Indie Planner Association
Offers Healthcare Plan
CWT’s Top 10 Cities for Meetings
& Events in 2019
Carlson Wagonlit Travel (C W T) Meetings & Events hared its predictions for the top 10 cities for North America corporate meetings and events in 2019.
The ranking is based on proprietary and industry data in
CW T’s 2019 Meetings & Events Future Trends report.
According to CW T Meetings & Events, the North America meetings market is likely to continue to be driven by
robust economic growth in the U.S., with forecasts from
the International Monetary Fund putting U.S. growth at
2. 7 percent in 2019. GDP growth in Canada is expected
to come in at 2 percent in 2019.
Meeting Planners Unite, an association of independent meeting planners that was formed in the wake of the Marriott International commission cuts in early 2018,
announced it is offering a healthcare plan for members.
“Since the inception of our association in May , our
goal was to find a health care program for our members which
provided much of what traditional insurance provides,” said David
Bruce, founder of Meeting Planners Unite. “In late October we
found this program and in early November we signed an agree-
ment to provide health care. As Meeting Planners Unite matures
as an association, we hope this is the first of many offerings which
display our desire to be the premier independent meeting plan-
According to the association, participants can choose either the
Apex Basic MEC Plan (HDHP) or the Advantage Plan for preventa-
tive coverage and then pair it with the Sedera Medical Cost Sharing
Affordable Care Act compliant.
The program partners and providers are Apex Management
Group, Sedera Health, PHCS, GoodRx, 2nd.MD, Teladoc, Well-DyneRx and Sala Health Program.
Additional details are available on Meeting Planners Unite’s
By Tyler Davidson
By Kate Cripe
2019 forecast for the top 10
North America meetings and
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