October 12, 2011
   

 

 

Save the Date: Capitol Conference to Be Held January 22-25
Upcoming Professional Development Webinars
Let Us Customize Your Chapter Logo
Show Your Support of NAHU with Every Purchase You Make!
Member Get a Member Campaign Winner
Member Resource Center
New Interactive Map on NAHU Website
HUPAC Welcomes Steve Salamon to its Team!
NAHU in the News
 
 
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Save the Date: Capitol Conference to Be Held January 22-25

Mark your calendars for NAHU’s 22nd Annual Capitol Conference, to be held January 23-25, 2012. Registration and housing will open shortly. All members will be notified via e-mail as soon as registration opens.
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Upcoming Professional Development Webinars

Overcoming Open Enrollment Challenges
October 24, 2011
2:00 - 3:00 p.m. EDT
Featuring:
Karen Kirkpatrick
 
Open enrollment can be a challenging time for employers. Between ensuring that plan documents and employee communications are in compliance and providing support to employees, navigating the open enrollment process can be tricky. 
 
In this 60-minute webinar, you’ll learn strategies to help you overcome your open enrollment obstacles. Our speaker, Karen Kirkpatrick, will discuss open enrollment trends in the 21st century, address major legal requirements and walk through how to implement a successful and effective communication process.
Click here to register

Helping Consumers Find High-Value Health Plans
November 4, 2011
1:00 - 2:00 p.m. EDT
Featuring:
Sarah Thomas and Paul Cotton

The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) for over 20 years has worked to improve health care quality through measurement, transparency and accountability. NCQA's health plan accreditation and HEDIS clinical quality performance measures set the industry standard for ensuring and improving quality. They also can help navigators and brokers get consumers not just cheap premiums but plans that offer efficient high-quality care that gives consumers the best premium value for premiums. For example, some plans do much better at prevention and chronic care coordination, which helps enrollees avoid more costly surgery and hospital admissions. On November 4, NCQA will conduct a webinar for NAHU members about how to help people find high-value health plans. Click here to register.

Value-Based Benefit Design: An Innovative Benefit Strategy That Links Quality and Cost
November 7, 2011
1:00 - 2:00 p.m. EDT
Featuring:
Renee Juhl

Employers have adopted strategies to address rising health care costs and health insurance premiums. Value Based Benefit Design (VBBD) is a fundamental change to the way health benefits are structured. VBBD is a strategy that minimizes or eliminates out-of-pocket costs for high-value services in defined patient populations. Join Renee Juhl, a Medical Outcomes Specialist with Pfizer's National Employer Team, who will discuss clear strategies and the impact of VBBD. Click here to register.
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Let Us Customize Your Chapter Logo

As a free member service, we are offering to customize your logo with your chapter name. To fit in the template, your acronym cannot exceed five characters, and we recommend that you keep a color palette consistent with National. However, we will work with you to get you exactly what you need. We are currently working on a week turn-over time for customized logos, so please plan ahead if you have an upcoming event or meeting. Contact Kathryn Gaglione to customize your logo or for any other logo assistance.

NAHU members and chapters are encouraged to incorporate the new logo into marketing materials and electronic communications at your earliest convenience. We want you to make this change at a pace that is appropriate for you, so please take the time you need to transition to the new look.

Here are the new logo specs:
Font: Myriad MM
Blue #00539B R:0 G:83 B:155
Red #C41230 R:196 G:18 B:48

The new logo is available in a wide variety of file types to best suit your needs. Click here to view the available formats. Unsure about which file type you need? Click here to learn more.
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Show Your Support of NAHU with Every Purchase You Make!

Apply for the National Association of Health Underwriters credit card and donate to our cause with your everyday purchases! Cards are available with the new NAHU logo.

Earn $50 for our organization after your first purchase with your card. A percentage of every purchase you make is donated to our organization.

Personalized images increase awareness with every swipe.

