NAHU Your Medicare Advocate
NAHU is the only professional agent organization that represents agents and brokers who work with Medicare products and Medicare beneficiaries. Their strong relationships on Capitol Hill and growing influence with the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) should make NAHU your valued choice for professional development and advocacy.
NAHU has a long history of working on Medicare issues. In 2002, NAHU joined in lobbying for drug benefit and for a new program that would allow private insurance plans including a separate drug plan, to offer benefits to Medicare beneficiaries. After over a year of intense lobbying, the White House invited Janet Trautwein and John Greene to attend the bill signing of the Medicare Modernization Act. As Medicare Part D began the implementation process, NAHU was again involved from the beginning prescription drug discount cards to the current program today. NAHU was recognized during a special White House ceremony for extraordinary efforts in enrolling Medicare beneficiaries in Part D. NAHU’s recent successes and ongoing challenges can be reviewed on the attached document.
Current Medicare Battles
- COBRA trap- Legislation pending to eliminate the late enrollment penalty and provide a special enrollment period.
- CMS marketing rules and commission issues- Legislation pending to eliminate the scope of appointment form and address commission issues.
- HSAs- Seeking legislation to allow HSA contributions for employees after age 65.
- Observation Status- Legislation pending to address 3-day hospital stay issue.
Today, Medicare remains a complex program touching private insurance and government programs alike. It is important that you stay up to date on the issues and regulations, and NAHU is a tremendous resource. Our organization has recently accepted an invitation to be a part of NAHU’s Medicare Principals Council, which is specifically comprised of the most senior executives in this type of organization. Members of this group interact with peers at their practice level from around the country.
If you join by October 15th, NAHU has agreed to take $50 off your annual dues as an investment in you and the senior market. Just click on the link below and follow the prompts to join.
Thank you for your business, and thank you for considering membership in NAHU!
United Insurance Group
Vice President, Brokerage
NAHU Medicare Principals Council Member