Patricia Griffey was named vice president of the National Association of Health Underwriters (NAHU) Board of Trustees at the 87th Annual Convention and Exhibition in Orlando, FL.
“Patricia has been an asset to NAHU and our goals of supporting agents and educating the American public about the healthcare options available to them. As our new vice president, Patricia will play an instrumental role in the functionality and effectiveness of the NAHU Board of Trustees,” said Janet Trautwein, NAHU CEO.
Griffey has been a licensed life and health agent since 1979. She is currently a risk management advisor for the Healy Group located in South Bend, Indiana. She oversees its services of offering employer group and individual health insurance products through agents and brokers located throughout Indiana and Michigan.
A member of NAHU since 1997, she has served in many leadership positions in her local and state chapters and is a nine-year qualifier for the Leading Producers Round Table. In 1998, she co-founded the Greater Northern Indiana Association of Health Underwriters, which was established in South Bend. Since then, Griffey completed a three-year term as Region III vice president of NAHU, serving members in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and West Virginia. In 2010, Griffey became the sixth Indiana resident to be named Honorary Insurance Commissioner by the Department of Insurance for the state of Indiana. Also, she has received the NAHU Distinguished Service Award in 2011 and was named Member of the Year for both her local and state chapters in 2006 and 2008. In addition, she has just completed one year as the treasurer the NAHU Board of Trustees.
Throughout her career, Griffey has diligently pursued continuing education earning professional designations of LUTCF, CSA, RHU, REBC and ChHC. She is certified by NAHU in Wellness, consumer driven health care, worksite marketing, Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and Medicare. Griffey has also served multiple years on the Agent Advisory Council for Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield in Indianapolis, the Indiana Chamber of Commerce’s health committee, as well as the Agent Advisory Board for Select Health Network in South Bend.
“NAHU has been instrumental in affecting health policies nationwide, and we must continue to be engaged in this process to find private-market solutions,” Griffey said. “I look forward to serving the agent community in providing ongoing access to additional education and information.”
Griffey is an active member of her community, where she supports causes such as Hope Ministries. She resides in Elkhart, Indiana, with her husband, Don, and enjoys spending quality time with her five children and nine grandchildren.
The National Association of Health Underwriters represents more than 100,000 professional health insurance agents and brokers who provide insurance for millions of Americans. NAHU is headquartered in Washington, DC. For more information, visit our web site at www.nahu.org.