Members of the National Association of Health Underwriters (NAHU) are focusing their persuasive skills on policymakers on Capitol Hill this week.
NAHU has brought about 900 agents and brokers to Washington for its 24th annual Capitol Conference.
NAHU is giving the participants updates on topics such as the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) exchange system, the PPACA employer mandate rules, self-funded plans and Medicaid expansion.
NAHU speakers are also giving newcomers pointers on topics such as why talking to lawmakers’ legislative aides is often at least as important as talking to the lawmakers.
In the afternoons, NAHU is helping the participants figure out how to get into the congressional office buildings and introduce themselves to aides and lawmakers.