📚We learned a lot yesterday, and there's more to come from the INsure Health and Benefits Expo!
An #Ethics CE is coming up Friday. Our instructional partners have asked for a pre-registration list to help speed up their accounting. Pre-register at bit.ly/30wsZkA.
🕘 The formal kickoff to the INsure Expo starts this morning at 9 am! This event is made possible in part by our corporate partner at Humana. Humana has been a long-time partner of Health Underwriters and their support makes professional development events like INsure possible.
It's not what you should know, it's what you MUST know. 🤔 Jason Karn from Total HIPAA Compliance is talking next week about HIPAA Compliance, Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, and Indiana breach rules.
Learn easy ways your agency can become compliant. 👉 bit.ly/3sveI3Tpic.twitter.com/hByRgNXZGX
If you could look into the future, what would you look for? Into the future of HRAs, right? We thought so.
Steve Jackson from PrimePay is leading a session just for that next week. No crystal ball required. 🔮
🎟 Tickets, however, are: bit.ly/3sveI3Tpic.twitter.com/zGOBWX8VvC
A familiar face among many ISAHU members, Craig Rubel from Anthem is talking about Medicare next week!
Medicare Advantage Overview, Medicare Advantage Plans, and Medicare Advantage Election Periods are all covered.
Get your tickets at bit.ly/3sveI3Tpic.twitter.com/ElfmivI8zS
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Frequently asked questions
How do I submit events to the calendar?
Local and state officers can submit events directly.
The ISAHU calendar is used by other local chapters and state leaders to avoid conflicts on events. It is the responsibility of local chapter leaders to make sure their events are added.
All details will be activated and public immediately upon publication. To ensure accessibility and web standards, some material may need to be typed. Avoid submitting single large PDF documents or JPG images of flyers or other large assets.
What are all the parts to my post submission?
You can submit material to the ISAHU newsletter at https://isahu.org/submit/tell-us-news-press-releases/. Your post will be held for moderation (to deter spam), but will otherwise go as-is into the site. The following fields are necessary to keep posts organized and compliant with web standards:
Post title: the title of your story. Do not name this “February update” or other generic titles. Make it specific to your piece, relevant to readers, and treat it like a piece of journalism or commentary. Post body: this is where you can enter the text of your article. Keep in mind web standards forbid the use of double spaces after sentences. They will cause errors because of HTML specifications. Your post body can be any length, but a good guideline is nothing less than 600 words, or about 1 page in Word. Post excerpt: this is a summary that appears on the homepage and in Google search results about what your story is about. It should be about one or two sentences and complement your post title. Post category: this keeps posts organized on the site. If your story involves legislative matters that involve the entire state, you can check “Legislative” and each region of the state. If your story involves an event happening only in Evansville, you can check only “Southern Indiana”. Post image: you can attach a photo or image to your post. To comply with web standards, you must give it a title and a caption. An example might be a photo of an individual receiving an award. The Title might be “Joe Smith accepts award”. The caption could be, “President-Elect Joe Smith accepts the NAHU LPRT Award”.
How do I upload a PDF copy or Word version of my article?
Uploading static PDF copies of stories is not available. They’re prohibitive for mobile phone users, of which 53% of all site visitors are.
Additionally, Word documents with tables and errant spacing are not web-compliant for HTML. They are also hostile to mobile-users and are not semantic (“valid”) code.
How long should my blog/article be?
As long as it needs to be to offer helpful, authoritative, and clear advice. Probably about 800-1200 words. Blog posts need to be clear for humans to understand and get something useful out of. However, you’re also competing against millions of other websites for search traffic.
Generally, anything under 800 words is going to have a tough time making an impact in search results. Short posts are fine for internal matters, like a temporary closure. They can also be successful for “long-tail” searches, like, “Handmade pie and bakery shops in Fort Wayne, Indiana”.
For most topics most of the time, aim for at least 1000 words. In many instances some research will show that you need more. We can do keyword research and give you guidance on a per-topic/post basis.