Fall... I love this season. Remember, even as you are working like crazy - preparing 80% of your renewals, managing enrollment meetings, completing your AHIP and Med-Supp Certifications for Medicare, and fielding a million service calls - take a moment and breathe in the fresh fall air each day. OK, its Southern CA we get 90*, but we still need to take a moment and '
shake it off
' every day! Click the link - it will make you smile.
A couple of quick updates for you on the work we have been doing:
1. CAHU chapters' social media campaign - Thank you to everyone who participated. We definitely had an impact using #BrokersMakingADifference. There were about 200 agents participating nationwide over (3) social media platforms - Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn, with over 400 posts/shares etc! NAHU even participated and we were able to see a huge jump in the traffic the
consumer facing site
that leads consumers and employers to OUR members on that day. The next step is to get a NATIONAL campaign going.
Consider this - we have 2500+ members in CA alone. The statistic is that each person has a reach of 400 people in their "circle". If even HALF of us consistently posted that we, AGENTS, are a trusted professional resource to navigate this industry we could have a powerful and positive impact on the ACCURATE education of the general public! This platform is how we can have an honest and educating voice about the negative impact of things like a single payer system etc, but we need all of our members to participate and use ONE VOICE.
2. As a state we had a very successful legislative season in regards to our priority bill list. The majority of the bills we supported were signed by the governor and there were none that we opposed that were signed.
Click here to see the final report.
3. Juli Broyles, CAHU's fantastic lobbyist and LAAHU's most recent Paladin winner, put together an informative piece to help us at the polls with the many propositions. It is a pared down analysis of "What it would do, what would it cost, what do supporters say and what does opposition say".
Click here to read.
4. We are continuing to forge relationships with local colleges and universities. We are even working on an internship program with CSUN and are looking for agencies that would like to participate in this program - likely to begin mid-January. Please let us know if that is something your agency would benefit in, or if you want to invest in the future agents of our industry.
Seeing the legislative success we have because of the respected voice AHU has developed, locally and nationally, I think it is important - especially at this time, right before elections - that I remind each of you how imperative your participation and support of PAC is. It is not only the dollar amount that you give, but the number of you showing that you give that makes a statement. Los Angeles is one of the largest chapters in the country and we have less than 100 of our 416 members contributing to the PAC. If you can give even $20 right now to show your support of the work we do please click on the links here:
As always, thank you for your membership and I encourage you to reach out to any of us on the board with questions, ideas, or if you just want to get involved. You can find our contact information on the website at
. Hope to see you at the Holiday Party!