September Lunch Meeting - Negotiate Your Best Possible Price - Presented By: Connie Chiara, President & CEO

  • 12 Sep 2018
  • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Crowne Plaza - Bell Tower, Fort Myers, FL (See Map Below)


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:

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Please join us for our September lunch meeting! 

Since 1999 health insurance premiums have increased a whopping 213%. In 2016, the average premium for a group health insurance plan was $11,484. Each year employers face difficult decisions on balancing the cost of coverage with their desire to attract and retain quality employees. Taking advantage of our market driven system is one part of the solution.

On average, 49% of Americans receive their health insurance coverage from the workplace. In Florida, we provide coverage to only 39% of our population. Health insurance is costly and for many employers it is the single most expensive budget item next to employee wages. In this workshop, Connie will help the attendees to understand how the marketplace really works and give HR Professionals the tools they need to communicate this information effectively to the C-Suite.

Connie Chiara is President and CEO of Corporate Benefit Partners, an employee benefits brokerage and consulting firm based in Boca Raton, Florida. CPB offers an extensive service platform with specific expertise in helping clients to create greater value from their employee benefit programs.

An insurance industry executive with over 30 years of sales, marketing and operational experience, Connie has held leadership positions with some of the country’s largest insurance brokerage and consulting firms. In pursuit of her passion to provide excellence in customer service, Ms. Chiara founded Corporate Benefit Partners in 2015.

Throughout her career, Connie has served on many professional and non-profit boards including:

  • • President, Gold Coast Association of Health Underwriters
  • • Secretary, Florida Association of Health Underwriters
  • • President, South Florida Compensation & Benefits Association
  • • Executive Board Member, CBIZ Women’s Advantage
  • • Board President, Dress for Success Palm Beaches
  • • Board Member, GCI Extraordinary Women Leading Change
  • • Member, South Florida Business Journal Women’s Leadership Group

In recognition of her professional accomplishments and service to her community, Connie was selected by the South Florida Business Journal as an "Influential Business Woman". Connie has been selected for the second year in a row to participate in the South Florida Business Journal’s "2017 - Bizwomen Mentoring Monday" event. Last year Connie was proud to be presented with the 2016 "Spark Award" from GCI Worldwide Corporation at their annual "Extraordinary Women Leading Change" conference in September. This award is given to an exceptional leader that has taken the steps necessary in her career to ascend in a leadership role and that embody the true spirit of women who are changing the world one company at a time.

Recently, Connie was asked to join a distinguished group of business leaders to discuss the challenges, triumphs and future of the health care industry by the South Florida Business Journal. The resulting "2016 Critical Conversations Healthcare" article was published in the November 4, 2016 print and digital edition of the South Florida Business Journal.


Quarter Three Community Cause:

Please view the attached PDF for a list of products needed.

Diversity in Donations.pdf 




 This program has been submitted to SHRM and HRCI for 1 re-certification credit.

Cost for Students: $15

Cost for Members: $21

Cost for Non-Members/Guests: $25

Walk-In/Pay at the Door: $25

Please RSVP by Monday, September 10, 2018.

No shows will be billed.


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