A 6-year-old group for health insurance agents, Health Agents for America (HAFA), is heading to Las Vegas Thursday for a two-day meeting.
The Baton Rouge, Louisiana-based group is expecting the list of speakers to include Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-La.
Cassidy, who is a medical doctor, has been one of the leaders of efforts in the Senate to come up with an Affordable Care Act change bill that can win bipartisan support.
Other scheduled speakers include David Cassety, who is the Nevada deputy insurance commissioner, and Scott Kipper, a former Nevada insurance commissioner.
Jeff Miles, a longtime agent, will be running the HAFA session on the Trump administration’s new association health plan regulations.
B. Ronnell Nolan, HAFA’s president, wrote in a recent comment on the meeting that she expects some of the major focuses of the meeting to be the AHP regulations; the new Trump administration regulations that eliminate the Obama administration’s 90-day cap on short-term medical insurance benefit terms; and health insurance agents’ efforts to reinvent themselves, in light of health insurers’ producer compensation cuts.
“Our industry continues to change and morph into different avenues, and we must be one step ahead of the curve for survival,” Nolan said.