Guest Speaker Connie Chiara, President & CEO, Corporate Benefit Partners

October 25, 2018
11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
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The Richardson Center, Mueller Campus, Indian River State College
6155 College Lane
Vero Beach, FL 32966

This Monthly Luncheon Is Sponsored By Mark Scott of:

Speaker Information:


Connie Chiara is President and CEO of Corporate Benefit Partners, an employee benefits brokerage and consulting firm based in Boca Raton, Florida.

An employee benefits 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 greater value from employee benefit programs, 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
• Board Member, Early Learning Coalition of Palm Beach County
• 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” and is invited each year to participate in the Business Journal’s “Bizwomen Mentoring Monday” event.

In 2016, Connie was proud to be presented with the “Spark Award” from GCI Worldwide Corporation at their annual “Extraordinary Women Leading Change” conference. 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 embodies the true spirit of women who are changing the world one company at a time. In November of 2017 she returned to EWLC as a conference speaker.
At the close of 2016, with an election on the horizon and proposed changes to Healthcare Reform being a major debate topic, Connie was asked to join a distinguished group of business leaders to discuss the challenges, triumphs and future of the healthcare 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 publication.
Connie is a VISTAGE Florida Resource Speaker and a Speaker for the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). Her signature seminar, “Negotiate Your Best Possible Price” is accredited for individuals seeking SHRM Credit and has been presented to both the Broward and Palm Beach County Chapters as workshops in 2017, along with her presentation as a concurrent session speaker at the HR Florida State Conference.

About Corporate Benefit Partners
Corporate Benefit Partners is a privately held employee benefits brokerage and consulting firm. Based in Boca Raton, FL CBP is focused on mid-market employers with 50-1000 employees. CBP is independent—without ties to specific products, programs or companies. We execute on proven strategies to control health care costs and can redefine your program, making your benefits package a valuable part of your company culture and employment brand.

For more information, please contact:
Lorraine DeGeorges, Director of Employer Education Services
Corporate Benefit Partners

This Executive Seminar Topic:

Negotiate Your Best Possible Price

Since 1999 health insurance premiums have increased a whopping 213%. In 2017 the average premium for a group health insurance plan was $11,934. 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.
Group Health Insurance - How the Market Really Works
In this workshop, Executives will learn:
• What health care costs and how it compares with other financial metrics
• Who the insurance industry players are and how they compete for your business
• How an insurance carrier underwrites your business
• How to leverage the insurance marketplace for the best possible price
• Understanding the insurance brokerage system
Are you getting the best possible price from the health insurance marketplace?

Attendees of this seminar will come away with a clearer understanding of the health insurance marketplace and will gain the information needed to negotiate from a position of strength and to secure the best possible terms for their companies.
2255 Glades Road | #324A | Boca Raton, FL 33431



Networking: 11:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

BoxLunch: 11:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Chapter Business: 11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Presentation: 12:00 p.m. -1:00 p.m.

Cancellation Policy:

If you RSVP and can’t attend, you must send an email to: by 10 am on the Tuesday before the meeting or you will be charged for your meal.


$20.00 Members

$25.00 Non-Members