April 2016  

Calendar of Events

April 21, 2016 - MAHU Symposium

April 22, 2016 - Greater Chesapeake Charitable Foundation (GCCF)  Third Annual Oyster and Bull Roast

June 9th - Member Happy Hour Ryleighs Oyster House Timonium on June 9th from 5-8

June 26-29, 2016- 2016 NAHU Annual Convention & Exhibition, Albuquerque Convention Center, Albuquerque, NM

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Next Member Meeting

MAHU 13th Annual Benefits Expo & Awards Dinner

 April 21, 2016
8:00 AM - 9:30 PM

 Maryland Live! Casino
7002 Arundel Mills Cir, #777
Hanover, MD 21076


 Join us at Maryland Live! For a day of education and insight about the ACA and its impact on our business community. CE's available.

  We encourage you to invite HR Professionals and Business Owners!

 8:00 a.m. Registration

 9:00-4:15 Program (details to follow)

Click here for a full agenda.

 4:30-6:00 Cocktail Reception

 6:30-9:30 Awards Dinner (ticket sold separately)

  Purchase of program ticket includes free valet parking, complimentary breakfast and lunch at the Maryland Live Buffet and a $20 token to Maryland Live!


 For questions contact Shawn Brashears: [email protected]

 Interested in sponsorship opportunities? Contact Sean Ruder:  [email protected]

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GCCF Bull and Oyster Roast

Please join the Greater Chesapeake Charitable Foundation (GCCF) for the Third Annual Oyster and Bull Roast! The event will take place on April 22, 2016, 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm at Tall Cedars in Parkville, MD.

GCCF is a Foundation made up of insurance and financial professionals in the Maryland area and represents the following industry associations: Baltimore Association of Health Underwriters (BAHU), Maryland CPCU Society Chapter, National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (NAIFA), and the Society of Financial Service Professionals (SFSP).

Our mission is to help those in need. We do this by collecting toys for local children’s hospitals, clothing for in-need professionals, and supporting local charities and projects…and that’s just the beginning. Help us continue to give back to our community!

Your support of the GCCF Oyster and Bull Roast will go a long way towards serving the Marylanders in need. This year's proceeds will benefit Catch a Lift Foundation,, Banner Neighborhoods Community Corporation,, and the Baltimore County Police Department**.

**Donate a Bear - Bring a stuffed bear (or any stuffed animal) to be used by police officers to keep in their cars to comfort children and help them stay calm during traumatic events (car accidents, fires, separation from their parents).

Click here for sponsorship opportunities.

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NAHU National Convention

Join NAHU June 26-29 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, to get the tools and information you need to grow and manage your business in these changing times. You will not want to miss this high-value meeting with knowledgeable speakers, a professional development day, highlight events, our exhibit hall and beautiful Albuquerque weather. Click here for the preliminary agenda.
Click here to register today before the early-bird registration ends on Wednesday, May 4!
Sunday General Session Keynote Speaker Donna Brazile
Veteran Democratic political strategist Donna Brazile is an adjunct professor, author, syndicated columnist, television political commentator, vice chair of voter registration and participation at the Democratic National Committee, and former interim national chair of the DNC, as well as the former chair of the DNC’s Voting Rights Institute. She is also the author of the best-selling memoir Cooking with Grease: Stirring the Pots in American Politics and an on-air contributor to CNN and ABC, where she regularly appears on This Week.
In her presentation, she will address our current political environment, hot-topic legislation, campaigns and voting.
Sunday General Session Keynote Speaker Ana Navarro
Ana Navarro is a well-known Republican strategist and a political analyst for CNN and CNN en Español. She is also a political contributor on ABC’s The View. The Miami New Times named her a “Republican power-consultant,” and the Tampa Bay Times called her “a sought-after voice in Republican politics and an adviser for any presidential hopeful,” saying, “with confidants Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio she is poised to play a big role in the GOP response to immigration reform and Hispanic outreach.”
In her presentation, she will discuss the latest hot-button issues in politics, giving the audience an insider’s view of the upcoming elections and a roadmap for where the country is headed.
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New Member Highlights

Welcome New BAHU Members!

Sarah Ehrlich - The L. Warner Companies

Solon Webb - NexusIMG




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NAHU Compliance Corner

Don't forget that as a BAHU Member, you have access to NAHU's Compliance Corner.

Have a Compliance Question?

If you need an answer to a specific health reform implementation question, you may submit it here and receive a personalized answer back generally within a few business days. Click here to login and take advantage of this premier member benefit.

Frequently Asked Questions

Have a question on the employer responsibility requirements? Perhaps your burning question is about PPACA’s subsidies. Now you can get answers 24 hours a day, seven days a week with NAHU’s newest Compliance Corner benefit: Frequently Asked Questions. We’ve posted dozens of the questions that you’ve been asking along with the answers here.

Compliance Cornered Blog

By following Compliance Corner's new semi-monthly blog, Compliance Cornered, you will obtain access to many health reform implementation questions and compliance concerns. Click here to see what you have been missing out on!

Health Reform Compliance

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) has transformed the world of employee benefits and most NAHU members are now devoting a significant amount of their time to helping clients comply with the law and prepare for its coming changes. NAHU's PPACA resource page contains all the links, guidance and tools agents and brokers need to advise employer clients about their rights and responsibilities under the new law.

Agents and the Marketplace

Click here for resources regarding agent and broker training for the federally facilitated and state-based marketplaces as well as other resources to address problems with individual and SHOP marketplaces.

Additional Compliance Topics

While PPACA represents new and extremely significant compliance obligations for employers and employee benefit specialists, it is certainly not the only federal requirement health insurance agents and brokers need to know about! Click here to view other compliance topics.

Compliance Corner Webinars

NAHU provides all members with exclusive access to free monthly webinars focusing on a specific detailed compliance topic of interest. These one-hour webinars are generally held on the first Thursday of each month at 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Eastern.

Compliance Corner webinars in the past have focused on W2 reporting, exchanges, summaries of benefits and coverage, the MLR rebates and more. Presentation slides, recordings and supplemental materials are available for members.


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Available Jobs

Have an open position?

We will post open positions specific to our industry in the BAHU newsletters or in the classified section of the BAHU website. If you have a position you would like included, send the information to [email protected].

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Sponsorships Opportunities

Is your company interested in becoming a BAHU corporate sponsor for the 2015 - 2016 BAHU Year?  Contact [email protected] to find out more information about our Corporate Sponsorship program.

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