HCA MEMBERSHIP POLICIES
Membership in the HCA is subject to the approval of the Membership Chair and/or the Board of Directors.
New membership applications will typically be reviewed within one-week, but may be deferred until the next HCA Board Of Directors meeting.
Membership applications will be reviewed to insure that member information is complete and that the application is for the appropriate class of membership.
The HCA membership year runs from July 1 through June 30.
New memberships initiated in July, August, or September are charged a full annual membership fee for the current membership year.
New memberships initiated in October through April are charged a pro-rated annual membership fee based upon the months remaining until the end of the current membership year.
New memberships initiated in May or June are given a complimentary membership for the remainder of the current membership year, and charged a full annual membership fee that covers the next membership year.
New members are by default included in the public membership directory on the website. If you do not want your membership to be listed, or you wish to control what information is displayed, or you wish to add a logo, you can do so by editing your member profile.
Registration for some HCA events (higher levels of annual conference sponsorship, conference exhibitor, etc.) may include a complimentary year of HCA membership (new or renewal). A maximum of one complimentary year of membership may be used during a membership year. Any additional years of complimentary membership in a single membership year cannot be used (they do not stack) by the member, they cannot be transferred to another member, nor do they have any cash or credit value.