In February of 2016, Wakely Consulting Group hosted its first annual Educational Conference. It was a two-day event held at the Grand Hyatt Regency Resort and Spa on Clearwater Beach, Florida. The conference allowed attendees to choose from one of two tracks (Commercial or Medicare) that they wanted to attend during the duration of the conference.

“Most conferences that are provided are from the issuer’s perspective (which we already know), the government prospective (which is broad and hard to apply), or vendors (marketing). This conference was great because it provided a different perspective and application ideas for bettering our practices.”
-Wakely Educational Conference attendee

Registration for the conference was open to Wakely clients as well as to individuals in the healthcare industry who were interested in learning more about Commercial and Medicare topics. A wide range of these topics were covered and presented to attendees from our very own Wakely team.

The intent of the Wakely Educational Conference was to help give attendees a better understanding of the actuarial and financial aspects of Medicare Advantage and Commercial products.

Plan to join us for Wakely Educational Conference 2017
Wakely looks forward to hosting our next Educational Conference early next year. The dates of this event are January 26th – 27th, 2017. You can register for next year’s conference here.

We asked attendees to recap what they felt was the most beneficial aspect of attending the Wakely Educational Conference 2016:

  • “Most conferences that are provided are from the issuers perspective (which we already know), the government prospective (which is broad & hard to apply), or vendors (marketing). This conference was great because it provided a different perspective & application ideas for bettering our practices”
  • “Getting an overview of the bid process and meeting Wakely consultants”
  • “Further understanding of ACA Risk Adjustment transfer process & impact to rate-setting”
  • “Great overview of ACA. Discussions were good. Risk adjustment transfer and the State Waiver presentations were particularly interesting to me as a regulator.”

 

Conference Details:

Dates: January 26 -27, 2017
Place: Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach Resort and Spa
301 S Gulfview Blvd.
Clearwater Beach, FL 33767
Thursday, January 26 Registration & Breakfast 7:00 am
Time: Thursday, January 26 Sessions
Cocktail Hour
8:00 am – 4:30 pm
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
 

 

Friday, January 27

Friday, January 27

Breakfast

Sessions

7:00 am

8:00 am – 1:30 pm
(lunch beginning 12:00 pm)

Fee per person: $599
What’s included:
  • Admittance to all sessions in either the Medicare or Commercial track
  • Breakfast and lunch both days
  • Thursday evening Cocktail hour (drinks and heavy hors d’oeuvres)
Accommodations:
  • Rooms at the fabulous Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach Resort and Spa are available to Wakely Educational Conference 2017 participants at special rates.
  • These special rates are available January 22 – 30, 2017 to enjoy a longer stay if desired, especially with family members. Participants who wish to make hotel reservations are encouraged to apply online as soon as possible, as reservations are processed on a first-come-first-served basis.
  • Please visit the Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach Resort and Spa website to enjoy special Wakely Conference rates.