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Join NAHU CEO, Janet Trautwein for a national update.
Janet Trautwein is the chief executive officer of NAHU and president of the NAHU Education Foundation in Washington DC. NAHU represents employee benefits professionals involved in the design, implementation and management of health plans all over the United States. Her responsibilities include oversight of all NAHU and NAHU Education Foundation activities, including oversight of 30 staff members in Washington DC and 210 state and local chapters. She is the primary spokesperson for NAHU to the media, government agencies and elected officials at all levels.
A frequent speaker on health-policy issues, Janet’s expertise in issues related to health insurance markets, the uninsured, risk and reinsurance pooling, benefits-related tax and tax-preferred account issues, and both national and global health reform has been recognized throughout the industry. Janet has testified before Congress numerous times, has been published in major news outlets, and has appeared on hundreds of radio and television programs around the world.
FREE TO MAHU Members! CE included
Course Title: ERISA: Most Common Compliance Issues (Approved CE in Michigan)
Description: We will provide a general overview of ERISA, who must comply, and timelines that must be met. The most common compliance issues that will be discussed are commonly overlooked plans, who must be provided the ERISA documents, what documents are commonly believed to be ERISA documents that are not, the importance of document accuracy, and 5500 filing misunderstandings.
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We invite you to join us, February 22-24, 2021 for NAHU’s Capitol Conference – virtually
Capitol Conference 2021 will be held February 22-24 virtually. This is a unique and inspiring meeting every year but we think you will agree that this year may be a game-changer. Be a part of helping those important changes happen and join your NAHU colleagues from every part of the country as we gather to make a difference in the health-reform debate.
Tuesday, February 23 – 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday, February 24 – 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Thursday, February 25 – 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Tuesday, February 9, 2021
12:00 Noon – 1:00 PM
This is a free event to all MAHU Members
The Gathering COBRA Storm Clouds – Fasten Your Seat Belts for the 2021 COBRA Expansions – presented by, Matt Isbell
With the COVID-19 pandemic still ongoing and now a Democratic controlled Congress, get ready for a fast moving storm of COBRA expansions. Ranging from expanding the availability of COBRA coverage from 18 months until one year AFTER the national emergency is declared over to 100% premium subsidies, your clients are in for rough seas ahead. Get all the latest information available on these and more potential changes by attending this critical session.
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Friday, January 15, 2021 – 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
NO CHARGE TO MAHU MEMBERS
Do you know what it takes to be an effective advocate? It can involve small tasks such as working closely with a legislator on the wording of a bill to larger campaigns such as mobilizing thousands of your stakeholders or supporters to contact the legislative body or governor about a specific issue.
Traditionally MAHU mostly engages in direct lobbying– which involves a series of steps that include reaching out to a legislator, communicating your views on an issue, and asking them directly to vote in a way that supports your interests. Meetings with elected officials when accompanied by a large group have proven to be effective and increase the likelihood of securing time with legislators.
Learn how to best leverage your experiences to be an effective advocate for MAHU.
Join our MAHU legislative leaders in an informative discussion on why our members need to be engaged and how to do so!
Dr. Graham Contact Sheet:
9:00 AM Welcome & NAHU Website Overview
9:10 AM Michigan Legislative Update – Senator Lana Theis, Chair, Senate Insurance and Banking Committee
9:30 AM Health Plan Roundtable
10:30 AM Janet Trautwein, NAHU – National Update
10:55 AM “Crystal Ball for the 2020 Elections” – Adrian Hemond & John Sellek
11:15 AM “How to do business safely in these changing times” – Dr. Peter Graham
State Senator Lana Theis represents the 22nd Senate District and serves as Assistant President Pro Tempore of the Michigan Senate.
Theis chairs the Insurance and Banking, and Senate Education and Career Readiness Committees, and is vice-chair of the Advice and Consent and Regulatory Reform committees. She also serves as a member of the Health Policy and Human Services Committee; Joint Committee on Administrative Rules (JCAR); and Oversight committees. She also serves as a member of the Appropriations Subcommittee on K-12 and Michigan Department of Education.
