CFAHU June 2013 Newsletter
I have been privileged to serve on the CFAHU board for the past five years. It has been one of the great joys of my career to see how much our Central Florida chapter has grown and prospered. While on the board, I have served with some of the most dedicated and passionate people I have ever worked with. I am hopeful their dedication and hard work has rubbed off on me enough that I serve the chapter as well as they did. I would be remiss if I didn’t mention specifically the hard work Dave Sherrill has put into this association. What he has done to promote the Central Florida association is truly amazing. His dedication and service has truly been awe inspiring to me.
Over this past year I have encouraged you all to do a couple of things. If you haven’t met the Board of Directors, please come to one of our monthly meetings and meet us all. I have a wonderful group of people who have dedicated time away from their families and work to help serve you and to continue to promote our member’s future as an integral part of the insurance market. Secondly, I would ask you to get more involved. Today more than ever we need more boots on the ground spreading our message. Each Board of Directors needs committee chairs and committee members. You do not need to spend an extensive amount of time. Simply let them know what you are most interested in, how much time you have to offer, and they will find a position for you. Lastly, I will ask for your assistance in recruitment efforts. We need more members. Please, reach out to your clients, to your partners, to your community, and to your competition and let them know what it is we do and what value we provide. If you need help crafting that message please feel free to reach out to me. I am always happy to help.
As my term as President of CFAHU comes to an end, I want to thank everyone for all their help and special thanks to my board for their service and dedication. It has been an honor to serve as your President and work with such highly competent people. I want to wish the best of luck to Natalee Otero-Newman, our incoming President, and I look forward to serving as the Immediate Past President and Golf Tournament Chair for the 2013/2014 year. Together, we have the opportunity to build an even stronger organization by capitalizing on our past accomplishments and recognizing the opportunities that are before us. Exciting times, indeed!
Augie Buffa, President
Join us this Wednesday from 5-8 PM at
Wine Styles at Uptown Altamonte
303 E Altamonte Dr, Altamonte Springs
for a relaxing evening of networking and fun.
$20 for Members, $25 for Non-members
(includes 2 wine tastings and Hor D’oeuvres)
Win the Wine Trivia Contest and receive a bottle of wine!
Purchase raffle tickets to win more prizes!
Thank you to our sponsors for making this event possible:
Florida Blue, Sun Life Financial, Solstice Benefits
Rogers Benefits Group, APPS Paramedical Services
June Meeting Information
Tuesday, June 18, 2013, 11:30 AM
Hilton Orlando/Altamonte Springs
350 S. Northlake Blvd
Altamonte Springs, FL 32701
This month’s program is a carrier panel discussion on PPACA implementation.
The panel will include:
Glenn Baker, UnitedHealthcare VP of Sales – Small Group
Alex Cordova, Cigna Sales Manager – Florida – Individual
Bill Mazza, AvMed Regional Director – Group
Chuck Athans, Florida Blue Sales Representative
Invited – Aetna
Classic Caesar Salad
Slow Roasted Pot Roast with Potatoes and Carrots
Warm Rolls with Butter
Iced Tea, Water and Coffee
Vegetarian option available upon request. Please request with RSVP.
Lunch cost is $10 for Members and First time Guests
$35 for Guests.
RSVP for lunch by 2:00 PM on Friday 6/14 if you will be attending.
Membership Contest-There’s Still Time to Win!!
The membership campaign is helping drive membership and the extra incentive is motivating folks to recruit! We are excited to announce that the current contest is being extended through June 30. Members who have recruited folks since January 1, 2013 will have an extra two months to reach the four needed to qualify for the extended dues or the gift card. We would like to congratulate the current members who have already qualified by offering the opportunity to win again! You can do this by recruiting four new members between May 1 – June 30. There will be no carryover member credit for members that have already qualified. The membership campaign continues to be successful and we currently have 87 members who have qualified for one year of free dues or the $250 American Express gift card.
Installation of 2013-2014 Officers
The 2013-2014 CFAHU Board of Directors will be installed at this meeting:
President: Natalee Otero-Newman
President-Elect: Laura Staller
1st Vice President: Alex Good
2nd Vice President: Steve Rabinowitz
3rd Vice President & Education Chair: Matt Beatty
4th Vice President: Susan Herbert
Treasurer: Dave Sherrill
Secretary: Lynn Blank
Membership Chair: Missy Lamp
Legislative Chair: Don Marx
Immediate Past President: Augie Buffa
2013 FAHU Symposium – July 28-30
Have you registered yet? You don’t want to miss this!
Your Career is limited only by Your Ability to see the Opportunities the Future holds –See your Future . . . and prepare for it –
Sunday, July 28, 2013 – Tuesday, July 30, 2013 Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center
6000 West Osceola Parkway, Kissimmee, Florida 34746
- Meet Leaders who will Transform your Thinking
- Learn the most Up-to-Date Strategies and Ideas
- Grab the Tools and Tips that will preserve your livelihood
- Hear Experts talk about the Challenges and Welcome the Opportunities!
You will hear –
Transformation Thinking: Tools and Techniques That Open the Door to Powerful New Thinking,” from Optimization Guru and keynote speaker, Tim Richardson Keep Trouble Away – Compliance Panel with Information and advice from the Experts
Understanding the Impact, Meeting the Challenges, Making Decisions and Determining Directions – insight from the Best Provider Minds around
Health Exchanges – What’s Happening Now? – Julian Lago, Plastridge Insurance
Powerful Solutions through Private Exchanges and Technology – Josh Hilgers, Health Partners America and Ric Joyner, eflexgroup
Information, Strategies AND get CE credit: Voluntary Benefits, An Important Seat at the Benefit Table – Julian Lago, Plastridge Insurance
Join us in –