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.
DCAHU Year-End Financial Report
Available Upon Request (6-30-2020)
Just e-mail a request to our Treasurer-
Bill Youngblood at -
Presented By: David Fear, Sr. RHU
Thursday, April 15, 2021
9:00am - 10:00am
David L. Fear, Sr. RHU is a partner and consultant in the firm of Shepler & Fear, a division of Dickerson Insurance Services, an Alera Group Company. Working in the employee benefits industry since 1979, David’s focus has been in alternative funding, flexible benefit plans and group purchasing arrangements.
He is a longtime member of the National Association of Health Underwriters (NAHU), having served in various volunteer capacities at the national, state and local levels with an emphasis on legislative affairs. It was his honor to serve as the President of the California chapter of NAHU in 1998/1999 and as the President of NAHU in 2006/2007. He currently is on the board of directors of the NAHU Education Foundation, a 501-c-3 non-profit which educates the public on health care issues.
In June 2015, David was the recipient of the industry’s highest honor, the Harold R. Gordon Memorial Award as Health Insurance Person of the Year. He is an approved Continuing Education instructor in California and other states.
DCAHU Members - $15
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