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NAHU Fast Facts

Posted: May 2, 2018

  1. Subscribe to the NAHU Healthcare Happy Hour podcast on iTunes and Stitcher to get notified as soon as the weekly episode is posted.
  2. NAHU submitted comments on the proposed expansion of short-term plans, recommending that plans clearly describe their limitations, deference be given to state regulators, and the maximum duration be limited to six months with one renewal.
  3. The IRS announced that family high deductible health plans with a health savings account may treat $6,900 as the maximum contribution, overriding the $6,850 maximum that was established last year under the tax reform act.
  4. NAHU successfully advocated against an amendment to opioid response legislation that would have enforced employer penalties for inadequate mental health networks that may have resulted in fewer voluntary offerings of mental healthcare resources.
  5. The IRS issued guidance today that allows small employers to take advantage of the small business health care tax credit for 2017 and beyond, if there are no SHOP plans available in the county and if the employer's plan meets requirements for the tax credit in place prior to 2014.

Join Us At A CSAHU Chapter Meeting

Posted: May 2, 2018 

FRAHU: Annual Bowling Tournament 
 Thursday, May 31 
What: How to Develop your Personal Mission Statement with Time Gaynor
Click here to register!


SCAHU: Membership Meeting
When: Wednesday May 16, 8:00am - 10:00am
What: Wrap up of Legislative Session & Presentation and Discussion on SB136 – We can charge a fee, now what??

SCAHU: Annual Golf Tourney
WhenThursday, June 14, 2018
Location: Pine Creek 
Click here for more details. 

Click here to register!

MDAHU: Colorado Legistative Uodate

When: Wednesday May 09, 2018 from 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM 
WhereBethany Lutheran Church
4500 East Hampden Avenue
Cherry Hills Village, CO 80113
Member Price: $10.00
Non-Member Price: $40.00
Jenn will also give insight to the history of rulemaking in Colorado Healthcare Legislation and what that means to the future of Colorado.

You don't want to miss this!

Register here!

NCAHU: Legislative Update
Location:Ptarmigan Country Club
Time: 8:00am
Presenter: Jenn Penn - Jenn specializes in government and public affairs consulting, and will provide updates from the Colorado state legislature for review and discussion. This is always an extremely informative meeting, so don't miss it!

Register here!

What: WRAHU Quarterly Meeting
When: Friday, May 11, 2018
Where:Holiday Inn Express
1391 Townsend Ave, Montrose, Co. 81401
Details:Tired of all the insurance presentations? Well here is something different.

Come to Montrose to hear, listen and learn from Polly Cady. She is a Certified Handwriting analyst and expert in the art of the written word for over 27 years. Polly will teach you some fun and interesting things that our handwriting reveals.

7:30-8:00 - Registration and hot breakfast
8:00 - Introductions - Announcements - Review of Annual election ballot
8:15 - Legislative update and DOI changes -Jenn Penn -
Principal Owner of Dome Strategies, LLC - CSAHU Lobbyist-
9:15 Polly Cady -International speaker, author and graphologist
10:15 Break and sponsor announcements
10:30 Election of Board Members
10:45 Jim Sjerven, CEBS, LUTCF - "Business Associate Agreements- Where did this come from?"
11:45 Ballot results, Donation to Community Service project and closing of meeting

Please complete registration and fax to Jim Sjerven at (970) 256-7879 or email to [email protected] Please RSVP by Thursday, May 3rd. Payments accepted at the door. Cost: $20 for members/$30 for non-members.

Click here for the registration form. 

And A BIG THANK YOU!! to our meeting sponsors




Welcome to first State of the HUnion in 2018

Posted: April 11, 2018

This newsletter provides you with election analysis, news on the PAC, fundraising numbers and who HUPAC contributed to in 2018 so far. So dive in and take a look!

We are just over 6 months from the 2018 midterm elections and it’s shaping up to be one that could change the landscape of Congress. In this issue we analyze three of the top Senate races across the country. We will continue to highlight the competitive Senate races in the next two issues.

Click here to read the full edition of the State of the HUnion.


Join Us At A CSAHU Chapter Meeting

Posted: April 11, 2018 

NCAHU: CE Day, Friday, April 13
Location: Best Western Crossroads Inn 
5542 East US Hwy 34 
Loveland, CO  80537 
Time: 7:30AM – 3:00PM 
RSVP to: Jami Dorsey, [email protected] 
Other details: Breakfast and lunch will be served
4-5 CE credits
Payment Options: Early Payment must be received by April 6th (Credit Card or Check) 
Contact Jami Dorsey (970) 223-1804 - Ext. 228 or [email protected]
$55 (members) 
$80 (non-members) 
At the Door- April 13th (Credit Card or Check) 
$65 (member) 
$90 (non-member) 

Colorado Legislative Update
When:  May 09, 2018 at 8:00AM to 9:30AM
Where: Bethany Lutheran Church
4500 East Hampden Avenue
Cherry Hills Village, CO 80113

Description: Please join us to meet with Jenn L. Penn to get updates on the status of current bills proposed/defeated in the State Legislation.

Jenn will also give insight to the history of rulemaking in Colorado Healthcare Legislation and what that means to the future of Colorado.

Register Here


MDAHU Golf Tournament
When: June 21, 2018
6:30 am registration 
7:30 am shotgun tee times 
Heather Ridge 
13521 E Illiff Ave, Aurora
Details: Breakfast will be served at registration with a lunch banquet and awards to follow. 

Single Golfer - $140

Foursome - $550

Questions or sponsorship information contact [email protected] 

Register Here


WRAHU: Chapter Meeting
When: Friday, May 11
Time: 7:30AM - 12:00PM
What: We will be electing next year's board members at this meeting. Please let us know if you are interested in serving on the Board. Call Steve Grisier at 970-241-5542 for details.

To become a WRAHU member call Shauntrel Ormsbee at 970-549-0562 or email her at [email protected].


SB136 – Broker Fee & Fee Disclosure Bill Passed

Posted: April 4, 2018

Dear CSHAU Members,

SB136 – Broker fee & fee disclosure bill passed the House of Representatives 63-0 with 2 excused this morning and now proceeds to the Governor for action.  

1) Get your thank-you cards out and be sure to drop a note of thanks to your house representative and a HUGE thank you to the amazing bill sponsors, Senator Tim Neville, Representative Tracy Kraft-Tharp and Representative Lang Sias for their hard work, dedication and leadership on this issue. 

Mail them to:
Colorado General Assembly
200 E Colfax Avenue
Denver, CO 80203

2) When the bill is signed by the Governor your CSAHU board will work closely with the Division of Insurance as they work on rules for when a broker can charge a fee to individual customers.

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