September 13, 2011



NAHU Unveils New Logo
ATTENTION HUPAC CONTRIBUTORS: New Security Measures Have Been Taken to Secure Sensitive Contribution Information! Look out for September 14th Email Alert!
YAHU Capitol Conference Scholarships
Add Your Practice Areas to Your NAHU Profile
Member Get a Member Campaign
Professional Development Update
Save on FedEx Office Services
NAHU in the News
Career Center
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NAHU Unveils New Logo

NAHU is excited to announce a new logo. With overwhelming approval from the national board, this is the first major change to the logo in nearly 30 years. The new logo reflects both the evolution of our association and the transformative changes occurring in the health insurance industry.

A change to our current logo is long overdue and has been repeatedly recommended by our consultants for the past 10 years. Since our inception in 1930, NAHU has grown both in size and stature to represent a diverse membership with common goals and a united voice in preserving America’s rich traditions of innovation and progress. To reflect that ever-evolving message, we needed a new symbol—a more contemporary and professional logo. The new look promotes NAHU’s position as an industry leader, a consumer advocate and the premiere trade association representing health insurance professionals.

The design of the logo is symbolic. The arc represents the protection health insurance brings to all Americans, while the tagline “America’s Benefit Specialists” describes who we are and what we do every day for America’s health care consumers. “Protecting the Consumer’s Future” denotes our unwavering commitment to provide the best professional service and advocacy to American families and businesses.

NAHU has worked tirelessly both on Capitol Hill and in state capitals across the country to establish a name legislators, policymakers and industry representatives know and trust. It is that name—not our logo—that distinguishes who we are. Our more modern logo will enhance our image, allowing us to cultivate our standing as an authority on health care legislation, implementation, education and advocacy. With our national office moving into Washington, DC, next month, our logo needed to be modernized and the time was right for this change. Interestingly, the last time we made significant changes to the logo was in 1983 when our offices moved to DC from Hartland, Wisconsin.

While much has changed over the last few years in our industry, NAHU continues its commitment to grow stronger and expand our member services. Our new logo reflects the many ways we respond to the changing needs and continuing expansion of our industry. Members who have previewed the logo say it is "modern," "forward-leaning," "energizing" and "strong." And we hope you will agree.

NAHU members and chapters are encouraged but not required to incorporate the new logo into marketing materials and electronic communications at your earliest convenience. We want you to make this change at a pace that is appropriate for you, so please take the time you need to transition to the new look. The new logo is available in a number of different formats, and you should feel free to customize the logo with your chapter name.

To download the new logo, click on the links below:
JPG Color Logo
JPG Black and White Logo
TIF Color Logo
TIF Black and White Logo
GIF Color Logo
GIF Black and White Logo
Vector Color Logo
Vector Black and White Logo
Vector White Logo

Color Specs:

Blue—PMS #00539B R:0 G:83 B:155

Red—PMS #C41230 R:196 G:18 B:48
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ATTENTION HUPAC CONTRIBUTORS: New Security Measures Have Been Taken to Secure Sensitive Contribution Information! Look out for September 14th Email Alert!

The Health Underwriters Political Action Committee (HUPAC) is pleased to announce we have taken increased measures to secure sensitive contribution information and protect personal data contained through our HUPAC website. In an effort to better protect our contributors when accessing their contribution information, we have enhanced our security software and are in the process of implementing these precautions system-wide.

We strive to provide our loyal HUPAC contributors with immediate access to your contribution history, equip you with the ability to make an immediate contribution in real time and update your monthly auto-draft information at your convenience. You may have seen an e-mail from HUPAC Chairman Johnny Dawkins this week informing you that on Wednesday, September 14 we will be sending an e-mail to each contributor containing your unique password to access the system. Once you have used this password to get through the initial log-in, we strongly encourage you to change your password to your personal preference for all future site access. In order for our system to provide the ultimate level of protection to your contribution information we ask that you take a moment to log into the website at and update your personal password information once you receive our e-mail to enable the new security measures to take effect.

As HUPAC continues on its march to one million dollars campaign we need your support more than ever to influence the policy that is putting our industry at risk! Having a strong political action committee is imperative to taking an active role in the legislative process by helping to affect change and improve the legislative climate for professional health insurance agents and brokers.

