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NAHU President Mike Embry coming to visit Evansville

For Immediate Release: 9/11/2017

As part of Health Insurance Awareness Day for the City of Evansville NAHU President Mike Embry coming to visit

Evansville – National Association of Health Underwriters (NAHU) President, Mike Embry will speak to Indiana State Association of Health Underwriters (ISAHU) members in October.

“Mike is in a lot of demand right now, and we’re thrilled he’s coming to the state. His work in Washington this year is worth everyone’s time,” said ISAHU President, Denny Wright.

On October 12, which Mayor of Evansville Lloyd Winnecke has proclaimed Health Insurance Awareness Day, Mr. Embry will travel to Evansville for Southwest Indiana AHU’s monthly meeting. The meeting will be held at St. Vincent Manor Annex at 3700 Washington Ave., Evansville. SWIAHU is also celebrating Health Insurance Awareness Week during Mr. Embry’s visit. Registration is at-the-door at starts at 11:30. SWIAHU President Tom Gant reminds everyone, “Members are of course encouraged to attend and non-members are always welcome. Lunch will be provided, too.”  Please RSVP to Jill Dear.

Mr. Embry has been a very active member of NAHU and has received NAHU’s Distinguished Service Award and Legislative Achievement Award and annually receives the Triple Crown award since its inception in 2004. He became a lifetime and qualifying member of Leading Producers Round Table (LPRT) in 2009 and has been a member of the Soaring Eagle Club for the past three years.

The Indiana State Association of Health Underwriters represents brokers, agents, and health and life insurance professionals across Indiana plus Indiana’s seven local chapters. ISAHU supports its members’ health and financial security needs through charity events, networking, conferences and summits, and online learning. ISAHU also plays an active role in shepherding legislation in the Indiana House and Senate as well as maintaining close working relationships with Indiana’s Congressional and Senate delegation.

The National Association of Health Underwriters represents 100,000 professional health insurance agents and brokers who provide insurance for millions of Americans. NAHU is headquartered in Washington, DC.  For more information visit the NAHU website at www.nahu.org.

Contact:  Natalie Bunnell Media Relations
Southwest Indiana Association of Health Underwriters
(812) 468-0374
E-mail: Natalie.Bunnell@theHSAauthority.com

ISHAU Bill Report 2015 Indiana General Assembly

IGAISAHU Bill Report

Prepared by: Trent Hahn
Report created on February 25, 2015

(To go to the Indiana General Assembly website with up to date information, click the heading on any of the items below.)

 HB1341 INSURANCE MATTERS (LEHMAN M) Requires disregard of a spouse’s assets in certain Medicaid eligibility determinations. Corrects a conflict concerning payment of  expenses of the department of insurance (department) from the general fund. Amends the law concerning internal audits of domestic insurer and insurer group financial statements. Requires an insurer or insurance group to file with the commissioner of insurance an annual corporate governance disclosure. Specifies requirements concerning use and disclosure of information related to the annual corporate governance disclosure. Removes a requirement for placement of the insurance commissioner’s (commissioner) signature on approval of a proposed insurer. Defines “designated home state license” and provides for the licensure for certain out of state insurance producers. Specifies a designated home state license fee. Adds certain: (1) guarantees made by an insurer; and (2) acquisitions or investments; to the list of transactions between a domestic insurer and another person in an insurance holding company system that require prior notice to the commissioner. Repeals and replaces a section of the public adjuster law concerning public adjuster violations and penalties. Excludes information related to title insurance from the law concerning electronic posting or delivery of insurance notices and documents. Removes a requirement that a policy insure more than four automobiles for purposes of application of the law concerning cancellation of automobile insurance policies. Provides for issuance of group casualty and liability insurance in certain circumstances. Allows the department to adopt emergency rules to conform the definition of “small employer” to conform to federal law. Provides for registration renewal annually on the last day of the month of issuance, rather than on June 30 of each year, for claim review agents and utilization review agents. Removes an annual reporting requirement by the police benefit fund to the department of insurance.

Current Status:    2/24/2015 – Referred to Senate Insurance & Financial Institutions
All Bill Status:    2/24/2015 – First Reading
2/5/2015 – Senator Holdman added as sponsor
2/5/2015 – Third reading passed; Roll Call 82: yeas 96, nays 0
2/5/2015 – House Bills on Third Reading
2/3/2015 – Second reading amended, ordered engrossed
2/3/2015 – Amendment #1 (Carbaugh) prevailed; voice vote
2/3/2015 – House Bills on Second Reading
2/2/2015 – House Bills on Second Reading
1/29/2015 – Representative Hamm added as coauthor
1/29/2015 – Representative Representative Hamm added as coauthor
1/29/2015 – Committee Report amend do pass, adopted
1/28/2015 – Committee Report Filed
1/28/2015 – House Insurance, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
1/21/2015 – House Insurance, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
1/13/2015 – Coauthored by Representative Hale
1/13/2015 – Referred to House Insurance
1/13/2015 – First Reading
1/13/2015 – Authored By Lehman, Matthew

 

HB1613  FAMILY AND SOCIAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION (CLERE E) Specifies that the secretary of family and social services, rather than certain division directors, is: (1) the appointing authority for divisions within the office of the secretary of family and social services (office of the secretary); (2) authorized to advise the governor concerning adopted rules; (3) authorized to adopt administrative rules; (4) authorized to enter into contracts for the office of the secretary; and (5) the authority for administering specified programs and grants.

