Why Join PAHU?

The Portland Association of Health Underwriters (PAHU) is a local chapter of The National Association of Health Underwriters (NAHU). By joining, you become a part of an elite and connected group of health insurance professionals.

As health care reform continues to be the leading issue on Capitol Hill, NAHU is the one unwavering voice representing your interests. They’ve grown into one of the most respected voices on health insurance and benefits issues.

NAHU provides legislative advocacy, education, information resources, member recognition and member-only benefits.

“As an independent agent, I feel it vital to commit to the industry that has committed to my livelihood.  Every year I write the check, I know I am supporting the association that supports me with legislation and education specific to my career.” – Jennifer Wakayama, Agent, Innovative Benefits Group

Click here to Join or to Renew your membership!


Here are just a few of the many benefits of PAHU membership:

Education and Networking – National, state and local chapters provide continuing education opportunities to keep you informed of trends, new products and policy changes in the industry.

Information Resources – You’ll always have the most current industry information with our website,, Health Insurance Underwriter magazine, newsletters and electronic communications at your fingertips.

Member Recognition – Every day NAHU makes a point to reward members who are making a difference. Leading Producer Round Table (LPRT) encourages excellence among NAHU’s professionals by recognizing their sales achievements, leadership, and ability to work with media and legislative efforts.

Member-Only Discount Programs – From an exclusive agreement with Marsh Affinity Group for agent preferred errors and omissions insurance to discounts on shipping, conference calling and credit cards, NAHU offers opportunities to save money on the items you need to operate your business. See a full list of NAHU Member Benefits here.


Other Resources & Benefits: 

Certification Courses

Continuing Education


Online Learning Institute

The NAHU Compliance Corner provides a one-stop place to find the majority of federal statutes that affect the employee benefits world.  Analyzing and identifying risks that might adversely affect your clients’ business objectives is supported by access to compliance insight in the areas of insurance labor and taxes. Click here to learn more.

Compliance Benefits PDF

Corporate Partnerships PDF

Carrier Rep Value PDF

NAHU Career Center:  NAHU’s career center is the perfect place to find a position or to fill a vacant position. Jobseekers can manage their job search, access corporate job postings, post an anonymous resume and utilize the advance job alert system. Employers can quickly post job openings, manage online recruiting efforts, utilize advanced resume searching capabilities and reach targeted and qualified candidates. Click here to start using this valuable resource.

Young Agent Mentor Program: The purpose of the mentoring program is to increase the chance of success for members who are new to the health insurance industry. Through this program NAHU will pair a new insurance agent with an NAHU member that has years of experience in the field. Click here for a full program description.

Leading Producer Round Table: LRPT serves to recognize the success and achievements of health and life insurance underwriters. To learn more, please click here.