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As a Woman Owned Small Business (WOSB), Advize understands the paradoxical relationship between budgetary limitations and the importance of conference attendance. Many conferences come with a steeply-priced ticket, but they offer invaluable opportunities for networking and client acquisition. The more clients your firm acquires, the more conferences you’re able to attend. But the question remains, where do you begin? As a small business, it’s safe to assume that your budget isn’t as large as other insurance and/or healthcare players. Your time and money are important, so how do you know which conferences you should attend?

We’ve taken our conference-going experiences and assembled a list of conferences that are more than just events; they’re investments.

  1. Eastern Claims Conference – The ECC is an educational conference for all insurance professionals. Appealing to the medical, legal, disability, and life insurance industries, the Eastern Claims Conference offers seminars and networking events outside of the typical highly niche market – facilitating network expansion. After a 40-year tenure in New York City, the Eastern Claims Conference has revamped their program to include professional development and relocated to Boston, MA.

Differentiators

  • Continuing Education Credits
  • Affordable Registration
  • Wide Selection of Exhibitor and Sponsorship Packages
  • Increased Visibility
  • Professional Development
  • Networking
  • Large Target Audience to Maximize Business Potential
  • Prime Location
  1. HIMSS’ Health IT Conference – Attending HIMSS will certainly set you back more than an ECC registration, but if you’re going to attend one pricey event – this is the one to go to. Covering Health Information Technology, cybersecurity, and value-based care, HIMSS focuses on hot-button issues and features a lineup of esteemed and celebrated speakers from the likes of Shark Tank’s big fish, and former White House officials.

Differentiators

  1. NHCAA Institute for Health Care Fraud Prevention’s Annual Training Conference (ATC) – NHCAA’s ATC is an assembly of fraud fighters. ATC’s target audience is compliance professionals, fraud investigators, and Payment Integrity specialists; and educational panels will reflect the interests of all three. Most recently, ATC and the attached Anti Fraud Expo were held in Atlanta, GA, an easily accessible city for most firms.

Differentiators

  • Continuing Education Credits
  • Networking
  • Online Community (NHCAA Connect)
  • Impressive Expo Hall

Picking your annual conference line up is hard to do, but it shouldn’t be. These are some of the best we’ve seen in our travels. Choose wisely, your company will thank you.