In its ongoing commitment to local businesses, Capital Bank held an interactive seminar Nov. 21 as part of its Thinking Ahead Business Series. During the event, “The Future of Health Care,” more than 150 guests heard key leaders in the health benefits industry discuss the Affordable Care Act and its impact on businesses.

Defined as “eye-opening” by one of the attendees, the seminar covered the workings and implications of the Affordable Care Act. Experienced health benefit professionals Kelvin Robinson, Director for Business Development for the DC Health Benefit Exchange Authority, Scott Golden of Golden & Cohen LLC and Troy Snyder of Insurance Associates, along with Janet Trautwein, CEO of National Association of Health Underwriters, shared key considerations in the implementation of health care for businesses.

The event also included a panel discussion where the panelists addressed pressing questions and concerns from the audience and provided insight about what to expect as businesses move forward.

Ed Barry, CEO of Capital Bank provided opening and closing remarks and commented after the program, “This was a great event to kick off our Thinking Ahead Business Series. Health Care is clearly a topical subject and participants were able to get answers to specific questions and become better informed about impacts on their business. As a company we strive to provide thought leadership on issues of importance to our customers and this is why we host the Thinking Ahead Business Series.”

The next Thinking Ahead Business Series event will feature a look at the US Economy, our region and implications for businesses in 2014.For more information, visit

Additional event sponsors included: Coakley Realty, Insurance Associates, NFP Golden & Cohen, LLC and Web Mobile Image.