Theis first began serving as the 42nd District State Representative in 2015. She served two terms, until being elected to the 22nd District State Senate. While in the House of Representatives, Senator Theis served as Chair of the House Insurance Committee, Vice-Chair of the House Judiciary Committee, and served as a member on the House Regulatory Reform, Law and Justice, Local Government, and Oversight and Ethics, and Financial Service committees.
Prior to her election to the House, she served as Brighton Township Treasurer from 2008-2014. During that time, she served as chair of the Brighton Area Fire Authority, the Livingston County Republican Party, and the Livingston County Treasurers Association, and was a member of the Brighton Township Planning Commission.
Theis graduated from California State University, Fullerton with a bachelor’s degree in Biology and a minor in Chemistry.
She and her husband Sam have two children and one grandchild, and they reside in Brighton.
Janet Trautwein is the executive vice president and chief executive officer of the National Association of Health Underwriters (NAHU) in Washington, D.C. Her responsibilities include oversight of all NAHU activities and primary representation of the association to the media, government agencies and elected officials at all levels. Prior to becoming the EVP & CEO of NAHU in 2005, Janet served for many years as the head of NAHU’s government affairs department, directing the government and political affairs of the organization. A frequent speaker on health policy issues, Janet is considered an expert in health insurance markets and health plans of all sizes and frequently testifies before Congress on these issues. Her expertise in issues related to the uninsured, health insurance pools, risk and reinsurance pooling, health-related tax issues, and both national and global health reform has been recognized throughout the industry. In 2004, Janet received the Harold R. Gordon Memorial Award, which honors the “Health Insurance Person of the Year” and is considered to be the most prestigious award in the health insurance industry. Every year since 2006, Janet has been named one of the 100 most powerful people in the insurance industry. She has been published in major newspapers, including The Wall Street Journal, New York Times and Los Angeles Times and she has appeared on hundreds of radio and television programs around the world.
Dr. Graham is the Executive Medical Director of Physician’s Health Plan. In his role with Sparrow Health System’s affiliate health plan, he oversees medical management, quality, credentialing, and network services. He has also been instrumental in Sparrow’s clinically integrated network development, especially the creation of a population health services organization, as well as trying to advance All Things Quadruple Aim. He has also served as the Vice President of Sparrow Medical Group, and medical director of Sparrow Home Care. Dr Graham is also the past Chair of the Michigan Board of Medicine. Dr. Graham is a Family Physician by training and teaches in the Sparrow/Michigan State University Family Medicine residency program. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan – Ann Arbor, the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, and it’s residency program.
National Association of Health Underwriters will host its 90th Annual Convention — virtually and hope you will join us, June 28-30, 2020.
We will be delivering the same top-notch Annual Convention experience that NAHU members and non-members alike have come to expect within a virtual environment.
Starting Sunday, June 28, 2020
Till Tuesday, June 30, 2020
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
The cost of attending — just $99 for NAHU members and $199 for nonmembers. REGISTER HERE
Here are highlights from this event:
The preliminary agenda can be found here.
Our Knowledge Channels will offer unique, high-level looks at the issues of today, covering everything from specialized Medicare benefits to the future of employer-sponsored coverage.
The new “Grow Your Business Expo,” showcasing innovative new products and services will help you make yourself more valuable to your clients, this Expo is where you need to be.
We hope you’ll join us for NAHU’s 90th Annual Convention. Don’t miss this opportunity to be a part of one of our industry’s top events.
This collective program is a great opportunity to hear from chapter officers from across the country about what has and has not worked for them and to share thoughts about making our chapters better than ever for the future.
You will have an opportunity to explore your own potential, hear about NAHU’s five-year strategic plan and participate in interactive sessions with speakers and other attendees that will help you learn how to apply your learning to your own chapter.
The benefits of participating in the Regional Leadership Summit:
• seeing the possibilities of your chapter
• identifying your leadership path
• immediate takeaways that you can apply to your chapter’s plan to enhance success and growth
• hearing how past NAHU leaders have overcome adversity and challenges, and been successful in life and leadership
• connecting with your regional and NAHU leaders
• creating connections with other attendees to broaden your network and support system
Please contact, Brooke Willson, VP of leadership services, with questions.
We look forward to seeing you there! REGISTER HERE