May 5, 2017

In This Issue
House of Representatives Passes AHCA, Sends to Senate for Consideration
NAHU Sends Letter Addressing Medicare Agent Compensation Guidance
NAHU Sends Support for Medicare Observation Status Bills
Trump Administration Continues to Send Mixed Signals on CSR Payments as Deadlines Loom
President Trump Expected to Sign Omnibus to Avert Government Shutdown
Last Call for Legislative Council Applications
The House Passed the AHCA, Now What? Check Out this Week’s Podcast to Hear NAHU’s Take
Register Now for this Month’s Compliance Corner Webinar: Captives – Not Just for Fortune 500 Employers Anymore!
HUPAC Roundup
What We’re Reading
E-mail the Editor
Visit the NAHU Website
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Last Call for Legislative Council Applications

There are only three days remaining until the deadline for submitting your 2017-18 NAHU Legislative Council application. The group, also known as “LegCon,” is responsible for shaping the association’s legislative and regulatory policy. In recent years it has drafted our overarching position paper, “Access, Choice and Affordability: NAHU's Health Reform Principles,” as well as white papers and position papers on topics such as the employer mandate, healthcare cost drivers, long-term care, and Medicare. The group meets monthly to discuss major policy developments on issues affecting the association, from the ongoing debate over the American Health Care Act, to advocacy on our priorities, including the employer tax exclusion and Cadillac/excise tax, and helps direct NAHU’s official response. If this sounds like something you want to be a part of, now’s the time to submit your application! All application materials must be completed no later than May 8.

The Legislative Council provides policy advice to the NAHU Board of Trustees and promotes communication concerning NAHU's government affairs efforts to NAHU's members and chapters. The council is looking to fill just a few positions, but there are many subcommittees and working groups of the council that need members too, so we encourage all members with a strong interest in health policy to apply. If you have any questions, please contact Husni Abdelaziz.

The Media Relations Committee strives to educate NAHU members on the media tools available on the NAHU website. The committee will work to consistently have available letters-to-the-editor, op-eds, press releases, PSAs and support when it comes to sharing NAHU's message with media resources. And lastly, the committee ensures that members of the committee speaking on behalf of NAHU will speak with one voice: NAHU's voice. This committee is looking to fill eight positions. If you have any questions, please contact Kelly Loussedes.

The Membership Council creates, develops and communicates effective tools that will assist state and local chapters for recruiting and retaining members. These tools will enhance the membership experience as value added benefits. The Membership Committee will work together with all other national committees to develop sound strategies to show the value of NAHU's membership and grow the association. If you have any questions, please contact Ulla Boshigt.

The Professional Development Committee believes that when we improve our skills and expand our knowledge individually, our business grows exponentially. NAHU continues to demonstrate its commitment to the professional development of our members through our very successful certification programs, and the Professional Development Committee is committed to the goal of strengthening professionals by providing NAHU members the tools to achieve the ultimate success of being the best. This committee has only a few open positions to fill, however there are many working groups formed on behalf of the committee that need members, so we encourage members with a subject matter expertise in self-funding, consumer driven healthcare, ethics, wellness, ERISA, HIPAA, voluntary worksite and other specialized areas to apply. If you have questions, please contact Farren Baer.

The LPRT Committee recognizes health insurance producers whose skill and experience have placed them among the most successful sales professionals in the industry, as measured by new sales and a maintained book of business. The committee reviews and sets the criteria for qualification and proposes means of publicly recognizing qualifiers as well as developing programming and benefit options. This committee is looking to fill eight positions. If you have any questions, please contact Brooke Willson.

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