Lunch & Learn Executive Leadership Training

Join SAHU for important legislative updates and agent training on April 21, 2021.

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SAHU to Host Legislative Updates in Coffee Chat

Join SAHU for important legislative updates and agent training on April 21, 2021.

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SAHU Successfully Hosts 21st Annual Crab Feed in Unique COVID Style

Chapter’s first-ever hybrid fundraising event is a success.

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SAHU to Host Annual 2021 Crab Feed as Virtual Event

SAHU to host 21st Annual Crab Feed as Virtual Fundraising Event.

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Year in Review: 2019-2020

SAHU Board Induction Ceremony July 2019
The 2019-2020 SAHU Board of Directors. Featured (left to right): Dave Brabender, Angela Jones, Rosamaria Marrujo, Michele Meder, Marriette Lesley, Teresa Sale, Lisa Merzick, Teri Blake, Connie Correia, Carmen Perea, Samantha Siders, Alexis DeVorss, Josh Keller, David Fear, Jr.

The 2019-2020 SAHU Board Year was strong despite the onset of COVID-19 and resulting restrictions.

We started with our Board Induction Ceremony in July 2019 for 2019-2020 SAHU Board of Directors (see list below).

President
President Elect
Immediate Past President
Secretary / Treasurer
PAC
Communications
Awards
Community Service
Media
Professional Development
Legislation
Carrier Relations
Membership (Retention)
Membership (New)
Vanguard
Medicare
Executive Director
Executive Director

Josh Keller
Samantha Siders
Alexis DeVorss
Carmen Parea
Alexis DeVorss
Cinnamon Trimpey
Michele Meder
Teresa Sale
Rosamaria Marrujo
Mariette Lesley
Connie Correia
Michele Dolce
Lisa Merzick
Teri Blake
Angela Jones
David Brabender
Jeannie Burns
Helen Ornellas

On July 9, 2019, our chapter hosted a fun Vanguard Family Movie Night event, where chapter members attended with their families for food and fun for all at a local outdoor venue. The event was sponsored by LISI and hosted by the Vanguard team.

In November 2019, we successfully held our Annual Toy Drive to benefit the River Oak Center for Children. We finished the year with our Annual Food Drive and Chili Cook-off in December, bringing together chapter members to enjoy the holidays and support the Sacramento Food Bank.

Our January 2020 Annual Crab Feed was one of our best ever, with over 400 attendees and a record-setting Live Auction to help raise funds for our chapter and related charitable causes.

SAHU Members at the 2020 SAHU Crab Feed
SAHU Members at the 2020 SAHU Crab Feed

Prior to the COVID-19 shutdown, SAHU Members & Board Chairs attended the NAHU Capitol Conference in Washington, D.C. from February 24-26, 2020.

SAHU Members at the 2020 NAHU Capitol Conference in Washington, D.C.
SAHU Members at the 2020 NAHU Capitol Conference in Washington, D.C.

We stood strong as a chapter as the world changed under COVID-19, altering our meetings and events to keep our members and community safe. We took member meetings to Zoom to allow attendees to stay connected, as well as provided ongoing professional development and training with CE courses.

We closed our Board Year with participation in the NAHU Annual Convention in June, held virtually for the first time as well. Members attended virtual sessions and networked with fellow professionals.

Our awards and certifications from this year included winning the 2020 Pacesetter Award for the sixth year in a row, and being NAHU Gold Certified for the fourth continuous year.

2020 SAHU pacesetter award
SAHU 2020 gold certified

 

Looking ahead to next year, we are dedicated to maintaining our chapter, ongoing education, fundraising and events as much as possible in the face of COVID restrictions. Our members are proud to keep working for the betterment of the health, financial and retirement needs of our local community and all Californians through our education, advocacy, legislation and professional development.

Sincerely,

Josh Keller
SAHU President, 2019-2020

 

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Sacramento Association of Health Underwriters (SAHU) Recognized with Gold Certification

SACRAMENTO, CA, March 20th, 2020 –Sacramento Association of Health Underwriters (SAHU) was recognized with Gold Certification for the year 2020.

SAHU was recognized for this award as part of NAHU’s Chapter Certification Program, which is an ongoing program that recognizes excelling chapters throughout the calendar year. This is the 10th year in which SAHU has qualified for the Gold Level award.