Current Status:    2/24/2015 – Representative Brown, C. added as coauthor
All Bill Status:    2/24/2015 – Senator Miller, Pat added as sponsor
2/24/2015 – Third reading passed; Roll Call 255: yeas 95, nays 0
2/24/2015 – House Bills on Third Reading
2/23/2015 – Second reading ordered engrossed
2/23/2015 – House Bills on Second Reading
2/19/2015 – Committee Report do pass, adopted
2/18/2015 – House Public Health, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
2/16/2015 – House Public Health, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
1/27/2015 – Reassigned to committee on Public Health
1/22/2015 – Referred to House Family, Children and Human Affairs
1/22/2015 – First Reading
1/22/2015 – Authored By Edward Clere

 

SB26   COVERAGE OF PRESCRIPTION EYE DROPS (MILLER P) Requires that, beginning January 1, 2016, certain state employee health plans, policies of accident and sickness insurance, and health maintenance organization contracts must cover refills of prescription eye drops under specified conditions. (The introduced version of this bill was prepared by the interim committee on public health, behavioral health, and human services).

Current Status:    2/2/2015 – Referred to House

All Bill Status:    1/27/2015 – Representatives Brown, C. and Davisson added as cosponsors
1/27/2015 – Representative Clere added as sponsor
1/27/2015 – Senator Becker added as second author
1/27/2015 – Brown, C. and Davisson added as cosponsor
1/27/2015 – Representative Clere added first Senate sponsor
1/27/2015 – Third reading passed; Roll Call 38: yeas 50, nays 0
1/27/2015 – Senate Bills on Third Reading
1/26/2015 – Second reading ordered engrossed
1/26/2015 – Senate Bills on Second Reading
1/22/2015 – Committee Report amend do pass, adopted
1/21/2015 – Senate Health and Provider Services, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
1/14/2015 – Senate Health and Provider Services, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
1/6/2015 – Referred to Committee on Health and Provider Services
1/6/2015 – First Reading
1/6/2015 – Authored By Patricia Miller

 

SB413  DISCLOSURES OF SECURITY BREACHES (MERRITT J) Makes the following changes to the statuteconcerning the breach of the security of data that includes the sensitive personal information of Indiana residents and that is collected and maintained by a person other than a state agency or the judicial or legislative

department of state government: (1) Specifies that the statute is not limited to breaches of computerized data. (2) Repeals the definition of a term (“doing business in Indiana”) that is not used in the statute. (3) Replaces the term “data base owner” with “data owner”. (4) Defines the term “data collector” as a person that: (A) is not a data owner; and (B) collects, maintains, disseminates, or handles data that includes sensitive personal information. (5) Defines the term “data user” as a data owner or a data collector. (6) Replaces the term “personal information” with “sensitive personal information” and makes conforming amendments. (7) Requires a data user to post certain information concerning the data user’s privacy practices on the data user’s Internet web site. (8) Increases the amount of the civil penalty that a court may impose in an action by the attorney general to enforce the

provisions concerning the safeguarding of data if the court finds that a violation: (A) was done knowingly; or (B) contributed to a breach of the security of data that includes the sensitive personal information of Indiana residents. (9) Sets forth certain information that a data owner must include in a disclosure of a security breach. (10) Specifies the applicability of different enforcement procedures available to the attorney general under the statute.

Current Status:    2/24/2015 – Representative Hale added as cosponsor
All Bill Status:    2/24/2015 – Representative Huston added as sponsor
2/24/2015 – Third reading passed; Roll Call 246: yeas 50, nays 0
2/24/2015 – Senate Bills on Third Reading
2/23/2015 – Second reading amended, ordered engrossed
2/23/2015 – Amendment #1 (Merritt) prevailed; voice vote
2/23/2015 – Senate Bills on Second Reading
2/19/2015 – Senate Bills on Second Reading
2/17/2015 – Senator Randolph added as coauthor
2/17/2015 – Senate Bills on Second Reading
2/16/2015 – Senate Bills on Second Reading
2/12/2015 – Committee Report amend do pass, adopted
2/10/2015 – Senator Stoops added as coauthor
2/10/2015 – Senate Homeland Security & Transportation, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
1/12/2015 – Senator Ford added as second author
1/12/2015 – Referred to Senate Homeland Security & Transportation
1/12/2015 – First Reading
1/12/2015 – Authored By James Merritt

SB465  FSSA MATTERS (MILLER P) Makes multiple changes to the administration of the office of the secretary of family and social services. Requires the division of aging to: (1) meet with stakeholders to collaborate on changes in the health facility preadmission screening assessment process; and (2) submit a written report to the general assembly before November 1, 2015, concerning any recommendations for statutory changes to the process. Expires the health facility preadmission screening assessment process statute June 30, 2016. Repeals the step ahead comprehensive early childhood grant program. Repeals Medicaid eligibility parameters concerning patients in an institution for the mentally diseased. Removes language that prohibited a Medicaid copayment for services furnished to individuals by a health maintenance organization. Makes changes in the manner that voter registration applications and declinations can be transferred. Removes language that provided an incentive payment to the offices of prosecuting attorneys for the investigation or prosecution of food stamp fraud. Repeals language concerning public records reports of Medicaid recipients. Makes technical and conforming changes.

Current Status:    2/19/2015 – Referred to House
All Bill Status:    2/17/2015 – Representatives Brown, T. and Brown, C. added as cosponsor
2/17/2015 – Representative Clere added as sponsor
2/17/2015 – Third reading passed; Roll Call 177: yeas 50, nays 0
2/17/2015 – Senate Bills on Third Reading
2/16/2015 – Senator Kenley added as second author
2/16/2015 – Second reading ordered engrossed
2/16/2015 – Senate Bills on Second Reading
2/12/2015 – Committee Report amend do pass, adopted
2/11/2015 – Committee Report Filed-amend, do pass
2/11/2015 – Senate Health and Provider Services, (Bill Scheduled for Hearing)
1/14/2015 – Referred to Health and Provider Services
1/14/2015 – First Reading
1/14/2015 – Authored By Patricia Miller

 

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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

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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.