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Annette Bechtold

Compliance Watch: Everything You Need to Know to Stay Compliant
Annette Bechtold, OneDigital

With the passage of new rules and regulations, on top of an already complex employee benefits landscape, we’re focused on providing you with the guidance you need to ensure your credit union is in compliance. Annette focuses on the rules and regulations affecting small and large credit unions alike. She provides the guidance and peace of mind necessary to operate in these changing times. In this session, she also includes our ACA Watch giving you up-to-date information on the newest legislative and regulatory actions with regard to our health care laws.

About Annette Bechtold

Annette Bechtold brings 30 years of experience to Digital Insurance. As senior vice president of regulatory affairs and reform initiatives, Bechtold is responsible for health care reform initiatives and strategic development at Digital. She advises, educates and supports Digital’s overall corporate tactics and client support issues.  She joined Digital Insurance in 2005 as vice president of operations and was later promoted to senior vice president of operations and strategic development before taking on her current role.

Prior to joining Digital, Bechtold held sales and operations management positions with Member Insurance Agency in Georgia, as well as John Hancock Mutual Life Insurance in Illinois. She was named "Employee Benefit Adviser of the Year" by Employee Benefit Adviser magazine in 2010.

A graduate of the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana, Bechtold earned a bachelor’s degree in finance, specializing in insurance and risk management. She’s a certified insurance counselor (CIC) and a Chartered Healthcare Consultant (ChHC).  She is licensed in life, health, property and casualty and is a past president of the Atlanta Association of Health Underwriters (AAHU), president of the Georgia Association of Health Underwriters (GAHU), and chair of the legislative council for the National Association of Health Underwriters (NAHU).

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