“We are proud to have achieved this award again as it reflects the hard work of the members of our chapter,” says SAHU President, Josh Keller

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For over 30 years, SAHU has worked to improve our members’ ability to meet the health, financial and retirement security needs of all Americans through education, advocacy and professional development.

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SAHU 20th Annual Crab Feed is a Success

(Sacramento, CA) — The Sacramento Association of Health Underwriters (SAHU) supports local non-profits through event fundraising.

On January 31, the Sacramento Association of Health Underwriters (SAHU) hosted a night of food, drinks and fun while supporting a great cause through a silent auction. Decked in their best 80’s outfits, members of SAHU helped support the Sacramento Food Bank, River Oaks Center for Children, and the Mesa Verde High School Business Academy, whose students have helped work the Crab Feed for several years. 

 “I’ve attended the Crab Feed for the last five years, and I always enjoy the food, people and the raffles,” said Michele Meder, SAHU board member. “It’s always great to see the community come together and have fun.”

SAHU would like to thank Kaiser Permanente and the many other businesses sponsoring this year’s Crab Feed, as well as Mesa Verde High School for their continuous support.

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For over 30 years, SAHU has worked to improve our members’ ability to meet the health, financial and retirement security needs of all Americans through education, advocacy and professional development. For more information, please visit: sahu-ca.com.

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SAHU Business Expo 2020

SACRAMENTO, CA, February 26th, 2020 – The Sacramento Association of Health Underwriters (SAHU) is excited to announce its annual Business Expo for 2020.

The Business Expo will take place on Wednesday, April 15 from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Citrus Heights Community Center. This year, the event will feature a lineup of guest speakers who are experts in their verticals while offering CE Credits. Attendees can expect speakers from companies such as LinkedIn, Ease and more.

“The Business Expo empowers insurance agents and agencies to grow their knowledge and their business,” said Mariette Lasley, SAHU Professional Development & Programs Director. The purpose of the expo is to inform and educate top of mind topics that affect the health insurance industry, including compliance, technology, legislative updates, and connecting with others in the broker industry to build collaborative relationships.

Tickets are on sale now and are $55 for members ($75 for non-members). To buy tickets, please contact sahu@bmsch.com

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For over 30 years, SAHU has worked to improve our members’ ability to meet the health, financial and retirement security needs of all Americans through education, advocacy and professional development.

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SAHU 20th Annual Crab Feed

(Sacramento, CA)—Tickets are on sale now for the 20th Annual SAHU Crab Feed.

On January 31 from 6:00-10:00 p.m., join the Sacramento Association of Health Underwriters (SAHU) and the local community at the Citrus Heights Community Center (located at 6300 Fountain Square Drive in Citrus Heights) for a night of food, drinks and fun while supporting a great cause. This year’s theme is “Back to the 80’s,” and all attendees are encouraged to dress up in their best 80’s outfit.

In the past, this event has featured a live auction and raffle prizes ranging from Sacramento Kings’ Tickets, a ride-along with the Citrus Heights Police Department and VIP tickets to next year’s Crab Feed. And this year, the Dessert Silent Auction is back by popular demand.

Part of the proceeds from the Crab Feed will benefit local charitable organizations across the Sacramento region such as the Sacramento Food Bank and River Oaks Center for Children. SAHU will also make donations to the Mesa Verde High School Business Academy, whose students have helped work the Crab Feed for several years.  

SAHU would like to thank Kaiser Permanente and the many other businesses sponsoring this year’s Crab Feed, as well as Mesa Verde High School for their continuous support.

“I’ve attended the Crab Feed for the last five years, and I always enjoy the food, people and the raffles,” said Michele Meder, SAHU board member. “It’s always great to see the community come together and have fun.”

For admission, table and drink tickets or questions regarding this event, please contact sahu@bmsch.com.

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For over 30 years, SAHU has worked to improve our members’ ability to meet the health, financial and retirement security needs of all Americans through education, advocacy and professional development.

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2018 Legislative Victories and Key Updates

Jim Morrison, Vice President of Legislation and Faith Lane Borges, Legislative Advocate, give an update on their legislative efforts.

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