(Indianapolis, IN) – Indiana Health Insurance Agent and President of the National Association of Health Underwriters (NAHU), Patricia Griffey is named to the Insurance Business America Magazine’s Insurance Hall of Fame.
“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.
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.
As 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.