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Our association is a local chapter of the National Association of Health Underwriters (NAHU). The role of OCAHU is to promote and encourage the association of professionals in the health insurance field for the purpose of educating, promoting effective legislation, sharing information and advocating fair business practices among our members, the industry and the general public.


Mission Statement:

To promote and encourage the association of professionals in the health insurance field for the purpose of educating, promoting effective legislation, sharing information and advocating fair business practices among our members, the industry and the general public.

Our Objectives:

  • To maintain the highest standards for sale and service of Health and Disability Insurance
  • To advance public knowledge for the need and benefit of Health and Disability Insurance
  • To provide and promote a program of continuing education and self-improvement for its members
  • To be active as an association in public affairs, and to encourage its members to support and contribute to community activities
  • To advocate fair business practices as they relate to the health industry, our members, and the general public
  • To promote the code of ethics of the National Association of Health Underwriters, hereby made a part of these by-laws
  • To promote a positive relationship with local, state and national legislators, and to act as a key resource to such legislators on health insurance-related concerns
  • To provide our membership and the consumer with accurate, up-to-date information on health insurance-related topics

OCAHU also upholds the values of our national affiliation, NAHU.  Here is NAHU's Mission Statement and Code of Ethics:

NAHU will educate the public and decision makers about the value health insurance professionals deliver in helping consumers access the health care system and, through education and association involvement, increase members' ability to better serve consumers. We will do so in a financially prudent and responsible manner.

Code of Ethics

  • To hold the selling, service and administration of health insurance and related products and services as a professional and public trust and do all in my power to maintain its prestige.
  • To keep paramount the needs of those whom I serve.
  • To respect my clients' trust in me, and to never do anything which would betray their trust or confidence.
  • To give all service possible when service is needed.
  • To present policies factually and accurately, providing all information necessary for the issuance of sound insurance coverage to the public I serve.
  • To use no advertising which I know may be false or misleading.
  • To consider the sale, service and administration of health insurance and related products and services as a career, to know and abide by the laws of any jurisdiction Federal and State in which I practice and seek constantly to increase my knowledge and improve my ability to meet the needs of my clients.
  • To be fair and just to my competitors, and to engage in no practices which may reflect unfavorably on myself or my industry.
  • To treat prospects, clients and companies fairly by submitting applications which reveal all available information pertinent to underwriting a policy.
  • To extend honest and professional conduct to my clients, associates, fellow agents and brokers, and the company or companies whose products I represent.

 OCAHU Takes National by Storm!

Our fearless leaders attend the National Association of Health Underwriters (NAHU) annual national convention in Orlando,  Florida, June 25th through the 28th.  From left to right: Joe Partise, Maggie Stedt, Ryan Dorigan, Pat Stiffler, MaryAnn Trutanich, Barbara Salvi, Juan Lopez, Dorothy Cociu and John Evangelista. (Not pictured: Dan Abrams)

OCAHU is proud to announce they brought home the William F. Flood Award (Exceptional Public Service activities), the Pacesetter Award (Outstanding Service to members & community), Presidential Citation Award to Maggie Stedt (Excellence in Chapter Leadership), and the National Champion Membership Award (Outstanding Growth & Retention).  CONGRATS!







Annual Summary 4/01/16 - 3/31/2017

Report of Activities and Accomplishments

April 2016: OCAHU held its 20th Annual Swing for the Cure Golf Tournament benefiting Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of Orange County. Raised $ 21,503 (a new record!) which was donated to Cystic Fibrosis. Over 90 golfers joined in the fun with more members and guest joining us for dinner. 

May 2016: Our Annual Election of the Board of Directors Meeting and Membership Recognition day was held as our 2nd OCAHU Oscars where we recognized members for their length of time with OCAHU, RHU, REBC, LPRT members, and other milestones

Our 2016-2017 Board continues to mirrored our membership with Carrier Reps, independent brokers, General Agents and Field Marketing Organizations with a mix of Large and small group, individual, Medicare and ancillary plans represented.  Our board members range in ages from 29 to above age 70. 

Eight of our OCAHU members went to the Capitol Summit in Sacramento where they met with senators, legislators and aides to discuss issues important to our industry.

OCAHU also hosted a PAC Fundraiser at Angel Stadium.  Good food, fund raiser drawings and lots of fun were enjoyed by over 40 attendees!  Read more.


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