2022 MAHU Benefit Summit

2022 MAHU Benefit Summit

Monday, May 2, 2022
Crowne Plaza Hotel, Lansing

$25.00 Registration fee for MAHU Members

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Cap Con
NAHU Agency Dues Membership flyer 2022

MAHU 2022 Benefit Summit

May 2, 2022
Crowne Plaza Hotel, West, Lansing

7:15 AM Vendor registration and move in


8:00AM Registration Opens – registrants

8:15 AM Vendors Open

9:00 AM Welcome & Business – Scott Norman, MAHU President

9:05 AM Legislative Update – Ryan Burtka, MAHU Lobbyist

9:15 AM Membership Update – Val Cramer, MAHU Membership Chair

9:20 AM – Panel Discussion – Benefits Roundtable: Health benefit trends and the future of healthcare in Michigan (Diamond Sponsors)

10:20 AM – BREAK w/vendors

10:40 AM – Solutions for Globally-Mobile Employees – Scott Pushman, MetLife Worldwide Benefits (1 CE)

11:45 AM – Lunch Service

12:00PM – Lunch keynote: Damon Rensing, MSU Men’s Soccer Coach BIO




12:30 PM – Panel #2 Virtual Selling – It’s here to stay

1:15 PM – Break

1:45 PM – ”Ethics & the Insurance Market” #85213 for 3 hours ethics credits. Insurance Educators, Inc. Provide #0160

4:45 PM END

MAHU MAY 2022 Virtual Legislative Update


TUESDAY, MAY 17, 2022

9:30 AM – 11:00 AM



State Update

Local Election Update

Federal Update

DIFS Update

Free for MAHU Members

Dial in information:

Topic: MAHU Virtual Legislative Update

Time: May 17, 2022 09:30 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting


Meeting ID: 864 2341 5292

Passcode: 583237

2022 MAHU Benefit Summit Sponsor and Exhibit Page

2022 MAHU Benefit Summit Sponsorships

$2,500.00 (limited to 6)

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Panelist Opportunity – inclusion in the roundtable panel
Logo on home page of MAHU website
Your company logo on event page of website

$1,500.00 (limited to 6)

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Logo on home page of MAHU website
Logo on event page of website

$500.00 (limited to 10)

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$600 (limited to 10)

Exhibit Hours: 8:15 AM – Noon OR 4:45 pm (STAYING FOR 3 HOUR CE)
Exhibit table (eight (8) foot table, linen, skirting, two (2) chairs and a wastebasket) *electrical is an additional charge
Prize Drawing-Ability to host a prize drawing and come on stage following lunch for introduction and drawing of prize
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NAHU 2022 Capitol Conference


Starting Monday, February 28, 2022
Till Wednesday, March 2, 2022
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill
Washington, DC

Please complete the MICHIGAN MEETING FORM (complete after you register for NAHU CapCon) to be able to meet with the Michigan Congressional Delegation below – go to the REGISTER ONLINE TAB (RED) Below

MAHU 2022 Legislative Day Sponsorships

MAHU is pleased to offer the following sponsorships for the 2022 Legislative Day


PLATINUM – $2,000.00
Promoted as Platinum Sponsor on signage, event communication & MAHU website
Announced at opening of Legislative Session
6 registrations to event

GOLD – $1,500.00
Promoted as Gold Sponsor on signage, event communication & MAHU website
Announced at opening of Legislative Session
4 registrations to event

SILVER – $1,000.00
Promoted as Silver Sponsor on signage, event communication & MAHU website
2 registrations to event

BRONZE – $500.00
Logo on table tent at event
1 registration to event

MAHU 2022 Legislative Day

Tuesday, May 3, 2022
Boji Tower/State Capital




8:45 AM        Registration – 1st Floor Conference Room, Boji Tower (124 W. Allegan, Lansing, MI  48933)

