April 6 -29, 2021

With public health authorities continuing to advise against group meetings of even moderate size, DataPath will once again conduct Connections as a virtual conference online.

Connections 2021 will offer a series of LIVE webinars twice weekly between April 6-29 covering the same agenda content you would have experienced at a physical conference. 

Registration is now open and free to all attendees! Take advantage of this opportunity for multiple staff members to benefit from Connections attendance. Although there is no limit on the number of attendees from each company, each person must be individually registered.

Connections Agenda 

(All Times Central) 

Tuesday, April 6 - 9:00 AM


John Robbins, Jr and Bo Armstrong, DataPath, Inc

John Robbins, Jr

Bo Armstrong

Thursday, April 8 - 9:00 AM


Sean Cox and Adam Rockers, DataPath, Inc

Sean Cox

Adam Rockers

Tuesday, April 13 - 9:00 AM


Janet Trautwein, National Association of Health Underwriters (NAHU)

Janet Trautwein

Thursday, April 15 - 9:00 AM


Aaron DerGazarian, DataPath, Inc.

Aaron DerGazarian

Tuesday, April 20 - 1:00 PM

COMPLIANCE (Part 1): "COVID, CAA and 2021 Compliance Update: Empowering TPAs to Rise Above"

John Hickman, Alston & Bird LLP

John Hickman

Thursday, April 22 - 1:00 PM

COMPLIANCE (Part 2): "COVID, CAA and 2021 Compliance Update: Empowering TPAs to Rise Above"

John Hickman, Alston & Bird LLP

John Hickman

Tuesday, April 27 - 9:00 AM


Kevin Nolder, DataPath, Inc.

Kevin Nolder

Thursday, April 29 - 9:00 AM


Aaron DerGazarian, DataPath, Inc.

Aaron DerGazarian

Guest Speakers

Janet Trautwein

CEO, National Association of Health Underwriters (NAHU)

President, NAHU Education Foundation

NAHU represents employee benefits professionals involved in the design, implementation and management of health plans. Janet's responsibilities include oversight of all NAHU and NAHU Education Foundation activities, including 30 staff members in Washington, DC and 210 state and local chapters. She is the primary spokesperson for NAHU to the media, government agencies and elected officials at all levels.

A frequent speaker on health policy issues, Janet’s expertise in issues related to health insurance markets, the uninsured, risk and reinsurance pooling, benefits-related tax and tax-preferred account issues and both national and global health reform has been recognized throughout the industry. She has testified before Congress numerous times, published in major news outlets, and appeared on hundreds of radio and television programs around the world.

Janet holds a degree in Government and International Affairs from George Mason University, where she graduated summa cum laude, and a Masters degree in Health Economics, Health Policy, and Health Management from the London School of Economics.

John Hickman

Partner, Alston & Bird LLP

With more than 800 attorneys in 13 offices around the world, Alston & Bird LLP was named the 2020 tax law firm of the year by US News and World Report. John is head of the firm's Health Benefits Practice, where he leads several attorneys devoted exclusively to health care reform issues under the Affordable Care Act, HIPAA privacy, health savings accounts (HSAs), consumer-directed health care, flexible benefit plans, and related health benefit issues. He has worked closely with health plans, financial institutions, and employers, as well as the IRS, Treasury, and Department of Labor, in addressing health benefit issues.

John has been inducted into the American College of Employee Benefits Counsel and is listed in The Best Lawyers in America© and Who’s Who Legal. The Best Lawyers in America named him a 2016 “Lawyer of the Year” in the area of Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law, and Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business has recognized him as Band 1 in Georgia for Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation. He has lectured widely and published articles on health care reform, ERISA, and cafeteria plan issues. He is co-author of the following health benefit treatises: EBIA Cafeteria Plans, EBIA HIPAA Portability, Privacy & Security, and EBIA Consumer-Driven Health Care (all published by Thomson Reuters). John is head of the Technical Advisory Committee and is on the board of the Employers Council on Flexible Compensation (ECFC). He was also an adjunct professor of law at Emory University School of Law.

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