Frequently Asked Questions

Is membership renewable after a year or continuous until cancelled by the member?

Individual Memberships:  You are eligible to renew your membership each year.  You will receive an invoice or you may go on-line to renew it as well.

Employer Sponsored and Affiliate Memberships:  Memberships that are organizationally sponsored are set to renew automatically each year and an invoice will be sent out to your accounts payable department.  Discontinuation of membership may be done in writing, 30 days prior to the anticipated date end date.

Will the completion of NAHCA’s educational offerings serve as completed in-services?

Yes, the necessary documentation that federal and state regulations require will be sent to you via e-mail or US Postal Service.  Employer Sponsored Members will also have a copy sent to their Staff Development Coordinator or Human Resource Manager.

 

How do I access my membership benefits?

Individual Memberships:  Upon joining NAHCA, you will receive an Individual Membership Packet that contains very important information regarding your membership.  One piece of information will guide you through accessing the members-only portion of our website where you can review a wealth of content.

 

Employer Sponsored Memberships:  Upon joining NAHCA, your organization will receive Individual Membership Packets for all of your Caregivers who meet the requirements for membership.  Your organization is eligible to receive additional membership packets every 90 days; in the event you add new Caregivers to your team.  The center’s leadership will also receive information regarding the benefits to the organization. 

 

Will my calls to the Resource Center be confidential?

All calls to the Resource Center will be kept in strict confidence.  The NAHCA Resource Center operates from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Central Time) Monday through Friday.

 

Is my membership transferable?

Individual Membership:  Your membership goes wherever you go.  It is important to notify the association so that we can update your information in our member data base.  Also make sure that we have your most current e-mail address so we can send you valuable membership updates.

Employer Sponsored Membership:  You must notify NAHCA Membership Services at 417.623.6049 to transfer benefits. We will be glad to provide contact information for other NAHCA Member Centers in your area.  If your new employer sponsors NAHCA membership, you may maintain your benefits without interruption of coverage. If not, you may continue your NAHCA membership by becoming an Individual Member.

 

How does NAHCA choose and formulate their stand?

NAHCA has a National Steering Commission comprised of Caregivers from across the country. They guide NAHCA with the formation of legislative and regulatory agendas to positively impact outcomes, ensuring access to and delivery of quality care to those who need our care and compassion.   

Where does the money go?

NAHCA is a not-for-profit (501c6) organization.  A majority of membership dues go into membership materials and support.  Remaining resources go into development of new materials and advocacy that directly supports the association’s mission.  We also believe that “knowledge is power” and work to provide state-of-the-art educational opportunities. NAHCA’s staff serves the needs of our members and explores what needs, services and benefits lie ahead.

 

Is NAHCA a union?

NAHCA is not a labor union and does not participate in labor disputes or negotiates on behalf of any member. NAHCA is a professional association and performs functions related only to the personal and professional development and recognition of our members.