Connect 2019 Coming June 3-5

Accelerating the Growth of Your Plan
As partners with Advantasure, you understand our mission to improve your operations and accelerate your plan’s success. In that spirit, our Connect 2019 conference agenda is filled with exciting sessions to help educate, inspire and entertain. Join us to brainstorm and discuss the future of the managed healthcare industry. Bringing together those from our industry and other notable leaders, our Advantasure team and our clients – Connect 2019 is a forum for innovation, collaboration and acceleration.

Attending the Connect conference gives you direct access to our product experts and resources, and other leaders in the market, enabling you to learn more about the challenges you may face and leave you with new strategies, knowledge, ideas and inspiration to drive your plan forward.

Contact us today to register for Connect 2019 and help create the future of the government sponsored healthcare program market.

We look forward to seeing you there!

We are excited to feature keynote speaker Mike Abrashoff at Connect 2019

Now an expert in organizational transformation, Mike Abrashoff served as Commander of the USS Benfold, making him the most junior commanding officer in the Pacific Fleet at the age of 36. The ship had its fair share of problems – low morale, high turnover, and abysmal performance evaluations. Few thought that the ship could improve, yet 12 months later the ship was ranked #1 in performance using the same crew. People were amazed, and the lesson was clear: leadership matters and culture is everything. To achieve such a turnaround, Mike established set of management principles that he calls The Leadership Roadmap. At the core of his leadership approach on the USS Benfold was a process of replacing command and control with commitment and cohesion, and engaging the hearts, minds, and loyalties of workers with conviction and humility.

Mike authored three books. His first, It’s Your Ship, sold over one million copies. Its message is timeless: don’t use outside forces that stand in your way as excuses – control the things under your influence and amazing results will happen. His next two books, It’s Our Ship and Get Your Ship Together, showed how these principles have been put into action by business leaders in their own organizations.

Also featured: Nicholas Webb

Nicholas Webb is one of the most popular Innovation, Healthcare, Future-trends, and Customer Experience Speakers in the world and a best-selling author. Unlike most Innovation Speakers who have never actually invented anything and have no real-world expertise with Enterprise Innovation, Nicholas is a multi-award-winning inventor of technologies ranging from one of the world’s smallest medical implants to a very successful line of educational and fitness products.

His bestselling books include: The Innovation Playbook, The Digital Innovation Playbook, Invent Stuff, The Cost of Being Sick, and his current number one bestseller, What Customers Crave. His upcoming book, Sparks – Innovation Secrets of the Best Organizations in the World, is set to publish by Spring 2019.

Oz Pearlman to provide entertainment

Oz is a world-class entertainer and one of the busiest mentalists in the country. He developed an interest in magic at a young age and what started as a hobby quickly became a lifelong passion. After a couple of years spent working on Wall Street, Oz decided to pursue his dream and become a full-time entertainer. He has now been dazzling audiences with his unique mind-reading ability for over a decade. In the summer of 2015, Oz was featured on TV’s number one rated show, America’s Got Talent. Week after week, he captivated the country with never-before-seen mentalism routines and quickly became a fan favorite, finishing in third place out of thousands of acts.

Dan Jamieson, Yuri Goryunov and Lara Sanfilippo with McKinsey will address industry trends

Dan Jamieson is a Chicago-based Partner Principal at McKinsey & Company and a member of the firm’s Healthcare Systems and Services practice and Medicare service line. During his tenure at the firm, Dan has served both payors and providers on a variety of high-priority industry topics. He has focused on health insurance products for the senior market, particularly Medicare Advantage. This has included developing and optimizing the go-to-market strategy for new and existing MA plans including product design, and strategies for marketing and distribution.

Yuri Goryunov is a Partner with Digital McKinsey office in Chicago and a leader in the Digital Payor area focusing on IT Foundations. Prior to joining McKinsey, Yuri was a Director at PwC Strategy& (formerly Booz&Co), where he focused on Digital Strategy and Analytics for Healthcare Payors, and Diamond Management and Technology Consultants, where he focused on large programs delivery across core payor operational areas – member services, claims and IT.

