SIIA 35th Annual National Conference & Expo a Success

This year’s Self-Insured Institute of America (SIIA) 35th Annual National Educational Conference and Expo was held on Oct. 18-20th in Washington, DC, at the Marriott Marquis.

The 2015 SIIA National Conference again brings together the greatest minds in the self-funded industry. From brokers and consultants to TPA’s and stop loss carriers as well as best in class service providers, the 2015 SIIA conference was a complete success. Attendees were treated to cutting-edge educational sessions and opportunities to network with leading industry experts.

Chris Wallace, anchor of FOX News Sunday (FNS), was the keynote speaker, and he cracked jokes about both sides of the aisle, and talked seriously about the current state of politics, as well as offering his opinion about the lack of coverage about the health care reform, and its future.

Tracks covered healthcare, alternative risk transfer, worker’s compensation, international education and CEO/CFO/Owner education.

“The three day event was a whirlwind of activities, client meetings and sessions.” said Brian Kruse, sales executive. “The success of this SIIA conference is a direct result of the many industry experts’ understanding and passion for self-funding.”

Sherri Tetachuk, Shelley Grace, Sally Reppucci and Brian Kruse attended SIIA on Oct.18th-Oct.20th.

“You Found Them, Now What?”, sponsored by Renalogic, educated attendees on calculating a high risk member’s motivations through a “motivational index.” This information was then used as an opportunity to identify motivated members, and then engage the member to better their health status.

“This session was fantastic. Plans with the ability to perform predictive analytics to identify high risk or high cost patients will want to know where to expend their scarce resources and target the members.” said Sally Reppucci, executive vice president of operations and technology. “Who will provide the best outcomes and cost reductions.”

Other sessions, such as the “Front Row Seat – Mock Mediation for a Self-Insured Employer – TPA – Stop-Loss Claims Dispute” were carried out throughout the day. Many attendees had not had the opportunity to sit through a mediation. The two-hour session was presented by a panel who were assigned roles, who humorously engaged the audience with anecdotes and background information about the proceedings of actual mediations.

On Tuesday, the General Session reviewed SIIA’s efforts in defending the self-insured industry. SIIA has made efforts to develop and further its outreach through media campaigns, which it highlighted during the session, as well as its lobbying efforts and meeting with congressional representatives. The panel included SIIA’s chief lobbyist, litigation counsel, government relations committee chairman and political action committee (PAC) chairman.

“I thought this was the best SIIA Conference to date.” said Sherri Tetachuk, sales executive. “It was a very productive, and informative conference, and overall I had a fantastic experience.”

We look forward to seeing everyone at the 36th Annual National Educational Conference & Expo in Austin, Texas on Sept. 25-27!

NOTE: The Self-Insurance Institute of America, Inc. (SIIA), is a non-profit trade association dedicated to protecting and promoting the business interests of companies involved in the self-insurance/alternative risk transfer industry. Renalogic is a Diamond Member and sponsor of the Self-Insurance Institute of America.


Renalogic (formerly DCC, Inc.), headquartered in Phoenix, AZ, was founded in 2002 as a specialty dialysis cost-containment company to help clients understand the unique market dynamics in the dialysis provider community. The company has evolved to become a comprehensive provider of data-driven, end-to-end chronic kidney disease (CKD) care and cost management programs for the self-insured industry. Renalogic’s professional team includes leaders in healthcare administration, care management, legal specialists in ERISA and healthcare law, contract negotiation, payer/provider negotiation, and clinical experts.