August 22, 2013

August 21: Legislative Update for State and Local Chapters

August 22: Compliance Corner Webinar

September 5: Compliance Corner Webinar

September 15: August membership numbers posted

September 18: Legislative Update for State and Local Chapters

September 30: Deadline for 2014 Chapter Dues Changes

October 3: Compliance Corner Webinar

October 16: Legislative Update for State and Local Chapters

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NEW Membership Campaign!

NAHU is excited to announce our “NEW” membership campaign. This campaign started July 1 and will run through the end of GAIN – April 30! We want to give our enthusiastic member recruiters time to earn a reward for your efforts. If you haven’t been able to reach the four new members previously, you now have an extra ten months to do so.

For the first four new members you recruit from July 1 – April 30, 2014, you get to choose to:

  • Have your membership dues waived for one year, or
  • Receive a $250 American Express gift card

For every additional four new members you recruit from July 1 – April 30, 2014, you will:

  • Receive a $250 American Express gift card

Make sure your new recruits list you as the sponsor on their membership application and we will take care of the rest. Once your first four new members have joined, listing you as their sponsor, we will contact you for your reward choice. For your additional groups of four new members, we will send your gift card automatically.

We would like to encourage you to recruit those members and win! Just four new members to start between July 1 – April 30, 2014 and you can be a winner several times over. There will be no carryover member credit for members who have qualified for past campaigns.

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NEW! Classroom PPACA Certification Course Training
NAHU has created a customized PPACA certification course for chapters. Consultative classroom instruction combined with online study offers unique opportunities, online library study resources, final exam retakes and continuing education credits. For further details and to view the next upcoming session, visit the Classroom PPACA Certification Course Training webpage.

The PPACA certification course is a certification of expertise in the provisions and implementation of health reform. It does not meet state or federal requirements that may be necessary or required to sell exchange-based plans.

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NEW Wellness Works Materials Available

New materials for the Wellness Works series by the Education Foundation are now available. These two new video series focus on preventative health issues in children. Share these and other wellness videos and flyers with your clients and promote them through social media.

Anaphylaxis in Children
With “no-peanut-butter” rules now in force in many schools and designer medical alert jewelry generally adhering to a common standard, it should come as no surprise that anaphylaxis — or deadly allergic reaction — is on the rise. Prepare now in case your children develop allergies. And if they already have symptoms or have been diagnosed with severe allergies, know how to respond.

Play the four videos. Download the educational flyer.

Childhood Immunizations
With proper vaccination education and administration, the potential to eradicate many other childhood illnesses increases exponentially. Childhood immunizations are among the simplest preventative care measures you can take to ensure your child has a happy, healthy future.

Play the four videos. Download the educational flyer.

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NAHU Learning Institute Online and Classroom

NAHU provides more than one means of delivery for education courses. As you already know, NAHU’s PPACA Certification training launched in January 2013 through the Online Learning Institute and has successfully enrolled thousands of students. All of NAHU’s other courses will be provided online in the Fall of 2013.

  • Consumer Directed Health Care
  • Voluntary Worksite
  • Wellness
  • Self Funding
  • HIPAA HiTech
  • Health Insurance 101
  • Ethics

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Brokers Making a Difference Email Collection

We are still collecting stories to update the Brokers Making a Difference website. Please send all stories to and encourage your clients to submit as well.

These stories put a human face to the issues at hand—when people see specific instances of the good agents and brokers do, they gain a better understanding of your role as advocate and educator and the importance of maintaining that position. Many of them will be posted to the Brokers Making a Difference website and used in promotional materials. We often refer reporters and government officials to these stories when they are looking for examples of the positive impact brokers and agents have on healthcare.

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Compliance Corner Webinar
New HIPAA/HITECH Rules Implementation: September 23, 2013 Compliance Deadline

This webinar will help educate you about the heightened requirements under HIPAA Privacy and Security that will impact insurance agents, brokers and consultants beginning in September. The webinar is designed to identify key areas of interest and discuss products that will help provide both training and necessary paperwork to prove compliance. We will also discuss how your clients, as well as your subcontractors, must also be prepared to be compliant with the new rules.

The one-hour webinar on Thursday, August 22 at 1:00 pm Eastern has reached capacity. The webinar will be recorded and the slides and recording will be posted online by August 23.

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NAHU in the News
NAHU was featured in more than 814 news stories in the past month, reaching an audience of 351 million people. You can access the major stories, including articles from the Yahoo! News, USA Today, The New York Times and Boston Globe, on the NAHU in the News webpage.

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