The DC publication Politico is highlighting an area of implementation for the recently passed health care reform that could impact some associations’ members for the worse, and shows the continued need for association advocacy during the implementation of the Patients Protection and Affordable Care Act. The legislation included a ban on annual caps for insurance… Read more »

Summit Award

Twenty-one organizations have been recognized with an Award of Excellence in the spring round of judging for the 2010 Associations Advance America (AAA) Award program, sponsored by ASAE & The Center for Association Leadership. Now in its 20th year, the AAA Awards program recognizes associations and industry partners that improve the quality of life in… Read more »

Apple Unveils New Software For iPhone And iPad

Arguing that new mobile technology has made small changes no longer possible, key Congressional Democrats announced a plan yesterday to review and revise the Telecommunications Act with an eye to regulating mobile and broadband technologies. Senate Commerce Chairman Jay Rockefeller (D-WV), Senate Commerce Communications Subcommittee Chairman John Kerry (D-MA), House Energy and Commerce Chairman Henry… Read more »

U.S. President Obama signs the Caregivers and Veterans Omnibus Health Services Act

A story in today’s Washington Post highlights the importance of associations in being involved in the regulatory process.  Many of the provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act have regulatory requirements, and as deadlines in the legislation approach, it is critical that impacted nonprofits make their concerns known to the appropriate agencies as… Read more »

Three Cabinet agencies released joint regulations on the extension of dependent coverage to adults under age 27 yesterday, providing a draft of the rules that will govern part of the health care reform law that goes into effect on September 23. As expected, the rules defining eligible dependents are broad: eligible dependents do not need… Read more »

Some medical and health care trade associations are voicing concerns over the Senate legislation to regulate the nation’s financial industry, according to The Hill newspaper. Currently, the Senate is considering S. 3217, legislation to regulate financial transactions through a new Consumer Financial Protection Agency (CFPA) and an expanded Federal Trade Commission.  The concern is that… Read more »

In the past four months, has your organization: Run a campaign to improve the local community? Used your members’ or profession’s expertise to address a national problem? Helped with the relief efforts in Haiti or Chile? Conducted a program at the local, state, or international level that shows how associations are advancing America? If you… Read more »

Longtime ASAE member Phil Peach recently attended ASAE’s Annual Fly-In, where association executives from around the country visited their congressional representatives in Washington DC on March 24, 2010 to discuss issues of concern to the nonprofit association community. I recently visited with several of our congressional representatives as a part of ASAE’s annual fly-in.  This… Read more »

We know your association is advancing America, and that you know colleagues whose organizations are changing the way we live for the better.  Why not win an award for your efforts? The Associations Advance America (AAA) Awards are given to exemplary programs that associations and nonprofits conduct every day that improve our communities and make… Read more »