The Legislative team of the Colorado State Association of Health Underwriters is very active and involved in healthcare and health insurance reform taking place in Colorado and around the country.
As you read this and explore the legislative area of our website, please remember that as industry professionals, we are better together. Being a member will help you grow as a professional. And as professionals, it is our privilege and responsibility to give back to the industry that has allowed us all to succeed. I would invite all of you to become involved in the process that may have a direct effect on our business and future.
The goals of the Legislative team include but are not limited to helping to educate our elected officials in Denver and Washington, DC about the professional value that Health Insurance Brokers and Carriers bring to the small business owner and individual consumer dealing with the complexities of healthcare and health insurance.
The team will do so by being involved and “taking and keeping our seat at the table” in the ongoing discussions, meetings and debates that are taking place right now in the halls of both Capitals. Our Association’s position on many issues include the Uninsured, PPACA, state-based exchanges and the need for quality healthcare and controlling the cost for that care.
As a CSAHU member, you can read about the introduced pieces of legislation and their status in the Insurance Insider’s back issues that are archived HERE. But you must be a member in order to reach this critical information. This is one of the biggest values of your CSAHU membership.
If you are not a member, you can JOIN HERE and start seeing these important legislative updates.
We will also keep our members updated on important meetings, political fundraisers and industry related events around the state. Again, a critical reason for you to join.
Our Political Action Committee (CSAHU PAC) makes contributions to various legislators influential in the healthcare arena. This is your very own PAC and we need you to lend your financial support to the organization by donating annually to the PAC. For the CSAHU PAC Donor form, please Click HERE. You can also donate online HERE.
We need your help in these endeavors so that we can be an effective, viable voice in this ongoing discussion concerning our industry and our livelihood.
Brad Niederman and Tim Hebert
State Legislative Chairmen