July 9, 2013

July 1: All Chapter Leadership Rosters should be turned into NAHU

July 11: Compliance Corner webinar

July 15: June membership numbers posted

July 17: Legislative Update for State and Local Chapters

July 23-24: Region 3 Leadership Conference, Battlecreek, MI

August 1: Compliance Corner Webinar

August 15: July membership numbers posted

August 21: Legislative Update for State and Local Chapters

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Annual Convention Photos

Convention photos are now available! Click here to view and purchase photos from our photographer James Tkatch.

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Compliance Corner Webinar

The Department of the Treasury announced late last Tuesday that the Obama Administration intends to delay the application of the health reform law’s employer shared responsibility payments (aka employer mandate penalties, not the mandate itself) until 2015. Furthermore, information reporting by employers and health insurers regarding employer-sponsored coverage relative to the individual mandate and pay-or-play reporting will not be mandatory until 2015.

What this means is that the IRS will not assess employers penalties for failure to offer coverage in 2014 or for coverage mistakes in 2014. It seems that the earliest an employer could receive a coverage penalty would be 2015, with payments presumably due in 2016. Join NAHU and Council Ernst and Young for a one-hour webinar, to be held on Thursday, July 11, at 1:00 pm Eastern, covering what could potentially change the entire landscape of the most crucial part of the law, how employers are reacting and how you can use the delay to help better prepare your clients. The session is limited to 1,000 participants; if you can’t make it or it fills up, the session will be recorded and the slides and webinar recording will be posted online in the members section of our website by July 12.

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Have a Compliance Question?

As a NAHU Member, you are eligible for discounts on products and services that can enhance your business success and increase your bottom line, including E&O insurance, credit card services and office product savings.

Another member benefit is located in our Compliance Corner. If you need an answer to a specific health reform implementation question, you may submit it there and receive a personalized answer back within a few business days. Make sure to check it out!

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NAHU PPACA Certification Course Offered in All 50 States

NAHU's new professional development course on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) has been approved in all 50 states. This is the first course of its kind to be approved in every state. Health insurance professionals who complete the online course will receive between nine and fifteen education credits from their state department of insurance.

“This course is a unique and necessary way for licensed agents and brokers to receive an overview of all regulations in PPACA and keep up with further regulations as they are issued,” said NAHU CEO Janet Trautwein. “By taking this course, dedicated professionals will learn what is needed to comply with the new law and how the market is likely to change over the next few years. Furthermore, they will be able to advise American families and businesses in planning for the future.”

Here are a few student benefits:

  • Our course is self-study at your own pace and does not place restrictions on the amount of time to complete it
  • If you don’t pass the final exam, you can retake the exam without additional fees
  • With participation, NAHU will continue to support your success! Your enrollment in this course provides an ongoing subscription of PPACA course updates pertaining to significant regulations
  • Our course is half the cost compared to others
  • Our course is written by real practitioners in the field and those who influence decision makers in Washington D.C.
  • Our course IS the most current

Complete course instruction will be delivered through NAHU's Online Learning Institute (OLI) and followed by a final exam, which is required to obtain certification and continuing education (CE) credits.

Click here to enroll in this course or visit NAHU's PPACA certification course webpage for more information.

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NAHU in the News

NAHU was featured in more than 159 news stories last month, reaching an audience of 115 million people. You can access the major stories, including articles from the Atlanta (GA) Journal-Constitution, Fitness Magazine, Wall Street Journal, CBS MoneyWatch, Business Week, Dallas (TX) Morning News, The AP, Minneapolis (MN) Star Tribune,  Congressional Quarterly, LifeHealthPro and Kaiser Health News on the NAHU in the News webpage.

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