The Legislative Management Team (LMT) of the New Jersey Association of Health Underwriters is very active and involved in healthcare and health insurance reform taking place in New Jersey and around the country. I would invite all of you to become involved in the process that may have a direct effect on our industry and our business future.
The goals of the LMT include but are not limited to helping to educate our elected officials in Trenton, NJ and Washington, DC about the professional value that Health Insurance Brokers and Carriers bring to the small business owner and individual consumer dealing with the complexities of healthcare and health insurance.
The LMT will do so by being involved and “taking and keeping our seat at the table” in the ongoing discussions, meetings and debates that are take place right now in the halls of both Capitals. Our Association’s position on many issues include the Uninsured, PPACA, state-based exchanges and the need for quality healthcare and controlling the cost for that care. You can read the introduced pieces of legislation and their status in the “Position Papers” section of these legislative pages.
We will also keep our members updated on important meetings, political fundraisers and industry related events around the state.
Our Political Action Committee (Health Insurance Agents Political Action Committee) makes contributions to various legislators influential in the healthcare arena. This is your very own PAC and we need you to lend your financial support to the organization by donating annually to the PAC.
We need your help in all of these endeavors so that we can be an effective, viable voice in this ongoing discussion concerning our industry and our livelihood.
Desmond X. Slattery
State Legislative Chairman