The Desert Cities Association of Health Underwriters (DCAHU)
was officially formed as a separate local chapter of
NAHU in 2009 by a dedicated group of professionals
determined to bring the benefits of the industry's
premier agents' trade association to the health
insurance agents and brokers in the low desert and the
Coachella Valley, as well as all of Riverside County.
However, since 1998, there has been a local desert group
of Health Underwriters functioning as a satellite
chapter of IEAHU (Inland Empire AHU) , with its own
board of directors and local meetings and events in the
Coachella Valley. And in 2009, this dedicated group of
health insurance and brokers evolved into is own desert
chapter of NAHU.
now boasts a membership of some 70 agents, brokers, and
industry representatives. DCAHU is one of 15 local
chapters in the state of California, and across the
nation. There is a CA state chapter - CAHU (California
Association of Health Underwriters), and all local and
state chapters in the country comprise the membership in
our national organization - NAHU (National Association
of Health Underwriters). NAHU has over 20,000 members
and was formed back in 1930! Thus all DCAHU members are
also members of CAHU and NAHU automatically.
goal is that every Californian will continue to have
access to private sector solutions for health, financial
and retirement security and the services of insurance
Our philosophy is to build a foundation of values which
advocates fair and ethical industry practices with
excellence and integrity. To promote and support the
community of health insurance professionals, to educate
themselves and the public and influence Legislation to
promote quality health care.
it's 2009 inception, the Desert Cities Association of
Health Underwriters exudes a dynamic energy and an
unswerving commitment to excellence that is expected to
bring the chapter both statewide as well as national
recognition in the future.
The Desert Cities Association of Health Underwriters is
honored to support the professional health insurance
agents and brokers, and industry representatives of
Riverside County. We are single-mindedly dedicated to
preserving California's private, market-based healthcare
system, and to promoting the agent's vital role in that
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CODE OF ETHICS
hold the selling, service and distribution of
disability insurance and health insurance plans as a
Professional and a public trust and to do all in my
power to maintain its prestige.
keep paramount the needs of those whom I serve.
respect my clients' trust in me, and to never do
anything which would betray their trust or
give all service possible when service is needed.
present policies factually and accurately, providing
all information necessary for the issuance of sound
insurance coverage to the public I serve.
use no advertising which may be false or misleading.
consider the sale of disability income and health
insurance plans as a career, to know and abide by
the insurance laws of my state, and to seek to
constantly increase my knowledge and improve my
ability to meet the needs of my clients.
be fair and just to my competitors, and to engage in
no practices that may reflect unfavorably on myself
or my industry.
treat prospects, clients and companies fairly by
submitting applications that reveal all available
information pertinent to underwriting a policy.
extend honest and professional conduct to my
clients, associates, fellow agents and brokers, and
the company or companies whose products I represent.
MEMBERSHIP IN DCAHU BRINGS YOU MANY BENEFITS
Mandated health benefits. Medical coverage for the
uninsurable. Legislative health insurance reforms.
Continuing education requirements. New Products.
Changing markets. Due diligence. Alternative marketing
approaches. These are just a few of the critical issues
facing every health insurance professional seeking to
succeed in today's competitive market - and your
participation in DCAHU and our events will greatly
assist you in tracking these issues.
ahead and check out the CALENDAR
page of this website and see what we have planned for
you. We invite you to attend our next event and discover
what makes DCAHU one of the finest agent's associations
in the nation!
we invite you to examine our MEMBERSHIP page of this website and learn about the
many, many benefits you will derive from joining
the Desert Cities Association of Health Underwriters.
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