Category: Events

SAHU PAC Event Recap: A Night of Impact and Insight

Sacramento, CA – SAHU members and supporters gathered last Thursday for an evening of education, advocacy, and networking at the SAHU PAC event. The event, which sold out quickly, featured intimate discussions with leading lobbyists and advocates shaping California healthcare.

Helen Ornellas, SAHU President, remarked, “The room was filled with like-minded Brokers and Agents who wanted to know what’s going on firsthand and were not let down, amazing evening.”

Guest speakers Faith Borges, Legislative Advocate, and Rob Stutzman, political commentator, provided updates on California health insurance and the current political landscape. The focus was on the Single Payor system and its status across political lines, highlighting the importance of being involved in shaping healthcare policy.

Faith Borges also spotlighted the pending initiative to implement a mandatory statewide insurance program for long-term care services and supports. Visit Long Term Care Insurance Task Force to learn more. Attendees engaged in discussions with special guests, including CAHIP President Tim Kanter and CAHIP VP of PAC Jack Holder, enriching the evening with valuable insights and expertise.

For those who missed the event, there’s an opportunity to stay involved by attending the upcoming CAHIP Capitol Summit in May. This event offers a chance to connect with industry experts, engage in discussions with legislative speakers and guests as they address the most recent healthcare concerns.

“We invite all members and those in the community to attend the upcoming CAHIP Capitol Summit in May,” said Helen Ornellas, SAHU President. “It’s another opportunity to connect, engage, and drive positive change in our healthcare system.”  For more information about the CAHIP Capitol Summit, visit Capitol Conference details HERE.

SAHU extends its gratitude to its members, event sponsors, and the community for their dedicated support and participation in the PAC event. Together, we are making a difference and driving positive change in healthcare.

Learn more about PAC HERE.

If you would like to support PAC directly, you may do so HERE.

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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 Californians and Americans through education, advocacy, and professional development. For more information, please visit: sahu-ca.com. 

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SAHU’s Disco Fever Annual Crab Feed Lights Up Sacramento with Groovy Vibes

Sacramento, CA – The Sacramento Association of Health Underwriters (SAHU) hosted a dazzling Disco Fever-themed Crab Feed on Friday, March 15th, which brought together 350 attendees for an evening of fun, food, and fundraising.

The event, held at Citrus Heights Community Center, was a huge success, thanks to the generous support of our sponsors. Their contributions helped make this event possible and allows SAHU to continue its mission of supporting other health insurance professionals, and our advocacy for better health care in California.

The evening featured a delectable array of seafood, including 800 pounds of crab and 100 pounds of shrimp, which were enjoyed by all.

Guests got into the groove at the silent auction, bidding on disco-tastic items like tropical trips, sports memorabilia, and art pieces. Adding to the disco fever, a dazzling array of desserts, generously donated by SAHU members and sponsors were eagerly bid on and enjoyed by many.

The evening concluded with an unforgettable costume contest and dance-off, where guys and gals showed off their best disco moves and grooved to the sounds of the ’70s.

SAHU would like to thank all of our sponsors, donors, and attendees for making this event a success. Your support is truly appreciated and will help SAHU continue to serve the health underwriting community in Sacramento.

SAHU extends a special thank you to the incredible committee, whose diligent work made this evening success:

  • Diane Christian – InterWest
  • Carmen Perea – Benefit Mall
  • Rosamaria Marrujo – Trusted American
  • Penelope Yanez – Kaiser Permanente
  • Peter Alamillo – Delta Dental
  • Helen Ornellas – Ornellas & Associates
  • Specs Lanham
  • Liz Mack – Kaiser Permanente
  • Jackie Martinez – Ornellas & Associates
  • David Pierce – Canopy Health
  • Cerrina Jensen – Stellar Stories
  • David Brabender – Atman Insurance
  • Addison Beverly – Aetna
  • Lauren Bayha – BenefitsBay

To view the full gallery, and get a full recap of the evening, visit our SAHU site.     

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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 Californians and Americans through education, advocacy, and professional development. For more information, please visit: sahu-ca.com. 

