In this opening session, learn about the goals of this conference, how to access all the content, the reason TAHU decided to be a part of it, and some of the plans TAHU has to bring virtual content to its members as we emerge from this crisis.
CE Provider: ComedyCE.com, Provider #37719 | Course #122743
Before we can start talking about solutions, we must first understand the problem. In this one-hour CE course, Eric will talk about how bad the COVID-19 crisis is and some of the challenges it’s created for our clients.
Wondering what the heck the new Individual Coverage Health Reimbursement Arrangement (ICHRA) is and how it works? In this session we explore this new employee benefits model and how it’s flexibility, portability and predictability might make it a good solution for some clients in these highly uncertain times.
In this mock conversation with a client who has 20 questions spanning 5 different government agencies as well as the CARES ACT, we learn why it is imperative to understand when you are going down a rabbit hole that takes you from being helpful to being liable.
CE Provider: ComedyCE.com, Provider #37719 | Course #122719
Clients have a LOT of questions right now, but most of those questions are about the two big relief packages congress has passed and how they and their employees might benefit.
One of the provisions in the Families First Coronavirus Relief Act is the self-employment tax credit. In this session, Misty explains what it is, how it works, and how it affects your clients.
Catherine Walker knows what it’s like to deal with a crisis…and to emerge stronger than ever. She had to figure out a career while being a stay at home mom when her husband was laid off after 9/11. She blossomed and become a top salesperson in direct marketing. Since then, she’s started a successful company, become a keynote speaker, written a book, and started a podcast. She has a message we can all benefit from.
CE Provider: ComedyCE.com, Provider #37719 | Course #122716
Rules exist for a reason. They’re usually meant to protect parties in a transaction and help ensure consistency so we don’t have to re-invent the wheel time after time. However, these same rules that help create order in society can be a source of frustration during a time of crisis since they can prevent people who are trying to solve problems from taking quick and necessary actions.
In this class, we’ll talk about the current Coronavirus pandemic and some of the insurance company rules and government red tape that are making it difficult for health care providers to treat their patients. We’ll also share some examples where common sense has prevailed.
CE Provider: ComedyCE.com, Provider #37719 | Course #122718
Sometimes it takes a crisis for congress to take action, and they’re definitely taking action in response to the coronavirus. As part of that, there have been some positive changes to HSAs, which Eric will discuss in this one-hour CE class.
NAHU CE Janet Trautwein joins us Wednesday morning with a special Coronavirus Update from the National Association of Health Underwriters. If anyone in America has their pulse simultaneously on what’s happeing in the insurance industry, in congress, and with our regulators, it’s Janet. You don’t want to miss this session.
Sarah and Tyler will give brokers and employers some practical tips to stay compliant and limit unexpected problems later.
While millions of people are out of work due to this crisis, compliance consultants are working overtime. Learn what one compliance advisor is working on (and whether you should be working on that stuff too).
CE Provider: TAHU, Provider #32408 | Course #121939
Mike and Shannon Meroney, lobbyists for the Texas Association of Health Underwriters and owners of Meroney Public Affairs, provide an update on recent health insurance legislation in the state of Texas and its implementation by the Texas Department of Insurance. One of the big topics they’ll be covering is Senate Bill 1264, which protects consumers in regulated plans from surprise medical bills. It’s important to be able to share information about that legislation with our clients at a time when they’re worried that they or a loved one might have an ER visit.
Over the last couple years, many agents have moved away from the individual market. Will Heavin and his agency did not; in fact, they opened a retail shop where they can meet with clients face to face.
During the COVID-19 crisis, they’re still meeting with clients, but now they do it virtually. In this Q&A session, Will discuss how an agent can build a good income over the next few weeks while working from home enrolling people in Obamacare.
CE Provider: The Brokerage Inc., Provider #32637 | Course #92949
This class, which explains some of the things employees should consider when deciding whether to stay on the group plan or drop off and sign up for Medicare, has been updated to include how the job uncertainty risks and potential medical costs associated with the coronavirus could play into that decision.
A few years ago, Danielle was at a broker meeting where the carrier conducting meeting made a comment that seniors don’t buy health insurance online. Boy, did she prove them wrong. Danielle and her brother David own a successful agency serving thousands of Medigap policyholders in 48 states – and no, they don’t sell most of these policies fact to face. As brokers scramble to convert to a virtual sales environment, we can learn from Danielle, who has been doing this for years.
