Wow! Is all I can say about the last few months. We’ve had an exciting start to 2017. Are you ready to lean in? NAHU and NMAHU are available to help you with information, education and representation.
The NAHU Capital Conference from February 13-15th was a great success and had the most attendees at Capital Conference ever! There were a 1000 members who attended and many of them had visits with their state representatives. Our local NMAHU members had an opportunity to visit with all the NM Senators and Representatives. The conversations went well and most understood that the role of the agent/broker is paramount in assisting New Mexican businesses and individuals with education and information on how to navigate their health insurance options.
Our NMAHU Day on the Hill in Santa Fe on February 16th was very informative. We had a carrier panel with NMHIX, NMHC, PHP, UHC, NMMIP and BenefitSource. The information they provided was very useful. If you missed it, you missed out on a lot. We’ve also recently sent out an Operation Shout during the current NM Legislative session. Did you know that bills HB101 and HB575 PUBLIC PEACE, HEALTH, SAFETY & WELFARE HEALTH SECURITY PLAN ANALYSIS ACTwent all the way to the Senate Finance Committee? Seems that more and more legislators are willing to sign onto a bill to analyze how a single-payer healthcare system would work in NM. For more information about this legislative session, contact our Legislative chair, Leonel Zia.
Our NMAHU chapter is busy with educational events and partnered with Big I to provide a 15 CE’s at our 2-day event on March 29th and 30th. I hope you didn't miss out on this yearly event. It was a great place for education and networking. We also highlighted our Operation Engage program and will provide a donation to First Nations Health Center. We made over $130.00 at our March Symposium for this very important cause!
If you are looking for a certification in Benefits Account Management, Consumer Directed HealthCare, HIPAA Privacy and Security or Individual Health Insurance, NAHU has several certification courses. And, when you’re done, you get a logo to add to your marketing items and email signature.
For more information on certifications go to: http://www.nahu.org/education/certifications/index.cfm
And speaking of marketing! NAHU members have online access to Consumer Guides and Brochures for clients, a Health coverage database, wellness videos, Educational and Legislative webinars.
From March 14 – 28, 2017, Get $50.00 off your National dues. Additionally, March 1 through May 31, anyone joining NAHU by bank draft or renewing by bank draft will be entered in a drawing for $100 gift cards. NAHU will award 16 gift cards with a grand prize of $500. If you know someone in the industry who is not a NAHU member yet, now is a good time to ask them to join.
If you need more information on any of these topics you can reach out to me or anyone on our NMAHU 2016/2017 board. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I look forard to serving you as we complete the 2016/2017 NMAHU year. If you would like to become involved in a committee or as a board member, please contact us. We are currently preparing for the 2017/2018 NMAHU year and need more members to help us move our organization forward.
Thank you for your membership in NMAHU.
NMAHU President, 2016/2017