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What Does Your Registration Cover?

  • Educational Programming — two general sessions. Two NAHU Certification Courses & choose from 16 current sessions.
  • Admission to the Exhibit Hall — exclusive exhibit hall hours & more time to connect with businesses committed to supporting NAHU and the insurance industry.
  • Convention Meals — one continental breakfast, two lunches, Sunday’s Welcome Reception, and the Gordon Memorial Award Dinner.
  • Tailored Workshop Sessions — designed specifically for first-time convention attendees and Chapter leaders.
  • Three days of learning and networking with your industry peers.

Free Convention Mobile App

We got an app for that! Scan the QR code or visit your app store and type in "NAHU" and select the 2014 NAHU Annual Convention App. This app is free and is continuously being updated with new information. Download it today to create your personal convention schedule, find out about sessions and speakers along with who you can find in our exhibitor hall.

Keynote Speakers

Sunday Opening General Session

Our Keynote Speaker on Sunday is motivational speaker Dan Clark who in 2005, was one of five newly elected inductees into the National Speakers Association Speakers Hall of Fame, and received the prestigious CPAE – “Council of Peers Award for Excellence” lifetime achievement award. Since its inception in 1977, only 195 professional or celebrity speakers have become Hall of Fame members including Ronald Reagan, Colin Powell, Zig Ziglar, Earl Nightingale, Art Linkletter, Dr. Norman Vincent Peale, Art Berg, and Keith Harrell. Hall of Fame inductees are selected for their mastery in seven areas of speaking excellence including: Originality of Material; Uniqueness of Style; Experience; Delivery Technique; Client and Peer Image; Reputation and Professional Integrity; and Ability to Relate to their Audiences as unique and talented speakers who have reached the top echelon of platform excellence. In 1982, Dan was named an Outstanding Young Man of America and sponsored into the National Speakers Association by world-renowned motivational teacher Zig Ziglar. In 1987, Dan was the youngest ever to earn the Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) designation, conferred by the National Speakers Association and the International Federation for Professional Speakers, onto candidates who go through a five-year process where they must receive excellent ratings from over 100 past clients on performance evaluations; take part in ongoing education; submit testimonial letters from their clients; and provide samples of their promotional materials. Dan is President/CEO of the international communications and high performance consulting firm, Dan Clark and Associates, a New York Times Best Selling Author of 21 books, a primary contributing author to the Chicken Soup for the Soul series, Award Winning Athlete, University Professor, Adventurer, Journalist, Screen Writer, Gold Record Songwriter/Recording Artist, Philanthropist, Husband / Father, Community Leader, American Patriot and one of the most sought after speakers on the platform today! Since 1982, Dan has spoken to over 4500 audiences, to more than 4 million people, in over 52 countries, on 6 continents to clients as diverse as Fortune 500 companies, Super Bowl Champions, NASA, the American Medical Association, military troops in a combat war zone, and to the United Nations World Congress.

Monday General Session

Haley Barbour Founding Partner of BGR Group, returned to BGR in January 2012 after serving two consecutive terms as Governor of Mississippi, including two years as the Chairman of the Republican Governors Association (RGA). Governor Barbour began his political career in 1968, dropping out of college to work on Richard Nixon’s presidential campaign; in 1976, he ran Gerald Ford’s fall campaign in the Southeast. In 1982, he ran for U.S. Senate in Mississippi but ultimately lost to incumbent John C. Stennis. Governor Barbour later served as Political Director of the Reagan White House and worked on the George H.W. Bush campaign. In 1987, he cofounded the government affairs firm that later became BGR Group. From 1993 to 1997 Governor Barbour served as Chairman of the Republican National Committee, managing the 1994 Republican surge to GOP control of both Houses of Congress for the first time in 40 years. In 2003, he was elected Governor of Mississippi, assuming office in January 2004. During his tenure as governor, Barbour led his state to adopt what the Wall Street Journal called the most comprehensive tort reform in the country. His team generated numerous large economic projects in the energy, aerospace and automotive fields, including the selection by Toyota of Blue Spring, MS, for their newest U.S. auto assembly plant, which was the most sought after economic development project in the United States that year. In Barbour’s eight years as governor, per capita income in the state increased by 34 percent. When Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast in 2005, Governor Barbour received national recognition from the bipartisan American Legislative Exchange Council for his swift response to the worst natural disaster in American history. For his efforts to rebuild the Mississippi Gulf Coast, he received the Thomas Jefferson Freedom Award. Other awards during his tenure as Governor included being named Governor of the Year by Governing Magazine, receiving the Gulf Guardian Award by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in recognition of his work to rebuild Gulf Coast ecosystems, and receiving the Adam Smith Award from BIPAC to honor his pursuit of the principles of free enterprise. A native of Yazoo City, Mississippi, Governor Barbour attended the University of Mississippi, where he received his JD in 1973. When not in Washington, Governor Barbour resides in Yazoo City with his wife Marsha. They have two sons and five grandchildren.

