December 2014 Newsletter

Upcoming Membership Luncheon
December 16, 2014 from 11:30 – 1:00
Hilton Orlando/Altamonte Springs
350 S. Northlake Blvd
Altamonte Springs, FL  32701
Mark Freid, President of Think Creative Happiness
Employees get paid to do their jobs. So why should owners and managers invest in their happiness? That’s the common mindset in today’s workplace. But Mark Freid has a different idea. He says that not only is cultivating happiness in your employees the right thing to do, it’s the smart thing, too.

A veteran of the branding, marketing, advertising industry, Mark Freid landed his first job just out of college in 1989 as a writer, producer and director. Today, he is the owner of Think Creative Inc.an award-winning firm based in Orlando, Florida that is driven by a “Culture of Gratitude.”Mark comes into the office every day with a single goal, to inspire the team to think creatively, work strategically and play nice (or else). He’s also in charge of convincing everyone that even the craziest ideas are worth considering, a skill he uses on team members and clients alike. Of all the things Mark does, the things he loves most are building teams, empowering individuals and helping clients find their souls…and go for their goals.Besides driving the Think Creative ship, Mark serves on the Executive Committee for the Holocaust Memorial Resource and Education Center of Florida, writes short stories and runs long races (3 Ironmans, numerous marathons, ultra-distance trail runs and a recent run across the Grand Canyon). He and his team are also the featured brand experts on Season 5 of the Travel Channel’s number one show, Hotel Impossible with host Anthony Melchiorri.

Mark earned a Certificate of Leadership from Rollins College, graduated from the Crummer Management Program, Tulane University and several leadership programs. He frequently speaks and conducts workshops on leadership, branding, “discovering your story,” demystifying the impossible, and Why Happiness Matters. He is the father of Jacob (16), Sophie (15) and Joseph (10), and the husband of Stephanie. His favorite saying is, “Yes.” Followed by “Now let’s figure out how.”

Cost to Attend is
             $12 for CFAHU Members
             $35 for Non-members
CE is free for members and $10 for non-members.
Email rsvp@cfahu.org by noon on Friday 12/12 to reserve your seat.
Lunch (Vegetarian option available upon request with RSVP)

BLT Iceberg Wedge
Bacon Wrapped Meatloaf
Green Beans and Carrots

Warm Rolls with Butter
Iced Tea and Coffee
Bread PuddingLunch will be followed by a 1 Hour CE, titled “Voluntary Benefits – What You Need to Know” (course #53273) and presented by CFAHU President, Laura Staller. Laura has worked for Unum as an Account Executive for 6 years.

Membership Minute

NAHU Membership Campaign


There is still time to receive a $250 American Express Gift Card for every 4 new members you recruit between June 1 – December 31, 2014. Click here for details and tools.

2014-2015 CFAHU Membership Campaign – In case you Missed it!

  • November 18, 2014 – March 17, 2015
  • Each member who recruits/sponsors a new member to our chapter will get their name entered into a drawing for a $50 Visa Gift Card.
  • Get your name entered again for each additional member recruited.
  • 2 – $50 Gift Cards will be awarded at the March Membership Meeting
  • The member you recruit must attend at least 1 CFAHU meeting between November and March in order to qualify you for the drawing.

Invite someone to join today! Send them to http://fahu.org/join.cfm.

25th Anniversary Edition CFAHU Directory
We are still accepting ads for our 2014-2015 CFAHU Membership Directory. Get your ads in today to make sure you are in front of our membership for the coming year. Click here for details.


Thanks to all of your support, CFAHU provided enough donations for nearly 40 turkeys for Loaves and Fishes to distribute for the Thanksgiving holiday. Thank you for all of your support!!

Calendar of Events

12/5/14FAHU Board Meeting12/10/14 CFAHU Board Meeting

12/16/14 CFAHU Luncheon w/ Mark Freid, President of Think Creative Happiness

1/14/15 CFAHU Board Meeting

1/20/15 CFAHU Luncheon w/ Dean Burri, Esq on Taxation, ERISA & PPACA

2/2-2/3/15 FAHU Day on the Hill

2/11/15 CFAHU Board Meeting

2/17/15 CFAHU Luncheon w/ Kristen Kaweck of HCC Medical on using Social Media to Expand your Sales

2/23-2/25/15 NAHU Capitol Conference

3/11/15 CFAHU Board Meeting

3/17/15 CFAHU Luncheon

4/24/15 CFAHU/NAIFA CF Golf Tournament

Ever wanted to get a designation but never got around to it?  Don’t delay, enroll today!

If you’ve always wanted RHU after your name, hopefully you’ve already started the process. You have until June 30, 2015 to get everything completed. After that, the American College will no longer be issuing the designation but if you have one, you can use it for the rest of your life.

The Registered Employee Benefits Consultant will show your clients and prospects that you are a professional and the expert when it comes to Employee Benefit Plans. You will learn about group medical, long term care, deferred compensation programs, and much more.

This will show your expertise as a Disability Income Associate. You will learn about the need for disability, individual and group plans, taxation, and government disability plans, just to name a few.

With the Long Term Care Professional Designation, you will become familiar with needs, options, financing, products, administration, and claims. This Designation will ensure that you are providing your clients with the best advice when they are in need of this type of coverage.

Certified in Long Term Care will teach the effects upon a family when a long term care situation arises. This includes emotional, physical, and financial consequences. You will learn how to create a plan for your clients and how the plan will be funded. Topics also include the history and regulatory environment of LTC.

CFAHU & NAIFA CF Golf Tournament
Friday, April 24, 2015
1:00 Shotgun Start