March 13, 2012
 

Annual Convention Registration is Now Open!
Summer RHU/REBC Dates Now Available
Benefits Selling Expo in San Antonio
Membership Campaign
Senate Takes Stand on MLR
Compliance Corner Webcasts
Attend Annual Convention Media Session
Revised Brochures Ready for Order
NAHU in the News
 
March 16-17: Region V Leadership Conference

March 21: NAHU Legislative Town Hall

March 31: Deadline for LPRT applications

April 5: Deadline for awards submissions

 
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Annual Convention Registration is Now Open!

Join us for our 81st Annual Convention at The Wynn in Las Vegas from June 24-27! To access all the details for the conference, including important dates to know before you plan your trip, information on hotel and travel, details on ConventionPLUS and much more, visit our convention webpage.
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Summer RHU/REBC Dates Now Available

NAHU is passionate about helping its members expand their knowledge and opportunities. We can help you reach new levels of success with our online Registered Health Underwriter (RHU) classes.

HS 313 provides an overview of individual health insurance that is designed to meet the needs of individuals, families and certain business situations. This course covers medical expense insurance, disability income insurance and long-term care insurance. It discusses types of policies, contractual provisions, regulation and underwriting. Consumer-directed health plans are also covered.

HS 325 analyzes group insurance benefits including the governmental environment, contract provisions, marketing, underwriting, rating, plan design, cost containment and alternative funding methods. It covers the various private programs related to the economic problems of death, old age and disability. The course also discusses cafeteria plans and consumer-directed health plans such as HSAs and HRAs.

HS 340 covers advanced topics in group benefits. It addresses COBRA, ERISA, HIPAA privacy rules, Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, health plans for federal workers, voluntary benefits, dental benefits, self-funding, international benefits and ethics.

Click here for more information.
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Benefits Selling Expo in San Antonio

The 8th Annual Benefits Selling Expo includes three days of the most relevant and cutting-edge educational sessions for nearly 1,000 of the nation’s top employee benefits professionals. From panel discussions to expert-led track sessions, our conference speakers bring a real-world perspective, new strategies and ideas and content you won’t find at any other trade show. Everyone knows Benefits Selling Expo is the largest industry conference where the nation’s top brokers converge to stay on top of the latest industry trends, learn the most successful selling strategies, and share the hottest new revenue ideas.

This three-day expo will include: three hard-hitting keynote addresses, dynamic education sessions, 100+ leading industry providers on a nearly packed exhibit hall floor, 12+ hours of networking opportunities and much more.

From the industry-leading speakers sharing tools, techniques, and trends, to the leading industry providers introducing new products and services, the Expo is jam-packed with ways to help you increase your bottom line.

NAHU members save $200 on registration! Simply enter code BSXNAHU.

Click here for more information and to register.
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Membership Campaign

Recruit four new members to NAHU and receive your dues free for a year! To find out more about this opportunity and access campaign materials and continuously updated campaign qualifiers, check out our campaign webpage
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Senate Takes Stand on MLR

NAHU issued a press release, NAHU Supports Legislation to Protect Consumers and Jobs, in support of the Senate MLR bill. Read all of the newest press releases from NAHU. Also make sure to subscribe to our RSS feed to receive notification when press releases and news stories are posted to the website.
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Compliance Corner Webcasts

Two new webcasts have been added to the Compliance Corner:

New Guidance on Summary Plan Benefits and Other Recent Regulations
The Departments of Health and Human Services (HHS), Labor and Treasury continue to issue guidance implementing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act that will affect health plans and your business. Learn about recently issued guidance on the new summary of benefits requirements, auto-enrollment, 90-day wait period, treatment of newly hired employees, annual and lifetime limits and other important issues. Click here to view the PowerPoint.

It is 2012 and the New Form W-2 Reporting Requirement is in Effect
Beginning in 2012, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act requires employers to report the cost of employer-provided healthcare on all Form W-2s issued after January 1, 2013. NAHU's benefits attorney, Heather Meade, from Washington Council Ernst & Young, provided a refresher on what types of coverage should be included in the reporting, valuation, transition relief for small employers, and an update on the recently issued IRS interim guidance Notice 2012-9. The update is of particular interest given some of the new guidance relating to HSAs, HRAs, FSAs, and Section 125 salary reductions. Click here to view the PowerPoint presentation only. Click here to view interim guidance on informational reporting to employees of the cost of their group health insurance coverage.
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Attend Annual Convention Media Session

Don’t miss out on the media session being offered at Annual Convention in Las Vegas! How to Create and Deliver an Effective Presentation on Health Care Reform includes speaker training tips and a ready-made and up-to-date presentation on healthcare reform.
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Revised Brochures Ready for Order

Help your clients understand the ins and outs of health insurance with updated brochures on Medicare and the role of the agent.

Trust a Professional Insurance Advisor
Revised! What is the role of an insurance agent? Are they an advisor, an advocate, a consumer confidante? NAHU agents encompass all of the above, and above all, they guide consumers through the maze of today's challenging health care environment.

Place order online.

Turning 65? Medicare Brochure
Revised! The Medicare brochure is a must for any agents and brokers who sell Medicare products. The brochure outlines Medicare benefits and answers questions regarding Medicare eligibility and costs.

Place order online.

Go to the “Publications” section of the Media Tools for Chapters page on the website to view PDFs of all our brochures, then visit the NAHU Store to purchase brochures and other NAHU products. All brochures cost $0.25, including shipping. Please note that the minimum order is 100 brochures, and all orders must be shipped to a street address. If you’d prefer, you can also fill out a paper form and e-mail it to Kathryn Gaglione at kgaglione@nahu.org.
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NAHU in the News

NAHU was featured in more than 100 news stories in the past month, reaching an audience of 62 million people. You can access the major stories, including articles from Yahoo! News, The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Times, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the Business Journals, Crain's Business, Money Magazine, LifeHealthPro, Insurance News Net, Broker World, Insurance & Financial Adviser, Insurance Journal, Agent's Sales Journal and National Underwriter, on the NAHU in the News webpage.
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