‘Tis the Season To Be……..
Busy? Stressed? Tired? Overwhelmed? Politically divided?
As we all ramp up for Fourth Quarter Madness, let’s take a minute and remember why we do what we do. We help people, right? One thing we can ALL agree on is that health insurance, (whether it be employer coverage, Medicare or individual) is COMPLICATED. Each and every one of you is a valued professional. Your clients and future clients NEED your expertise and guidance!
So why not be….
Joyful! Positive! Helpful! Gracious! And most importantly, THANKFUL!
I, for one, am proud to say that I am a Benefits Professional. I am proud to tell anyone who will listen that I am an active member in our industry’s premiere trade association. I am able to provide for my family, while helping others. Let’s be honest, when asked as a child “What do you want to be when you grow up?”, I did NOT say, “Insurance Agent!”. Did you? But, at the end of the day, I know I am right where I should be.
As a member of NAHU, you are part of an elite group. Please take a minute and read the following, written by NAHU’s CEO, Janet Trautwein, from the nahu.org website. This is a great reminder of the indispensable role we all play in this industry.
The National Association of Health Underwriters represents more than 100,000 licensed health insurance agents, brokers, general agents, consultants and benefit professionals through more than 200 chapters across America. NAHU members service the health insurance needs of large and small employers as well as people seeking individual health insurance coverage. Every day, NAHU members work to obtain insurance for clients who are struggling to balance their desire to purchase high-quality and comprehensive health coverage with the reality of rapidly escalating medical care costs. As such, one of NAHU’s primary goals is to do everything we can to promote access to affordable health insurance coverage.
NAHU members help millions of consumers by guiding them through the complexities of health insurance purchasing and enrollment, while ensuring they get the best policy at the most affordable price. We seek to understand each personal situation to create recommendations that complement a client’s financial and medical security needs. And our job does not end with the sale. Our licensed producers help their clients with claims issues, service questions and compliance matters throughout the life of each policy they sell.
The clients of NAHU members range from Fortune 500 companies to mom-and-pop businesses and individuals seeking health insurance. Our members have a unique understanding of consumer health care needs, the perspective of business owners and the economic realities of health insurance markets. We not only sell traditional health insurance products, but also coverage such as dental, long-term care, disability, Medicare Advantage and Medicare Supplements and a variety of consumer-driven products. Members agree to abide by NAHU’s Code of Ethics, which requires them to always make health care coverage recommendations with the customer’s best interest in mind.
NAHU offers its members a multitude of educational opportunities, including advanced designation programs, continuing-education classes and online learning. NAHU provides its members with professional conferences and networking functions, publications and business-development tools. We also conduct advocacy efforts at the state and federal levels of government to advance the interests of health insurance professionals and to promote affordable and responsible private health insurance market solutions.