"Seeking Outstanding Connections? Link Inarf," the 2013 Annual Conference, began on Wednesday, March 13, with a brief welcome by INARF Board Chair Jill Dunn followed by a Keynote address by bestselling author and customer service guru Petra Marquart. The Annual Awards Luncheon gave attendees the opportunity to celebrate the outstanding contributions of members, community partners, and consumers in the industry.
Effective January 1, 2014, large employers must offer affordable, minimum value coverage or pay a penalty/tax. Do you know how many full-time equivalent employees equal a "Large" employer? Are you aware of the potential penalties for offering "Unaffordable Coverage"?
Do you want to be sure you are fully prepared? If so, there is still time to register for the 2013 INARF Annual Pre-Conference Leadership Development Symposium on Tuesday, March 12th when Randy Fearnow, Krieg DeVault and Bob Crisan, Hylant Group, will help you prepare for the changes ahead. Don't wonder if you're ready - join us to get the facts and stay ahead of healthcare reform penalties.
The US Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) has put information about housing rights and responsibilities at your fingertips with a new mobile housing application for Apple products. Developed by HUD's Office for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity and Hewlett Packard, the app allows users to learn about housing rights, file discrimination complaints, and inform the housing industry about its responsibilities under the Fair Housing Act. Visit the Apple store to download the app for your iPhone or iPad.
LOGAN Community Resources, Inc. is proud to announce the kickoff of the Annual Nose-On disability awareness campaign. The 2013 LOGAN Nose-On Luncheon will feature NASCAR driver David Ragan and his brother, Adam, a person with Down Syndrome. David and Adam will share their story with LOGAN friends and fans on March 19 at the Century Center in South Bend.
On February 19, 2013 Mosaic will celebrate a milestone anniversary honoring 100 years of service to persons with disabilities and their families. The centennial celebration, A Century of Service, A Legacy of Love, will kick-off with an organization-wide celebration for staff and individuals they serve in 38 locations across 10 states.
Elizabeth Patel joined the INARF team in May 2012 and serves as the Communications & Advocacy Coordinator. She brings seven years government relations experience, including previous experience as Director of Advocacy & Public Policy for a national trade association.