Lara Sanfilippo is an associate partner with McKinsey’s Healthcare Systems and Services practice. Lara serves healthcare clients and institutional investors on transformative growth through diversification along the value chain, helping organizations identify and prioritize adjacency growth opportunities. Prior to joining McKinsey, Lara was a principal with UnitedHealth Group Ventures, the corporate venture capital investing arm of UHG which led efforts to build and scale new disruptive business models in healthcare.

We are pleased to host Connect 2019 at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

After you register for the conference, you will receive a hotel confirmation via email.

The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
3708 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 698-7000

Experience a luxury Las Vegas hotel and casino along The Strip and explore the unexpected. At the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, the possibilities are endless.

  • State-of-the-art fitness centers located in both the Chelsea and Boulevard towers
  • Three distinct pool experiences
  • Sahra Spa and Hammam
  • Violet Hour Salon
  • Eclectic shopping
  • Hundreds of contemporary art works by established and emerging artists
  • Concierge Services
  • Free high-speed WiFi access for rewards club members
  • Valet parking (see the Advantasure staff to validate parking)

Credit Cards
All major credit cards are accepted.

Hotel Check-In/Out
Check-in 3 p.m.;
Check-out 11 a.m.

Travel to Las Vegas

Please book your flight to McCarran International Airport (LAS), which is about 5 miles from the conference hotel.

Electronic Airline Tickets (E-Ticket) and Documentation
Please verify that the name on your e-ticket confirmation matches your documentation. All passengers are required to present proof of identity (i.e. driver’s license or passport). Please note that the full name on your airline e-ticket and identification must match exactly.

Airport Check-in and Boarding
Call or check the airline website before leaving for the airport to verify that your flight is on time. Arrive at the airport at least 90 minutes prior to departure. You may secure a boarding pass online, but you will need to check in at the airline kiosk or ticket counter to check your luggage. Some airports offer curbside check-in. Security procedures may lengthen the check-in process.

Flight Delays
If your flight is canceled or delayed, please let us know so we can notify the hotel and adjust your reservation accordingly.

We recommend affixing a luggage tag to the outside of your baggage and enclosing a business card within your luggage. This may help the airline identify your bag in the event the luggage tag is detached in transit.

Remember, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) requires that your luggage be unlocked, or you may use TSA-approved locks, which are available where travel-oriented goods are sold. Most airlines charge fees for checked baggage, with costs typically being $25 to $35 for the first bag and $35 to $50 for the second bag. These fees are charged in each direction. There are additional charges for luggage over 50 pounds per piece and larger than 62 inches (length + width + height).

Carry-on luggage is limited to one piece per person, plus a laptop, purse or briefcase. It must fit beneath the seat in front of you or in an overhead compartment and must be smaller than 22” long x 14” wide x 9” tall. It is always prudent to carry some toiletries and a change of clothes in case your luggage is delayed. Prescription drugs, in their original containers, should also be in your carry-on luggage.

Carry-on restrictions apply for liquids, aerosols, gels and spare lithium batteries on all domestic and international flights departing from U.S. airports. Travelers may carry travel-size toiletries (3 ounces or less) that fit comfortably in one quart-sized, clear plastic, zip-top bag through security checkpoints. At security checkpoints, travelers will be asked to remove this bag of liquids from their carry-on bag and place it in a bin or on the conveyor belt to be X-rayed separately, allowing for easier examination. For more specific details, see TSA’s 3-1-1 Liquids Rule.

Transportation to Hotel
After arriving in Las Vegas, we recommend taking a taxi, limousine or Uber/Lyft to transport you to the hotel. The drive is typically less than 15 minutes to the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, located at 3708 South Las Vegas Boulevard, Las Vegas, NV 89109.

Sign Up

We look forward to seeing you in Las Vegas in June!

To register, please contact your Account Manager or General Manager. If you have any questions or concerns, email Kristen Gould.

For conference sessions, business casual attire is recommended. For evening events, casual attire is appropriate.

Meals/Special Needs
We are happy to assist with special menus in the case of dietary restrictions or allergies. Please provide details to Kristen Gould and she will be happy to accommodate you.

Name Badges
You will receive a name badge when you arrive. Please wear this badge at sponsored functions.


We look forward to helping you make this a great conference and a memorable visit to Las Vegas. If you have any questions, travel delays or concerns, please contact:

Kristen Gould
Senior Marketing Manager
(248) 513-9654

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