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IAHU is the State of Idaho chapter of the National Association of Health Underwriters (NAHU), which represents more than 100,000 licensed health insurance agents, brokers, consultants and benefit professionals across America.  Our membership consists of local agents, producers, company representatives, and other insurance professionals.  Our members are dedicated to helping meet the health, financial, and retirement security needs of all Americans. 

Our vision is that through the services of insurance professionals, every Idahoan will understand and have access to private sector solutions for health, financial and retirement security needs.


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President's Message
October 2016
Brad Miles - IAHU President 

Brad Miles

Knowledge is its own reward!  Peace is its own reward!  Kindness is its own reward!  A simple life is its own reward!  Success is its own reward!  Virtue is its own reward!

Every day each of us are provided the opportunity to help someone.  And quite often, the solutions we provide to others results in tangible and or financial rewards to us in return. 

I believe, however, that the help we can provide others which provide no immediate tangible or financial reward may be just as important to our business longevity as the immediate financial return on our work.

That may seem like some philosophical iteration which works in some imaginary world, and no where else.  I would like to provide you with a tool which I believe your clients will thank you for.  I believe this tool will result in more referrals.  I believe this tool will leave a positive and lasting impression on the people you help.

Many folks I run across can vaguely remember hearing about a Wal-Mart $4.00/$10.00 drug program, yet have no idea of the actual details ($4 for 30 day supply/ $10 for 90 day supply).  Before you tell all your friends that Sam Walton must be my grandfather, I need to let you know that Fred Meyer has a similar program, and there is a $4.99 program offered by many independent pharmacies called the “Good Neighbor Prescription Savings Club”.  Shopko just discontinued the “Shopko Savings Program” which had an annual fee, and sent all of the members the information for 2 completely FREE prescription savings programs!

I walked into a local Fred Meyer and picked up about 100 of their flyers to distribute to my clients.  And I went to the WalMart website and printed their list (5 pages).  I printed a single page off the internet mentioning the “Good Neighbor” program.  These flyers are readily accessible in my waiting room.

I mention these programs on a very regular basis.  With many plans going to a $10 payment for a single month supply of generic prescriptions, a client finding they can get 3 months worth for the same price is typically very pleased.  Additionally, SHOPKO and RITE AID will match prices (even for these deals).

Safeway and Albertson’s have always maintain a price matching policy.  However, recently one of my clients told me that they no longer Price Match.  Please let me know what you find out.  I always mention Price Matching, as you will find many folks really are loyal to their pharmacy, yet are really pleased to save even more money without giving up their trusted pharmacist.

Some of the above mentioned programs have a mile of fine print, yet I have received plenty of great feedback since I have been promoting these savings programs.  If you are so moved to try providing this free information, please provide me with feedback!

Be Extra-Ordinary.  Today!     Thanks for your membership!   Brad


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