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Our association is a local chapter of the National Association of Health Underwriters (NAHU). The role of OCAHU is to promote and encourage the association of professionals in the health insurance field for the purpose of educating, promoting effective legislation, sharing information and advocating fair business practices among our members, the industry and the general public.

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CAHU COVID-19 Resource Page

Dorothy Cociu, RHU, REBC, GBA, RBA, LPRT, Vice President Communications and Public Affairs for OCAHU, has been instrumental in helping to assemble resources for CAHU's COVID-19 page, and has also provided a video reviewing the CARES Act, the recently passed Families First ACT (FFCRA), and a host of other information. To access the video, you will need to log into the website, but can see it and all the other resources on the CAHU website.  Download the slide deck here.

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Annual Celebration of Women Charity Luncheon & Fashion Show Re-Scheduled to June 4, 2021

We really wanted to make this work, but due to the current pandemic situation and restrictions for large group events at Balboa Bay Resort, we are moving it to June 4, 2021. We understand you were looking forward to this fabulous fashion show and charity event (supporting New Hope Grief Support Community), but keeping everyone safe and healthy is paramount!

At this time, we are offering you the opportunity to roll your seat/table/sponsorship funds and reservations to the 2021 date or requesting a refund. Please contact Gail James Clarke at OCAHU with your preference as soon as possible. Refunds must be processed by June 30, 2020.

We'd especially like to thank our current event sponsors: Word & Brown, Blue Shield of California, Warner Pacific, Kaiser Permanente, Dickerson Insurance Services, BenefitMall, Health Net and TSG Wealth Management. We look forward to your participation and seeing you at next year’s event!

**Please note: The Women in Business committee is committed to raising funds for New Hope this year! At the present time, they are researching alternate fundraising platforms providing you the opportunity to pledge your support. Platforms such as bidding online (live auction items, raffle items and pop-the-cork) and Text to Give! Stay tuned for additional information.

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CAHU Glossary

CAHU recognizes that health care is a right and supports universal access to health care. We believe that a strong, competitive public/private marketplace is the way to ensure the delivery of high quality, affordable health care to all Californians.

It has become obvious that those speaking about single-payer, universal healthcare and “Medicare for all” are using those terms interchangeably. These terms are not interchangeable and already have a set definition of ...
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In Memoriam - Jason Reichert

OCAHU is sad to announce the passing of one of our own, Jason Reichert, who passed away in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, on May 4, 2020.  A long-term member of OCAHU, CAHU and NAHU, Jason was a past Vice President, Political Action Committee, for OCAHU.  Jason was full of life; a former baseball player from Little League through high school at Villa Park High School, an avid golfer, a long-term season ticket holder for the San Diego/LA Chargers, and a huge supporter/booster of his girls’ soccer teams.  He also enjoyed Anaheim Ducks hockey and USA Men’s and Women’s soccer.  One of his favorite past-times was deep-sea fishing, and he had planned to build a house and retire on the Sea of Cortez, where he could enjoy his favorite things. 

Jason was a successful insurance agent and proud owner of JLR Insurance Services, Anaheim, California.  He was involved with many charities.  If you knew Jason, you would undoubtedly remember his warm smile, his generosity and loyalty, and his love of life.  He was always willing to lend a helping hand and was there to talk if you ever needed a friend. 

Jason passed from Acute Pulmonary Edema, which was a result of many rounds of radiation therapy following his past cancer diagnoses.  He is survived by his parents, James and Carolyn, two sisters, Lisbeth and Liane, and his children, Elizabeth (15) and Jacklyn (13). 

Jason’s family has indicated that there will be a Celebration of Life at a later date.  In the meantime, in lieu of flowers, the family has asked for donations to an education fund set up for his daughters.  Please contact Catherine Lagaris at Hephatha Lutheran Church, at (714) 637-0887, or by email at  If you would like to share your memories and photos of Jason please visit the memorial site at!/

In Memoriam - Terry Lee Ives

Terry Lee Ives was bon on August 4, 1936.  He was a graduate of USC and served proudly in the US Marine Corps.  He was a father of three; Mark, Mike and Karen, all who have survived him.  Although Terry left us earlier this year his spirit and enthusiasm lingers in all that we knew him.

He began his career in 1960 with Travelers Insurance Co. He was the longest standing member of OCAHU at 35 years. His client base was well over 2,000. Terry brought many new members to OCAHU throughout those 35 years because he genuinely believed in what the organization stood for. Terry was also a member of NAIFA, FPA, OCEBC, ALTC, S of CSA and San Clemente Chamber of commerce. Terry was an ethical person, truly putting the needs of those people he’s served in front of his own always. Terry was always the first to raise his hand after a long lecture to ask a question, not only to have it answered by the presenter, but to educate all those in the audience.  Terry was always the one in the room taking pictures to share with everyone, so they would remember that moment in time and how special it was.

Although Terry loved his work and what he did helping people in the insurance industry, he was a multi-faceted individual. Terry believed in physical fitness and taking care of your body. He embraced a lifestyle change and embarked on a challenging fitness program.  In 1976 at the age of 41 he began competing in marathons, ironman’s, and ultraman’s.  He completed 754 competitive races. Terry loved to dance and would go out with his lady friends and dance the night away with a smile on his face. Terry also loved his Porsche 912 and aspired someday to fix it up and drive it again. 

When God made Terry, he broke the mold.  The world has lost a pillar in our industry the likes of which we will never see again. The world is a better place for those of us that got to know and spend time with Terry. 

RIP Terry we love you~

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