MBUniversity Webinars

Affordable, Accessible and Effective Healthcare Options: Are You Interested in Learning More?
Date: Wednesday, June 19, 2019
Time: 3:00 PM ET / 2:00 PM CT / 1:00 PM MT / 12:00 PM PT [Prevailing Time]
Presenter(s): Kevin M. Kennedy, CEO, Small Association Leadership Alliance and Derek Parsons, RHU, Employee Benefits Broker, InterWest Insurance Services

No advanced preparation or prerequisites are required for this course.

Course Description
MBNA may have found a solution to the high cost of healthcare and we are looking for feedback from our members! Less than one-half of U.S. small businesses offer healthcare and this program simplifies the increasingly complex challenge of finding affordable healthcare solutions. This program offers affordable health care on average of 30% less than traditional market rates and if made available would help MBNA members meet ACA regulations. You will hear more about simplified plan choices and benefits which are easier to understand while lowering your healthcare costs. This program is currently offering a four year “rate lock” providing rate stability in a very unstable market with cost sharing plans for significant and catastrophic health expenses. If you are interested in learning more, join us for this no-cost informational webinar designed for member feedback. There will be time allotted for questions.

Presenter Bio(s)
Kevin M. Kennedy, CEO, Small Association Leadership Alliance

Kevin is a member of the SALA’s founding committee and has more than 20 years of diverse experience, having worked for more than two dozen associations, professional societies and non-profits. Kevin is also the president of Double K Consulting, where he provides senior level advisory services. He has served as a board member and treasurer for several organizations and has worked with organizations involved in technology, agriculture, ocean science, education, healthcare, and financial markets. Kevin provides SALA members with guidance on finance and accounting, affinity programs, virtual office development, HR and employee benefits, chapter development, board relations and governance as well as startup organizations and incubators.


Derek Parsons, RHU, Employee Benefits Broker, InterWest Insurance Services

Derek joined InterWest Insurance Services in 2008. Prior to InterWest, he served as business manager for a large national construction company. When the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act became law in 2010, Derek worked closely with Employee Benefits Attorneys in Washington DC to become knowledgeable. This prepared him to make presentations to regional employer-focused associations, including the Society of Human Resource Managers, League of Women Voters, North Valley Employer Advisory Council, Tehema Employer Advisory Council, and several Rotary chapters. Employee communication is core to understanding and valuing the benefits provided to employees by their employer. Post Affordable Care Act, employees are faced with an overwhelming number of decisions. Employers with an effective communication program that educates their staff on how to select and utilize their benefits, drives value and increases loyalty. Derek earned the Registered Health Underwriter (RHU) designation, focusing on Group Benefits Plans, Self-Funding, Benefits Compliance and Health Maintenance Organizations.

Cost
Free for members and friends of MBNA.

Note: Registration is FREE for Certified Memorialists®.

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Note that high-speed Internet access is not mandatory – the system works with dial-up but you must have separate connections for the audio and video portions if you wish to listen and watch simultaneously. You may use cell phones for the audio if you have only one connection or if you must be away from a computer for the webinar.

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The MBNA Certification Program was developed as a result of a three-year study program by some of the industry's most recognized leaders. It raises the professional standards to those engaged in the memorialization industry and awards the top level of competence and ethical conduct. The MBNA Certified Memorialist® (CM) designation is the highest honor of professional achievement available in the memorial industry. Certification is awarded to individuals, not a firm as a whole. Both Members and non-members of MBNA can apply to become a CM.

Requirements to earn the “Certified Memorialist”® designation under the MBNA Certification Program are divided between successful completion of the examination, which is based upon material in the Certification Manual, and the accumulation of points awarded for participation in the specific activities listed below. To achieve initial certification, a minimum of 50 points must be accumulated; individuals have a maximum of 5 years immediately preceding application for certification during which to accumulate the required points.

To maintain the “Certified Memorialist”® designation under the MBNA Certification Program, an individual must earn a minimum of 30 points in these categories over a period of 3 years. Recertification must be made 3 years from the last designated certification.

This program has been approved for one Continuing Education Unit (CEU) towards initial or recertification as a CM®.What does my registration include?
Your registration includes long-distance charges for the audio portion and log-in to the video presentation. Once logged in, all handouts are downloadable prior to the start of the webinar. MBUniversity webinars also include one hour/unit of Continuing Education.

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