This week, we had our annual Capitol Conference in Washington D.C. for the National Association of Health Underwriters (NAHU). There were over 1,000 Healthcare brokers in attendance for the conference, making it the largest conference ever held by NAHU. Douglas Lubenow has been attending the conference for over 20 years (this was my 2nd year attending) and Douglas has been a key contributor driving some important legislative changes over the passed few years.
Key Issues Discussed this year
There were several issues discussed this year at the conference and in meetings with our local Congress representatives. The two most important issues are below:
Meeting with the House Ways & Means Committee
As a member of the Medicare Advisory Group of NAHU, Justin Lubenow had the opportunity to meet with the Ways & Means Committee. Specifically, we met with the top health aide to the Chairman, Kevin Brady. Three of the key Medicare topics we discussed were:
Presentation on the BENES Act and A Better Way
Medicare Breakout Session - 2017 NAHU Capitol Conference. Left to Right: John Greene (VP of Congressional Affairs, NAHU), Dwane McFerrin (VP of Medicare Solutions, Senior Market Sales), Tom Ashby (President, Senior Healthcare Solutions), Justin Lubenow (EVP, Senior Advisors, LLC), Maggie Stedt (President, Stedt Insurance Services)
Justin Lubenow also had the opportunity to speak at our Medicare breakout session to about 100 brokers regarding the changes that were proposed in the Benes Act (drafted last year, but not approved yet) and A Better Way (Paul Ryan’s recommended changes for Medicare). We are working to pull together the audio & video footage of the presentation to share with our subscribers in the coming week.
See bio here