Paul Roberts, Word & Brown’s Senior Director of Education and Market Development, hosted a conversation this month with Janet Trautwein, CEO of the National Association of Health Underwriters (NAHU), concerning the results of the November 2022 election.
They discussed a range of topics affecting health insurance brokers and consumers, including:
- * The changing composition of Congress – and a likely split in Democratic and Republication control in the U.S. House and U.S. Senate races – especially with some races still pending;
- * Possible future action by Congress on health care-related matters, including Health Savings Accounts (HSAs), High-Definition Health Plans (HDHPs), and telemedicine;
- * Probable inaction on Single Payer – both because of its costs and split control in Congress;
- * The importance of brokers being involved with NAHU – both through Operation Shout and membership to advocate on behalf of insurance professionals.
If you were unable to listen in on the conversation on November 15, we encourage you to access the recording of Paul and Janet via YouTube.
You can also stay up to date on what’s happening in the insurance industry by visiting the Word & Brown Newsroom on our website, or by signing up for the John & Rusty Report. It is published weekly for California brokers and semi-weekly for Nevada brokers.
About the Presenters
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.
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.