CFAHU January 2013 Newsletter
Happy New Year and welcome to 2013. This is the most important year to all of us as agents and carrier reps. The word “CHANGE” will never be more in play and the ability to adapt will be the difference between the successful and the unsuccessful.
Educating our clients and potential clients has become our new charge as insurance agents. NAHU has the educational tools we need to stay ahead of the game and competitors who are non-members.
Speaking of new members, if you sponsor 4 new members between January1 and April 30, 2013, you will have the choice of a $250 AMEX gift card or your dues paid/waived for one year. Please take advantage of this great offer and help build our Chapter.
CFAHU President 2012-2013
January Meeting Information
Tuesday, January 22, 2013, 11:30 AM
Hilton Orlando/Altamonte Springs
350 S. Northlake Blvd
Altamonte Springs, FL 32701
Doug Short, President BeniComp
Wellness in a Post Election Environment
Douglas J. Short: President
Doug graduated from Manchester College in 1980 with a double major in Business Administration and Computer Programming. After graduation, Doug started his insurance career as a personal lines producer of Life and Health products in the family agency, which began in 1962. Doug’s education has extended today to include the designations, Chartered Life Underwriter, Certified Financial Planner, Life Underwriter Training Council Fellow, and Registered Health Underwriter.
Doug founded BeniComp in the late 1980’s as a vehicle to administer group medical products. Today, BeniComp administers benefit plans for over 600 employers nationally and is currently contracted as the national administrator for Government Personnel Mutual Life Insurance Co., Inc., Assurity Life Insurance Company and most recently, as an approved administrator for The New York Life Insurance Co., Inc. BeniComp is a licensed administrator in 48 states.
Doug holds 9 current U.S. patents with BeniComp Advantage being the most recent addition. BeniComp Advantage is the first health insurance policy in the nation that provides financial incentives to employees who maintain healthy lifestyles. This compliments the employer’s desire to provide coverage and is far more cost efficient than conventional health insurance. Doug’s innovative product has lead to interviews and articles in several local publications as well as HR Magazine, Employee Benefit News Weekly, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and CBS News.
Doug resides in Ft. Wayne, Indiana with his wife and 3 children.
CFAHU would like to congratulate our very own Natalee Otero-Newman and her husband, Bruce on the birth of their precious baby girl, Arianna Rene!
BLT Iceberg Wedge
Chicken Breast with Soy Sauce
Udon noodles and broccoli
Warm Rolls with Butter
Iced Tea, Water and Coffee
Lemon Coconut Cake
Vegetarian option available upon request. Please request with RSVP.
Lunch cost is $10 for Members and First time Guests
$35 for Guests
CE is Free for Members and $10 for non-members
RSVP for lunch & CE by 12:00 PM on Friday 1/18 if you will be attending.
Immediately after lunch, Carol Taylor will present a 1 Hour CE class on
The 3 Myths of a Single Payor Health Care Delivery System
Carol Taylor is a licensed health and life agent and has a Bachelors Degree in Accounting from the University of Central Florida. Having worked in the insurance industry for over 22 years in various capacities, her expertise ranges from individual policies to large self-funded groups. Her duties have included insurance accounting, claims auditing, and account management.
Carol is a member of the Jacksonville Association of Health Underwriters, and assumed the role of Legislative Chair in February 2009. She has served on their Board of Directors since 2010, and is the current President Elect. Carol was selected for the FAHU Emerging Leader Award in 2010. In 2009, she was chosen to serve as one of six members of the United Benefit Advisors group as a liaison to the National Association of Health Underwriters working with legislative issues. She was selected 2009 and 2011 Staff Person of the Year award by the United Benefit Advisors leadership for her work with legislative issues.
Having read the entire Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act, she has participated in countless seminars, town hall meetings and other educational event meetings both locally and nationally. Carol has met with Congressmen, Senators and their staff and with the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation. She is regarded as an industry expert and has been interviewed for multiple newspapers, journals and radio stations including WOKV (690 am/106.5 fm) in Jacksonville, WDBO (580 am) in Orlando and is a regular on the Ray Junior Show heard in multiple markets in Florida. Carol was chosen to ask the “health care question” at the CNN Republican Presidential Debate held in Tampa, FL in September 2011.
Carol has served on the Clay County Chamber of Commerce Business Development Advisory Board, served as Chair for the three most successful Health Screening Program years and the Chair for the North Area Business Council. She was selected for the Clay County Chamber of Commerce Business Person of the Year award in October 2010.
Upcoming Legislative Events
FAHU Day on the Hill
Several of our members will be representing you and our chapter in Tallahassee at FAHU’s annual Day on the Hill January 14 & 15. Make sure to thank those who are taking the time out of their busy schedules to be there.
NAHU’s Capitol Conference
Mark your calendars to join us for this event February 25-27 in Washington, DC. If you are looking to share a room please let Don Marx know and he will try to put together those seeking a roommate. Full details and registration information can be found here on the NAHU website.
CFAHU’s Night Out
Join us for dinner and a great evening to relive the Buddy Holly Story. This play relives the beginning of Buddy Holly and the Crickets as well as his last concert in Clearlake, Iowa “the night the music died!”
If you like that music you will like this evening. For more information or to make a reservation contact Don Marx at Don@DonMarx.com or 352.729.3948 ext. 113. Click here for a registration form.
When: February 9th, 2013
Dinner 5:30 PM Vinton’s
Play 8:00 PM Icehouse Theatre
How Much: Dinner $20* per person
Play $20** per person
Both the play and Vincents’s are in Mount Dora, FL.
*Dinner includes Salad, Choice of 3 Entree’s, Garlic rolls; choice of 3 deserts, non-alcoholic beverages, tax and tip. Wine is available as a separate charge.
** Limited to the first 30 to sign up.