Public Announcements

 

SAAHU and More Than A Bed

saahu and more than a bed

our partnership at work

Attached are some pictures of the donations that we collected for our charity, More Than A Bed.

Additionally, they sent us a thank you note, attached.

Appreciate all the kind donations and supporting our local charity! 

 

Stacy Nietupski

SAAHU Community Outreach Chair



 

NEW! Employer-Sponsored Plans in a Post ACA Era Certification Course

NEW! Employer-Sponsored Plans in a Post ACA Era Certification Course 

Developed by experts in both the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) and overall employee benefits law, this high-level course will ensure that the student understands the key technical components of the ACA. Additionally, its goal is to ensure that students are aware of how the law came to be enacted, the ACA's place in the overall body of federal and state laws regulating public and private healthcare and health insurance program, and how the law may evolve and change in the future. 
 
Students that complete this certification program will be better prepared to counsel both individual and business consumers of health insurance on the specifics of the ACA. They will also be well versed on all of the new options and requirements for health plans the law has created, and how to best help consumers moving forward. 


Course Highlights:

 

Introduction — ACA Then to Now

ACA and Its Impact on Health Insurance Policies 

ACA and Its Impact on Health Insurance Markets

ACA and Employer-Sponsored Plans

ACA and the Small Employer

ACA Employer Mandate 

ACA Employer Reporting Requirements

ACA and the Individual Market/Exchanges

ACA and Other Populations/Provisions

ACA Moving Forward 

 

Cost:

The cost of the Employer-Sponsored Plans in a Post ACA Era Certification course is $595 for members and $775 for non-members, which includes online instruction in 10 webinar modules, a hard copy of the course textbook*, a final exam and continuing education credits (status by state and rules). Upon completion, the student will receive a certificate of completion as a Certified Employer-Sponsored Plans in a Post ACA Era Professional. 

 

Please check your state's CE approval status prior to purchasing the course.

*The course textbook that will be mailed directly to the address provided in your student profile within 5 business days.

 

REBC® Designation Requirement:
 

The NAHU Employer-Sponsored Plans in a Post ACA Era Certification is a requirement of the Registered Employee Benefits Consultant® designation. Earning the REBC designation elevates your credibility as a professional and prepares you to best serve your clients. By completing the NAHU Employer-Sponsored Plans in a Post ACA Era Certification you will be one step closer to obtaining the designation. Click here to access more information about the REBC designation, including the learning objectives and curriculum.

 

Other NAHU Courses: NAHU provides certifications on a variety of topics, including Self-funding, Medicare, the role of Benefits Account Managers, Wellness, CDHC, HIPAA, Individual Health Insurance, Benefits Technology, and Voluntary/Worksite. Visit the NAHU website for more information on certification courses as well as the Registered Employee Benefits Consultant® (REBC®) designation.

 

SAAHU Accomplishments

 

SAAHU Goals and Accomplishments

2018-2019

March 28, 2019

 

 Accomplishments:

  • Applied for Pacesetter
  • Applied and received for Silver Seal.
  • Membership continued with gift cards ($25) to those who bring in new members
  • Increased the HUPAC contribution.
  • Conducted monthly membership meetings
  • Held an annual Silent Auction at December membership meeting, donated a portion of the proceeds to Beads of Courage.
  • The board collected donations for the Ronald Mc Donald house and hosted a lunch for them on December 20, 2018.
  • Had a successful golf tournament April 13, 2018 at the Omni Golf Resort charity was Ronald McDonald house.
  • Scheduled the next golf tournament for April 19, 2019 at AZ National Resort. Charity will be “More than a Bed”.  
  • Participated in State of Arizona Legislative day on the Hill Feb 7, 2019
  • Updated the chapter ByLaws.

 

SAAHU picks More Than A Bed Foster & Adoptive Family Resource Center as their Charity!

Exciting News!

SAAHU picks More Than A Bed Foster & Adoptive Family Resource Center as their Charity!

 

You can donate directly here

 

 

Donate to More Than a Bed:

Ways to Donate:

  • ITEMS:

  1. Diapers
  2. Car Seats
  3. Children's Furniture and More...

 

We have limited space for large items...  If you are donating furniture, please send us an email first: morethanabed@gmail.com

 

We accept small items and clothing at the warehouse anytime during hours of operation:

Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 8:30am - 12:30pm  And 2nd & 4th Saturday of Each Month 8:00am - 11:00am

 

FINANCIAL DONATIONS   

Send us a check via USPS to:

More Than A Bed

3637 North 1st Avenue

Tucson, AZ 85719

 

NATIONAL INSURANCE AWARENESS DAY – June 28

NATIONAL INSURANCE AWARENESS DAY

National Insurance Awareness Day is observed each year on June 28. This day was created as a day to review your insurance coverage.