9:00 AM        Legislative Day 101 & Breakfast

10:00 AM – Noon    Legislative Appointments (MAHU will set schedule and you will receive at registration)

Noon – 1:30 PM       MAHU Legislative Luncheon – 1st Floor, South Corridor, State Capital

1:30 PM – 3:00 PM   Legislative Appointments (MAHU will set schedule and you will receive at registration)

Are you attending the MAHU Leadership Conference on May 2nd – we have a block of overnight rooms at the Crowne Plaza for a $142.00 rate:  Reservations can be made directly with the hotel by calling (877) 322-5544. Reservations may also be made online with a group access code (Group Code). Your Group Code is HUM.
Please have your attendees visit www.crowneplaza.com/lansingwest and fill in the check-in/check-out dates and your Group Code.

NAHU Washington Update

Tuesday, May 11, 2021
Noon – 1:00 PM


No charge to MAHU members


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.




April 20, 2021
Noon – 1:00 PM
No Charge for MAHU Members – 1 CE included



Topics to be covered include a basic overview of HRAs, key HRA options available to employers and best practices for employers who offer HRAs. We’ll pay particular attention to the two new HRAs available starting in 2020: Individual Coverage HRAs and Excepted Benefit HRAs.

Thank you to our sponsor:


MDAHU BCBSM Specialty Products Webinar

ERISA: Most Common Compliance Issues 

Please join us on

Tuesday, March 16th at 12:00 Noon

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.

Thank you to our sponsor:


CapCon 2021

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.


Once you are registered through NAHU, please utilize the form below to type in your personal information for Virtual Event Appointments with our Congressional Members.  Do NOT make your own Congressional appointments, these will be made by the Association.  You MUST complete the form below to participate in your congressional meetings.  MAHU will forward your meeting (s) to your prior to the start of Cap Con.  We will try our best to schedule these meetings during these dates/times:

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

February 2021 Noontime Knowledge Hour

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.


MAHU Virtual Ethics CE – January 19, 2021


Join the Michigan Association of Health Underwriters


WHAT:           Ethical Issues Surrounding Social Media


WHEN:          Tuesday, January 19, 2021


WHERE:        Virtually


TIME:            9:00 AM – Noon


COST:           This is being provided to you at NO CHARGE as a MAHU Member


Registration is limited, so register ASAP for this free MAHU Member Event!


Ethics class presented by Insurance Educators, Inc. Provider #0160

Ethical Issues Surrounding Social Media Course #80341 – 3 hours CE credits Ethics

This course provides a look at social media and ethics, what they are and how they interact. It defines the terms surrounding each topic, who uses them, how they affect the workplace. It also addresses how we, as leaders, can and should ethically fully utilize social media as the valuable resource it is.

*If you have already completed your required Ethics CE, you can still apply these credits toward your remaining CE.


Thank you to our sponsors:

MAHU Legislative Advocacy 101


Michigan Association of Health Underwriters presents

Legislative Advocacy 101, a virtual presentation

Friday, January 15, 2021 – 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

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!

Planning Ahead 2020


MAHU has no more meetings planned for 2020

2020 Leadership Conference Sponsorship’s

MAHU Virtual State Leadership Meeting Sponsorship’s






MAHU 2020 Leadership Conference

Wednesday, September 23, 2020
9:00 AM – Noon
Virtual Conference –

VIEW Taped Broadcast HERE

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
Priority Health
Delta Dental

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.


ceCon 2020

Region III Meeting

Information to come

NAHU 2020 Convention

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.

NAHU Regional Leadership Summit

Register now to be a part of the first-ever combined  Regional Leadership Summit!  Tuesday, June 23 – 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM


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

2020 MAHU Legislative Day

Tuesday, May 19, 2020
BOJI Tower Conference Room
124 W. Allegan, Suite 100
Lansing MI 48917


NAHU Capitol Conference

Monday, February 24, 2020 – Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill
400 New Jersey Ave NW
Washington, DC 20001



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