solution for HealthCare Reform” and will feature an expanded exhibitor floor and a more robust program with higher anticipated attendance and a greater opportunity for networking. Particular attention will be paid to healthcare reform and the resulting effects on the industry.

“One of the most significant innovations in this market is the health insurance exchange, and we will be providing the most in-depth content on this subject out there,” said IHC Founder and CEO, Doug Field. "We are excited to bring out Josh Hilgers, individual exchange expert and a director at VelaPoint, an independent insurance agency and marketplace, as part of Workshop 407—a panel discussion on defined contribution/private exchanges—entitled ‘Leading Experts Discuss the Models, Current Experiences and What is Coming for 2015, Including Updates on Public Exchanges.’ Josh is one the industry’s foremost thought leaders on exchanges and the role of brokers.”

Hilgers, who is attending the forum as a panelist for the third consecutive year, will address the changes brought about by reform this year and, specifically, the results of the first open enrollment period under the new PPACA mandates. “I’m looking forward to attending the IHC Forum once again,” said Hilgers. “I find that I always learn much more than I’m able to contribute. This meeting will be especially interesting since it comes on the heels of the first open enrollment season. Being able to hear from other experts on their experiences will be of great benefit to myself and all of the attendees.”

Other panelists appearing are industry leaders and top professionals, including CEOs, presidents, professors and doctors, who run the gamut from the pharmaceutical industry to hospital management to agencies. The variety ensures the forum and expo has something to offer for everyone.

If you have yet to register to attend the IHC forum and expo, don’t miss this wonderful opportunity. Go to to register now.

About the IHC FORUM Conference Series
The Institute for HealthCare Consumerism’s FORUM is the only national event entirely dedicated to innovative health and benefits management collaboration and solutions. Through cutting-edge workshops, general sessions and numerous networking opportunities, attendees get relevant insights. The FORUM allows HR professionals, brokers, consultants and health plan administrators to share leading practices, exchange ideas and arrive at real, implementable solutions. The IHC FORUM brings to life The Institute’s collaborative online community and informative publications in an environment designed for all industry stakeholders to LEARN, CONNECT and SHARE with each other. For more information, visit

About the Institute for HealthCare Consumerism
The Institute for HealthCare Consumerism is the only informational hub and collaborative environment focused exclusively on innovative health and benefit management thought leadership and solutions. It’s the only place for employers, solution providers, brokers, advisers, consultants and more to collectively learn, connect and share through The Institute’s print publications, (HealthCare Consumerism Solutions, HealthCare Exchange Solutions, Solutions Superstars and Solutions Outlook), its conference series (IHC FORUM), and online networking community are the catalyst for the growth of the health care consumerism movement. The Institute deepens the conversation and collaboration between its invested stakeholders through our LEARN, CONNECT, SHARE philosophy. Visit for more information.

About VelaPoint Personal Insurance, LLC
VelaPoint Personal Insurance, located in Beaverton, OR, is one of the nation’s premier insurance brokerages. Wholly owned by National General Insurance Company, VelaPoint is redefining the way Americans elect their insurance coverage. Through its relationships with the top insurance carriers, VelaPoint has served over 1.5 million customers since the company’s founding in 2006. For more information, please visit and follow @velapoint1.

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