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SAHU and River Oak Center for Children Partner Once Again to feed 25 families this Thanksgiving!

Sacramento, CA – River Oak, in partnership with the Sacramento Health Underwriters Association (SAHU), is thrilled to announce the launch of its annual Turkey Drive, aimed at providing Thanksgiving meals for 25 local families in need.  With the holiday season approaching, River Oak and SAHU are dedicated to giving back to as many families in the community as possible, ensuring that everyone can partake in the joy of Thanksgiving festivities.

This year, River Oak has streamlined the donation process, making it easier for everyone to contribute to this meaningful cause. By clicking the DONATE button on our website, you can support our mission and help us reach our goal of providing nutritious and delicious Thanksgiving meals for 25 deserving families.

Donations will be accepted through Friday, November 17th, 2023, allowing ample time for community members and organizations to participate and make a difference in the lives of those less fortunate during the holiday season.

We cordially invite you to join us on November 20th from 10:00 AM to 10:15 AM at 5445 Laurel Hills Dr., Sacramento, CA 95841, for a special photo opportunity as we celebrate and share in the success of our Turkey Drive initiative. RSVP now to secure your spot for this heartwarming event and witness the impact of your generosity firsthand.

Andrew Garnett, SAHU’s Community Services Chair, expressed his optimism for the project, stating, “When we extend a helping hand, we create a community of giving.” Let’s come together and build a stronger, more compassionate community by ensuring that every family possible can enjoy a Thanksgiving feast this year. For further information and to RSVP, please visit our website at https://sahu-ca.com/event/2023-river-oak-center-for-childrens-turkey-dinner-drive/.



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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 Californians and Americans through education, advocacy, and professional development. For more information, please visit: sahu-ca.com. 

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SAHU’s Annual Crab Feed 2023 Draws Crowds and Raises Funds for American Cancer Society

Sacramento, CA – On March 31st, 2023, the Sacramento Association of Health Underwriters (SAHU) hosted its Annual Crab Feed, a highly anticipated event that drew in a crowd of 380 attendees, all gathered to enjoy 1,000 lbs. of crab, 120 lbs. of shrimp, and a variety of delectable desserts.

SAHU’s Annual Crab Feed was a tremendous success, thanks to the hard work and dedication of the organizers and the generous support of the attendees. The event was held to support a worthy cause, the American Cancer Society, and the attendees’ contributions raised an astounding $20,000 to aid in cancer research and support services.

The evening was filled with exciting activities, including a silent auction, where 68 auction items were sold, and 10 items were generously donated. The event’s attendees also had a sweet tooth, as 23 desserts were donated and sold at the event.

“{insert quote},” said [Name], President of SAHU. “We are incredibly grateful for the support and contributions from our attendees, which enabled us to raise $20,000 for the American Cancer Society. It’s truly heartwarming to see how our community comes together to support a worthy cause, and we can’t thank our attendees enough.”

SAHU’s Annual Crab Feed is a significant event for the community, bringing together members of the Sacramento community to support a worthy cause while enjoying a delicious meal and engaging in fun activities. SAHU is committed to continuing its efforts to support the community and make a positive impact.

For more information on SAHU and its efforts, please visit their website at sahu-ca.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 Californians and Americans through education, advocacy, and professional development. For more information, please visit: sahu-ca.com.

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SAHU to Host Annual 2022 Crab Feed

(Sacramento, CA)—Tickets are on sale now for the 22nd Annual SAHU Crab Feed.

On February 4th 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 “Super Heroes,” and all attendees are encouraged to dress up in capes, masks, trunks, and super suits.

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 would like to thank Amwins Connect and the many other businesses sponsoring this year’s Crab Feed.

“We always look forward to our annual crab feed as this is the time for all of us in the industry to network and have fun! Looking forward to being in person this year!” said Carmen Perea, SAHU board member & current President.

Tickets for the SAHU Crab Feed are on sale now and are available to members and non-members for only $65. Consider donating raffle items, auction items, or desserts. Sponsorship opportunities are also available.
https://sahu-ca.com/event/sahu-super-crab-feed-2022/

For questions regarding this event, please contact info@sahu-ca.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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