Members of the National Association of Health Underwriters (NAHU) are preparing to head to New Orleans for the group’s 85th annual convention.
Organizers are expecting more than 800 health insurance professionals to show up for the event, up from about 600 at the 2014 meeting, which was held in Scottsdale, Ariz.
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The 2015 meeting is set to start Sunday and end Wednesday.
Concerns about the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (PPACA) will hang over the meeting, as they have every year since Barack Obama became president, but NAHU has tried to offer professional development sessions that will help members help their customers no matter what happens in Washington, or at the PPACA public exchange system.
Speakers will talk Monday about topics such as benefit design, tools for analyzing health plans that include health savings accounts or health reimbursement arrangements, payroll compliance, health benefits captives, specialty drug management and private exchanges.