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LSC Coach Mentoring Program Report

LSC Coach Mentoring Program Participants
We have given a few weeks to receive and review the coach mentoring program applications. Below are the coaches who were selected to participate in this year’s program. Mentored coaches, please contact your mentor coach and schedule your visit. Once you have scheduled your visit, please let me know. An outline of the visit structure can be found below. Thank you to all the participants, and please let me know if you have questions.
Josh Gregory, ASI Senior Coach Rep., [email protected]
Visit Structure
Visit Length
Minimum one (1) day, Maximum three (3) days
Reimbursement Items
Travel, Food, Lodging (mentors are encouraged to host visiting coach to reduce cost)
Visit Timeline
July 1, 2015 – November 30, 2015
Mentored Coach Receipts due to ASI
December 7, 2015
Both Coach’s Report due to ASI
December 14, 2015
Selected Participants
Lisa Jones
John Lindquist
Kirsten Bey
Gary Crowe
Meghan O’Leary
Scott Griffith
John Lindquist
Cliff Murray and Cindy Pitta
Josh Gregory
John Lindquist
Patrick Burda
Gary Crowe

Health Care for Coaches and Officials

Exciting news on a healthcare opportunity for USA Swimming Coaches and Officials on January 2nd 2015!
Due to numerous requests from our membership, a private healthcare exchange is now available to all Coaches and Officials of USA Swimming.
Qualifying members and their families, like with the state and federal exchanges, may be eligible for a federal subsidy based on income.
The USA Swimming private healthcare exchange offers all of the same major medical plans with the same costs as the state and federal exchanges with these awesome benefits:
  1. Protection from the Affordable Care Act law that requires all Americans to obtain health insurance or pay a penalty. The penalty will more than triple in 2015.
  2. Red carpet concierge service from Licensed Benefits Advisors (LBA) who will provide the following:
    • Utilization of a subsidy calculator to assess if you or your family qualify for a government subsidy that will help pay for your health insurance
    • The LBA can hand walk each member through the confusing application process to explain and help them elect the best plan available for themselves and their families
  3. The ability to enroll in additional benefits
  4. Bilingual LBA’s are available
Below are important Key Dates to be aware of when visiting our exchange:
Jan. 11-15th – Heavy volume for 2/1 effective dates
Feb. 11-15th – Heavy volume for 3/1 effective dates and end of Open Enrollment
Feb. 15th - Open Enrollment ends
*Heavy volume dates may have longer hold and answer times and outbound calls will be limited.
Here are some suggestions if you experience extended hold service times:
  1. Go to the USA Swimming exchange site and enter in your personal contact information. Include the best phone # to be able to reach you. You will receive a call back from a Licensed Benefits Advisor within 24 hours with
  2. concierge service
  3. Enter
  4. your phone # to save your spot and receive a call back
  5. Leave a voice mail with your contact information to receive a call back
We are excited to offer to all Coaches and Officials of USA Swimming the opportunity to take full advantage of the federal programs & potential subsidies prior to the 2/15/15 end for open enrollment.