About Us

The Tampa Bay Association of Health Underwriters (TBAHU) was established in 1985, chartered by the National Association of Health Underwriters (NAHU).  TBAHU is a professional association whose membership is comprised primarily of insurance agents and brokers, insurance company representatives and third party administrative representatives.  

TBAHU is a local chapter of NAHU, founded in 1930 in Arlington, VA.  Members participate in local, state, and federal legislative ad public policy development that is of mutual interest to our clients, the consuming public, our membership, and to our industry.  We also offer programs conducive to the professional and educational development of our membership.

We are a local organization of approximately 130 employee benefit professionals who are located throughout Pinellas, Hillsborough, and Pasco counties in the state of Florida.  Our corporate sponsors are key partners in helping TBAHU provide quality services and products for our membership, clients and consuming public. 

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A Letter from 2011-2012 President: 

Valued Members:

With the passage of healthcare reform, it is of critical importance that we, as members of one of the most important industries in this county, become the ultimate resource for truth and clarity as it relates to our clients. By empowering our clients to make the best business decisions, we ensure that the needs of businesses, employees and families will be met and lives improved through financially sound insurance programs.

That is why TBAHU's primary focus in the coming year is to provide you with the speakers and events that will empower you to make well-educated decisions as you navigate the upcoming market changes. To that end, our planned meeting topics for the 2011-12 year include:

• Wrapping Up - The financial impact of HCR
• Medical Carrier Panel Discussion - HCR and its impact on agents, consumers and the marketplace
• Crunching the Numbers - Does it makes sense for employers to offer health insurance or pay the penalty?
• Managing Healthcare Spending - Wellness initiatives and preventative medicine
• Core Ancillary Carrier Panel - HCR and its impact on core ancillary vendors
• Direction of Healthcare: Self-Funded Benefits - The new role of TPA, Stop Loss and PBM vendors in the local market

TBAHU is honored to have you as a member. Thanks to your participation, we are now one of the largest NAHU chapters in Florida. Please continue to join us the second Thursday of every month at the Tampa Westshore Marriott as we continue in our role as the preferred information resource to the health insurance industry.

Thank you,

Jean Kelly
President TBAHU