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PAC Message
Golf Tournament
Medicare Summit
Social Media Webinar
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LAAHU Golf  
August 31

Medicare Summit
September 1

CAHU Health Care Summit
September 29&30


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President's Message

Welcome to a new year for LAAHU. It doesn't take a psychic to know that his year will be as ... exciting ... as the last few. There's the fourth quarter perfect storm of open enrollments. There's consolidation among our carriers. There's legislation we need to defeat that are less than helpful for our clients and our profession-and some helpful bills we need to help pass. There are new competitors-and new kinds of competitors-we need to address.


In short, it's business as usual.


And I have no doubt that, as usual, we will meet these challenges and win.


Why am I optimistic? In part because I've been around awhile (OK, a long while). I've seen my share of storm clouds. I've also learned that every trend and event has its reciprocal developments. So yes, simultaneous open renewals are painful, but carriers and general agents will do everything they can to make them manageable.


Lawmakers like to introduce bills. Yet thanks to Health Underwriters' strong and effective presence in Washington and Sacramento we help convince them to do the right thing more often than not.


New competitors come along and tilt the playing field in their favor; new tools show-up to help you restore balance. Think of it as the occupational equivalent of Newton's law: for every action (or trend) there's an opposite and equal reaction (or development).


But another reason I'm optimistic is I've had the privilege in the past few weeks to meet your LAAHU Board of Directors. As some of you know, I was recruited to step in as President on short notice. I haven't worked with the Board prior to June. Now that I am working with them I am pleased to report, they are an impressive group.


Your LAAHU Board is a mix of leaders with long histories of service to Health Underwriters and newcomers. They are geographically and professionally diverse, but they share a common commitment to LAAHU and to our members. Dede Kennedy-Simington, your immediate past president, along with others built a strong, sturdy foundation for LAAHU. Your new Board has spent the last few weeks developing a strategic plan and budget to build on that foundation.


The Board's goal and promise is simple: to help LAAHU members be successful by providing outstanding education, tools, and representation


In short, this association exists to help you succeed, now and in the future. This promise informs our programing, our spending and every other action we take. Every Board decision is run through this filter.


If helping health insurance professionals is something you care about, I hope you'll join LAAHU. If you're already a member I hope you'll join a committee, help out an event; get involved.


The Board will be firming up our strategic plan and budget in early August. I look forward to sharing with you how we plan to deliver on our promise this year. I'm confident the next 12 months will be both interesting and successful for you and for your association.


Warm Regards,


Alan Katz

LAAHU President

Your PAC Chair Message
Why Should We Contribute?

I am getting this question over and over again.

Our PAC provides financial support to members and candidates that are supportive of our organization. In California we currently have many pending legislation that we need to track.


  • Our government has a huge impact on our profession, our business, our livelihood and especially our clients. 
  • Our industry is at risk and we need to have a seat at the table in order to make a difference!
  • Our voice should be clearly heard, together we stand as strong as possible!
  • Our organization is large enough to change the conversation regarding legislation pending before our representative in CA.

Together we stand as a strong community. Please make sure to make your contribution today:


Love from your PAC Chair,


Naama O. Poniak


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LAAHU Golf Tournament - August 31, 2015
Register Today!




7:00 am - 8:00 am - Registration, Continental Breakfast and Putting Contest.

8:00 am -1:30 pm - Golf

1:30 pm -2:30 pm - Awards Reception and Raffle

Golf Includes: Continental breakfast, BBQ lunch and reception. 



Woodland Hills Country Club

21150 Dumetz Road

Woodland Hills, CA 91364

Who Attends:

Professional insurance advisers, health insurance, financial, and companies that support the insurance industry. 



Click here to register online!


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Medicare Summit - September 1, 2015


Senior Products & Marketing Summit


We are excited to announce the FIRST "Senior Products & Marketing Summit" in our region. This year's event is hosted by the LAAHU AND VCAHU chapters of the Health Underwriters.


This will be an exciting event focusing on new products, CMS rulings, and how the Medicare agents can educate their clients about new regulations. We will be addressing the role of the agent and how important the agent is in the initial enrollment and ongoing service to the seniors. We be providing CE's for several of the topics. We will also provide exhibitors dedicated to the senior market and speakers from companies, services and yes even some regulators!



Registration opens at 9:30 AM

Speakers and CE until 3:30 PM

Continental Breakfast and Lunch Included 


Click here for pdf flyer


Click here to register online


Early rate by August 20th, 2015

Member: $30.00

Non-Member: $45:00 


After August 20th, 2015

Member: $50.00

Non-Member: $65.00



Sponsors & Exhibitors Welcome! 


The must-attend event of the year!


Showcase your company to the industry! By sponsoring or exhibiting with LAAHU you can build brand awareness and create company recognition.


Click here to Sponsor or Exhibit

Technology, Social Media Marketing, Education


Are You Missing Out By Not Logging In?


LAAHU recently hosted the very popular webinar (Are You Missing Out By Not Logging In).


If you are a LAAHU Member you can get the webinar recording for free.

Non-members the cost is $15.00.


To order please contact info@laahu.org


CAHU Health Care Summit