This past month we had our annual “Day on the Hill”. Members of our Association met with our legislators to help shape the debate concerning our industry. The visit was a success and thanks to all who took time out of their busy schedules to attend.
Over the last couple years the staff of NAHU has worked extremely hard to shape the debate in Washington regarding Health Care Reform and I believe that they have done a very good job of mediating the damage. It now looks like this may be the biggest opportunity of our careers. In February we will be attending Capital Conference in Washington D.C. Please let me or any other board member know if you would like to attend.
I want to thank each of you for your membership in CFAHU. Being a member of this professional association shows a level of commitment to your clients and our industry that sets you apart from your competitors.
February Meeting Information Tuesday, February 19, 2013, 11:30 AM Hilton Orlando/Altamonte Springs 350 S. Northlake Blvd Altamonte Springs, FL 32701 Our program for this month’s meeting will be round table discussions on how PPACA effects you and your business. If there are specific items you would like to discuss with your fellow members, please email them to us at email@example.com.
Major Wellness and Prevention Initiatives in PPACA
1 hour CE to be presented immediately after luncheon
Course ID # is 81962
Presented by Amy Cohen, President of Inspired Perspectives, LLC
Amy has over 17 years of experience in wellness and health-care consumerism. She has helped employers, colleges & universities, government organizations and health-care systems to understand and develop ways to reduce health‐care costs through health education and wellness communications. Amy served 10 years as Regional Vice President of the American Institute for Preventive Medicine and two years as Vice President of Sales for Health Advocate, where she specialized in increasing employee engagement in health management programs and making employees and patients wiser health-care consumers. Her diverse experience working with employers of such various sizes, cultures, type and level of program advancement gives her the ability to draw on the successes and set‐backs of her clients and share those experiences with other groups that may benefit from what others have already learned.
As President of Inspired Perspectives, Amy works hand‐in-hand with a wide variety of organizations to help them develop workable strategies, and identify affordable ways to get the most out of their health communications. Amy is known for her ability to help companies successfully create fresh ideas, engaging content and relevant information that is meaningful to individuals. Her approach to purposeful and motivating materials led her to win a prestigious National Health Information Award in 2009 and another in 2011 for the Healthy Perspectives Wellness Newsletter. Amy currently serves on the Board of Directors for the First Coast Worksite Wellness Council facilitating the Healthiest Companies Award and sits on the Healthy Osprey Committee for the University of North Florida as an expert to help shape policies for a healthier campus.
Soup du Jour
Spinach Crusted Breast of Chicken with Herb Jus
Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Green Beans & Carrots
Warm Rolls with Butter
Iced Tea, Water and Coffee
Vegetarian option available upon request. Please request with RSVP.
Lunch cost is $10 for Members and First time Guests
$35 for Guests. CE is free to members and $10 for non-members.
RSVP for lunch & CE by 12:00 PM on Friday 2/15 if you will be attending.
NAHU Capitol Conference
This year’s Cap Conference will be February 25-27. There is still time to register.
The conference will include general sessions featuring representatives from the Obama Administration, bipartisan Congressional leaders and health policy experts. You’ll get to hear straight from the source about how health reform implementation is likely to play out and how looming issues like entitlement reform and overall medical cost containment will be considered politically in the years ahead. The information you get from these speakers, along with your interaction with NAHU colleagues, will prepare you to spend your afternoons demonstrating the strength and value of professional health insurance agents and brokers to your congressional representatives on Capitol Hill.
Since we know your real-life focus has become helping your client base prepare for the health coverage changes looming ahead, Monday’s full-day agenda will also include an afternoon of breakout sessions geared towards compliance and health reform implementation issues. Session participants will get valuable information to help them walk through new 2014 options for consumers and advice on how to advise clients to make strategic decisions that make the most long-term financial and competitive sense. Breakout sessions are currently planned on the following topics:
Employees, How Do I Measure Thee? Let Me Count The Ways
2014—The Year of Requirements
Health Insurance Exchange Myths and Realities
The Interaction and Future Regulation of Agents, Brokers and Navigators
Modified Community Rating—Coming Soon to Individual and Small Group Markets Near You
EHBs, Actuarial Value, Minimum Value, QHPs, Etc.—What Does It All Mean, How Does It Work and How Will It Impact My Clients?
Help! My Small Group Is Actually A Large Group Too!
For complete details and to register, click here. Online registration is open until 2/18. After that, you will need to register onsite if you go.
CFAHU 2013 Membership Directory
The Central Florida Association of Health Underwriters (CFAHU) would like to invite you and your company to support our Association by advertising in our 2013 Directory. The 2013 Membership Directory serves as a primary reference for area Insurance Professionals and associated Companies who seek information and contacts. Over the years we have continued our commitment to support those business that support us.
____________________________________________________ Day of CE
In conjunction with our March membership meeting, we will be offering 6 hours of Continuing Education. The required Senior Suitability course will be offered from 8-11 AM and after the luncheon, Howard Forman and Bob Zeigler of PEO Source, will present their 3 hour course on PEO Industry and Effects of Health Care Reform. Click here for the registration form.