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About DCAHU

The Desert Cities Association of Health Underwriters (DCAHU) was officially formed as a separate local chapter of NAHU in 2009 by a dedicated group of professionals determined to bring the benefits of the industry's premier agents' trade association to the health insurance agents and brokers in the low desert and the Coachella Valley, as well as all of Riverside County. However, since 1998, there has been a local desert group of Health Underwriters functioning as a satellite chapter of IEAHU (Inland Empire AHU) , with its own board of directors and local meetings and events in the Coachella Valley. And in 2009, this dedicated group of health insurance and brokers evolved into is own desert chapter of NAHU.

DCAHU now boasts a membership of some 70 agents, brokers, and industry representatives. DCAHU is one of 15 local chapters in the state of California, and across the nation. There is a CA state chapter - CAHU (California Association of Health Underwriters), and all local and state chapters in the country comprise the membership in our national organization - NAHU (National Association of Health Underwriters). NAHU has over 20,000 members and was formed back in 1930! Thus all DCAHU members are also members of CAHU and NAHU automatically.

Mission Statement

Our goal is that every Californian will continue to have access to private sector solutions for health, financial and retirement security and the services of insurance professionals.

Our philosophy is to build a foundation of values which advocates fair and ethical industry practices with excellence and integrity. To promote and support the community of health insurance professionals, to educate themselves and the public and influence Legislation to promote quality health care.

Since its 2009 inception, the Desert Cities Association of Health Underwriters exudes a dynamic energy and an unswerving commitment to excellence that is expected to bring the chapter both statewide as well as national recognition in the future.

The Desert Cities Association of Health Underwriters is honored to support the professional health insurance agents and brokers, and industry representatives of Riverside County. We are single-mindedly dedicated to preserving California's private, market-based healthcare system, and to promoting the agent's vital role in that system.

Code of Ethics

  • To hold the selling, service and distribution of disability insurance and health insurance plans as a Professional and a public trust and to 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 may be false or misleading.
  • To consider the sale of disability income and health insurance plans as a career, to know and abide by the insurance laws of my state, and to seek to constantly 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 that may reflect unfavorably on myself or my industry.
  • To treat prospects, clients and companies fairly by submitting applications that 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.

Membership in DCAHU brings you many benefits

Mandated health benefits. Medical coverage for the uninsurable. Legislative health insurance reforms. Continuing education requirements. New Products. Changing markets. Due diligence. Alternative marketing approaches. These are just a few of the critical issues facing every health insurance professional seeking to succeed in today's competitive market - and your participation in DCAHU and our events will greatly assist you in tracking these issues.

So go ahead and check out the CALENDAR page of this website and see what we have planned for you. We invite you to attend our next event and discover what makes DCAHU one of the finest agents' associations in the nation!

Then we invite you to examine our MEMBERSHIP page of this website and learn about the many, many benefits you will derive from joining the Desert Cities Association of Health Underwriters.

DCAHU Year-End Financial Report
Available Upon Request (6-30-2020)
 
Just e-mail a request to our Treasurer-
Bill Youngblood at -
 
[email protected]


  
 
Upcoming Events
October Membership Webinar
 

DATE: 
Thursday, October 21, 2021

TIME:
9:00 am - 10:00 am

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"Legislative Update for Health Insurance Agents"
 
Presented By:  Faith Borges
CAHU Legislative Advocate
Contracted thru California Advocates, Sacramento, CA
 
 
1 Hour of CE Credit - Course Pending
 
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Course Description
Join CAHU’s lobbyist, Faith Borges, for an informative continuing education (CE) course on recent California legislation. Faith will provide an overview of recent changes at the state level and will also discuss where healthcare in the Golden state is headed and how health insurance agents may be affected.
 
Faith Borges, is a Lobbyist with the firm California Advocates, where she provides professional advocacy services before the legislature and regulatory agencies. Among her esteemed clients, Faith has proudly represented the California Association of Health Underwriters for the last five years. Faith earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of California Santa Barbara and went on to become a California Senate Fellow earning her graduate certificate in Applied Policy and Government from Sacramento State University. Prior to her current role, she served for years as a legislative staffer n both houses of the Legislature, and is a policy and strategy expert.
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Registration is FREE
For
Members & Non-Members
 
Although the Registration is Free, we do still need for you to register
for your attendance so that we can send you the ZOOM meeting login link.
 


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