Certification Courses Available

In addition to the full set of Professional Development breakout sessions, the NAHU Learning Institute is offering two Certification Courses. There are additional fees to participate in these Certification Courses, and you must register to attend the convention in order to receive these discounted registration fees.

NAHU PPACA Certification Course

$396 members, $595 non-members

Monday, June 30 from 9:45 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Featuring: Ruthann Laswick, President, Blue Water Benefits Consulting

Developed by experts in both PPACA and employment law, this high level eleven-hour course instruction will ensure that students understand the key technical components of PPACA and are better prepared to counsel their clients on upcoming required healthcare changes and new options and requirements for health plans.

An overview of all regulations already issued will be presented along with details on specific regulations issued to date. Students will be able to develop client-specific timelines and provided advice to guide clients in planning for the future.

The classroom study is paired with online self-study resources that can be accessed at the student’s convenience through their personal online library. To ensure that students stay current on healthcare reform implementation, they will receive periodic updates as part of their continued subscription.

The PPACA certification course is a certification of expertise in the provisions and implementation of health reform. It does not meet state or federal requirements that may be necessary to sell exchange-based plans.

New! NAHU Self-Funded Certification

$140 members, $275 non-members (CE applied for in all 50 states)

Monday, June 30 from 2:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
- Please note this is a three-hour course.
- You must complete the entire course to receive certification.

Featuring: Robin Frick, Account Executive, Global Insurance Group, Inc.

Sponsored By:

Developed by experts in the market space, three-hour course instruction will ensure that students understand the key technical components of Self Funding and are better prepared to counsel their clients on the various benefits of elimination of most premium tax, lowering cost of administration, claims/administration and customer service for employees.

Historically, employers have turned to the self-funding of their health plans when traditional insurance programs failed to meet their cost expectations. The many thousands of employers in the U.S. who have implemented self-insured medical programs later discovered the other advantages such as coverage flexibility and client-specific benefit plan administration. Self-funding is one of the most effective ways employers can control the rising costs of healthcare coverage. In understanding self-funding as a concept and how it differs from fully insured products, this course will help provide in detail how it all works and proven methods for communicating this option to employers and employees in a compelling way.

Highlight Events

LPRT Event - Southwest Round Up

A special reception will be held for LPRT Qualifiers on Sunday evening from 7-10 p.m. More details to come.

LPRT Soaring Eagle Symposium

The LPRT Soaring Eagle Symposium will be held on Saturday, June 28 from 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. The Symposium will continue on Sunday morning from 8:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. Only 2014 LPRT Soaring Eagle qualifiers are eligible to attend this complimentary event. Click here for the preliminary agenda. Confirmed speakers include:

Vanguard Council Launch Party

Join the launch party to learn about the Vanguard Council's initiatives, value and mingle with other thought leaders.

Salt Lounge
Sunday, June 29
9:00 p.m. - Midnight
15257 N Scottsdale Rd F-230
Scottsdale, AZ 85254

Sponsored by HCC Medical Insurance Services

Gordon Memorial Award Dinner

The Gordon Memorial Award Dinner, where NAHU recognizes the "insurance person of the year" will be held on Tuesday evening with entertainment to follow. You will not want to miss this special evening, so be sure to indicate during the online registration process if you plan to attend.

Cancellation Policy

There will be $50 processing fee per registered member for cancellations received by May 8th; a $75 processing fee per registered member for cancellations from May 9th to May 23rd; and no refunds for cancellations received after May 23rd. (NOTE: All cancellations must be in writing via email or fax; no telephone cancellations accepted. All refunds will be processed after the convention - within 30 days.)

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