2021 Annual Symposium

April 1, 2021

USC Pastides Alumni Center
900 Senate Street
Columbia, SC  29201

One Goal: Making Agents Better.

SCAHU’s Annual Symposium offers a place where you can grow in your knowledge of insurance products and policies, meet new people, and learn about new products and services offered by exhibitors. More than 100 agents from around the state come together at this meeting. Come join us. 5 CE will be offered.


7:00 a.m.
Exhibitor Set Up
7:30 a.m.
8:00 – 9:00 a.m.
Visit with Exhibitors/ Breakfast
9:00 – 9:30 a.m.
9:30 – 9:35 a.m.
Speaker Sponsor
9:35 – 10:35 a.m.
NAHU Legislative Update
Chris Hartmann, NAHU
10:35 – 10:55 a.m.
Visit with Exhibitors
10:55 – 11:00 a.m.
Speaker Sponsor
11:00 – 11:50 a.m.
 Utilizing Benefit Administration Systems
Andrew Forbes, The Cason Group
11:50 – 12:50 p.m.
Lunch and Visit with Exhibitors
12:50 – 12:55 p.m.
Speaker Sponsor
12:55 – 1:45 p.m.
Keynote Speaker: Stand Out In Today’s Market
Andy Neary, Business Coach
1:45 – 2:00 p.m.
Break with Exhibitors
2:00 – 2:05 p.m.
 Speaker Sponsor
2:05 – 2:55 p.m.
Voluntary Benefit Trends
Bonnie Brazzell, Eastbridge Consulting Group
3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Leveraging Clinical Data To Help Drive Down Costs
John Ferguson, ECM Solutions; Mark Comb, Self Insured Reporting



$50 / $75 – Symposium

$100 / $125 – Symposium and Summit

Exhibitor Spaces and Sponsorships Available 

Exhibitor spaces include a draped table in the Exhibit Hall and two (2)  attendee registrations. A variety of sponsorship opportunities are available for the 2020 Symposium. The Senior Market Summit will be held the following day on April 2, in case you are interested in participating in both events. For more details, please review the Symposium Sponsor Details.

Health and Safety

Following recommendations of health and government leaders, our event has been redesigned with social distancing and safety practices in mind: Temperature checks will be done upon arrival/check-in; seats will be placed six feet apart; face masks/Buffs will be available and must be worn by attendees at the event, except when eating or drinking at your seat; and hand sanitizer stations will be placed throughout the event. We ask that if you have been in contact with persons who have tested positive for COVID-19 in the 30 days prior to the event you refrain from attending for the safety of the population at large.

Hotel Information

SCAHU has arranged a special room rate of $159/night for this event at Hilton Columbia Center in the Vista, with easy access to the Pastides Center and located within walking distance to restaurants and shopping.

Hilton Columbia Center
924 Senate Street, Columbia, SC  29201

Reserve your room online using event code HEALTH. Guests may also call the hotel directly at 803-744-7800 and use the code HEALTH to apply the event rate. The deadline for the group room rate is March 12, 2021.