Insurance offers security, covering loved ones and recovering losses in the event of damage, illness or death.  It offers protection but over time the value of our homes and the items in may appreciate.  What was once worth $100,000.00 a decade ago may be worth much more today. Be sure your policies keep up with the values.

HOW TO OBSERVE

Take time to review your coverage to be sure you are not under or over insured. Use #NationalInsuranceAwarenessDay to share on social media

 

Spring into Action

4/2/2018

 

A new membership campaign, "Spring into Action," began yesterday and runs through Sunday, April 22. Click here to find a flyer to promote it to your chapter members and prospects. 


Any new member or a rejoining lapsed (6+ months or more) member will get a $50 refund off of their national dues.

 

https://images.magnetmail.net/images/clients/NAHU_2/attach/SpringIntoAction2018.pdf

 

State Awards

2017 LPRT Qualifiers in Arizona

Level & Years

Lifetime & Qualifying (20yrs) Jerome T. Anderson   

Lifetime & Qualifying   (12yrs) Eleanor M. Brockhurst

Soaring Eagle (3yrs) Lori Crandall

Soaring Eagle (7yrs) Ray Magnuson, JF, CLU, CHFC, RHU, REBC

Soaring Eagle (4yrs)    Peter L. Rowe, CLU AIF

Golden Eagle (3yrs)   Korina Kay Gregg

Lifetime & Qualifying   (19yrs) Ken R. Leombruno

Lifetime & Qualifying (19yrs) Rosanne Wolfe, RHU, REBC

Lifetime    (16yrs) Kristine M. Kassel, RHU

Lifetime    (11yrs) Judy Anne Johnson, MHP, RHU

Lifetime    (19yrs) Franklin L. Turner

Distinguished Service Awards for Arizona 2017

Ray Magnuson

Shelly Winson

State and Region awards

Blue Chip Region 7 & Top Small Region

Pacesetter- Southern Arizona (SAAHU)

Large Local Chapter Most New Members- Phoenix

Large State Highest Growth Rate Chapter- Arizona

Silver Seal- Southern Arizona (SAAHU)

 

 

Arizona AHU the 2018 Blue Ribbon of Excellence

It is with great pleasure that NAHU awards Arizona AHU the 2018 Blue Ribbon of Excellence.

 

This recognition means that Arizona AHU and all its locals are certified. This make all of you part of the NAHU elite!

 

 

Arizona AHU Recognized with the Blue Ribbon of Excellence Award

 

Tucson, AZ (February 2, 2018) — Arizona AHU was recently recognized with the Blue Ribbon of Excellence Award on February 2, 2018.  

 

Arizona AHU was recognized for this award as part of NAHU's Chapter Certification Program, which is an ongoing program that recognizes excelling chapters throughout the calendar year.

 

“The leadership of NAHU members has a far-reaching impact on providing for the healthcare needs of individuals, families and business in their communities. We are grateful for Chapter Name’s hard work with chapter development and recognize them for their efforts with this well-deserved award,” said NAHU CEO Janet Trautwein.

 

"Arizona AHU exemplifies the dedication to providing the best opportunities for our members through their dedication to chapter development,” said Michael Bravo, president of Southern Arizona. “This year, Chapter Name organized lots of work in our local community, scheduled meetings as part of our communications efforts and hosted a simposyum to increase and maintain NAHU memberships. These projects and many others have set a standard of excellence in the health insurance industry that we are proud to represent.”

 

The National Association of Health Underwriters represents 100,000 professional health insurance agents and brokers who provide insurance for millions of Americans. For more information, please call Denisse Bravo at 520.722.8006 or email Denisse@BravoInsuranceSolutions.com

 

 

Annual Summary of Southern Arizona Association of Health Underwriters Activities

Annual Summary of Southern Arizona Association of Health Underwriters Activities

February 2018

 

 

Membership activity

We have a monthly membership meeting on the third Wednesday of the month, at the Sheraton Tucson Hotel & Suites. This year we decided to change locations.  Meetings typically begin with a check-in at 8:00 a.m. with program beginning at 8:30. A few meetings were changed to lunch meeting accommodate speaker’s schedules.   

 

Board meeting are held after the membership meeting each month.  It runs approximately 9:30-11. Members are welcome and encouraged to attend.  

 

Awards

SAAHU was presented with the Pacesetter award in June 2017 at the annual NAHU conference in Orlando, FL for our accomplishments the prior year.  We will again apply for the Pacesetter award this year and it is nearly complete. 

