Public Announcements


State Board 2020-2021


The Oklahoma State Association of Health Underwriters (OSAHU) board has approved the new incoming board for the 2020-2021 association year.  See attachment.


Members, please review these nominations and be prepared to vote at the June 11th Association Meeting at Quail Creek Country Club.


If you would like to make a nomination for someone different than who is being presented, please send your comments to OSAHU Secretary, Diane Barton-Lewis by May 28th.  Her email is [email protected].  




OKAHU Announcements - May 2020


state board positions


Come be a part of the State Association of Health Underwriters Board!  We need team members! 

We have 2 important chair positions open this year: Award Chair and Legislative Chair

     - Award Chair: help keep us on pace and track our criteria to meet NAHU award levels.

     - Legislative Chair: work with the local OKC Chair person and Tulsa Chair person to watch legislative bills.

For more information, please contact Carrie Cox at [email protected]  - Responses due before May 22nd


NAHU National Convention

The 2020 National Convention will be held ONLINE this year! 

This means MORE people will be able to participate to hear exciting speakers, gain industry insight, and increase professional development!

  June 28-30th

Watch for more info in the upcoming newsletter!



Vote & Scholarship Info

      (1)  All OKAHU, TAHU and OSAHU members are invited to Nominate a member for the prestigious OSAHU David R. Shepherd Memorial Health Underwriter of the Year Award for 2020.

Please take one minute now to complete and return the Nomination Form attached in email. Deadline is March 30.

Form is also available on the OKAHU website:  ;go to "Chapter Info" tab; then "Awards".


      (2) The OSAHU Phillips Memorial Scholarship is open for Application for children of OKAHU, TAHU and OSAHU members.

The OSAHU Robert J Phillips Memorial Scholarship is looking for Top students academically, along with Community service, Extra-curricular activities, and demonstrated strong character values.

The award is a $1,000 scholarship if attending college full-time this fall.

The Eligibility Criteria and Application Form is attached and also available on the OKAHU website: ; go to “Chapter Info” tab; then “Scholarship”.

Deadline for Scholarship receipt is May 1

Questions?  Harry Hanig, Scholarship and HUY Chair: [email protected]  or 918-369-5900


     (3) All OKAHU members are invited to nominate an OKAHU member for our OKAHU Health Insurance Person of the Year.  Deadline is May 1.

Form is attached and also available on the OKAHU website:; go to "Chapter Info" tab; then "Awards".




OKAHU Announcements

Esteemed NAHU Members,

The Membership Council, Board of Trustees, and Media Committee of NAHU has designated Tuesday, January 14th as Just Ask One day. We have each accepted the challenge of simply asking one non-member to join the NAHU family.  What about you?  As a member, will you please join us in this most critical campaign in asking others to join?  Think about all of your carrier/vendor rep’s, administrative staff, brokers, colleagues, etc.   

Our ultimate goal is to create the habit of asking, as you know we are only as strong as our membership numbers.  We all know one of the keys to growing membership is to consistently ask non-members to join.  Our goal is as simple as it gets, to get as many members as possible to ask one non-member to join on Tuesday, January 14th and then continue doing so on a monthly basis.   To simply this campaign we’ve prepared the following “Just Ask One” emailer.  Simply remove all content above the line and forward it to your one prospective NAHU member.


Membership in NAHU gives our members the knowledge, expertise and experience to be the leaders in their industry.  Our media efforts promote the industry and the role of the broker along with our Advocacy efforts in lobbying to members of Congress, the Administration and state legislators on key issues that matter to you and your clients.

These are just a few benefits of NAHU membership.  Click Here to see the full $8,000 value of membership in NAHU.

Ways to Join:

  • Online– annual and monthly payment options
    • Put “JustOne” in the referred by/sponsor field so we know how you came to us
  • Download this special application (attached) and send it in.  


If you have questions, please contact us at [email protected]






OKAHU Announcements: Social and Fundraiser

      "That's My Pan" Fundraiser orders due by December 10th &  Member Social on December 12th!!



Member Social!

When: Thursday, December 12th

Where: Bricktown Brewery on Memorial (5516 W. Memorial Road, OKC)

Time: 4-6pm

Each member and guest will receive 2 drink tickets.  Hors d'oeuvres will be served.  Please RSVP via OKAHU website (on Home page) so we know headcount!

Bring a new toy and/or a gift card (Walmart, Target, any restaurants) to benefit families at Toby Keith's OK Kids Korral!


NOTE: There will NOT be an Association meeting at 11:30am on 12/12.  We recognize 4th quarter is very busy for our agents/brokers.  We hope you can join us for a couple of hours in the afternoon to socialize, contribute to the families statying at OK Kids Korral, and celebrate the holidays with us!



The Oklahoma State AHU is havng a fundraiser with That's My Pan!  Personalize your pan, tumbler, cutting boards, etc.  Lots of items to choose from!

Support OSAHU and do some holiday shopping!  

10% of proceeds will go to support OSAHU, or feel free to make a monetary donation instead.

Order by December 10th to receive item by Christmas!


OKAHU Health Insurance Person of the Year 2018-2019

Congratulations to Kelley Harmon!!  Kelley won the OKAHU Health Underwriter Person of the Year for 2018-2019

Kelley joined the Board, had great ideas & suggestions, and took on the huge task of tracking the items we needed to complete to apply for awards at the National Convention coming up in July 2019.  In addition to her time and effort, she also obtained her REBC designation in record time this year.  Way to go Kelley!


OSAHU Member of the Year

Congratulations to Tom Tacheny!  He is the OSAHU Dave Shepherd Memorial Health Underwriter of the Year!  This is quite the prestigious honor.  It is given to a person who provides leadership, support, service, and active participation to NAHU's local, state, regional and/or national efforts.

Way to go Tom!  We greatly appreciate your leadership and involvement in our Associations!