If you have any questions about the updated security measures or additional HUPAC questions, please feel free to contact Kristin Leighty at 703.276.3803. Thank you for your continued support and dedication to our industry!
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YAHU Capitol Conference Scholarships

Thanks to a generous grant from Colonial Life, YAHU is able to offer scholarships to cover the Capitol Conference registration fee. Scholarship recipients are responsible for their own hotel and travel.

The scholarships are for young agents, those agents relatively new to the industry and under the age of 40. This is designed to get those agents involved with the association on a national level and allow them to really experience the benefits of being a member of NAHU.

Capitol Conference is a very powerful learning experience and can give you a jump-start to be more active in our association and industry.

Click here for a scholarship application. Applications are due by November 1!
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Add Your Practice Areas to Your NAHU Profile

What is your area of specialty, expertise and/or business focus? NAHU would like to know this information so we can better service our members. With a few simple clicks, your practice areas can be updated on the website.

  • Go to
  • Click on My NAHU
  • Click on Manage Contact and Profile Information
  • Login
  • Click on Personal (box on left hand side of page)
  • Click on the specialty areas that apply
  • Click Save

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Member Get a Member Campaign

There is still time to participate in the membership campaign that is ending on September 30! To sign up, please click here. Make sure to recruit a new member before the end of the campaign so you are included in the next few weekly drawings plus the grand prize drawing for an Apple iPad!

Congratulations to our winners so far:

  • Congratulations to our first winner - Helen Todd, AR - $50 American Express Gift Card!
  • Congratulations to our second winner - Bruce Williams, SC - $25 Starbucks Gift Card!
  • Congratulations to our third winner - Patrick Paule, OH - $75 Nike Gift Card!
  • Congratulations to our fourth winner - Doris Waller, TX - $100 Amazon Gift Card!
  • Congratulations to our fifth winner - Linda Richards, FL - $25 Starbucks Gift Card!
  • Congratulations to our sixth winner - Claude Thau, KS - $50 Lands End Gift Card!
  • Congratulations to our seventh winner - Kevin Roberts, CA - $25 iTunes Gift Card!
  • Congratulations to our eighth winner - Albert Orelt, IL - $75 American Express Gift Card!

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Professional Development Update

New Online Learning Institute Seminar:
Medicare 201
September 21
1:00 - 2:00 p.m. EDT

Join Ruthann Laswick as she covers all of the details of Medicare in-depth. This class will dive into the intricacies in Medicare—truly for the agent who wants to be a "senior" expert. Learn more and register.

Achieving Academic Excellence By Earning Designations
Now you can earn insurance and health continuing education credits and obtain a Certified Self-Funding Specialist® (CSFS)® designation online through NAHU’s partnership with the Health Care Administrators Association (HCAA). For more information,
click here.

RHU/REBC 2011 Fall Enrollment is Taking Place Now!
For detailed information regarding class schedules and fees,
click here.

New NAHU Ethics Training
Brokers have legal and ethical responsibilities when conducting business with their clients. To better ensure they are able to be proactive in their field of business, NAHU is inviting its members to participate in a newly revised, more robust, comprehensive and up-to-date ethics course that includes the most prominent issues currently facing our industry.
Register here.
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Save on FedEx Office Services

For a limited time, NAHU members can save even more on select FedEx Office® services! Enroll in the NAHU FedEx Office discount program between Sept. 1 and Sept. 30 and receive additional savings of up to 30% on select copy and print services for 30 days upon sign-up.* Click here and enter passcode FW3BH8 to enroll online. If you have additional questions, call 1-800-MEMBERS (1.800.636.2377, 8 a.m.–6 p.m. EST, M-F).

*Click here for terms & conditions.
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NAHU in the News

NAHU was featured in more than 280 news stories last month, reaching an audience of 60 million people. You can access the major stories, including articles from Insurance & Financial Advisor, Life Insurance Selling, Benefits Selling, The Associated Press, Reuters, Yahoo! News, ABC News, CBS News, CNBC, Forbes, Boston Globe, Philadelphia Inquirer, Houston Chronicle, Baltimore Sun and The Business Journals, on the NAHU in the News webpage.
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