Why did you join and what do you love most about SAHU?
I joined SAHU to connect with other insurance industry professionals, attend professional development / networking events and have fun at the social events with like-minded individuals. I love the close-knit community that SAHU provides and feel that we have a very special chapter here in Sacramento. I have made so many industry friends through SAHU and love the support and encouragement we provide to each other.
What’s one skill you’d like to develop or sharpen this year within SAHU?
I would like to sharpen my marketing skills as I navigate a new and exciting chapter in starting my own agency.
What’s the best piece of career advice you’ve ever received?
To be yourself. In this relationship business, authenticity is the first building block in laying a foundation of trust and respect.
What’s your biggest (or one of your biggest) professional accomplishment(s) so far?
I finally tackled obtaining my CEBS designation after starting the process in 2008, taking a long break from job changes and growing a family, and then picking it back up in 2018. My newest, and I would say biggest, accomplishment is finding the courage to take a leap of faith and start my own business. The sky is the limit and I look forward to the future!
When you’re not working, how do you enjoy spending your time?
My favorite time is spent with my husband and two kids. We love going to the beach or lake and the kids are starting to participate in various sports, which are fun to watch. I have also become increasingly involved in giving back to the community by refereeing youth sports like basketball, lacrosse and volleyball.
Mentoring the Health Insurance Industry’s Next Generation of Women Leaders
By Jessica Word
CEO, Word & Brown General Agency
As the daughter of one of the co-founders of Word & Brown GA, I grew up in the health insurance industry. It would have been easy to turn away from the “family business,” but I was fortunate that there were professionals over the years who took the time to help me focus, find my path, and recognize my leadership potential.
My journey made me recognize the significant role that mentorship plays for anyone who wants to advance in their career. Then, it is no surprise that...
Huge news from the NAHU Annual Convention, a vote to change NAHU's name passed overwhelmingly and NAHU will become the National Association of Benefits and Insurance Professionals at the beginning of next year.
SAHU Wins The NAHU 2022 Local Website Award
Congratulations are in order as SAHU wins the 2022 Local Website Award at the NAHU Annual Convention. Special thanks to all of you who helped us get the site to where it is today! Keep an eye out for even more new and exciting features in the coming year.
Facing Forward Together | Evolving with the Future of Employee Benefits
July 28, 2022 @ 7:30 am - 3:30 pm
Keynote: Managing Change and Understanding Ourselves Using the Behavioral Elements
CEO Coeus Creative Group
Jay Johnson is an internationally renowned speaker specializing in behavior and organizational development. He has given keynotes and workshops in 19 countries across 4 continents, empowering audiences with a unique perspective on behavior, communication, and leadership.
Insurance agents will gain a better understanding of how to leverage collaboration, and better organize resources, to ensure efficient and effective sales and client service. This course addresses the rapid digitization of all processes as a result of the increasing transition to a work-from-home environment, which will forever change the way insurance professionals work. This course focuses heavily on the presenter’s personal journey as a developing manager; it highlights techniques that have allowed reorganization of a small team to deliver high performance and a continuous expansion of responsibilities without the addition of new resources.
The LPRT was formed in 1942 to recognize success in our industry.
Today, the LPRT is committed to being the premier program for top Health, Disability, Long-Term Care and Worksite Marketing Insurance Producers, carrier reps, carrier management, and general agency/ agency managers.
REBC® Designation Elective: Earning the REBC designation elevates your credibility as a professional and prepares you to best serve your clients. Click here to access more information about the REBC designation, including the learning objectives and curriculum.
Brand Sets Professionals Apart from the Rest NAHU’s certifications offer a brand that sets professionals apart from the rest and the logo can be applied to media announcements, email signatures, business cards, and company letterhead to highlight professional accomplishment. After completing the final exam, a download version of the logo stamp of authentication will be generated.
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