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Day On The Hill 2021

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WHAT:  Day On The Hill 2021 (NAIFA/WAHU)

WHEN:  January 19 2021, 8:30 am to 11:45 am (registration at 8:00am, please schedule your legislator meetings for the afternoon)

WHERE:  Double Tree Hotel by Hilton, Olympia WA 



Never before has there been such a need for lawmakers (both federal and state) to hear from us about the invaluable services we provide to their constituents, our clients.  This event is held for you to meet with them; the State Representatives and Senators in your district.  It is your opportunity to shake hands with these elected officials in their Olympia legislative offices and make sure they know you and learn how to call upon you when they are faced with important decisions about this great industry.

We need your voice and your participation! Book your legislative meetings! 

Following the morning session (details below) you will have the opportunity to meet with your legislators.  If you do not know who your elected officials are you can find your state legislators and their contact information here.  If you have never setup a meeting with your legislator or need material or information on how to conduct a legislator meeting the NAIFA Association Political Involvement Committee (APIC) has a list of resources available online.

*** Registration HERE ***
This event is jointly presented by NAIFA Washington and the Washington Association of Health Underwriters (WAHU).

Are you traveling from across the state?
Do you need a hotel room for the night prior to DOTH?

We have a block of limited rooms for the night of Jan 20th

Group Name:
Group Code: NAIFA Washington

Hotel Name: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Olympia
415 Capitol Way North 
Olympia, Washington 98501
Phone Number: 360-570-0555

DOH Speakers ~ Agenda 

NAIFA/WAHU “Day on the Hill”

January 21, 2020

Doubletree Hotel, Olympia, Washington



8:00                                      Registration & Breakfast Sponsored by John Mangan with ACLI                           

8:30                                   Welcome and Introductions


8:45 -9:45                            Priorities for Health Plans and Life Insurers in the 2020 Legislative Session

-Ms. Christine Brewer, Lobbyist

Association of Washington Healthcare Plans


                                                            -Mr. John Mangan, Regional Vice President

                                                            American Council of Life Insurers


9:45-10:30                           Considerations for Licensed Insurance Producers Stemming from Legislative Proposals Dealing with “Independent Contractors”

                                                            -Mr. Todd Meyers, Environmental Director

                                                            Washington Policy Center


                                                          -Mr. Bob Battles, General Counsel

                                                          Association of Washington Business


10:30-11:00                        Implementation Status of SB 5526—“Cascade Care”

                                                          -Pam MacEwan, CEO

                                                          Washington Health Benefit Exchange


11:00-11:45                       Issue Briefing—Health and Life Insurance Priorities for NAIFA and WAHU Members (Talking Points Papers to be Reviewed)

                                                            -Mel Sorensen, Attorney at Law

                                                          Carney Badley Spellman

                                                          Lobbyist for NAIFA and WAHU


Mel Sorensen
NAIFA Washington & WAHU Lobbyist

Mel Sorensen, Attorney at Law Mel Sorensen, a principal of Carney, Badley, Spellman, with over twenty-five years of experience representing insurers, health care interests and other regulated industries before the Washington State legislature and various state agencies. Mr. Sorensen's government relations practice emphasizes legislative and regulatory representation, including matters before the Washington State Office of the Insurance Commissioner. Mel our NAIFA Washington lobbyist will update you on Legislation issues.

         If INSURANCE is your profession, POLITICS is your business!


NAIFA Washington,
Nov 8, 2019, 2:10 PM