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

What’s next for the Affordable Care Act?

An article from The Washington Post…

By Juliet Eilperin and Carolyn Y. Johnson July 28

The Affordable Care Act has reshaped the nation’s health-care landscape in a way the country has not seen since the passage of Great Society programs in the 1960s. For more than seven years, it has been the foundation for a slew of new regulations and a massive redistribution of funds within the medical system. And it has changed what Americans expect of their government —  Read More

 

 

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.

 

McConnell: Senate will try to repeal ObamaCare with delayed replacement

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said on Monday night the Senate will try to separate the ObamaCare repeal and replacement efforts, closing the door on the current GOP healthcare legislation.

“In the coming days, the Senate will vote to take up the House bill with the first amendment in order being what a majority of the Senate has already supported in 2015 and that was vetoed by then-President Obama: a repeal of Obamacare with a two-year delay to provide for a stable transition period,” McConnell said in a statement.

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Tuesday, August 8th

Southern Indiana Career & Technical Center
1901 Lynch Rd.
Evansville, IN 47711

11:15a-12:45p

H.S.A. Employer & Employee Responsibilities – 1 hour CE
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This course will educated agents on H.S.A. compliance, origin of compliance requirements and the parties responsible for specific legal aspects of administering a group H.S.A.  program.

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