“Patricia has been an asset to the Indiana State Association of Health Underwriters (ISAHU) and NAHU for many years and our goals of supporting agents and educating the American public about the healthcare options available to them. Patricia has been an unwavering advocate of the consumer for her entire career. ISAHU is very proud of Patricia and congratulates her for being recognized industry- wide for what Indiana insurance professionals have long known,” said Jeff Goodwin, ISAHU President.
Local NAHU Chapter SWIAHU hosted Senator Mike Braun on July 12th. Senator Braun shared his perspective as a successful business owner and as a setting Senator and gave his perspective of the current health insurance status and his belief the insurance companies must take on a large role in saving the employer-based delivery system.
“ISAHU exemplifies the dedication to providing the best opportunities for our members,” said Jeff Goodwin, president of ISAHU. “This year, ISAHU is dedicated to enhancing our members’ educational efforts and to provide expertise to our communities on healthcare and legislative issues. This is another opportunity for ISAHU to set the standard of excellence in the health insurance industry that we are proud to represent.”
If you feel as I do, you probably find yourself conflicted about contributing a dollar of your hard-earned money to a politician at any level whether it be directly or through a Political Action Committee.
A word from South Central this month………………………
What about ISAHU-PAC?
I guess as a professional insurance agent I have always seen the value in being a “joiner” and trying to advance the cause of this most noble business that I have chosen to pursue. If you are reading this article, you tend to agree with me, as you are a member of NAHU and ISAHU, thus doing “some” of your part to keep our cause going forward!
However, just being a “member” as much as it is needed and appreciated, is only part of what your commitment should be to our industry. Having made this statement, I am sure that a lot of you already contribute to HUPAC, our national PAC, but have you ever thought about being part of the ISAHU-PAC? Since you and I live in Indiana and derive our income from this wonderful state, should we not also help State candidates and legislators that support what we do within the free market system and private sector health insurance industry? A “wise” friend of mine that is always talking “about membership” in our great association, is always breaking down the cost of this down to a daily basis…so here goes…it would only cost you about .33 cents per day to contribute to the ISAHU-PAC! Good Lord, our Jessie James easy chairs at home have more than that lurking in the cushion and underneath along with the popcorn hulls!!
Under the leadership of Roger Skinner, and ISAHU-PAC “champions” as representatives in most Indiana chapters, we have done a pretty good job of spreading the news and increasing our PAC members and contributions. However, we need YOU to join us in this effort! This is the best way for us to support and have an impact with our Indiana State legislators.
In closing, THANK you to those who already have joined us, and to the rest of my professional insurance associates, would you please think about contributing .33 cents per day or more to such a worthy cause?
Larry Mayfield. ISAHU-PAC Chair
South Central AHU
Marcy Buckner’s June 20th Webinar, “Live from NAHU: Maintaining Compliance Amidst Health Law’s Legal Challenges,” has been approved for 1 hour of CE credit for Indiana.