January 14, 2014


January 15: December membership numbers posted

January 15: Legislative Update for State and Local Chapters

January 20: NAHU office closed in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday

January 21: Chapter Credits for Membership Loyalty Rebate program posted

February 6: Compliance Corner Webinar

February 19: Legislative Update for State and Local Chapters

February 24-26: Capitol Conference, Washington DC

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Capitol Conference Register Now & Save!

Our representatives in Washington, DC need to hear how things are going on the ground! It's vital that NAHU members visit with our lawmakers to share your distinctive knowledge of the health insurance marketplace, common sense perspective and solutions. We need as many agents and brokers in Washington, DC as possible on February 24-26 to spread NAHU's message.

The next registration cut-off for Capitol Conference is January 29. Register online today to get the registration rate of $475. After January 29, the online registration fee increases to $550.

Click here for more information on Capitol Conference and to find out about CapConPLUS.

We look forward to seeing you there.

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NAHU Introduces the ACA Dashboard

Webinar date: January 22, 2014

NAHU is pleased to introduce the ACA Dashboard, developed by SyncStream Solutions, LLC. The ACA Dashboard is the integrated management tool that provides continually updated ACA reporting and documentation to minimize the compliance risk associated with the ACA. Because the ACA Dashboard has current employer specific workforce information, it aids in ongoing workforce management.

The process is simple. Once an employer has outlined their strategy, the ACA Dashboard proves to be the ongoing management solution to the complex ACA regulations. After the set-up of measurement periods, administrative periods and stability periods for ongoing and variable hour employees, the dashboard locks these decisions and then uses the employer's own data to generate the current ACA documentation and information for tracking of employees and reporting. The ACA Dashboard allows a user to develop unlimited reports and exports to Excel. Additionally it generates the required annual IRS reports for applicable large employers. The ACA Dashboard can manage an unlimited number of companies in one location all within the ACA requirements.

As a benefits professional there are a number of ways that you can make the ACA Dashboard available to your clients. First, you can resell this unique solution to your clients. If your clients are looking for more, the Enterprise solution lets you manage the process for your clients.

Join the webinar to learn more!

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NAHU’s National Media Campaign: The “Agent-Finder” Website
NAHU is pleased to announce our newly created “Agent-Finder” website that focuses on promoting the role of agents/brokers and directing visitors to NAHU’s “Find an Agent” feature. This first phase of NAHU’s national advertising campaign, which was launched last Tuesday, also includes 176 Google searched health insurance-related keywords such as “health insurance agent,” “affordable health plans” and “finding cheap health insurance.” Additionally, we’ve created 39 new ads so as an individual searches for one of our keywords such as “buy healthcare coverage” in Google, the user will see the new "Agent-Finder" website link in the "Ads" section of the search results. We encourage you to promote the “Agent-Finder” website and share with all of your clients.

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Leading Producers Round Table Applications
Be recognized as one of the best in our industry, apply for LPRT! Whether you are a personal producer, carrier representative, manage an agency or do home office sales you qualify for LPRT. You will receive a beautiful plaque or certificate and be recognized by your peers. Applications are now available online.

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Member Benefit: UPS® Savings Program

NAHU is excited to announce the UPS® Savings Program for our members! Make the most out of your membership and take advantage of some of the most competitive rates available on shipping services with UPS. Whether you need your documents or packages to arrive the next day or are looking for the most affordable shipping option, UPS understands the importance of reliability, speed and cost. See how UPS discounts can help your bottom line:

  • Up to 34% on UPS Air letters including UPS Next Day Air®*
  • Up to 30% on UPS Air packages (1 lb.+)*
  • Up to 32% on UPS International imports and exports
  • Up to 16% on UPS Ground shipments
  • Savings begin at 70% on UPS Freight® shipments over 150 lbs.

You can receive these discounts even if you already have a UPS account. Plus, the more you ship, the more you can save with UPS. To enroll and start saving, visit savewithups.com/NAHU.

*Discounts exclude UPS Express Critical® and UPS Next Day Air® Early A.M.®

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Earn a $250 Gift Card!

Recruit four new members and win!  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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Are you following NAHU on Twitter?

One of the great benefits of using Twitter is the ability to check the pulse of what’s happening in your association by “following” NAHU on Twitter. Following NAHU on Twitter allows you to be in “the know” and even provide feedback to the organization at times. Not to mention the public relations bonus as the media tends to follow businesses on Twitter, which provides more exposure for you as an NAHU member.
Follow Us Today!

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December’s Media Hit Highlights PowerPoint
NAHU’s Media Hit Highlights for December 2013 displayed record-breaking data. Considering the few weeks during the holiday break where some media outlets were out-of-pocket, NAHU managed to still gain major media coverage. In one day alone, NAHU was mentioned in the Associated Press three times and twice in the following weeks. Also, NAHU and its members were quoted in The New York Times (1), Boston Globe (1), USA Today (8), The Washington Post (5), Yahoo! News (5), ABC (7), CBS (9), Fox News (12), NPR (2) and the Huffington Post (3). Our total press hits for 2013 were more than 11,000, which is 3,500 more than 2012.

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NAHU in the News

NAHU was featured in more than 1,700 news stories last month, reaching an audience of 2.39 billion people. You can access the major stories, including articles from the Associated Press, Yahoo! News, Huffington Post, New York Times, Washington (DC) Post, USA Today (Washington, DC), Fox Business (NY,NY), LA Times,  Boston (MA) Globe, Politico (The) (Washington, DC), Washington Examiner (Alexandria, VA), NPR, CNBC, ABC, CBS, Congressional Quarterly and Kaiser Health News on the NAHU in the News webpage.

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