Category Archives: NAHU

NAHU Press Statement on Graham-Cassidy Proposal

NAHU has met with bipartisan leadership in the House and Senate, as well as other industry stakeholders, to promote bipartisan measures for market stability. Unfortunately, we do not believe the current Graham-Cassidy proposal serves to stabilize the individual health insurance market and we have significant concerns that the lack of adequate guardrails for states applying for waivers could create instability in the employer-sponsored health plan market.

The proposal would dramatically restructure the ACA …read more….

 

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

The Senate Voted 49-51 to Reject the Health Care Freedom Act

 

 

Shortly after 1:30 a.m. today, the Senate voted 49-51 to reject the Health Care Freedom Act (HCFA), a “skinny repeal” of the ACA. The pared-down version was attempted after previous efforts to pass a more sweeping repeal of the law have failed. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) began floating the idea early in the week before ultimately releasing the text of the bill at 10 p.m. Thursday, just two hours before the vote. Republican Senators Susan Collins (ME), Lisa Murkowski (AK), and John McCain (AZ) joined all Democrats in voting no, while all other Republicans voted in favor. With the failure of this vote, congressional Republicans will no longer be able to use the budget reconciliation process to repeal provisions of the ACA until the next fiscal year and will instead have to move legislation under regular order that would require 60 votes for passage in the Senate. More details on the activity in the Senate this week will be in today’s Washington Update.

NAHU supports efforts that could potentially attract bipartisan support from legislators to help stabilize the marketplaces. We have long advocated for making piecemeal changes to the ACA that can achieve bipartisan support and therefore pass Congress and be signed into law. NAHU has been able to garner bipartisan support on a number of smaller changes to the ACA, including a delay to the Cadillac/excise tax and Health Insurance Tax, and repeal of the small-group expansion and auto-enrollment provisions, the law’s 1099 requirement, the long-term care CLASS Act and the $2,000/4,000 deductible cap. Without a clear plan for moving a larger package to repeal and replace significant portions of the ACA, NAHU will continue to advocate for changes to the law where lawmakers can find consensus in order to stabilize the market.

Finally, until any legislation or regulations are formally enacted into law, the ACA remains the law of the land and all of its mandates, penalties, and enforcement remains in effect and your employer and individual clients should continue to follow all rules and regulations that are currently in place.

 

One Hour CE – June 15th Webinar

What – Compliance Update – Where are we? – 1 HR CE Webinar with Pamela Mitroff, Sr. Director of Health Reform Compliance

When – Registration at 10:30 / Webinar and CE will begin promptly at 11am CST

Where – ONB Headquarters, One Main Street, Evansville, IN – 4th Floor Auditorium

 NOTE:  Lunch will NOT be provided.  Please bring your own lunch or there is a café in the ONB building.

It’s a Tornado!

NAHU illustrates how a single-payer system would negatively affect consumers, benefits professionals and the healthcare industry altogether.

It points out how it would:
  • Destroy millions of jobs for healthcare providers
  • Restrict accessibility of advanced prescription drugs
  • Increase taxes for Americans
  • Force patients to languish on wait lists for care and doctor visits
  • Restrict research and development of new medicines

100 Days In – The Outlook for Health Reform

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Tuesday, April 11th-St. Mary’s Medical Center

Join NAHU CEO Janet Trautwein for this session of Live from NAHU!, which will review the actions proposed – and underway – by the Trump Administration and Congress. What is the status of the “repeal and replace” effort? What are the legislative priorities that NAHU is pursuing?

Park in Lots G or H and enter through the Hospital for Women and Children.  The meeting room is on the right as soon as you get in the lobby.

 

State of the HUnion

We will be able to hit the ground running, as this past cycle HUPAC had a 95% win rate on the candidates we funded. That’s the best showing ever by HUPAC. It was a significant improvement from the 2012 cycle, when HUPAC had a 77% win rate, and from 2014, when we had 91% win rate. This means your hard-earned dollars are being strategically invested and we get the biggest bang for our buck! It also means that many of our supporters and friends are returning to Congress, which will help us push our legislative agenda in this new Congress.

Click here to read the full edition of the State of the HUnion.

 

 

 

Holiday Savings

NAHU is offering an early holiday present to members. 

Purchase a certification course before December 31, 2016, and receive 30% off the advertised course price! Available courses include newly updated versions of our current programs and a new Medicare Certification:
  •  Consumer Directed Health Care (CDHC)
  • Self-Funded
  • Voluntary Worksite
  • Corporate Wellness
  • Medicare
  • HIPAA Privacy and Security Training 2.0
  • Patient Protection Affordable Care Act
  • Benefit Account Manager

Did you know that NAHU’s existing certification courses are included in the newly acquired Registered Employee Benefits Consultant (REBC) curriculum? Earning certifications puts students on the fast track to earning their REBC designation! Additional information is available on the NAHU website.

Thinking about earning more CE credits in 2017? NAHU can help you make your New Years’ resolution early, with discounted course fees! Click here and type NAHUYES in the subject line and provide your full name and company to receive the discount code for your purchases.

October 5 Meeting Information

trautwein-webinar-october-5-meetingPlease join us for our member meeting Wednesday, October 5 at Deaconess Gateway.

Registration begins at 10:30 and the Webinar with NAHU CEO Janet Trautwein starts promptly at 11.

Lunch will be served so please RSVP by Monday, October 3.

Also note: The week of October 2nd has been proclaimed Health Insurance Awareness Week by Mayor Lloyd Winnecke.