NAHU’s 27th Annual Capitol Conference
Changing the Benefits Landscape, NAHU’s Opportunity Has Arrived
Sacramento, CA – The National Association of Health Underwriters (NAHU) held its 27th Annual Capitol Conference on February 13-15 in Washington, D.C. The theme of the meeting was “Changing the Benefits Landscape, NAHU’s Opportunity Has Arrived.” Nearly 1,000 health insurance professionals from across the country did just that by discussing resolutions for health insurance market stability with congressional leaders. NAHU sees this as an opportunity to continue our advocacy efforts with both Congress and the Administration to focus on marketplace stability. This conference will examine the congressional outlook for health reform moving forward.
Ned Schaut attended this conference, both for the opportunity to learn more about healthcare reform and its impact on healthcare consumers, as well as to communicate the role of the agent and brokers to Congress. He visited with the offices of Doug Lamalfa, Ami Bera and Doris Matsuri from California, Ned has been a NAHU member for 6 years; this was his 4th Capitol Conference. Ned is the President of the Sacramento Association of Health Underwriters (SAHU), one of over 200 NAHU chapters across the country.
Capitol Conference guest speakers included key congressional leaders from both sides of the aisle charged with stabilizing the market. Other presentations addressed the past and future of bipartisan healthcare policy, navigation of insurance carriers, open enrollment, special enrollment periods, healthcare payment reform, essential health benefits, tax credits and penalties, consumer protections and how businesses need to adapt to the new market and Administration.
“It is vital that we provide our members with the most up to date information regarding healthcare, healthcare reform and what may or may not be implemented by the new administration” said SAHU President Ned Schaut.
The Sacramento Association of Health Underwriters represents over 100 professional health insurance agents and brokers who provide insurance for thousands of local residents.