CE Provider: ComedyCE.com, Provider #37719 | Course #122714
People over age 65 are especially vulnerable to the coronavirus. In this session, learn how your Medicare Supplement, Advantage, and Part D clients will be covered if they need testing or treatment.
CE Provider: ComedyCE.com, Provider #37719 | Course #122756
Niels is a compliance guy. He owns a third-party administration company and answers compliance questions all day long. And right now clients have a lot of questions. Here are the answers to some of the most common ones.
CE Provider: ComedyCE.com, Provider #37719 | Course #122717
As “non-essential” employers close up shop and comply with shelter at home orders, many of them have questions about their current insurance policies. Do their business interruption policies cover losses associated with the coronavirus? What about key employee insurance? Or workers comp? Or disability? Or hospital indemnity plans? In this session, Audra will discuss how some of these plans are likely to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic.
Vanessa Johnson is an attorney. And a professor. And an HR specialist. And an insurance agent. In this session, she’ll discuss the new paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave rules.
Joel Boggess understands difficult times. The long years of recovery from a childhood accident – involving an oncoming train, an unthinkable 30-foot fall, multiple skull fractures, and acts of sheer heroism, forever changed the way he would see possibilities, potential, and promise.
As agents struggle to find words to comfort, reassure, and lift up their clients during this challenging time, Joel can help us with our message. He is a popular motivational speaker and a book author, and we’re lucky to have him as part of this virtual conference.
As the coronavirus continues to spread, insurers across the nation have made coverage decisions about testing and treatment for COVID-19. Some have even made rule changes alowing enrolled members to switch plans and employees who waived to sign up for coveage. In this session, we’ll review those decisions and show you where you can get the latest info for each carrier.
CE Provider: ComedyCE.com, Provider #37719 | Course #122724
Most people need life and disability insurance. That said, most people don’t have life and disability insurance, at least not enough. But right now, in the middle of this coronavirus pandemic, people are suddenly interested in both types of coverage, and for good reason. What’s interesting is that, at a time of greater demand, it’s also easier to buy both types of coverage. In this one-hour CE session, Andra Grave explains why, and the opportunity it presents for you as a broker.
What, exactly, is the difference? This is an important question because one of these days the virus will fade, the sheltering rules and travel restrictions will be lifted, and people will NEED a vacation. When that happens, they’ll have lots of questions for their agents – not just their travel agents, their INSURANCE agents. This session will help you answer those questions and will explain why you may need to add Travel Medical Insurance to your portfolio of products.
We keep hearing how bad it is in New York and how the hospitals are overrun with COVID-19 patients. The whole reason we need to flatten the curve is so there will be enough hospital beds and ventillators to go around. But how bad is it in Texas right now and what should we expect. Here’s what I learned from a nurse who works at one of the major hospitals in Dallas.
For years, Bret Brummitt has been a fan of direct primary care. And he’s talked about it extensively. While some see the light, others have been reluctant to jump on this new trend. But with the coronavirus, that could soon change. Almost overnight, everyone seems to want primary care that can be delivered virtually, something that’s unlikely to change once the current crisis is over.
CE Provider: ComedyCE.com, Provider #37719 | Course #122728
One silver lining to this coronavirus pandemic is that people who may have been reluctant to try telehealth in the past are now registering their accounts and actually trying the service. This makes sense: not only does telehealth save consumers time and money when they need medical care, it also keeps them out of the doctor’s office, where they risk coming into contact with coronavirus patients.
Interestingly, now that they have tried it, this behavior change is likely to continue once the crisis is over. So if you weren’t talking to your clients about telehealth in the past, you definitely should now. Looks like it is here to stay.
As we wrap up this virtual conference, Mark Bellman shares some of the positive changes that could emerge from the coronavirus crisis. As he explains, it takes 21 days to form a habit, and when all is said and done, we will have changed the way we work and the way we interact for far more than 21 days, so it’s unlikely that we’ll simply fall into old habits when this crisis is over – those habits will have been replaced with new ones. In the midst of all of the bad news associated with COVID-19, it’s possible that the world will change for the better. How will it affect the way you live and work?
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Joel BoggessThursday, April 16, 11:00 am
The resiliency and resourcefulness of the human spirit is greater than any challenge, roadblock, or disappointment. Oftentimes a fresh perspective and a new voice is all that’s needed to trigger higher levels of creativity, innovation and action.