My name is Dawn McFarland and I am the founder and president of M & M Benefit Solutions Insurance Services. I began my career in the health and life insurance industry late in 2012 after leaving a 16 year career in the banking industry, holding positions in sales and branch management.
I am happy to say this profession move was one of the best decisions I have ever made to develop not only a career, but my own business, in which I have been able to truly help others. I love to problem solve and have developed valuable business and personal relationships by consulting with agency owners on how to build efficient operating systems and increase revenue using creative thinking. In 2018, I transitioned into the Medicare market with a goal of becoming a trusted resource to fellow agents helping them educate their clients and client’s employees on Medicare options, saving both employers and employees’ significant dollars on their health care spend.
As I began developing my career, I attended an event held by the Los Angeles Association of Health Underwriters (AHU) and have found my involvement with the organization invaluable in networking. I’ve also benefited from the education and understanding the health industry, as well as keeping up to date on the important legislation and compliance issues that have been so involved since the inception of the ACA. I became a member of the Los Angeles AHU board, serving as the communications chair in 2013-2014, secretary in 2015, president elect in 2016, and served as president for 2017-2019. I then migrated to the California AHU State Board (CAHU) as communications chair and am now president of the newly reintroduced CAHU Foundation, as well as the social media chair on the NAHU Media Committee.
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