GPAHU Monthly Newsletter-January 2021
What's New with GPAHU
We have made it through the first month of 2021. GPAHU has already accomplished quite a bit since the beginning of the year. We participated in the Single Payer Certification January 15th, sponsored by AAHU and our members were able to sign up and complete the certification at a discounted fee due to the generosity of our great State Association. We also had a successful Carrier Panel Discussion with BCBS of AZ, Cigna, UHC, and Banner|Aetna on January 20th. Special thanks to Kathryn Mattson, Brad Anderson, Luke Matilla, Rhian Madrid for your participation and also to Peter Rowe for being our moderator.
Your GPAHU Board is hard at work behind the scenes to continue to develop and bring you relevant and interesting content virtually. We are happy to announce that we will be holding our annual Golf Tournament in person on March 3rd in a safe and socially distant manner. Registration is active on our website. Our Charity Partner this year is
If there is anything we can do to support you our your organizations, please let us know. We are here to provide resources, clarity and ways to increase your business.
Thank you for your continued membership with GPAHU!
Sheila Prior, GPAHU Media and Communication Chair
2/7/2021 Evan Daniels, Arizona Department of Insurance and Financial Institutions Director
CAPITOL CONFERENCE 2021 WILL BE HELD FEBRUARY 22-24 VIRTUALLY.
Sponsorship Opportunities Available NOW!
3/9/2021 AAHU dAY AT THE CAPITOL
3/17/2021 wASHINGTON D.C. UPDATE FROM NAHU'S JANET TRAUTWEIN
Welcome New Members
January: Michael R. Taylor, Jeremy Skeeters, Kevin Michael Knudsen. Branson Cobb, Chace Case
As part of the 2021 NAHU Capitol Conference, we would like to invite you to participate with our 2021 NAHU Capitol Conference Virtual 5k Race - Benefiting HUPAC's Administrative Fund. This virtual race can be done in the comfort of your own neighborhood and can be completed anytime during the 2021 NAHU Capitol Conference including the weekend prior to the event - from Friday, February 19th to Wednesday, February 24th.
The GPAHU Board is working to organize virtual teams to run, walk or hike to benefit HUPAC. If you are interested in joining a team, please contact a member of the GPAHU Board.
The Health Underwriters Political Action Committee (HUPAC) is a bipartisan PAC that supports the political campaigns of candidates who believe in private sector solutions for the health and financial security of all Americans. To find out more you can visit hupac.org.
As a member, you have access to so many tools to promote yourself and your business.
- Check out the Running Your Business series in NAHU vision. There are informative video’s on everything from checking up on your E & O to Transitioning to a fee-based business. Click here to learn more: https://videos.nahu.org/category/running-your-business.
- You can also check out the “Promote Yourself” tab, under “Resources”, at www.nahu.org.
- Here you will find, infographics that summarize important legislative topics for you and your clients, including Medicare for All means one size fits all care. Infographic is attached to the email version of this newsletter.
- The NAHU Logo for you to share on your letterhead, business cards, or websites.
- Media and Social Media Tools and
- Broker’s Making a Difference. The Brokers Making a Difference website is designed to inform consumers, legislators and the media about the tireless work agents and brokers do in guiding their clients through the complex task of complying with numerous state and federal regulations while choosing and maintaining appropriate coverage at an affordable price. The website includes an interactive map where people can view specific examples of how brokers help their clients and gain a better understanding of the broker’s role as an advocate and educator. This website highlights the vital role of benefit specialists in the health care industry and the value they bring to their clients throughout the year. If you haven’t already, check it out and share your story or ask your clients to share their story about work that you have done on their behalf. http://www.brokersmakingadifference.org/
congratulations to our triple crown qualifiers
To qualify for the Triple Crown, within the calendar year (01/01-12/31), a member must:
HUPAC: Participate in $12 x 12 draft program or contribute $150 total for the year
Membership: Recruit two or more new members
Advocacy: Use Operation Shout to send three or more messages
One, two, three -- it's that simple!
NAHU is the leading professional association for health insurance agents, brokers, general agents and consultants. We, the members work every day with individuals, families and employers of all sizes to help them purchase health insurance coverage and use that coverage in the best possible way. As a dedicated group of more than 100,000 benefit specialists from across the nation, NAHU advocates on behalf of American health insurance consumers.
Check out what NAHU is working on by clicking here- https://nahu.org/advocacy/legislative-issues. You can also GET ACTIVE and support our national chapter by sending an Operation Shout. You should already be getting a timely email with the operation shout data, but if you aren’t, you can log into the NAHU site, under Advocacy, Click on Operation Shout! Here you will find prepopulated betters to our AZ congress people all ready to go. Click on “Write or Tell” and complete the requested data. It will address the letter to the appropriate person(s), then click on Submit All Letters. An email will be sent directly to the congress people. The more our congress people hear from us, the louder our voice is.
Earning the Registered Employee Benefits Consultant® (REBC®) designation elevates your credibility as a professional. The field of employee benefits continues to evolve rapidly. A year does not go by without new government regulations, new or modified coverages, and new techniques for controlling benefit costs. To best serve their clients, professionals need to have a current understanding of the provisions, advantages, and limitations associated with each type of benefit or program as a method for meeting economic security. The designation program analyzes group benefits with respect to the ACA environment, contract provisions, marketing, underwriting, rate making, plan design, cost containment, and alternative funding methods. The largest portion of this program is devoted to group medical expense plans that are a major concern to employers, as well as to employees. The remainder of course requirements include electives on topics serving various markets based on a broker’s client needs.
Leading Producers Round Table
Why Apply for LPRT?
- Distinguish Yourself
- Exclusive Discounts for LPRT Qualifiers
- Exclusive Training Opportunities
- Develop Peer Networks
Visit https://nahu.org/resources/leading-producers-round-table to learn about how to qualify and the benefits you will receive.
Changes with your information?
GPAHU downloads member data from the national site, so update it there and we’ll capture changes that way. To update your information, go to www.nahu.org, click on “Membership”, then “My Account”. You can update your address, email, edit your practice areas, view your member details, billing, add a photo, keep track of new members you brought in, certifications, etc. It’s important to keep this data updated because this is how you will be shown in the Find an Agent tool (https://forms.nahu.org/consumer/findagent2.cfm).
NAHU Educational Foundation
The NAHU Education Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that helps the public stay informed about the public and private health insurance options available to them. The foundation creates educational materials for the American public about private health insurance options, whether consumers are buying health insurance coverage on their own, purchasing coverage through the exchange or signing up for a plan through their employer. The foundation also assists those needing coverage who may be eligible for public programs like Medicare, Medicaid or children’s health insurance programs. Interested in learning more? We were to! Be on the lookout in the coming months with more information and if you are interested in joining our NAHU Education Fund committee, please reach out to Jessica at [email protected].
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NAHU 365 App
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