 

We are very proud that SAAHU applied and received the Gold Seal Certificate again; you can see our seal on the www.SAAHU.org website!

 

Legislation 

We continue to be contracted with a State lobbyist along with AAHU and GPAHU to protect our industry.   They continue to work very hard on our behalf.  They have been assisting in supporting legislation at the state level.  Becky Kanoza is our local Legislation chair.

 

Fundraising/Public Service/Membership Mixer

Our Corporate Fundraising is a statewide fundraising package to support AAHU, GPAHU, and SAAHU.  The packages are for Carriers, GA’s and TPA’s and include different levels of sponsorship.  Becky reported that we have exceeded our fundraising goals this year. 

 

Netta Garcia & Stacy Nietupski are the local community outreach chairs.  We have taken on a local charity CHD (children with heart defects).  They will be having collections at the monthly membership meetings as well as at the golf tournament.  We also gave to Kids Animals Life and Dreams.  We had a silent auction at our December meeting which helped us raise money for charity.  We also participated in cooking lunch at the Ronald McDonald house January 26, 2018. 

 

Golf

Our 2017, 18th Golf tournament was held at Omni Golf Resort on April 14th 2017.  We will have our 19th annual Golf Tournament on April 13th 2018h at Omni Golf Resort.   Ryan Hansen has volunteered to chair the golf tournament along with the board.  Funding is based primarily on sponsorship packages.  We can sell raffle tickets and mulligan tickets along with golf 4-somes. The excess monies raised will support our local chapter.  

 

Education/Programs

2017 & 2018

We may have not had membership meetings during the summer (July & August) however we have been very busy planning for our upcoming year. 

August 9th we had our State Strategic Planning meeting in Scottsdale, AZ.  Our Region 7 leadership training took place August 10th and 11th in Scottsdale, AZ and this year we combined with Region 6.  It was two action packed days full of activities and great speakers. 

August 21st SAAHU had a productive strategic planning session as well. 

September 27th we had our fist membership meeting.   It was put on by one of our very own Vice president of SAAHU, Michael Grossman.  He spoke on Ethics and this meeting was 2 Ethic CE’s.  

October 12th we tried something a bit different.  We had a Live Through NAHU with Janet Trautwein, NAHU CEO.  Janet gave us an update on Washington.  This meeting was also a 1 CE credit. 

November 15th was Kathy Winger, business attorney who talked with us about cyber security for health insurance brokers.  This meeting was a 1 CE. 

December we had our very own member Denisse Bravo who talked with us about wellness and use of oils in healing.  We also held a very successful annual silent auction. 

January our speaker was Jessica Badowski who spoke on the powers of social media. 

February we plan to have Dan Johnson talk to us about wellness and stress.  We have applied for CE. 

March 21st we are having Janet Trautwein, CEO of NAHU.

 

April Mike Embry, NAHU President. 

 

Membership

Karen and Stacy are working on membership and retention.   Membership packets are available at the door of all meetings.  Any board member can assist new members.   Stacy and Karen distribute the lapsed list at all board meetings and all board members volunteer to contact people on the list in order to retain.  Karen and Stacy put together a membership contest.  Each member that brings on a new member will be awarded a $25 Visa gift card. 

 

 

 

 

Secretary Recap SAAHU January 29th, 2018

Secretary Recap SAAHU January 29th, 2018

We may have not had membership meetings during the summer (July & August) however we have been very busy planning for our upcoming year.  August 9th we had our State Strategic Planning meeting in Scottsdale, AZ.  Our Region 7 leadership training took place August 10th and 11th in Scottsdale, AZ and this year we combined with Region 6.  It was two action packed days full of activities and great speakers.  August 21st SAAHU had a productive strategic planning session as well. 

We kicked off our first membership meeting at a new location, Sheraton Tucson Hotel & Suites.  We will continue at this location.  September 27th we had our fist membership meeting.   It was put on by one of our very own Vice president of SAAHU, Michael Grossman.  He spoke on Ethics and this meeting was 2 Ethic CE’s.   October 12th we tried something a bit different.  We had a Live Through NAHU with Janet Trautwein, NAHU CEO.  Janet gave us an update on Washington.  This meeting was also a 1 CE credit.  November 15th was Kathy Winger, business attorney who talked with us about cyber security for health insurance brokers.  This meeting was a 1 CE.  December we had our very own member Denisse Bravo who talked with us about wellness and use of oils in healing.  We also held a very successful annual silent auction.  January our speaker was Jessica Badowski who spoke on the powers of social media.  February we plan to have Dan Johnson talk to us about wellness and stress.  We have applied for CE. 

