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Advocacy



NAHU conducts advocacy efforts at the state and federal levels of government to advance the interests of health insurance professionals and to promote affordable and responsible private health insurance market solutions.

The Government Affairs team works to build relationships with members of Congress and the administration to effect legislation and regulation, and works with state chapters to have a lobbying presence in all 50 states.

How important is it to have professionals working for you in Washington, DC? 

“I have always valued the knowledge and expertise that agents and brokers bring to the table because they have front line experience. Our Administration strongly supports the role of agents and brokers. Our beneficiaries are grateful for what you do, and so are we. In short, the Administration wants to support you – not take your place.” 
~ Remarks by CMS Administrator Seema Verma at the National Association of Health Underwriters (NAHU) Capitol Conference 2020

“To get something done in Washington you have to stand out among the many – you have to have influence and well-earned respect,” she said. “You have to understand the intersection of politics and policy and have relationships and knowledge gained from years of hard work. NAHU is a trusted resource for Congress and the Administration, and the influence we have built over years allows us to work for our members and their clients on the issues that are important to them.”  ~Janet Trautwein, NAHU CEO

Influence like this is not something that happens overnight, nor does it just happen once. We are present and accounted for and on the job for our members. We are visible and at the table on the issues that matter to our members and their clients.  NAHU meets regularly with members of the administration, including domestic policy staff at the White House, the Secretary of HHS and the head of healthcare.gov.  No matter what health insurance products you sell, NAHU is your advocate.

NAHU has a premiere grassroots campaign to put you and your clients in touch with your members of Congress. Our “Operation Shout” system matches custom messages regarding NAHU advocacy to your member of Congress, and allows you to participate firsthand in communicating our positions on the Hill.

We will continue to be the only organization solely representing the interests of the health insurance professional. Your membership with NAHU will continue to be one of the most important and valuable commodities you possess!

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