WIllamette Valley Association of Health Underwriters

  • 15 Nov 2018 11:26 AM | Alena Harvey (Administrator)

    NewOrleansEmailHeader.jpgA Special Message to the Members of NAHU:

    We wanted to let all of you know that we, like the rest of the state and the world, are watching the Camp, Hill and Woolsey fires closely. It is heartbreaking to see the devastation and lives lost, and we hope that all of you are safe. If you or anyone you know within the health insurance community has been impacted and could use assistance in the form of gift cards, please email info@cahu.org.

    If you would like to send CAHU gift cards to distribute as part of NAHU's UNITE Program, please send them to:


    2520 Venture Oaks Way, Ste 150
    Sacramento, CA 95833


    If you would like to make a cash donation to an organization that is on the ground with those impacted, please consider donating to:

    As we approach the Thanksgiving holiday, we hope that you all have a safe holiday and are able to enjoy it with your friends and family.

    Dave Fear Jr.
    President, CAHU

  • 14 May 2018 9:56 AM | Alena Harvey (Administrator)

    Salem, Ore (May 14, 2018) — Willamette Valley Association of Health Underwriters (WVAHU) was recently recognized with Silver Certification on April 17.   

    WVAHU was recognized for this award as part of NAHU's Chapter Certification Program, which is an ongoing program that recognizes excelling chapters throughout the calendar year.

    “The leadership of NAHU members has a far-reaching impact on providing for the healthcare needs of individuals, families and business in their communities. We are grateful for WVAHU’s hard work with chapter development and recognize them for their efforts with this well-deserved award,” said NAHU CEO Janet Trautwein.

    “WVAHU works hard to provide value to our members by providing up-to-date and relevant industry information to them through our participation with the OAHU Legislation Committee, as well as our annual continuing education events,” says Jamie Sewell, president of WVAHU. Sewell believes that the association’s consistency and dedication makes WVAHU stand out from other chapters.

    The National Association of Health Underwriters represents 100,000 professional health insurance agents and brokers who provide insurance for millions of Americans. For more information, please call Jamie Sewell at 971-222-1006 or email Jamie.sewell@pacificsource.com.


  • 22 Mar 2018 12:38 PM | Alena Harvey (Administrator)

    Taken from NAHU Newswire, March 21, 2018

    Politico Share to FacebookShare to Twitter (3/20, Diamond) reports that congressional leaders and top Trump Administration officials have “cleared the way for a massive $1.3 trillion spending bill, scrapping several last-minute attempts to tack on controversial policy riders ahead of a Friday deadline to fund the government.” However, a measure to stabilize ACA marketplaces will not be included in the omnibus.

     Congressional Quarterly Share to FacebookShare to Twitter (3/20, McIntire, Subscription Publication) reports that discussions between Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) and Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) “about a package meant to lower health insurance premiums next year continued Tuesday, although its inclusion in the fiscal 2018 omnibus spending bill appears to be a long shot.” The article adds that Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) “said it was now or never for a stabilization package.” Asked about the odds of passing the “bill later this year if it is not included in the omnibus, he said ‘zero.’”

    WPost: Spending Deal May Be Last Chance To Approve ACA Fixes. In an editorial, the Washington Post Share to FacebookShare to Twitter(3/20) writes that Congress’ vote this week on its omnibus spending package may be the “last time this year lawmakers make significant policy changes,” meaning that once it passes, “there is little chance lawmakers will approve fixes to Obamacare before the 2019 enrollment season begins.” The Post describes how the bipartisan efforts led by Sens. Lamar Alexander (R-TN), Susan Collins (R-ME), and Patty Murray (D-WA) “hit a snag over abortion funding.” The Post concludes that “the forces of partisanship, always amplified during an election year, have so far overwhelmed their good-faith efforts.”

  • 29 Jan 2018 2:44 PM | Alena Harvey (Administrator)

    Washington, D.C. — The National Association of Health Underwriters (NAHU) applauds congressional leaders and the Administration for passing legislation to end the government shutdown and continue to provide federal funding through February 8, 2018. 

    “H.R. 195 also includes several of NAHU’s major legislative priorities,” stated NAHU CEO Janet Trautwein. “The legislation delays the effective dates for the detrimental healthcare taxes included in the Affordable Care Act (ACA). H.R. 195 includes a two-year delay for the Cadillac Tax, which pushes the effective date to 2022, and implements a one-year moratorium on the Health Insurance Tax (HIT) for 2019. The package also includes renewing funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) for six years. NAHU continues to support this critical program that provides health insurance coverage for more than 8 million children. 

    Credit: National Association of Health Underwriters

    Read the full article on NAHU's website: https://goo.gl/srF2yy

  • 17 Jan 2018 11:55 AM | Alena Harvey (Administrator)

    Washington, D.C. — The National Association of Health Underwriters (NAHU) congratulates Senators Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and Chris Coons (D-DE), the lead sponsors of the bipartisan bill to revise the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) medical loss ratio (MLR) requirements. The Access to Independent Health Insurance Advisors Act mirrors a bill in the House that specifically excludes agent and broker commission from the MLR formula enacted in the ACA.

    Read the article on healthinsurancenews.net.

  • 21 Sep 2017 3:17 PM | Alena Harvey (Administrator)
    John Kitzhaber is slated to speak at the Salem Convention Center on October 9 on the topic of "Health care: how national reform will impact Oregon and our businesses."

    The event is hosted and arranged by Salem Chamber of Commerce as part of their monthly Forum Speaker Series. 

    Register for this event as soon as possible on their website. 

  • 6 Sep 2017 3:46 PM | Alena Harvey (Administrator)

    The Affordable Care Act’s exchanges are collapsing. In 40 percent of counties, consumers will have access to just one insurer on the exchange next year. In 47 counties, there will be no insurers on the exchange at all.

    More insurers may pull out in the coming weeks. The ones that don’t may hike premiums by 40 percent or more.

    To read the full article, visit Williston Herald.

Willamette Valley Association of Health Underwriters is a chapter of the Oregon Association of Health Underwriters and a division of the National Association of Health Underwriters.

PO Box 493, Salem, Oregon 97308

Phone: 503-763-3552

Email: office@wvahu.org

Willamette Valley Association of Health Underwriters is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization. 

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