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Tomorrow Is The Last Day To Pre-Register For The 2019 CSAHU Day At The Capitol!

Posted: February 27, 2019 

2019 CSAHU Day at the Capitol

March 6, 2019 | 8:00 am - 3:00 pm | History Colorado Center

Approved For 5 CEs

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Join us for our annual Day at the Capitol. We have invited lawmakers from around the state to join us. We will have updates on state legislation that affect our industry, what to expect with healthcare reform in the coming year, and tools to help you better serve your clients. This meeting will also afford you an opportunity to speak with your state legislators.

Member Type Early-Bird Pricing
*Early-Bird registration ends January 31, 2019
Online Registration 
*Closes February 28, 2019
On-Site Registration 
*Member $100.00 $115.00 $130.00
LPRT Member $90.00 $105.00 $120.00
Non-Member $125.00 $140.00 $170.00

 

Learn about the speakers and course descriptions here

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SCAHU Event: Provider Billing and its Many Challenges

Posted: February 4, 2019

When: Wednesday, February 13, 2019 from 8:30 - 10:00 am 

Where: Kaiser Permanente, 1975 Research Parkway Suite 250, Colorado Springs, CO

Description: Please join us in welcoming Janet Pogar, RVP of Provider Solutions at Anthem BCBS, for our SCAHU February meeting. Janet will discuss with us how the move to “limited or high performance” networks has impacted health care costs and access.  She will also cover out-of-network claims, while at in-network provider, hospital, surgery center or emergency room.  Small group vs. level- or self-funded, and when CO Network Adequacy laws apply.  Other topics covered will be facility fees, narrow networks, referrals, and has all of this actually influenced the cost and quality of care?

Speaker: Janet Pogar is a true Colorado native, born and raised in Pueblo, Colorado. Janet has a passion for continuing to reduce the cost of health care and has worked on all sides of the delivery system – including hospital, physician and health plan. Janet’s career has included working with several physician organizations in Colorado Springs and Denver, including Physician’s Network (IPA) and their associated (and only physician owned, at the time) HMO in Colorado Springs overseeing the operations of both the IPA’s and HMO. Since re-joining Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield in 1999, Janet has held a statewide Director, and now Regional Vice President role and oversees all hospital,physician, ambulatory surgery centers and ancillary negotiations as well as numerous operational functions including credentialing, analytics, payment innovation and payment for value in the Colorado market.

Janet lives in Monument with her husband Steve. Not too far from her are her son, his wife and two granddaughters (Leila & Annika) and their most recent addition a grandson OliverAidan. Her passions include family, traveling and listening to live music. 

Cost: Members: $20; Non-Members: $50

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2018 Recap and Trends to Expect for 2019

Posted: February 4, 2019 

MDAHU Event: 2018 Recap and Trends to Expect for 2019, presented by Laura Miller from USI

When: February 13, 2019 from 8:00 - 9:00am 

WhereBethany Lutheran Church, 4500 E Hampden Ave, Cherry Hills Village, CO 80113

DescriptionPlease join MDAHU for our first meeting in 2019. Laura Miller, Compliance Attorney for USI Insurance Services, will recap 2018 and discuss expected trends for 2019. Specific topics will include:

  • IRS Letters 226J for ALEs
  • The current state of ACA
  • HSA legislation
  • Wellness programs
  • Nondiscrimination, and
  • Paid leave laws.

Know anyone who should be apart of MDAHU? Bring a guest! 

Cost: Member $10, Non-Member $40

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Why Be a Member of CSAHU?

Posted: February 6, 2019

Do I want to speak for myself only or have an association representing me as one voice?  CSAHU has over 500 members speaking as one voice.

Legislative Compliance – be part of the solution speaking with your representatives locally on issues that affect you here in Colorado.

Credibility – As a member, you have knowledge and experience.  We, as members, are experts in our industry.

Education – NAHU provides designations, certifications and online learning tools.

Discounts – as a NAHU member you have the availability to receive Errors & Omissions at a 10% discount, UPS savings, car rentals, moving expenses, etc.

Media – NAHU promotes our advocacy efforts and the role of the brokers.  Our association is very well-respected in Washington, D.C.

2019 Dues through NAHU are $455 annually to be a member of NAHU, CSAHU, and your local chapter.  With an annual potential value of over $8,000, most of us appreciate the value of being a member with over 10,000 members nationwide representing our industry. 

Join Today!
 

CSAHU Election Report

Posted: November 15, 2018

Summary

As you already know the Democrats swept the Statewide offices (Governor, Attorney General, Treasurer, Secretary of State) but also gaining control of the State Senate by a decisive 19-16 majority while increasing their majority in the State House 41-24. The Democratic “trifecta” will create a significant impact on legislation at the General Assembly, the state budget, and cabinet appointments.

However, Colorado voters resoundingly rejected regulatory overreach (Proposition 112 – energy development setbacks) and tax increases (Amendment 73 – school funding; Proposition 110 – transportation infrastructure).  While municipal tax increases were successful in Denver and Boulder, state-wide voters took a notably more conservative approach – even while electing Democratic candidates.

State Senate Republicans held a majority in the Senate by an 18-16-1 margin heading into the 2018 election. The primary focus was on three key Senate races (SDs 16, 20, 24) to determine future control of the Senate. Whichever party won two out of those three races would have the majority.

The Democratic candidates swept all three of the key races. Tammy Story (D) beat incumbent Senator Tim Neville (R) in SD 16, Representative Jessie Danielson (D) beat businesswoman Christine Jensen (R) in SD 20, and Representative Faith Winter (D) beat incumbent Senator Beth Martinez Humenik (R) in SD 24. 

Ballots Cast

Colorado has historically been a state that is fairly evenly divided between Republicans, Democrats, and Unaffiliated voters. As you can see in the graphic below, Democrats and Unaffiliated voters outperformed Republican voters in the 2018 CO election. 

 

Candidate Races

Control of the State Senate was regarded by many as one of the most important issues during this election, since it move the legislature from split control to single-party control.  

Notable upsets include moderate Republican Cole Wist (R-Centennial) losing his seat to gun control advocate Tom Sullivan (D-Centennial).  Historically competitive House District 3 was no longer competitive, with incumbent Democrat Jeff Bridges besting Republican Toren Mushovic by 20 points.

Leadership caucus elections took place at the Capitol last week as well, click here to view the 2019 caucus leadership with bios. 

Please click here to access the document outlining the final results of the statewide ballot issue results. 

 
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