Patricia Griffey Named President of NAHU
Indiana Healthcare Agent Named President of the National Association of Health Underwriters
(Indianapolis, IN) – Patricia Griffey was named President of the National Association of Health Underwriters (NAHU) Board of Trustees at the Annual Convention and Exhibition in San Diego, CA.
“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. As our president, Patricia will bring the same exceptional functionality and effectiveness to the NAHU Board of Trustees that she is known for in Indiana,” said Jeff Goodwin, ISAHU President.
Griffey has been a licensed life and health agent since 1979. She is currently a risk management advisor for the Healy Group located in South Bend, Indiana. She oversees its services of offering employer group and individual health insurance products through agents and brokers located throughout Indiana and Michigan.
A member of NAHU since 1997, she has served in many leadership positions in her local and state chapters and is a multi-year qualifier for the Leading Producers Round Table. In 1998, she co-founded the Greater Northern Indiana Association of Health Underwriters, which was established in South Bend and served in multiple leadership positions with ISAHU. Since then, Griffey completed a three-year term as Region III vice president of NAHU, serving members in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and West Virginia. In 2010, Griffey became the sixth Indiana resident to be named Honorary Insurance Commissioner by the Department of Insurance for the state of Indiana. Also, she has received the NAHU Distinguished Service Award in 2011 and was named Member of the Year for both her local and state chapters in 2006 and 2008.
Throughout her career, Griffey has diligently pursued continuing education earning professional designations of LUTCF, CSA, RHU, REBC and ChHC. She is certified by NAHU in Wellness, consumer driven health care, worksite marketing, Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and Medicare. Griffey has also served multiple years on the Agent Advisory Council for Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield in Indianapolis, the Indiana Chamber of Commerce’s health committee, as well as the Agent Advisory Board for Select Health Network in South Bend.
“NAHU has been instrumental in affecting health policies nationwide, and we must continue to be engaged in this process to find private-market solutions,” Griffey said. “I look forward to serving the agent community in providing ongoing access to additional education and information.”
Griffey is an active member of her community, where she supports causes such as Hope Ministries. She resides in Elkhart, Indiana, with her husband, Don, and enjoys spending quality time with her five children and nine grandchildren.
The Indiana State Association of Health Underwriters represents brokers, agents, and health and life insurance professionals across Indiana plus Indiana’s seven local chapters. ISAHU supports its members’ health and financial security needs through charity events, networking, conferences and summits, and online learning. ISAHU also plays an active role in shepherding legislation in the Indiana House and Senate as well as maintaining close working relationships with Indiana’s Congressional and Senate delegation.
The National Association of Health Underwriters represents 100,000 professional health insurance agents and brokers who provide insurance for millions of Americans. NAHU is headquartered in Washington, DC. For more information visit the NAHU website at www.nahu.org.