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October 2018 edition


NAHU DUES INCREASE $5 A MONTH

By Don Griffey, ISAHU President
In June at the NAHU Annual Conference, the NAHU Board of Trustees proposed a national dues increase of $5.00 a month beginning in 2019. This proposal was voted on and passed in the House of Delegates. Continue reading 

DELTA DENTAL REWARDS LOCAL CHAPTER SUCCESS

By Jeff Goodwin, ISAHU President Elect

The ISAHU Board of Directors approved at the October board meeting a new program where Delta Dental will sponsor the 2018/2019 Pat Griffey Chapter of Excellence Award at $1000 to the winning chapter. Delta Dental will also offer each local chapter the opportunity to participate in chapter certification prizes. Continue reading 

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GET HELP WITH SPECIFIC HEALTH REFORM QUESTIONS

By Don Griffey, ISAHU President
With lingering questions on Short Term Medical plans, Association Health Plans and the elimination of the Individual Mandate Fine, it is our job to analyze these issues and the risks that might adversely affect our client’s objectives. Continue reading 


WHAT WE'RE READING

You'll never guess what Hoosiers are Googling


LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

By Dwight "D" Hall, Legislative Chair

As I have noted before, several items remain on the legislative table in Washington, D.C. -   AHP’s (Association Health Plans), Drug pricing, ACA risk adjustment payments, Navigator funds, MLR, etc continue under discussion and are in various stages of change/implementation as we speak. 

In addition, return to a 40 work week rule, Repeal/delay of the HIT tax and the Excise/Cadillac tax, allowance of COBRA as creditable coverage, changes to Medicare Advantage plans, employer reporting improvements and other initiatives are in the forefront of NAHU’s efforts in D.C.  Continue reading 

LEGISLATIVE AWARDS PRESENTED AT CAPCON THIS FEBRUARY

By Kathy Goffer, Region 3 Awards Chair
Here are a few Tips & Reminders regarding the NAHU Legislative Awards.  First and most important is the deadline for submissions.  Because the awards are presented during the Capital Conference, your completed application for each of your nominee(s) must be submitted no later than December 5, 2018. Continue reading 

BEHIND THE SCENES OF INDIANA'S SECTION 1332 WAIVER

By Roger Skinner, ISAHU-PAC Chair
A contingent of ISAHU representatives met with Senator Rodric Bray to discuss possible opportunities in moving Indiana’s effort along to apply for a waiver to the Affordable Care Act.  Continue reading 


ALL LINKEDIN AND NOWHERE TO GO

By Justin Harter, Technology Chair
When Microsoft announced the acquisition of LinkedIn for $26.2 billion, they said it was because they remain interested in connecting people. Industry observers, however, noted Salesforce was also bidding for LinkedIn. Both companies were after the treasure trove of professional data LinkedIn houses. Continue reading 


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2019 NAHU Capitol Conference
Coming this February. Ticket sales will be available at this link.

 
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NORTHEAST INDIANA

By Jeff Fabini, 2018-19 NEIAHU President
Greetings all, I trust this finds everyone well!  Here we are in the midst of the 4th quarter hustle, our adrenaline is pumping, the calendars are filling up, and time management skills are being tested. God we love this time of year! Continue reading 


GREATER NORTHERN

By James Bogdon, 2018-19 GNIAHU Communications Chair
GNIAHU welcomed the beginning of 4th quarter with an October 12th social event at Bar Louie. This was a great opportunity to wind down on a Friday evening!  Continue reading 
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