New Meeting Time and Date

We are happy to announce that the local Southwest Indiana Chapter has a new day, time, and location for our upcoming member meetings.

LOCATION:
Deaconess Gateway Hospital – Conference Room A & B
4011 Gateway Blvd
Newburgh, IN 47630

TIME:
7:30 a.m. registration
8:00 a.m. meeting begins

DATE:
WEDNESDAY, October 8th, 2014

Speaker : Shawn Gibbons
Encore Health Network

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Sponsor: Deaconess Health Plans

SWIAHU will continue to meet each month on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at this new location and at this new time. Please mark your calendars and plan to attend!!

We will also be spotlighting a local non-profit organization within the community as time allows. For the month of October we will be spotlighting The Evansville Tri-State Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure. This local non-profit provides needed services for those that are uninsured or under insured in our community through grants which are funded by the donations of local Tri-State businesses and community members.

We look forward to seeing you in October as we begin our new year of providing you, our members, information about the Industry you serve.

About our Website

SWIAHU AND THE WEB SWIAHU

For the past six years, it has been my pleasure to serve as webmaster for the Southwest Indiana Health Underwriters website, SWIAHU.ORG.

It is an award winning site that has received tremendous accolades from other NAHU organizations across the country, noted for not only it’s structure but content.

In the past several months we have taken the necessary steps to change the website from a static set of web pages to a more dynamic Content Management System (CMS) utilizing the power of the open source WordPress blogging tool.

For all intents, the new site doesn’t appear to be much different from that of a static site. There’s a Home Page, an About Us Page, a Calendar, a Links Page and Contact Us Page. The differences are all pretty much “under the hood”.

POSTS

One major difference is that authorized users can directly post articles, events or thoughts directly to the website. This means that rather than contacting the webmaster to make the post, it can be done directly without a third person, speeding the process immensely.

In addition, upon posting to the website, the content of that post is seamlessly shared to our Facebook page, and simultaneously generates an email to all registered members of the website with a digest of that post and a link to its full content. As a result, members don’t have to regularly go to the website to see what’s been recently posted.

CategoriesCATEGORIES

Each post made to the website is associated with a Category that tells, in general terms, what the post is about. This makes it possible for a person viewing the website to see all posts in a certain category. If you want to see what posts have been made about CONTINUING EDUCATION browse the right sidebar and find “CATEGORIES”. Click on “CONTINUING EDUCATION” (or any of the CATEGORIES displayed).

 TAGSTags

There are also additional categories that can be attached to a post called “TAGS” which further define the content of a post. The size of the TAG in the word cloud indicates the relative number of posts with that TAG and clicking on one of them will bring up all POSTS associated with that tag.

SUBSCRIBERS
We are proud of SWIAHU.org and invite you to become a member. Members of our website will receive emails when new posts are made to the website. Simply locate the “SUBSCRIBE” box on the right sidebar and enter your eSubscribemail address. You will be sent a confirmation email with a link to complete the subscription.

COMMENTS

The new format of our website also allows interactivity.

Users of the website who are logged in can leave COMMENTS on a POST or make POSTS themselves.

It is likely you have seen many websites with comments. These comments can add further information to the post, ask for clarification, show support for the post or disagree with it. In order to COMMENT or POST you must be a registered USER.

USERS

Any Active SWIAHU Member is automatically authorized to post and leave comments. All they have to do is request User Status from a board member or contact the site’s webmaster at webmaster@swiahu.org. Upon approval the User will be assigned a Username, Password and the website address to access the blog.

Other users may be authorized by the SWIAHU Board. Requests will be handled on a case-by-case basis and would be authorized based on the content proposed by the applicant. Contact the webmaster for more details.

PRESS THIS

pressthisUSERS also have access to an add-on from WordPress called “Press This”. It is a wonderful utility that installs on your browser taskbar. When a registered user of SWIAHU.org (who has this add-on installed) runs across an article or news story online that might be of interest to subscribers to the website, they can click this tab and share the article as a post to the website.

We feel we are in the infancy stage of developing our web presence and encourage you to visit our website at www.SWIAHU.ORG and like us on Facebook, find us, Search “SWIAHU Facebook” in your browser, or Click here


By: John R. Bowen

CaptureJohn Bowen is an independent web developer with 15 years experience in Web Design and implementation with expertise in HTML, MySQL and PHP applications. He can be reached at: webmaster@swiahu.org

NAHU Webinar – July 10th

What is required in a Summary Plan Description and other ERISA requirements

nahuJoin us July 10th at 1:00 p.m. EST for the Compliance Corner webinar on ERISA Summary Plan Descriptions and other requirements. Dept. of Labor (DOL) audits are on the rise and most employers are not aware of the legal responsibilities under ERISA, which was enacted in 1974. In this webinar, you will learn what size groups ERISA applies to for not only SPDs, but for IRS 5500 filings as well. A short review of COBRA and PPPACA and how these laws work together will also be presented. Don’t wait for a DOL audit with one of your clients to find out what employers should be doing now to get into compliance, before they face a steep fine!  Seats are limited, so sign up today!

REGISTER HERE

 

Region 3 Meeting Fast Approaching

 

2014 ISAHU Convention in conjunction with Region 3 Leadership Conference is just around the corner.

2014SOSJuly 21-23 are the dates.

This is a great opportunity to gain 7 hours of CE, including the 3 hour Ethics CE.

You will 2014-ISAHU-Conv-&-Reg-3-Registration-Packet-Final-6-16-14-1also have an opportunity to hear from NAHU’s CEO Janet Trautwein!

The event is being held downtown Indianapolis at the prestigious Crowne Plaza Hotel.

There is still time to register so please do so ASAP.

During the event you will be provided with…Solutions, Opportunities and Success!!

For more information visit INAHU.org or download the form by clicking on the image on the right.

 

 

ISAHU Annual Convention/Region 3 Leadership Conference

Puzzled by ACA?

We have your SOS – Solutions, Opportunity, Success! (video)

Key features of the event include 7 hours of CE credits (credits sosapplied for in all Region 3 states), and a Federal Healthcare Reform Legislative Update by Janet Trautwein. The CE credits include the new 3 hour CE “Ethics” requirement for all Indiana licenses renewing after July 1, 2014.

Ready to Register for the Event?

For details about the event including registration options and the complete agenda, click here: ISAHU Annual Convention/Region 3 Leadership Conference, or go to the www.inahu.org website under “News & Programs”, then “Events”.
Individual Attendees: CLICK HERE to download the “Registration Packet” that includes the full event agenda, and paper registration forms.

Sponsors and Exhibitors: CLICK HERE to download the full “Sponsors & Exhibitors Packet” which includes sponsorship levels, sponsorship registration forms, and the full event agenda.

CPHotel Information: Please call the Crowne Plaza direct at 317-631-2221 and ask to reserve the room. Hours of operation are M-F, 8 AM – 6 PM; Saturdays 9-5. The group discount code for the room block is “AHU” and must be used! These room rates are only available until Monday, June 23, 2014 at 5:00 pm.

We know each attendee will have a unique experience staying at the Crowne Plaza at Historic Union Station. Interested in the history of our beautiful venue at the Crown Plaza Hotel? Download some information on the history of the Crowne Plaza and Union Station.

Indiana State Association of Health Underwriters – ISAHU Annual Convention/Region 3 Leadership Conference.