24th Annual Capitol Conference in Washington, D.C.
Online PR News – 02-April-2014 – Washington, D.C. – The National Association of Health Underwriters (NAHU) held its 24th Annual Capitol Conference on February 24-26 in Washington, DC. The theme of the meeting was “Agents of Change, Seizing the Opportunity!” Over 850 health insurance professionals from across the country did just that by promoting resolutions for healthcare issues with congressional leaders. Chicago insurance solutions firm Hipskind Seyfarth Risk Solutions LLC principals Mike Hipskind and Scott Seyfarth, attended the annual conference.
“Health reform requirements are both increasing the cost of employer-sponsored coverage and creating a huge compliance burden for employers.”
While at the conference Hipskind and Seyfarth sought the opportunity to learn more about healthcare reform and its impact on healthcare consumers, as well as communicated the role of the agent to Congress. They visited with both Illinois Senate offices (Durbin & Kirk) and met with aids from Rep. Mike Quigley’s and Rep. Dan Lipinski’s offices from Illinois to further discuss the role of insurance solutions providers. Both Hipskind and Seyfarth serve as co-chairs of the Legislative committee of the DuPage Association of Health Underwriters, one of over 200 NAHU chapters across the country.
"Health reform requirements are both increasing the cost of employer-sponsored coverage and creating a huge compliance burden for employers. The law is also contributing to our nation’s current economic uncertainty and limited job growth. NAHU’s efforts are targeted to reduce the burdens being placed on businesses and individuals, while preserving the positive aspects of health care reform," said Seyfarth.
"It is important that we focus on moving forward with implementation of what is already regulated and working to improve what we can change," said NAHU CEO Janet Trautwein. "We are educating agents and brokers so they know what to expect and how to best prepare and assist their clients. We are also working to ensure that agents and brokers are included in the health insurance exchanges, address concerns with the employer mandate, community rating and other market reforms."
The National Association of Health Underwriters represents 100,000 professional health insurance agents and brokers who provide insurance for millions of Americans.
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Hipskind Seyfarth Risk Solutions offers a wide-range of insurance products for individuals and businesses of all sizes. Representing reputable and competent carriers, HS Risk Solutions facilitates effective and customized insurance solutions on behalf of their clients. Hipskind Seyfarth Risk Solutions LLC, located in Chicago, provides expertise in the area of health and ancillary benefits. Hipskind and Seyfarth, principals, reside in Hinsdale, IL and have many clients in the suburbs of Chicago and the city.