LAAHU Times Winter 2017
The Official Newsletter for the Los Angeles Association of Health Underwriters.
In This Issue:

President's Message
LAAHU Internship Program
2018 Program Line up
Licensed Insurance Agents are Heros
LAAHU Holiday Party
President's Message
Early Season's Greetings!

I know I am not just speaking for myself when I say it's been busy!

Each year as 4th Quarter descends upon us, I am thankful that I am busy serving clients and tending to the business I earn my livelihood from. Don't get me wrong--I'm stressed and frantic, just as so many of us in this industry are!

Take a deep breath and carry on!

I hope you will join us on December 19, 2017 at the LAAHU Holiday Party to gather and enjoy the company of those we serve with AND host a toy drive for children in need. We are gathering toys for Toys For Tots and Camp Ronald McDonald at Chablis Food + Wine in Tarzana.

Your donation of a toy (or $15) will go towards children in need and give you a couple of drinks, delicious appetizers, and perhaps a door prize!

Please join us as we say thank you and give to those less fortunate.

Happy Holidays,

Bobbi Kaelin
LAAHU President
LAAHU's Internship Program Seeking Mentors Now!
Hurry-- Deadline to sign up is December 13, 2017
As you may or may not know, your LAAHU membership gets you access to our internship program.

We are currently working with students from both CSUN and CSU Long Beach. The interns cost you and your agency zero $$$ as long as you commit to truly mentoring them in your business. The commitment is for one semester and the interns need to complete 180 hours in that semester. The contracts for the spring semester (beginning late January) are due by the 15 th so we need them returned to us by 12/13/17. 

If you would like some help in your agency, with potential for a long term hire, AND you want to help mentor the next generation let us know ASAP. 

To sign up or get more information, contact Dawn McFarland at .

Wishing you and yours a VERY Happy Holiday Season!
Upcoming Events & Calendar
New Member Orientation Webinar
Second Friday of Every Month
10:00 am - 10:30 am

LAAHU Holiday Party & Fundraiser
December 19, 2017
4:30pm - 7:30pm
Chabilis Food + Wine
18588 Ventura Blvd Tarzana
Health Insurance Awareness Day
Thursday, January 25, 2018
8:00 am - 12:00 Noon
Sportsmen's Lodge Event Center
Studio City, CA
Kick Off the New Year with LAAHU’s exciting program lineup, coming to a membership meeting near you
January 25, 2018 – Health Insurance Awareness Day – Game Show Style (8 a.m. – noon)
Most of us know a fair amount about employee benefit plans, but what about the extras that employers also expect us to know? Come to our special ½-day, game show-themed, networking and knowledge-gathering session to hear from speakers who can give you the competitive edge when talking to prospects about their health insurance.
February 15, 2018 – Employment Law Updates with Michael Goldfarb, Guardian HR (8 – 10:30 a.m.)
If you’re talking to HR professionals and/or have employees of your own, you need to be familiar with employment law and how it affects companies. Michael Goldfarb, Esq. is a principle at Guardian HR, a national human resources and employment law consulting firm. An employment law attorney for 24 years, Michael is known for his fresh and humorous approach in his delivery of legal topics and issues.

April 11-12, 2018 --LAAHU Field Day 
LAAHU's Annual Conference-- More details to come, but make sure to mark your calendars! 
LAAHU welcomes your input for future programs. Please contact 
Cindy Jones, Chairman Programs/Professional Development at
Licensed Insurance Agents are the unsung heros of the ACA
By Michael Lujan Chief Strategy officer/ Co-Founder Limelight Health
The 2018 open enrollment season started on November 1st with considerably less fanfare than previous years. There is still much work to do and an estimated 28 million people who still lack health insurance.

The uninsured rate in America was reduced considerably over the past five years. Since the implementation of the Affordable Care Act,  the uninsured rate went from 18.2% to as low as 8.8% nationally .

California had the most dramatic reduction, from
17.2% to 7.1%, with a huge contribution and efforts of the estimated 30,000 licensed insurance agents who actively serve the individual and small group market. So why don't agents get more credit?

Michael Lujan is a "Top Benefits Authority" by Employee Benefit Advisor Magazine. Make sure to follow Michael on LinkedIn and Twitter @mdlujan .

Take Action in
2018---- A New Year is around the corner and why not make getting Involved with LAAHU your New Year's Resolution!!!! 
Email  for more information on ways you can join the board, a committee or just get invovled -- we promise,

You will get more than you give!


December is a great time to ensure you maximize your 2017 tax savings! Why not contribute to your industry's survival through the PAC & HUPAC.

Your Contributions are always appreciated!

To Contribute, either click on the logo or contact PAC Chair, Naama Pozniak.

"Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you Everywhere"
A Salute to Women in Business

The Los Angeles Association of Health Underwriters
A Salute to Women in Business
Annual Charity Luncheon & Fashion Show on September 8, 2017....

Recap of the amazing event to follow in next newsletter. 
LAAHU Annual Sponsors
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