Tuesday, December 17, 2013

December 2013 Advocacy

NAIFA Washington “Day on the Hill” 2014

“Day on the Hill” is scheduled January 21st in Olympia.   When it comes to political advocacy and protecting the interests of its members, NAIFA is one of the best in the business.  Our many successes have hinged on NAIFA Washington's favorable relationships with their legislators.

Challenges remain to bring the uninsured Washingtonians into the system and to reduce the high cost of health care for everyone.  We will have an update from the CEO of the Washington Health Benefits Exchange.

DOH Proposed agenda will be:

8:45                      Welcome and Introductions


9:00-9:30              Update on the Washington Health Benefit Exchange

                                 -Richard Onizuka CEO, Washington Health Benefit Exchange

9:30-10:00           Governor Inslee’s Health Policy Objectives for 2014

                               -Dr. Robert Crittenden, MD Senior Health Policy Advisor,
                                Office of the Governor

10:00-10:30         Priorities for Life Insurers in the 2014 Legislative Session

                              -Mr. John Mangan, Regional Vice President, American Council
                               of Life Insurers

10:30-11:00        Legislative Budget and Policy Priorities for the 2014 Session
                              ( the following Legislators Invited but not Confirmed)

                              -The Honorable Pat Sullivan (D, 47th Legislative District),
                                Washington State House; Majority Leader

                             -The Honorable Dan Kristiansen (R, 39th Legislative District)
                               Washington State House; Minority Leader

11:00-11:30        Priorities for Health Plans in the 2014 Legislative Session

                             -Ms. Grace Campbell Regional Manager, America’s Health
                              Insurance Plans

11:30-11:45       Issue Briefing—Health and Life Insurance Priorities
                          for NAIFA and WAHU Members
                          (Talking Points Papers to be Reviewed)

                                                                                                -Mel Sorensen

Your Local Associations will be setting up appointments with the Legislators in your area. Contact them with your interest to attend and join in on meeting with your Legislator.  Please see the enclosed registration.
Sharon Sparling, CIC
Advocacy Chair

If you have any questions, you can contact me at:
Sharon@ssparling.com or call (360) 708-3210


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