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OAHU Annual Convention
Thursday, July 13, 2023, 12:00 PM to Friday, July 14, 2023, 12:30 PM PDT
Category: NABIP-OR


Event Details

July 13-14, 2023
FivePine Lodge - Sisters, Oregon

Event Registration Fee

OAHU/NABIP Member*: $175.00 |    Non Member: $225.00
*For out of state NABIP members, please contact the OAHU Office at [email protected] for discount code.
Registration Fee Includes:
July 13th Lunch
July 13th afternoon education
July 13th Annual Convention Welcome Reception
July 14th Breakfast
July 14th morning education
**If you would like to attend NW Medicare Summit (July12-13, 2023) for a discounted price of $100, click here for event details.

Event Schedule

Thursday, July 13, 2023
12:30 PM

1:30 PM

Oregon & Washington State Legislative Overview
Presented by Tom Holt, OAHU Lobbyist with The Holt Company and Chris Bandoli, Partner with Bandli Consulting LLC
A high-level overview of legislative dynamics and priority policies considered by the 2023 Legislature. A detailed report on the health care and insurance legislation impacting health underwriters considered by the 2023 Legislature. A look ahead at the issues likely to come before the Legislature in 2024 and beyond.

2:30 PM
The Interaction of COBRA with Medicare
Presented by Corine Helton, Account Executive with PacificSource Administrators and Eric Schmidt, Account Manager with PacificSource Administrators
Medicare and COBRA both have special rules.  How do we as professionals navigate these rules?  We will review the interaction between COBRA and Medicare, including the special rules and examples.

3:30 PM
Break with Exhibitors

3:45 PM

Oregon Cost Growth Target
Presented by Jeremy Vandehey, Oregon Market President with PacificSource Health Plans
During this presentation, Jeremy will provide an overview of Oregon’s new Sustainable Health Care Cost Growth Target program and summarize recently released results of payer and provider performance in 2020-2021. He’ll discuss expected trends going forward and issues impacting costs. He’ll talk about several efforts to address costs by the state and including a variety of transparency programs. He’ll finish with what he is seeing in the market and the movement we expect to see in the market over the next several years.

4:50 PM
Closing  Remarks

5:30 pm
Annual Convention Welcome Reception
This year’s Annual Convention Welcome Reception will be held at Sisters Saloon & Ranch Grill. We’d love for you to join us for line dancing, music by Sister's own Cloverdayle, food, drinks, networking and lots of fun! This event is included in your registration fee.  Not familiar with Cloverdayle, check them out on Spotify!

Friday, July 14, 2023

7:30 AM
Registration Check in/Exhibits/Breakfast

8:00 AM
Opening Remarks

8:10 AM

Communication Strategies to Maximize Health and Safety Performance Across a Growing Hispanic Workforce
Presented by Santiago Landazuri, Vice President with USI Insurance Services
In today’s work environment, diversification is critical. Growing and maintaining an engaged workforce can be a significant challenge. How do you ensure ALL employees are engaged, understanding safety procedures, benefits package and performing their duties to their full capabilities? This session focuses on creating a better understanding of and providing tools for companies striving to integrate a growing Hispanic workforce by going beyond translation and demonstrates how this can impact your HR Operations, Safety, & Employee Benefits participation, and ultimately your company’s bottom line.

9:10 AM

A Dose of Hope
Presented by Dr. Robin Henderson, PsyD, Chief Executive Behavioral Health with Providence Health & Services Oregon
This keynote from the parent of a transgender youth struggling with anorexia, anxiety, depression and suicide tells their story as a family and the journey to recovery. Learn how their interface with all aspects of healthcare, including simple medical errors that had devastating consequences, and the importance of all members of the care team understanding all aspects of care. Be inspired by the power of hope, and how that is often the most powerful medicine of all.

10:10 AM
Break with Exhibitors

10:30 AM

Mental Health: Is the 21st Century Here Yet?
Presented by Dan Thomas, LPC, Director of Behavioral Health with Moda Health
The world of Behavioral Health is changing faster than ever before. The pandemic supercharged pre-existing challenges with access to care—but it also opened the door for a flood of telehealth start-ups promising to solve access problems. Almost 20 years after Oregon passed its landmark Parity law, regulators continue to raise the bar for compliance. Will providers and insurers adopt best practices to ensure Oregonians have ready access to effective care? This presentation surveys today’s challenges and opportunities and shares how one carrier is navigating them.

11:30 AM

Oregon’s Economy Through a Labor Market Perspective
Presented by Nicole Ramos, Regional Economist with Oregon Employment Department, Research Division
Despite inflation, global political turmoil, a pandemic, and the fact that employers have been struggling to find workers the labor market remains strong. Yet, it seems we hear of layoffs every day. So, what is going on? Are there signs of a loosening labor market? I will be addressing these questions and more by outlining Oregon’s current economy through a labor market perspective.

12:30 pm
Conclusion of Event

Event Location

Our event will take place in the Elda Teresa Conference Center at FivePine Lodge.
FivePine Lodge
1021 E Desperado Trail
Sisters, OR 97759
Map to location

FivePine Lodge
1021 E Desperado Trail
Sisters, OR 97759
(541) 549-5900

Best Western Poderosa Lodge
500 US-20
Sisters, OR 97759
(541) 549-1234
Sisters Inn & Suites
500 US-20
Sisters, OR 9775
(541) 549-1234
Black Butte Ranch
13899 Bishops Cap
Sisters, OR 97759
(844) 843-7876
Ski Inn Taphouse and Hotel
310 E Cascade Ave
Sisters, OR 97759

The Suttle Lodge & Boathouse
13300 US-20
Sisters, OR 97759
(541) 638-7001
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