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.
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.
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.
Presented By: David Fear, Jr. - Shepler & Fear General Agency
DATE: Thursday, March 21, 2019
TIME: 11:30 am to 1:30 pm
Villa Portofino Clubhouse
(Off Country Club Dr., between Monterey & Portola)
4001 Via Portofino
Palm Desert, CA 92260
1 Hour of CE Credit Course #296392
David is a 15-year veteran of the insurance business, beginning his career in 2003 working in his family’s insurance agency, Fear Insurance Services and later for an agency representing Nationwide Insurance. He has both a Life/Health and Property/Casualty insurance background and specialized in small group and commercial lines coverage for businesses for several years.
In 2014, he moved over to the General Agency side of the business, becoming a broker sales consultant for Shepler & Fear General Agency. Working from his Roseville, CA office, David works throughout California in assisting agents in traditional and exchange based health programs as well as with alternative funding arrangement including Health Reimbursement Arrangements and Self Funding plans.
Fees & Procedures:
All registrations will require concurrent payment.
REGISTRATION DEADLINE is 03/18/2019
$30 - Members
$50 - Non-Members
*Anyone not registered by 03/18/2019 will be asked to pay $60 at the door
*Disclaimer: You must be a member of DCAHU to qualify for the rate of $30. If you are not a member, but sign up at the $30 member rate, DCAHU requires that an additional $20 payment be submitted.
2018-2019 Meeting Refund Policy
*Members Only: DCAHU will allow members a ONETIME-PER BUDGET YEAR pass to roll over their lunch fees to the next meeting if they had a TRUE EMERGENCY that came up within 72 hours of the meeting and outside of the regular cancellation policy (72 hrs). If they DO NOT attend the next scheduled luncheon meeting, there will be NO REFUND, even if they have called to cancel that well in advance of the 72 hrs of that meeting.
*Non-Members: DCAHU requires a 72 hours cancellation notice prior to the meeting. Any cancellation made after will not be refunded.
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