National Association of Health Underwriters
The National Association of Health Underwriters represents more than 100,000 licensed health insurance agents, brokers, consultants and benefit professionals through more than 200 chapters across America. NAHU members service the health insurance needs of large and small employers as well as people seeking individual health insurance coverage. Every day, NAHU members work to obtain insurance for clients who are struggling to balance their desire to purchase high-quality and comprehensive health coverage with the reality of rapidly escalating medical care costs. As such, one of NAHU's primary goals is to do everything we can to promote access to affordable health insurance coverage.
NAHU members help millions of consumers by guiding them through the complexities of health insurance purchasing and enrollment, while ensuring they get the best policy at the most affordable price. We seek to understand each personal situation to create recommendations that complement a client's financial and medical security needs. And our job does not end with the sale. Our licensed producers help their clients with claims issues, service questions and compliance matters throughout the life of each policy they sell.
The clients of NAHU members range from Fortune 500 companies to mom-and-pop businesses and individuals seeking health insurance. Our members have a unique understanding of consumer health care needs, the perspective of business owners and the economic realties of health insurance markets. We not only sell traditional health insurance products, but also coverage such as dental, long-term care, disability, Medicare Advantage and Medicare Supplements and a variety of consumer-driven products. Members agree to abide by NAHU's Code of Ethics, which requires them to always make health care coverage recommendations with the customer's best interest in mind.
NAHU offers its members a multitude of educational opportunities, including advanced designation programs, continuing-education classes and online learning. NAHU provides its members with professional conferences and networking functions, publications and business-development tools. We also conduct advocacy efforts at the state and federal levels of government to advance the interests of health insurance professionals and to promote affordable and responsible private health insurance market solutions.
Vaccination Schedule For Children
Traci Mitchell with NAHU discusses the importance of scheduling your child's immunizations.
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Tracy Michele: Hi! I'm Tracy Michele with the National Association of Health Underwriters Education Foundation, today we're talking about the importance of vaccination schedules. One of the most important things you can do as a parent is that make sure your child gets the recommended immunizations.
The vaccines children receive today can have lasting benefits from their health as well as the health of everyone around them. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention outlines the vaccination schedule for children, before six months children should begin their first immunization series with a second series coming in their first year.
Make sure your child completes every series of shots as shot one shot may not be effective and can even be harmful, many vaccines such as tetanus require booster shots and every few years while others such as flu shots should be administered yearly.
To ensure your child is appropriately protected, keep a detailed record of vaccinations in your personal records. If you change pediatricians, ask that vaccination records be transferred to your new doctor. Some state immunization programs and schools keep a copy of vaccination records in a student's file, but do not depend on those sources, as many doctor's clinics, schools and public programs do not keep records for more than a few years. Your own files are likely to be your most complete and accurate resource.
If you have any questions or concerns about inoculations talk to your family healthcare provider and make sure you follow the recommended immunization plan for your child.