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About 2 weeks ago from ISAHU's Twitter via CoSchedule

2014 Annual Report of ISAHU Activities and Accomplishments

By Mike Ripley, ISAHU President

Meeting Attendance at:

National Convention in Scottsdale, AR (6/29-7/2/2014) — 17 members attended

Capitol Conference (2/24 – 2/26/2014) — 21 members attended

Region 3 Meeting – Indianapolis, IN — 100+

7th Annual State Convention held in Indianapolis, IN (7/21-7/23/2014)

10th Annual Awards Program held during the Convention

State Leadership Training Workshops held during the Convention

Held Monthly ISAHU Board meetings — 12 meetings

Held ISAHU Strategic Planning Meeting — 14 attendees
(ISAHU Officers, Committee Chairs & Chapter Presidents)

Chapter Business Activities:

2014 – 2015 ISAHU Annual Budget approved

D & O Insurance & Liability Insurance for State Chapter & Local Chapters in Indiana

Qualified for the NAHU “Gold Seal Certification” in 3/2011, 3/2012 & 3/2014

(Note: Indiana was the 1st chapter in the Nation to qualify as “Gold”!)

Professional Strategic Business Plan reviewed and published in June and August 2014 –

With the help of Raybourn Group International

Published New Website in late 2014

Communications:

Monthly newsletter emailed to all members and other insurance professionals

Email blasts with up-to-date Legislative news from Indiana & DC

Lobbyist’s reports from Bose Public Affairs posted to ISAHU website

Local chapter presidents encouraged to participate in monthly ISAHU Board meetings

Local chapter presidents included in the distribution of ISAHU Board meeting notices and updates

Legislative Activity:

ISAHU renewed lobbying contract with Bose Public Affairs Group

ISAHU actively operates a State Political Action Committee (ISAHU-PAC)

ISAHU-PAC renewed its contract with Stakeholder, Inc. to administer compliance and fundraising

Actively promoted HUPAC in e-newsletters, website and special email blasts

Active Legislative Committee that coordinates state & federal legislative initiatives throughout the year

Email blasts to members regarding up to the minute activities in the General Assembly

IDOI Liaison agreement and regular contact with the Insurance Commissioner and other IDOI staff

Carol Cutter Scholarship was awarded to a first time Capitol Conference attendee

ISAHU Members attended many events to meet with State & Federal legislators

Education & Awards:

CE classes were presented as part of 2014 State Convention for a total of 6 CE credit hours

ISAHU won their 8th consecutive Landmark Award in 2014

LPRT program promoted to the membership – 12 qualifiers in 2014

NAHU’s Triple Crown Award promoted to the membership

Members working with industry related groups:

Nicole Fairbairn, serves on the Board of the Indiana Small Employer Insurer Voluntary Reinsurance Program (ISEIVRP).

David Berman serves on the NAHU Legislative Council

Patricia Griffey serves on the NAIFA-Elkhart Chapter Board

ISAHU Board members participated in events hosted by the “PIA” and NAIFA

Future events:

2015 Capitol Conference in Washington, DC — 2/23 thru 2/25/2015

2015 NAHU National Convention in Scottsdale, AZ — 6/28 thru 7/01/2015

2015 Region 3 Conference – Location TBD — Date TBD

8th Annual ISAHU State Convention – Indianapolis, IN — Date TBD

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