President's Message

President's Message

LAAHU President
Dierdre Kennedy- Simington

Welcome LAAHU members, prospective members and guests!

The years to come provide opportunities - change is upon us and there are many ways that LAAHU is committed to being a positive force for our members and the consumers we serve.

Our strategic planning identified three main goals:

1.       Effective interactions with State and Federal legislators and regulators.                                        

Our members understand the markets and impact on employers and individuals – we assist them in the trenches. We are neither the insurance companies, nor the consumers, nor the providers – we are the interface between them. Our perspective has great value to policymakers.

Access, reduced administrative burden and affordability are some of the goals we will work toward in order to make a positive difference for consumers.

A central focus will also be to preserve the role of the agent – our members can count on LAAHU to resoundingly advocate that every American will continue to have access to licensed health insurance professionals serving their unique and specialized needs.

2.       Quality educational opportunities.      

LAAHU is committed to providing unique learning opportunities of the highest caliber to our members, so that they are equipped to succeed. Our focus is your success!

Our members strive to be informed and at the cutting edge of information about many things – the legislative and compliance environments, the marketplaces as well as the players in them, trends in the surrounding fields that will impact our clients, employers, employees and individuals alike – to name just a few. Please reach out with topic recommendations and tools that you need to survive and thrive!

3.LAAHU membership growth.

LAAHU membership is the best investment we can make in the success and future of our business. It is imperative that all those earning a living in the health insurance business be members. We pledge to give tremendous value to you for your membership dollar.

Together we must support the advocacy role that LAAHU, CAHU & NAHU play.

Together we prosper and ensure the ability to serve our clients.

Divided we fail to have a standard of excellence, a presence and will cease to have a voice.

Thank you for your membership – we need you now more than ever! Join with us as we move toward a future that is bright with promise, knowing that there’s important work to be done! We encourage your participation and voluntarism in LAAHU, together we are charting the course for the future!


Warm regards,


Dierdre “Dede” Kennedy-Simington, LPRT, CHRS

President, LAAHU