A Post-Election Conversation with NAHU’s Janet Trautwein

Paul Roberts, Word & Brown’s Senior Director of Education and Market Development, hosted a conversation this week with Janet Trautwein, CEO of the National Association of Health Underwriters (NAHU) and President of the NAHU Education Foundation, concerning the November 2022 election.

They discussed a range of topics affecting health insurance brokers and your clients, including:

• The changing composition of Congress – and a likely split in Democratic and Republication control (with votes in the U.S. House and Senate races still pending);

• Possible future action on Health Savings Accounts, High-Definition Health Plans, and telemedicine – and likely inaction on Single Payer (because of split control);

• The importance of getting involved with NAHU – both through Operation Shout and membership to advocate on behalf of insurance professionals.



About the Presenters:

Janet Trautwein
Chief Executive Officer of NAHU
President, NAHU Education Foundation

Janet Trautwein oversees all NAHU and NAHU Education Foundation activities, including oversight of 30 staff members in Washington, DC, and 210 state and local chapters. She is the primary spokesperson for NAHU to the media, government agencies, and elected officials at all levels. A frequent speaker on health-policy issues, Janet’s expertise in issues related to health insurance markets, the uninsured, risk and reinsurance pooling, benefits-related tax and tax-preferred account issues, and national and global health reform has been recognized throughout the industry.


Paul Roberts
Senior Director of Education & Market Development
Word & Brown General Agency

Paul Roberts leads Word & Brown’s educational initiatives and provides oversight for the WBCompliance team in California and Nevada. A 16-year insurance industry veteran, he is a frequent speaker and author, and is highly active in underwriter association leadership at the national, state, and local levels.