Apply today!
www.CardLabConnect.com/nahu

  
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Member Get a Member Campaign Winner

Jennifer Blain of Michigan has won the grand prize for the member get a member campaign—an Apple iPad! Congratulations Jennifer!

A huge thank you to everyone who participated in the campaign. It has been a lot of fun and we loved giving away prizes each week. We enjoyed it so much we will be rolling out another campaign at the beginning of the year, so watch for the announcements!

A final congratulations to all of our winners:

  • Congratulations to our first winner - Helen Todd, AR - $50 American Express Gift Card!
  • Congratulations to our second winner - Bruce Williams, SC - $25 Starbucks Gift Card!
  • Congratulations to our third winner - Patrick Paule, OH - $75 Nike Gift Card!
  • Congratulations to our fourth winner - Doris Waller, TX - $100 Amazon Gift Card!
  • Congratulations to our fifth winner - Linda Richards, FL - $25 Starbucks Gift Card!
  • Congratulations to our sixth winner - Claude Thau, KS - $50 Lands End Gift Card!
  • Congratulations to our seventh winner - Kevin Roberts, CA - $25 iTunes Gift Card!
  • Congratulations to our eighth winner - Albert Orelt, IL - $75 American Express Gift Card!
  • Congratulations to our ninth winner - Carla Sanchez, NM - $25 Starbucks Gift Card!
  • Congratulations to our tenth winner - Dan Alm, NE - $100 Amazon Gift Card!
  • Congratulations to our eleventh winner - Rita Musser, IN - $50 Best Buy Gift Card!

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Member Resource Center

As an NAHU member, you have access to exclusive discount programs! Through our NAHU member-exclusive programs, you can save up to 20% on products and services from some of the most reputable companies and retailers in business today. For a complete list of retailers and programs, click here.
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New Interactive Map on NAHU Website

NAHU's online speakers bureau and Find An Agent feature now have an exciting new addition. We have added an interactive map for your use when searching for speakers or members in your area. Click here to access the speakers bureau and find a professional for your next meeting. Click here to access the Find An Agent feature and find out what other members are in your area.
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HUPAC Welcomes Steve Salamon to its Team!

As HUPAC embarks on its critical mission to raise $1 million for its war chest, its Board of Trustees recently voted to contract with a vendor to intensify fundraising efforts. NAHU staff, in correlation with the HUPAC Board of Trustees, is excited to announce the committee’s unanimous choice, Mr. Stephen J. Salamon of the Lion Trainer Group, LLC. Steve is an independent health insurance and employee benefit broker and a longtime member of NAHU. During his 32 year career in the industry, Steve has served in numerous leadership capacities for NAHU, including: HUPAC Chairman (2001-2002), Legislative Council Chairman (2000-2001), Baltimore Association of Health Underwriters “Person of the Year” (1997) and is a recipient of NAHU’s “Distinguished Service Award” (1995).

Steve has been involved in politics and fundraising efforts for over 25 years. Steve was actively involved in the campaign and administration of former Maryland Governor Robert L. Ehrlich, Jr. Governor Ehrlich appointed Steve to the Maryland Health Care Commission in March 2003 where he was later named Chairman of the Commission in October of 2004, serving there until his resignation on February 15, 2007. In June 2007 he established The Lion Trainer Group, LLC to reach out to trade association members and motivate them to become engaged in the legislative process.

Steve is looking forward to working closely with NAHU members to strengthen NAHU’s political action committee by combining their financial resources to support candidates aligned with private sector solutions for the distribution of health care coverage.  
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NAHU in the News

NAHU was featured in more than 350 news stories last month, reaching an audience of 163 million people. You can access the major stories, including articles from Insurance News Net, Insurance & Financial Advisor, the Business Journals, the Associated Press, Yahoo! News, ABC, CNBC, New York Times, New York Daily News, Boston Globe and Forbes, on the NAHU in the News webpage.
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