Your chapter is always working to raise awareness of the value of agents, improve the agent experience through events, trainings and partnership opportunities; and advocating for the good of our industry and our clients. 
GGAHU Upcoming Events

April 5:
Advanced Self-Funding Training

April 26:
GGAHU Annual Sales Symposium

Watch your email for registration materials or go to our website at  for more information.
Check Out Our New 
Chapter Website!

GGAHU has launched an all-new mobile-friendly website that's easier to navigate and use. The site is also linked up with the main CAHU website so you'll find CAHU information directly on our site. When you have a minute, take a tour!

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Board of Directors
President - Cathy Little 
President-Elect & Retention Chair - Sue Wakamoto-Lee  
Secretary - John Fisher
Treasurer - Janine Wilson
Education & Programs Chair - Kenneth Coker Legislative Chair - Patrick Burns 
New Membership Chair - Pat Hennessy
Awards Chair - Casey Stratmeyer
Communications & Media Vacant
GGAHU Foundation Chair - Linda Rose Koehler

 GGAHU Annual Report can be located on the website using the link below. 
View from the Capitol

GGAHU President Cathy Little posing with NAHU President Mike Embry at 2018 Capitol Summit

Golden Gate represented by sending seven members from our Chapter to the 2018 Capitol Conference in Washington, DC in February.  The theme for this year's Conference was Shaping Healthcare's Future Through Advocacy.  The weather was extremely mild, so we were able to enjoy it.  After the morning Briefing with NAHU Government Relations staff on federal priorities followed by the Open Forum Town Hall, conference goers had a plethora of interesting choices for breakout sessions, covering topics such as Level Funding, Medicare, Compliance, and Single Payer.  NAHU CEO Janet Trautwein gave her analysis and outlook on the current political climate.   

GGAHU Members Cathy Little and Valrie Joy Williams lobbying Congressman Mark DeSaulnier (D-CA-1) on Capitol Hill

Members of GGAHU arranged visits with their Congressional Representatives on the Hill to educate and advocate for meaningful changes in laws and regulations that will increase stability in the health insurance markets and make health plans more affordable and accessible.  A sampling of our recommendations included preserving the employer tax exclusion, repeal of the Cadillac/Excise Tax and HIT tax, allow any person to purchase catastrophic-category coverage regardless of age or income status, and modify the Medicare Advantage marketing rules to suspend the scope of appointment requirements for agents, allowing better counseling for beneficiaries.  For a complete list of federal priorities as well as NAHU's legislative successes you can visit the website or contact Chris Hartmann, Vice President of Congressional Affairs.

First-time conference goer Anne Marie Foley shares her thoughts on her experience at Capitol Conference

"On the last week of February, I spent 3 days in Washington DC listening to how NAHU advocates for brokers and helps us advocate for ourselves.  On the first day, we learned the key issues in the Medicare, Employer Sponsored, and Individual marketplaces.  We also had a dynamic break out session that focused on single payer systems in other countries that was led by Janet Trautwein.   On Tuesday and  Wednesday, we heard from members of our House and Senate as well as Peter Lee, the Executive Director of Covered California and Eric Hargan, Deputy Secretary of Health and Human Services.  
The session that I enjoyed the most was led by Representatives Josh Gottheimer (D-NJ) and Tom Reed (R-NY) from the Problem Solvers Caucus.  They focus on developing relationships with people they trust and building a culture of getting to a yes.  It is a bipartisan group in our Congress that includes 24 democrats and 24 republicans.  They vote as a  block once they get 75% of their group to agree on an issue.  I was encouraged by their presentation.  A lot of my clients thought I would leave Washington D.C. feeling cynical, but I felt a lot of hope after hearing from the Problem Solvers Caucus."

Region VIII Vice President Linda Rose Koehler accepts award from Terry Allard, Region VIII HUPAC Chair at Capitol Conference.  Region VIII won the Highest Annual HUPAC Contributions for 2017.
CAHU PAC at a fundraiser for Assembly Member, Catharine Baker

Linda Rose Koehler (Foundation Chair) and Sue Wakamoto-Lee (President-Elect) represented CAHU PAC at a fundraiser for Assembly Member, Catharine Baker, last week in Sacramento. Both are constituents of hers. Other members of the Legislature were also present including Senators Janet Nguyen and Steve Glazer and Assembly Member Kevin Kiley. 
New Member Spotlight - Valrie Joy Williams, Windfall Financial Group

"This was my first time attending Capitol Conference in Washington, D.C.  Many thanks to GGAHU for sponsoring me.  The ability to meet, greet and  interact with fellow NAHU members from different States was quiet Special.  
The highlight of the Conference  for me was meeting with Representatives on the Hill,  learning about their various positions as it pertains to HealthCare Reform, and the ability for us  to express our concerns about different subject matters affecting  our clients.  Most fulfilling, was to learn that many of the Representatives we met with share our concerns and think very highly of our Association.  I left feeling like we have a "voice".  
The benefits of NAHU membership is priceless. I encourage Every NAHU member to attend at least one conference to see, experience and appreciate the Impact and Power of this great Organization."

2018-2019 Board Nominations

GGAHU is please to announce the call for nominations for the 2018-2019 Board of Directors is now open. Service on the GGAHU Board of Directors will help you grow professionally, develop skills and gain experience. You can also expand your network of professional contacts. Help lead GGAHU into the future.

Please Contact GGAHU if you are interested in being nominated or for more information email .

Deadline for submission is April 10, 2018.
Annual Sales Symposium
Bending the Curve  - Diversifying Your Skills for Success
April 26, 2018

Upcoming Chapter, State and National Events for Members' Professional Development
NAHU Advanced Self-Funded Certification Classroom Event with instructor David Smith. Hosted by Golden Gate AHU, at the Lafayette Library, April 5th.  Registration is now open! 
SAHU Business Development Expo - Citrus Heights Community Center - April 17 - registration is now open!  Keynote Speaker Janet Trautwein!
GGAHU Sales Symposium - Crowne Plaza Hotel, Concord, CA - April 26th - registration is now open!  Keynote Speaker Kevin Trokey!
CAHU Capitol Summit & Expo - Sheraton Grand Hotel - Sacramento, CA - May 21-23 - registration is now open!  Keynote Speaker Janet Trautwein!
NAHU Convention - Kansas City, MO - June 23-26 - note that Professional Development day is on Saturday 6/23, so plan travel accordingly.  registration is now open!
Region 8 Leadership Meeting - Portland, OR July 23-24 - Save the Date!
4th Annual NorCal Medicare Summit - DoubleTree Pleasanton, CA - August 16-17 - Save the Date!