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2024 NABIP Oregon Annual State Convention
Wednesday, July 17, 2024, 8:00 AM to Thursday, July 18, 2024, 5:00 PM PDT
Category: NABIP-OR


Annual Convention Event Details

July 17-18, 2024
Salem Convention Center, Salem, Oregon

Event Registration Fee

NABIP OREGON/NABIP Member*: $225.00 | Non-Member: $275.00
*For out of state NABIP members, please contact the NABIP Office at [email protected] for a discount code.
New this year! Purchase a table at Annual Convention for $1,575! You'll get 8 registrations for the price of 7. Perfect for inviting your partner agents and brokers to sit with you or bring a group of people from your company. To take advantage of this discount, please email NABIP Oregon Events at [email protected] with your request. Once approved, you will receive your unique discount code. 
Registration Fee Includes:
  • July 17th Joint Annual Convention and Medicare Summit Lunch, Afternoon Education and Annual Convention Offsite Evening Event
  • July 18th Annual Convention Breakfast and Afternoon Education

**Annual Convention Attendees can also register at a reduced rate for the NW Medicare Summit, July 16-17, happening just prior to the Annual Convention (July 17-18). Your joint conference registration fee includes: 

  • Annual Convention programming as listed above, plus:
  • July 16th Medicare Summit Welcome Reception and Afternoon Education
  • July 17th Medicare Summit Breakfast, Morning Education and Lunch

Event Schedule

Wednesday, July 17, 2024

 (Note: Times below may change)

11:00 AM
Registration and Exhibits Open                 

12:30 PM
Joint lunch with Annual Convention and Medicare Summit

1:30 PM
Employer Trends/NABIP Update
Presented by Jessica Brooks-Woods, CEO, NABIP National
Providing an overview of Jessica’s vision for NABIP, highlighting ongoing problems in the healthcare industry, identifying solutions, detailing the NABIP bill of rights, and providing a legislative update.

2:25 PM
GLP-1 Drugs: Practical Considerations for Employer Coverage
Presented by Kat Wolf Khachatourian, PharmD, MBA, Novo Nordisk 
Glucagon like peptide receptor agonist (GLP-1ra) drugs are treatment options for patients with diabetes and obesity. This session will explore the science, the costs and benefits of GLP-1 use, and provide practical considerations for conversations with employers on coverage. Attendees will leave with an opportunity to discuss customer specific scenarios with presenters and their colleagues for employers considering coverage of GLP-1s.

3:20 PM
Break with Exhibitors   

3:40 PM
Perks and Plans LSA to XSA
Presented by Bobbi Kaelin, CHRS, CDHC, SPC, Pay Pro Administrators 
This course is designed to give brokers information and tips on 'fresh' Account Based Plans and how they can be used to attract and retain employees.  Agents will be provided with details on tax advantages, purely perks, and how to set up and design plans that benefit the employer and employees. This fast-paced course will review the basics of account-based plans and how they work, including the advantages and disadvantages. Newer Lifestyle Spending Accounts will be introduced and how to introduce and implement these types of plans.

5:30 PM
Join us at Willamette Valley Vineyards Estate in the Salem Hills for a NABIP Annual Convention night out. Just a short drive from the Salem Convention Center, we'll enjoy delicious wines, food and networking (all included in your registration fee). You can take a walk around the Estate with your wine and enjoy sweeping views of the vineyard and valley. Non-registered spouse/significant other guests are able to be added on to join you at this event for an extra fee (see us onsite at registration). 

Thursday, July 18, 2024

7:30 AM
Breakfast, Registration and Exhibits Open                 

8:00 AM
Pressure and the Ethics Slip: How It Affects Your Consulting Practice

Presented by Craig Westling, USAble Life Oregon and SW Washington 
In this presentation, we will explore ethical dilemmas in a contrasting industry to benefit consulting, aiming to enhance our awareness and ability to identify patterns in our business conduct that may lead to ethical slips. This will help us think differently about our processes and improve our ethical standards.

9:00 AM
Employment in Oregon: A Labor Market Summary
Presented by Luke Coury, Employment Economist, Oregon Employment Department
This presentation will cover data relating to Oregon’s labor market- discussing trends in the unemployment rate and employment in Oregon’s major industries. Additionally, it will cover job vacancies from Oregon employers and take a look at industry and occupation employment projections through 2032. 

9:55 AM
Break with Exhibitors

10:15 AM
Not Getting Lost In Translation: Avoiding Microaggressions and What To Say and Do Instead
Presented by Timshel Tarbet, Providence Health Plan
A 2020 Pew Research study about cancel culture found that “49% of those familiar with the term said it describes actions people take to hold others accountable” yet many leaders and staff fear the term and action of being ‘cancelled.’ This session will focus on:
- understanding what microaggressions are and how they impact relationships
- practicing how to interrupt microaggressions to maximize learning and ensure we’re staying in relationship rather than canceling each other out.

11:10 AM
A Look-Ahead at the 2025 Legislative Session and What We Learned From 2024
Presented by Tom Holt, The Holt Company
We will discuss the health-benefits and employer-related bills that we will likely be seeing in the 2025 Oregon Legislative Session and discuss what we learned from 2024. We will go over bills that passed in 2024 and now with a few months under our belt, how they are impacting the industry, your business and employers. 

12:05 PM
Exhibitor Break

*We invite all NW Medicare Summit to stay and attend the NABIP Annual Convention for a discount price of $100. Click here for Convention details.

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Event Location

Our event will take place in the Salem Convention Center

Salem Convention Center
200 Commercial St SE
Salem, OR 97301

Hotel Information

We will be at the Grand Hotel, which is adjacent and a short indoor walk through the lobby to the Salem Convention Center. 

The Grand Hotel in Salem 
201 Liberty Street SE
Salem, OR 97301
Reservations: 1-877-540-7800 (mention that you are attending the NABIP Oregon Annual Convention to get the conference discounted rate)
Book your room online


Interested in Sponsoring?  Click here for details.

 2024 Annual Convention Sponsors

Platinum Sponsor

Silver Sponsor


                             Exhibitors & Table Sponsors

Advocate Health Advisors- Independent FMO | HealthNet of Oregon | Nonstop Health Novo Nordisk, Inc. - Princeton, NJ | Providence Health Plan | Regence OR BlueCross BlueShield