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WVABIP is pleased to announce Kim Patterson will serve as State Education chair for 2022-2023. As Managing Director of Operations, Kim is responsible for Agent Pipeline’s Compliance Program and Agent Support & Reporting Departments. She also works with agencies as they develop their own Compliance Programs, Agent Pipeline’s Call Center Partners, and with agents & lead vendors to ensure materials are compliant with both carrier and CMS rules and regulations and assists with CMS filing requirements.

WVABIP is pleased to announce Jessica Adkins will be serve as State Communications chair for 2022-2023. Originally from Pikeville, Kentucky, Jessica has been in the insurance industry for over a decade. Jessica joined Agent Pipeline in 2012 is the company’s Managing Director of Marketing. Jessica is a licensed sales agent in all 50-states and acts as the agency principal of a national Medicare call center. She also serves on multiple industry marketing and technology councils. Her passion lies in helping insurance agents and agencies with marketing strategy and planning, and ensuring agents have the tools and resources they need to remain competitive in a digital landscape.

WVABIP is pleased to announce that Lisa Davis will be serve as State Membership chair for 2022-2023. Lisa Davis has 10 years of experience in the Healthcare market, three years in Texas Medicaid and seven years in ACA Tracking and Filing services. She has held a General Lines Insurance License in Texas for the last five years and has worked diligently with brokers to provide sound ACA and business advice, always keeping the best interest of the client in focus.

Janet Trautwein, CEO of the National Association of Health Underwriters (NAHU, issued the following statement today on the latest Congressional action on surprise billing: “We appreciate that we will now have action on this critical issue and are hopeful that it will bring relief to patients faced with exorbitant surprise medical bills. We remain concerned that arbitration is a very expensive solution, particularly for employers who self-insure and therefore are faced with paying 100% of the cost of arbitration. Every dollar they spend on arbitration is a dollar they can’t spend on their employees’ care, or on growing their businesses. We believe that this system of arbitration would lead to higher costs for insurers, businesses and patients alike.”

The National Association of Health Underwriters congratulates President-Elect Joe Biden on his victory. We applaud the president-elect’s objective of ensuring that all Americans have access to high-quality and affordable healthcare. We look forward to working together with the new Administration, members of Congress and state lawmakers to bring our real-world consumer perspective to this debate and share our experience to help enact sensible, bipartisan healthcare reform because insuring America is in everyone’s best interest.

The National Association of Health Underwriters (NAHU) commends members of Congress for taking swift action to pass a $2 trillion dollar economic stimulus package that will help American families, businesses and workers weather this unprecedented global pandemic. President Trump is expected to immediately sign into law the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. This bipartisan action taken by Congress follows the recent passage of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act and several pieces of emergency guidance released by the Trump Administration.