In March we hope to have Janet Trautwein, CEO of NAHU and in April Mike Embry, NAHU President.  Stay tune for the dates and times.  We hope to see you all at our upcoming meetings.

If you ever have any suggestions on speakers or topics let one of our board members know.

Respectfully submitted:

Nicole Dyson

SAAHU Secretary 2017-2018

 

 

Feel the Love Membership & Retention Campaign Flyer

1/22/2018

 

Feel the Love Membership & Retention Campaign Flyer

As your membership drive officer - I want to invite you to share the love!

From now until Valentine's Day for:

- New NAHU members

- Any members lapsed more than 6 months - they can save $50 on your national dues!

Karen Roach, Field Client Manager 51-100

Arizona Small Group Plus 602-659-9167

 

SAAHU is now Gold Certified for 2018!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE      Contact: Denisse Bravo Denisse@BravoInsuranceSolutions.com 

January 12th, 2018                                        

 

Southern Arizona Association of Health Underwriters  Recognized with Gold Certification

 

Tucson, AZ (1/12/2018) —SAAHU was recently recognized with Gold Certification on 1/12/2018

 

SAAHU was recognized for this award as part of NAHU's Chapter Certification Program, which is an ongoing program that recognizes excelling chapters throughout the calendar year.

 

“The leadership of NAHU members has a far-reaching impact on providing for the healthcare needs of individuals, families and business in their communities. We are grateful for Chapter Name’s hard work with chapter development and recognize them for their efforts with this well-deserved award,” said NAHU CEO Janet Trautwein.

 

“SAAHU exemplifies the dedication to providing the best opportunities for our members through their dedication to chapter development,” said Denisse Chapter President, president of SAAHU .

The National Association of Health Underwriters represents 100,000 professional health insurance agents and brokers who provide insurance for millions of Americans.

 

 

SAAHU proudly supports KALD

9/21/2017-

SAAHU is a firm believer in making a difference within the community we live in. We do this by selecting a local registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization 2x a year. We are proud to announce we will be supporting Kids Animals Life & Dreams (August-December). Their mission is to build mentoring relationships with youth in foster care by offering animal assisted learning, initiating volunteer opportunities, helping them develop their potential, and help prepare them for a successful future. The teens that they serve are in the DES system, and are required to find a job and/or volunteer on a monthly basis. KALD has partnered with another 501(c)3 organization called More Than A Bed to provide a place of service for these kids. More Than A Bed supports foster families and children by providing practical and basic needs. They have a warehouse (Prince & Campbell) where basic necessities are stored and foster families can come and get supplies at no cost. The teens of KALD volunteer at the warehouse to get their community service hours and get paid $5 an hour and must complete 16 hours a month (total $80).

 

How can you help?

  • Bring a new package of socks/underwear to our next monthly meeting (size youth-adult)
  • Donate $7 for a pair of socks or $10 for a pair of underwear at check-in at our monthly meeting
  • Help to sponsor a child’s monthly salary of $80 per month (check/cash donation)

 

For more information about this non-profit, you can visit their website at: https://www.kaldoftucson.org/

 

Thanks,

 

Stacy Nietupski

Sales Executive, Delta Dental of Arizona

6336 N Oracle Rd PMB 367, Tucson, AZ 85704

Phone: 602-550-5000 | Fax: 602-588-3921

 

One Team One Goal

We would love to see you be part of the SAAHU memberhip!

 

Hi All,

There is a Membership Campaign beginning 8/26 for a $50 savings, see flyer attached. 

I’d like to discuss at today’s meeting to boost our membership back up.  See you all this afternoon!

 

Karen Roach, Field Client Manager 51-100

Arizona Small Group 602-659-9167

 

Southern Arizona AHU receives 2017 NAHU Silver Certification

5/12/2017

Congratulations, Southern Arizona AHU is Silver Certified!

NAHU is excited that your chapter has become Silver Certified!

 

Congratulations, Southern Arizona AHU is Silver Certified!

NAHU is excited that your chapter has become Silver Certified! Please find attached the 2017 Silver Certification logo which your chapter can use on its letterhead, chapter website, newsletter or however else preferred.

 

Along with your new recognition, we are providing you with a press release template you can use to send to your local media. All you need to do is fill in your personal details and email it to local newspapers, online media outlets and community newsletters.

 

If you need assistance with the press release, putting together a specific media contact list or even distributing your press release, please free to contact ReDonah Anderson.

 

This certification is based on the chapter's achievement in a 12-month time period. In order to have continuous certification, your chapter will need to re-apply on or before May 31, 2018.