October 18, 2013

October 25: Third Quarter Triple Crown qualifiers posted

November 7: Compliance Corner Webinar

November 11: NAHU’s office closed in observance of Veterans Day.

November 15: October membership numbers posted

November 15: Tax filing deadline for chapters with a YE of June 30

November 20: Legislative Update for State and Local Chapters

November 28-29: NAHU’s office closed in observance of Thanksgivings

December 5: Compliance Corner Webinar

December 15: November membership numbers posted

December 24-25: NAHU's office closed in observance of Christmas

December 31: NAHU's office closed at noon.

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Update Your Member Record to Reflect Your Exchange Certifications

NAHU members, who have completed federal and/or state-based health insurance exchange training and are approved to sell and service products on specific exchanges, may update their member records to show the states where they are approved to help individuals and consumers buy marketplace coverage. That way, when consumers, lawmakers and other officials looking to connect with an exchange-certified agent or broker search NAHU’s Find an Agent feature on our website, they will be able to find you!

Follow these steps to add the states in which you are certified or states you are certified in and prefer to conduct business:

  • Click the login button on www.nahu.org. If you do not have a login or password, click here to obtain one.
  • Once logged in and on your profile page – click “My NAHU”
  • Click “My Account”
  • Click the Certified to Sell Health Insurance Exchange Marketplace Coverage tab
  • Click “edit” next to the state to update the states where you hold an active certification and licensure and provide the date of that certification.
  • Federally Facilitated Marketplace (FFM) states are listed here. If you have completed the FFM certification you are entitled to check any FFM state where you are licensed. You may select all the FFM states OR you may select only the states in which you prefer to conduct business.
  • Click “save”

Please note: NAHU members are responsible for the information included in their agent profile and are expected to accurately report and verify current certifications earned by the state or federal government and by other designating entities.

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Updated Timeline Available for Purchase

The Healthcare Reform Timeline has been updated as of September 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, then 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 all brochures are sold in bundles of 50. Ordering a quantity of 1 will equal 50 brochures at $.75 each. All orders must be shipped to a street address.

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New Member Benefit - ThinkHR

NAHU is pleased to announce a new partnership with ThinkHR Corporation.

ThinkHR provides brokers and their clients with easy and immediate access to expert HR advisors who will provide information and answers in a timely manner to minimize the exposure and risk associated with legal and regulatory matters.

Brokers partnering with ThinkHR will receive a comprehensive solution that includes everything necessary to ensure your clients are informed and HR compliant. Here’s what is included in the NAHU program with ThinkHR:

  • Hotline - immediate, unlimited help from qualified HR advisors via phone/email
  • Training - 200+ on demand web courses for managers and employees
  • Library - 1000's of forms, tools and docs every HR department needs
  • HRCI approved webinars
  • Compliance Alerts
  • National support in all 50 states

While ThinkHR services are available to brokers of every size, we have partnered with ThinkHR to create a special NAHU member offering that allows smaller agencies and independent brokers to leverage the same great HR Compliance resources typically reserved for only the largest agencies.

Contact ThinkHR today and learn how your agency can provide your clients with the best, most comprehensive HR Compliance solution in the marketplace! Click here to learn more.

For more information visit http://www.thinkhr.com or call 925-225-1100, option 1.

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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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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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NAHU in the News
NAHU was featured in more than 806 news stories in the past month, reaching an audience of 400 million people. You can access the major stories, including articles from the Boston (MA) Globe, Yahoo! News (Sunnyvale, CA), Politico, Dow Jones, CNN, International Business Times (NY,NY), Business Week (NY,NY), Fox Business (NY,NY), Hawaii Reporter, AARP (Washington, DC), Atlanta (GA) Journal-Constitution, Sacramento (CA) Bee, Columbus (OH) Dispatch, Miami (FL) Herald, Chicago (IL) Sun Times, The Baltimore Sun (Baltimore, MD), Denver (CO) Post, Blade (Toledo, OH), Cincinnati (OH) Enquirer, Arizona Republic (Phoenix, AZ), Georgia Public Broadcasting (Atlanta, GA), Dallas (TX) Morning News, Richmond (VA) Times Dispatch, Kansas City (MO) Star, Coeur D'Alene (ID) Press, Greensboro (NC) News & Record, Baton Rouge (LA) Advocate, Des Moines (IA) Register, Minnesota Public Radio (St. Paul, MN), San Diego (CA) Union Tribune, The Business Journals, Kaiser Health News, Insurance & Financial Advisor, Agent's Sales Journal (Clearwater, FL) and LifeHealthPro on the NAHU in the News webpage.

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