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Coffee Chat Recap | March 20, 2024

Presentation Topic:
Legislative Update & Capitol Conference Recap

Resources

CAHIP Top Priority Bills

NABIP Capitol Conference Talking Points

NABIP Healthcare Bill of Rights

Speaker

Brad WrightBrad Wright
Legislative Co-Chair

Brad Wright is a consultant who helps small to medium-sized business owners who face the challenging modern workforce. He has experience working for industry-standard companies, like ADP, and new fintech companies like Human Interest. He is regarded as the go-to source for… Read More

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Member Meeting Recap | February 21, 2024

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SAHU January 2024 Member Meetings

Member Meeting Recap | January 17, 2024

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SAHU January 2024 Member Meetings

January Member Meeting 2024


January 17


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10:00 am



11:15 pm

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About the Event

Topic: Student Loan repayment/529 savings plans and the Secure 2.0 act going into effect 1/1/24.
This presentation by Dennis Cash, Director of Strategic Initiatives at Ameritas, is focused on employer-assisted benefits for employee education, specifically around student loans and tuition reimbursement. It covers the background of BenefitEd, the services it offers in managing student loan payments, and the benefits of these programs for both employers and employees. The presentation includes details on the student loan landscape, tax benefits, various plan designs, and the impact of these benefits on employee financial stability and employer retention strategies. It also discusses the implementation process for these programs.

About the Speaker

Dennis Cash – Director, Strategic Initiatives.

Started with Ameritas on June 26th, 2017 to oversee the development and management of strategic initiatives within the Group Division. Strategic initiatives are defined as initiatives that deliver alternate revenue and profit streams for Ameritas Group Division.  Current focus is primarily on BenefitEd and hearing solutions.

1995 Graduate of the University of Nebraska with double major in Management and Marketing.  

Held a variety of positions in the sales, marketing and operations areas, most recently with Lincoln Industries, a metal finishing company for 13 years.  Before that, Dennis worked at Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company for 10 years in various sales and marketing roles in Salt Lake City Utah, Boise Idaho, and Lincoln Nebraska. Served in the Army National Guard for 12 years where he took advantage of one the earliest student loan repayment programs that was available

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CMS’ 2025 Proposed Final Rule: SAHU Advocates for Industry Response with Compensation & Marketing Changes On the Rise

In response to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) 2025 Proposed Final Rule, the Sacramento Association of Health Underwriters (SAHU) is taking a proactive stance to represent the interests of its members and the broader health insurance community.

CMS has introduced a comprehensive proposed final rule, CMS-4205-P, set to bring about substantial changes to Medicare Advantage and Part D programs, effective from the 2025 contracting year starting September 30, 2024. Notably, the proposed rule addresses critical aspects of Medicare marketing and communications policies, particularly impacting agent and broker compensation outlined in Section 1851(j) of the Act.

Key elements of the proposed final rule encompass the elimination of administrative fees and overrides, restrictions on services provided to Medicare agents, impacts on different agency types, changes in marketing reimbursements and Health Risk Assessments (HRA) fees, modifications in commission structures, and operational adjustments for agents and agencies.

SAHU and its board members believe that CMS-4205-P may have certain drawbacks, particularly as this policy would essentially leave agents and brokers unable to directly recover administrative costs. These adjustments impacting FMO/Agency support, training, technology, and related aspects will influence beneficiary options by diminishing the number of agents not only promoting Medicare Advantage but also providing a diverse range of plans. In essence, this regulation is poised to yield outcomes contrary to its intended objectives.

“Field Marketing Organizations (FMOs) are General Agents who provide training, and a multitude of compliance expertise to field agents. Agents struggled to comply with the recent CMS recording requirements, but FMOs were able to quickly provide a scalable solution. Without the general support of FMOs, insurance carriers would need to provide these services, raising their administrative costs and premiums to beneficiaries.” Says, NABIP CEO Jessica Brooks-Woods.

With the CMS-4205-P proposal open for public comment until January 5th, SAHU urges its members and the broader community to unite in advocating for the best interests of our clients and the sustained strength of our profession. We encourage everyone to contribute professional and constructive feedback, and comments can be conveniently submitted through Regulations.gov.

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For over 30 years, SAHU has worked to improve our members’ ability to meet the health, financial and retirement security needs of all Californians and Americans through education, advocacy, and professional development. For more information, please visit: sahu-ca.com. 

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Member Meeting Recap | October 18, 2023

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2024 SAHU BUSINESS & MEDICARE EXPO


August 28


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8:00 am



4:00 pm

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85.00






SAVE THE DATE!

Join us Wednesday, August 28th 2024, for the SAHU Business Medicare Expo! Save the date and stay tuned for more information to come.

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August 28
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SAHU August Lunch & Learn

August Lunch & Learn: Executive DI with Iain MacDonald, dibrokerWest

Join us for our August virtual lunch & learn presentation with guest speaker Iain MacDonald, Regional Director of Sales for dibrokerWest in Northern California.

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The 2021 SAHU Business Expo Free Virtual Event

SAHU to Host 2021 Virtual Business Expo

Join the 2021 SAHU Business Expo, a free virtual event coming on Thursday, July 29, 2021.

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The 2021 SAHU Business Expo Free Virtual Event

SAHU 2021 Business Expo

Join SAHU members and fellow professionals at the 2021 SAHU Business Expo, a free virtual event coming on July 29, 2021

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