Public Announcements



It's that time of year... Awards!

(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 2019.

Please take one minute now to complete and return the Nomination Form attached. Deadline is April 1st.


(2)       Note: The Bob Phillips Memorial Scholarship via OSAHU is not available for offering this year.


(3)  All OKAHU members are invited to nominate a member for the Oklahoma City Association Health Insurance Person of the Year for 2018-2019.

      Nomination form is attached.  Please return to Deadline is May 1st. 



We're Famous!

Look who made it into America's Benefit Specialist magazine!  August/September 2018


OKAHU Announcements

Next meeting:

Thursday, Sept. 13th  at Quail Creek Country Club, 11am-1pm, Topic is OK2030

Please remember to register online so we can give Quail an accurate headcount for food and tables/chairs.  Thank you!



We’d like your input!

Q1.  Are you interested in pursuing a professional designation (CEBS, CSFS, CLTC REBC)?

                Would you be interested in joining a small group to pursue this designation together?


Q2. Which Professional Development NAHU Certification course would you be interested in for our next certification training?  Benefits Technology OR Voluntary/Worksite


Please email your response to



LPRT – Leading Producers Round Table – applications can be submitted starting in Feb. 2019!

Did you know you can qualify for LPRT?! Keep track of your number of new & renewal lives in force as of 12/31.  Qualifiers receive discounts on NAHU services, meetings, and have opportunites to meet with industry leaders, hear top level speakers, and be recognized in Heath Insurance Underwriter magazine!

Additional details coming soon as February approaches!




It is with great sadness we pass along news that LaNell Osmond passed away August 16, 2018.  LaNell was a long time member and supporter of OKAHU.  Her sweet personality and friendship will be missed by many!




August Compliance Corner Webinar: AHP

STAY UP TO DATE!  Associated Health Plans (AHP) have been an up & coming topic in our industry.  If you attended our July "Hot Topics" meeting, you heard a little bit about AHP's.

On Thursday, August 16th at 12pm CST, NAHU will have a member-exclusive Compliance Corner webinar on the AHP final rule.  


To register or watch the recorded version, Go to:


Presenters, Annette Bechtold of OneDigital and Carol Taylor of Kirby Employee Benefits, have extensive experience with AHPs and will:

·    help unravel the released regulations
·    review the wounds of old in a brief history lesson
·    stitch together the applicable state and federal laws
·    list some of the side-effects of other laws and regulations that affect AHPs
·    deliver best practice protocols for setting up and managing an AHP

The session is limited to 1,000 participants. If you can't make it or it fills up, the session will be recorded and the slides and webinar recording will be posted online at NAHU at a later date.


Professional Development


Did you attend our April 2018 Self-Funded Designation course?  Did you take the test to complete your certification?  If so, Well Done!  You are on the first step toward earning your REBC, NAHU's premier designation!  This is one elective of the required three.  For those interested in learning more or continuing on the REBC quest, go to the NAHU website and click on the Professional Development tab.

Previous ChHC (Chartered Healthcare Consultant) designation will continue to be honored, but is no longer accepting new students.  Professionals with this designation will be expected to renew their designation with NAHU every 24 months with approved continuing Professional Credits (CPCs) in order to maintain it.

NAHU went through a thorough review following the acquisition of the Registered Employee Benefits Consultant (REBC) and ChHC designations paying careful attention to the knowledge required by insurance professionals in the support of their clients.  It was through this review that NAHU determined that the current suite of certification programs complemented the key REBC course materials and would provide insurance professionals with the overall knowledge to best serve their clients.



OKAHU Member Social

We had a great time at our 2018 OKAHU Member Social! 

Carrie & Gary Cox provided karaoke entertainment & a few of our fellow members joined in!  Quail Creek Country Club was a great venue for drinks, cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, and of course their wonderful cookies! 

We are already looking forward to next year's social!





OKAHU Health Insurance Person of the Year 2017-2018

Congratulations to Ashley Goggans who won the Oklahoma City Association of Health Underwriters 2017-2018 Health Insurance Person of the Year!

We applaud your hard work and contribution to the success of our Association!  Your dedication is greatly appreciated!