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In an ongoing effort to provide updated information, the Commissioner’s appointed Curriculum Board recently reviewed and approved a new Eight-Hour Long-Term Care Course Outline that fulfills the mandatory eight hour course requirement and ensures subject relevance and the coverage of new products and issues.
This year (2013) was my first time attending NAHU’s Capitol Conference. There are no words that can adequately describe the feelings the resulted from being able to participate in such a phenomenal and history making event. I really feel that we, as agents, can make a difference! It is our duty to make our voices heard to ensure that there is a future for us to keep our jobs.
My trip to Washington D.C. for the NAHU Capitol Conference reminded me of the classic American political drama titled Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, starring James Stewart, about one man’s impact on politics. Though I am not certain of the impact this one woman had on American politics, I am very certain on the impact going to Washington had on me. It was life changing.
The long-awaited final rule for PPACA’s delivery reform initiative— accountable care organizations (ACOs)—was released by the Obama administration. The rule lays the groundwork for creating ACOs in Medicare and makes several changes to the proposed rule in an attempt to be more financially appealing to providers.
On Friday, December 2, 2011, LAAHU will hold its 3rd Annual “Salute to Women in Business Charity Luncheon & Fashion Show.” This year, we have a unique opportunity to recognize and celebrate not only the successes and contributions of women in business, but to also honor our U.S. Military Men and Women by selecting Operation Gratitude as our beneficiary. This 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization began in the living room of one woman in Encino, California who, after 9/11 felt compelled to do something that would lift the spirits of our troops.
LAAHU listened. You wanted an event that would provide real value with tangible ideas you could put to the test right after the event. Last year, LAAHU set out to redefine what we could do for you by bringing you University Day. This year, we upped the ante. We took everything you loved about University Day and expanded on it. You’ll now have a choice of 10 breakout sessions offering 6 CE credits. This year’s theme is “Success…Nothing Less,” and University Day promises to deliver...
November 2nd was a watershed election. Again. Election day 2008 brought us President Barack Obama. Election day 2010 will usher in Speaker John Boehner. OK, but let’s face it, the key question is: what does the Republican takeover of the House of Representatives, their narrowing of the Democratic majority in the Senate; and the rise of the Tea Party mean for health care reform in 2011 and beyond? And while we’re at it, what does the return of Jerry Brown to the Governor’s office in Sacramento mean for brokers in California?