AAHU Legislative Team 
Arizona Association of Health Underwriters 


Tuesday, February 18, 2020 from 8:15 AM to 1:00 PM MST

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Associated General Contractors of America 
1825 W. Adams St.
Phoenix, AZ 85007

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Arizona Association of Health Underwriters 


Your Voice Matters

Day at the Capitol

Thursday, February 18, 2020

Associated General Contractors of America

1825 W. Adams. Phoenix, AZ 85007

8:15 check in and coffee/pastries

Meeting 9:00-1:00

Please join us for the annual AAHU Day at the Capitol as we continue our efforts in shaping healthcare legislation.  After last year’s meeting at we were able to successfully get short term limited duration policy periods extended in Arizona, as well as more recently the successful repeal of the HIT and Cadillac Taxes.

Agenda for the day: 


8:20 – 8:50 AM

Coffee and Pastries – Legislators Invited


Welcome by AAHU President – Becky Kanoza


Sen. David Livingston, Director of Transportation and Public Safety; Vice Chairman Senate Finance Committee – he will discuss bills to research Sec 1332 waivers for Arizona, Sharing Ministries, and the omnibus bill to form the new Department of Insurance and Financial Institutions (DIFI).


Sen. Kate Brophy McGee, Chairwoman of the Senate Health and Human Services Committee – she will discuss bills on Controlled Substances, Surprise Billing, Mental Health, and issues from the Republican perspective.


Sedera, a Medical Cost Sharing Community, will discuss their cost sharing bills at the legislature with their Lobbyist Cheyenne Walsh


Christina Corieri, Senior Policy Advisor to Governor Ducey; Interim Director of the Department of Insurance and Financial Institutions – she will discuss key health care priorities for the Governor and mental health parity directives.


Sen. J.D. Mesnard, Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee and Josh Kredit, Deputy Attorney General for Law & Policy will discuss Mesnard’s preexisting conditions bill, SB 1397


Chuck Bassett, VP, Government Relations & Public Policy at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona – he will discuss various bills from the insurance companies’ perspective.

12:00 PM

Marcus B Osborn, PHD, Senior Government Relations Director Kutak Rock LLP – he will wrap up the day’s discussions, review a few interesting bills, and discuss how the direction of the Legislature may change if control changes in one or both houses.


NAHU Legislative Update by Jennifer Farrell, Region 7 Legislative Chair

HUPAC Update by Lori Crandall, Co-AAHU HUPAC Chair


The Churchill 901 N 1st St, Phoenix, AZ 85004

Light Lunch and Happy Hour Sponsored by Vanguard GPAHU



Watch Legislative Proceedings from the Gallery – House

Watch Legislative Proceedings from the Gallery – Senate


  • This schedule may be a little fluid as the Legislators are periodically called to other commitments

Let’s keep the momentum going as we continue to shape legislation!

Note: Location change

We hope you can join us. Remember we are stronger as an association.  Your voice matters!       


*Potential AAHU Day at Capitol Sponsors:  if you are interested contact Jenn Farrell or Pete Rowe. 


Immediately following the event GPAHU is sponsoring a HH/Light Lunch starting a little after 1. 

Sponsored by GPAHU/AAHU Vanguard

The Churchill 901 N 1st St, Phoenix, AZ 85004