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HIPAA/COBRA/MEDICARE *Upcoming Seminars*

01/12/2010

Kate Bardsley, Association Manager of MAIA’s sister association MassAHU, came to me this morning with some information for MAIA members. Actually, she must have been in early, because she tracked me down in the hallway while I still had my coat on. But that’s the way Kate is…she gets things done, no matter the time or place!

What was so urgent…MassAHU is sponsoring two Health Insurance related seminars that may be of interest to MAIA members as well. If your P&C Agency also provides Health Insurance products, you may want to attend the following sessions and earn some state approved CEU’s.

Seminar 1: HIPAA Portability and COBRA– Tuesday, January 19th 

Your clients depend on you, so make sure you have the answers to the recently amended new breach notification rules and to apply HIPAA requirements directly to business associates.

COBRA and HIPAA are federal laws that affect Employer-Sponsored Health, Vision and similar type employee benefits plans. The Department of Labor’s Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) seminar presenter, Kristy M. Phillips, J.D., will take two hours on each topic – HIPAA and COBRA. View the ouline.

Time: 8:00 a.m. – 12 Noon
Date: Tuesday, January 19th  
CEU:  Approved for 3 CEU’s – C04769
Cost: MAIA and non-members: $65.00 (free for MassAHU members)
Register: Register Today

Seminar 2: Marketing Medicare Advantage & Medicare Prescription Drug Plans for 2010 – Thursday, January 28th

Maureen Kerrigan, Esquire will present an updated overview of Marketing Medicare Advantage & Medicare Prescription Drug Plans for 2010. Review the outline of her 2-hour presentation. 

This session is presented by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services in Boston’s regional office, which is responsible for account management, oversight and market surveillance of Meidcare Advantage plans (managed care) and prescription drug plans (Part D).  

Date: Thursday, January 28, 2010
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
CEU:  Approved for 2 CEU’s – C 04770
Cost:  MAIA and non-members: $45.00 (free for MassAHU members)
Register: Register Today.

Questions??? Contact Kate Bardsley.

These two fast approaching seminars will take place at the Milford Association Headquarters, 91 Cedar Street Milford MA 01757.

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