Seattle Area Credit Unions Commit $1 Million Toward Unfunded Care at Seattle Children’s

A milestone was reached in Credit Unions for Kids’ storied, 30 year Northwest history with a naming ceremony at Seattle Children’s Hospital June 29. Seattle area credit unions announced a $1 million, five-year commitment.

Credit Unions for Kids Skybridge Represents Collaboration and Refocus on Mission

In late-June, credit union leaders will come together at Seattle Children’s Hospital to dedicate the Credit Unions for Kids Skybridge in recognition of a five-year, $1 million fundraising commitment. We looked at what that represents and how credit unions can help.

Compliance Center: Requirements of Oregon’s Sick Time Law

Oregon’s new sick time law took effect January 1. Your compliance report this week details what credit unions need to know.

Compliance Center: Requirements of Oregon’s Sick Time Law

Oregon’s new sick time law took effect January 1. Your compliance report this week details what credit unions need to know.

Unitus’ Gayle Evans Brings Credit Union Voice to Oregon Leadership Summit

At the annual Oregon Leadership Summit, the state’s business leaders plan the strategic direction for the coming year — and credit unions are at the table.

Northwest Credit Unions Fund Doernbecher Neonatology Endowment

Northwest credit unions, through Credit Unions for Kids funded another legacy with the $1 million endowment of a neonatology professorship at Doernbecher Children’s Hospital in Portland. Said a grateful Dr. Bob Schelonka, “This will help us learn how to better care for the tiniest of babies.”

News & Notes: Here’s What’s Happening Around the Northwest

NW Priority Raises $10k for muscular dystrophy, Lower Valley opens new headquarters, and Maps awards $1,000 for affordable childcare contest.

Filing Deadline for Small-Business Health Care Tax Credit is May 15

Northwest credit unions may be eligible for a refund from the IRS as part of the Small-Business Health Care Tax Credit program. Also in today’s Anthem: Legal Briefs, and the Question of the Week: “When we are setting up an account for a member’s trust, how do we know who has access to the funds in the account?”

NWCUA Puts Health Care Benefits Plan to the Test; Thumbs Up!

With all of the focus on the Affordable Care Act, the NWCUA put its own health care benefits package to the test – and it passed. The coverage plan meets the desired criteria of quality coverage, minimal annual increases and substantial savings, thanks to the aggregate buying power offered by The Trust.

Finalists in 2013 Maps Community Challenge Focus on Helping Young People Transition Out Of Foster Care

Three finalists with unique ideas for helping youth transition out of foster care are now competing for the top prize in the 2013 Maps Community Challenge, the nationally recognized signature event of the Maps Community Foundation.

Myths Vs. Facts: How Does the Affordable Care Act Affect Employers and Consumers?

The Affordable Care Act may be the most significant overhaul of the health care system since Medicare and Medicaid were introduced in 1965. It also ushers in a series of changes that employers such as credit unions must make, and a need for consumers to do their homework. Here’s a look at some of the myths and facts surrounding the new law, with help from NWCUA’s Strategic Link partner and benefits provider, The Trust.

Navigating the Affordable Care Act, Battling for Consumers’ Wallets, and Building a ‘Virtual Branch’ Online: What Will You Learn at Amplify?

In the ever-changing battle to deliver financial services to consumers, are you prepared to defeat retailers, mobile-network operators, card issuers and Web-based platforms? How will you navigate through the maze of options created by the Affordable Care Act? And how do you build a “virtual branch” to serve the digital needs of tech-savvy members? You’ll find the answers to those questions and more at Amplify, the Northwest Credit Union Association’s annual celebration of the credit union movement. Regular registration rates end Friday!

Affordable Care Act: Five Things Credit Unions Need to Know and Do Now

Health care reform has triggered changes employers need to make. Some of the deadlines and opportunities are immediate. A checklist of important steps should be on your action plan now.

SBA Launches New Web Tool to Educate Business Owners about the Affordable Care Act

The SBA has issued a resource tool regarding the Affordable Care Act that may be helpful to credit unions and small businesses considering their health care options. The Compliance Center provides all the convenient links.

Providence Federal Credit Union Contributes $7,000 to My Little Waiting Room©

The credit union story is as much about community giving as it is about the financial services Northwest credit unions provide to more than four million members. Today’s report focuses on the inspiring story of a cancer survivor and Providence Federal’s commitment to her legacy idea.

Small Business Health Care Tax Credit filing deadline is May 15

Small credit unions should take advantage of the Small Business Health Care Tax Credit by May 15th. It can provide an unexpected windfall worth thousands of dollars.

The Credit Union Connection to Long-Term Care Insurance

According to CUNA Mutual Group’s Jane Chesbro, by associating your trusted credit union brand with a reliable long-term care insurance provider, you help members navigate confusing protection options while creating another potential bond that strengthens ties to your credit union.

Small Credit Unions May be Leaving Money on the IRS Table

Since the Affordable Care Act took effect in 2010, many small employers have been eligible for a health care tax credit created as part of the bill. One of the few Northwest credit unions to take advantage of the program received a check from the IRS for almost $7,000 for the 2011 tax year.