March 12, 2013


March 15: February membership numbers posted

March 31:
LPRT Application submission deadline

April 4: Compliance Corner webinar. Click here to register.

April 5: NAHU awards application submission deadline

April 15:
March membership numbers posted

April 17: Delegate Information posted on NAHU's website

April 26-28:
NAHU's awards judging

April 30:
GAIN Contest deadline

May 1: Leadership Rosters due

May 4: Harold R. Gordon Award nominations due

May 15: April membership numbers posted  

May 31: Delegate & Alternate Delegate Appointments Due

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Capitol Conference

For those who purchased CapConPLUS, you will be receiving an email by the end of next week with a link to access all the recordings.

CapConPLUS is available for purchase by all members. Click here to view the list of breakout sessions and summaries, which are geared towards compliance and health reform implementation issues.

Capitol Conference photos are now available! Click here to view and purchase photos.

Also, please take a moment to fill out the feedback forms regarding your Capitol Hill visits if you have not done so already.

Lastly, our Capitol Conference survey will be sent shortly, so keep a look out! We appreciate your feedback as we continually strive to improve your experience.
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Updated Timeline Available for Purchase

The Healthcare Reform Timeline has been updated as of February 2013 and is once again available for order through NAHU’s online store. As healthcare reform moves forward, keep clients informed about provisions that will impact individuals and employers. This brochure gives year-by-year details on what consumers will need to prepare for with their healthcare coverage. Place your order online.

Go to the “Publications” section of the Media Tools for Chapters page on the website to view PDFs of all our brochures, than visit the NAHU Store to purchase brochures and other NAHU products. The timeline brochure costs $0.75, and all other brochures cost $0.25, shipping included. Please note that the minimum order is 100 of any combination of NAHU’s brochures, and all orders must be shipped to a street address.
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Volunteers Wanted
Would you like to get more involved with your local chapter? It is a great place to meet people and give back to your industry. There are many opportunities for you to get involved with in your local chapter. Find out what they need and tailor it to your schedule. Chapter contact information can be found here.
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LPRT Applications Due March 31
There have been a couple of key changes to this year’s LPRT application. The first major change is that applicants have the choice of using points or income to qualify. The second change is that there is no cap on retention points.

There are many benefits for qualifying for LPRT including discounted registration to NAHU’s Annual Convention and Capitol Conference, an invitation to a recognition event at Annual Convention and a certificate and/or statue. The online application is the quickest and easiest way to apply.

Questions? Contact

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Upcoming Compliance Corner Webinar

NAHU’s April Compliance Corner webinar will focus on the health reform law’s new employer responsibility requirements relative to counting employees. Beginning in 2014, employers with more than 50 full-time equivalent employees will have to offer coverage to all of their full-time workers. How to count those employees, particularly those that work variable hours, and determine if they are full-time or not is tricky business. Plus, many employers are unaware that they need to be thinking about counting and getting their methodologies in place NOW to be prepared for 2014 since the methods chosen can have a significant impact on an employer’s liability moving forward. Join NAHU CEO Janet Trautwein for a one-hour webinar to discuss how the new measurement and stability periods work and how you can use this information to provide strategic advice to your employer clients. 

This webinar, which is a free NAHU member benefit, will be held on April 4 from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. EST.  Registration for the live event is limited to 1000 NAHU members, so click here to sign up today. For those members who are unable to make the live session, the PowerPoint slides and recording will be made available to members by April 5 on NAHU's webcast webpage.
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2013 Benefits Selling Expo - Surviving the Wave of Reform
April 29 - May 1, 2013 at the San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina

The countdown to the end of the 2013 Benefits Selling Expo early-bird discount registration period is officially underway! Now is the time to take advantage of the most substantial discounts still remaining! REGISTER NOW

Registering by Friday, March 22 will ensure that you're able to take advantage of the $100 discount on your registration package. AND...if you reference the code, EMPA1250, when registering, you'll be able to save an additional $50 for a combined savings of $150. Don't delay - register now!

Plan to also attend NAHU's pre-conference workshop, Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) Implementation Part I and II from 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on April 29 (additional fees apply and full conference registration is required). After attending this pre-conference event 4 CE credits will be provided by to licensed agents and brokers only.  

The conference organizers are please to announce the addition of Janet Trautwein - Executive Vice President and CEO, National Association of Health Underwriters (NAHU) as the closing keynote speaker.
Janet will present the closing keynote, 'Capitol Chat', on Wednesday, May 1 at 10:45am. Be sure to use the online planner to save the keynote to your schedule.

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SPD & Wrap Document Solution, Trial & Demo

Are your clients ERISA-Compliant? Carrier-issued Certificates of Coverage are not SPDs and do not satisfy ERISA requirements for health and welfare plans. Certificates lack key ERISA-required provisions regarding eligibility, fiduciary responsibility, and claims procedures, to name a few.

Your opportunity from a valuable NAHU partner: PLAN DOC Builder

See how easy and affordable full ERISA compliance can be with a true SPD and Wrap Document solution.

  • Built-in guidance allows quick completion
  • Plan amendment features keep you current
  • Cloning accelerates production of multiple plans

NAHU members receive 25% discount

Evaluate: FREE 15-Day Trial  I  Live Demo  I  Product Tour  I  Plans & Pricing
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Membership Campaign!

It is the perfect time to share with your colleagues all the great reasons for joining NAHU! And now, when you recruit four new members from January 1 - April 30, 2013 you can choose between:

  • Having your membership dues waived for one year; OR
  • Receiving a $250 American Express gift card

Simply make sure your new recruits list you as the sponsor on their membership application and we will take care of the rest. Once four new members have joined, listing you as their sponsor, we will contact you for your reward choice.

Stipulation: Only one qualification per sponsor during contest period.

For recruitment tips and a listing of our members who have recruited four new members, visit our membership campaign webpage.
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New Website Features

Our upgrade to our membership database is now complete. We appreciate your patience during the process and we think you will agree that it was time well spent as the Member Profile area is now more user friendly and easier to navigate.

Please keep in mind that all the functionality of the website is still available. Primarily, the My NAHU area looks different and accessing your information or eCommerce has some different steps.

Easy steps to get started:

  1. Go to
  2. Click on Login button – Login to the site
  3. Click My NAHU
  4. You can navigate what you need from the My NAHU navigation. For instance, the chapter management reports are located in the eCommerce section.

We encourage you to spend some time and become familiar with the new pages. To help you get started, you can refer to the informational video that has been created. If you have any questions, please email

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Website Tools

Visit our Website Tools webpage under the "Leadership Tools" navigation tab to watch informative videos about our website, including a short video on our website basics and a tutorial on our new member profile and login features. Check back periodically as new videos will be added in the future. 
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NAHU in the News
NAHU was featured in more than 790 news stories last month, reaching an audience of 936 million people. You can access the major stories, including articles from the Yahoo! News, Huffington Post, WebMD Health Blogs, CBS MoneyWatch, MSN Money Central and Fox Business, on the NAHU in the News webpage.
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