May 2016 Newsletter

June 15, 2016 in News

Next Membership Meeting
May 17, 2016 from 11:30 – 1:00
Hilton Orlando/Altamonte Springs
350 S. Northlake Blvd
Altamonte Springs, FL 32701

This Month’s Speaker is
Rhett O’Doski
FAHU Lobbyist
Rhett will give us an update on this year’s Florida Legislative Session and some insite into the upcoming election including races in and around Central Florida


Cost for lunch is
$12 for CFAHU Members & first-time guests
$25 for other NAHU members

$35 for Non-members
CE is free for members and $20 for non-members
Email by 4 PM on Thursday 5/12/16 to reserve your spot.
Lunch (Vegetarian option available upon request with RSVP)
BLT Iceberg Wedge
Crispy Sesame Crusted Red Snapper
Chef’s choice of vegetables
Warm Rolls with Butter
Iced Tea and Coffee
Chef’s choice of dessert

ABOUT OUR SPEAKER – Rhett O’Doski, co-founding partner of Advantage Consulting Team, LLC, has more than 20 years of experience in government and politics and has a proven track record of successfully representing clients on complex business matters with professionalism and integrity. O’Doski’s work inside State Government has positioned him as a trusted and valuable resource to state policy makers.

Mr. O’Doski has worked in the private sector since 2002 representing clients with a wide array of interests before the Legislature and state agencies. Mr. O’Doski’s practice has focused on appropriations, property and casualty insurance, health care, energy, technology and financial services.

Mr. O’Doski has a diverse background in government and politics. Prior to practicing in the public sector, Mr. O’Doski served as Senior Consultant to Former Insurance Commissioner Bill Nelson (current U.S. Senator) and Legislative Specialist to Former Chief Financial Officer Tom Gallagher. As the legislative lobbyist for the Department of Insurance under two administrations, Mr. O’Doski was responsible for development, coordination and passage of the Department’s legislative agenda and budget priorities.

Mr. O’Doski served four years as Chief of Staff to former State Senator Charles Williams.

He is a member of the Association of Insurance Compliance Professionals, Florida Association of Health Underwriters and Florida Association of Professional Lobbyists. A native of Bartow, Mr. O’Doski moved to Tallahassee in 1991, received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Political Science from Florida State University, and made Tallahassee his home. He is married to Miami native Ivette Arango O’Doski, and they are the parents of one son, RJ O’Doski.

Outside of the office, Mr. O’Doski enjoys car racing and competes in the professional Grand Am/IMSA race series.

Lunch will be followed by a 2 hour CE class
presented by Matt Beatty
Employee Benefits Specialist with The Standard

Alternate Funding Solutions, course #66062
Participants will learn the basic concepts and tools available for alternate funding of ancillary group insurance coverages. Topics covered include Experience Rating Refund (ERR) arrangements, Claim Fluctuation Reserves (CFR), Retrospective Premium Agreements, and Minimum Premium arrangements.

From your Community Service Committee:
Over the next 4 months, we will be collecting hotel toiletries (soap, shampoo/conditioner, and lotion) to benefit organizations that work with our local homeless population. With summer vacation travel forthcoming, please consider bringing home any unused toiletries for our donation program. Last year you were phenomenal in your efforts. Thanks so much.

Membership Minute

Who have you asked to join, lately? Spread the word and help us GROW! Online and paper applications are available here.

Welcome to our newest member:
Maria Turk of Living Tree Financial Group, LLC
Cheryl Bornemann of Verus Health Partners
Michelle Howe of BB&T Insurance Services
Tony Tilelli of Sihle Insurance Group

We will be electing our 2016-2017 Board of Directors at this meeting. Here is the the proposed slate:

President: Terry Singleton
President Elect: Melody Crowgey
1st VP: Jim DiVita
2nd VP: Susan Zegke-Donahue
3rd VP: Reid Lenhart
4th VP: Terri Seefeldt
Treasurer: Barbara Rennard
Secretary: Lynn Blank
Legislative Chair: Michele Liro
Membership Chair: Vicki Dickert
Education Chair: Natalee Otero-Newman
Immediate Past President: Laura Staller

Are you a Leading Producer?

The Leading Producers Round Table formed in 1942 to recognize the successful underwriters of Accident & Health Insurance. Today, the LPRT committee is committed to making LPRT the premier program for top Health, Disability, Long-Term Care and Worksite Marketing Insurance producers, carrier reps, carrier management, and general agency/agency managers.
Click here for details on the program and how you can qualify.

Calendar of Events

5/17/16 CFAHU Board Meeting

5/17/16 CFAHU Luncheon

5/18/16 Happy Hour at Dexter’s Winter Park 5-7

6/21/16 CFAHU Board Meeting

6/21/16 CFAHU Luncheon

6/26-6/29/16 NAHU Convention

7/28-7/30/16 FAHU Symposium

Mark Your Calendar and Join Us Wednesday, May 18 from 5-7 at Dexter’s Winter Park for Happy Hour with CFAHU! $20 to attend. (Includes 2 drink tickets, appetizer’s and raffle tickets)
Please email us at if you plan to attend.Thank you to our Sponsor:

Thank you to all who participated in the 3rd Annual CFAHU & NAIFA Central Florida Golf Tournament on Friday April 22, 2016 at Stoneybrook East Golf Club. A portion of the proceeds will benefit The Russell Home.

Thank you to our Sponsors:
New York Life
HCC Medical Insurance
United Healthcare
Renaissance Dental

Mutual of Omaha
Prudential -Rhonda Miller
Rogers Benefit Group
GIS Benefits
Solstice Benefits
HSA Bank
Tanya L. Burns & Associates
Abacus Group, LLC
EMSI Exam Services
APPS Paramedical
Certified Mortgage Planners
Argus Dental & Vision
Lassiter-Ware Foundation
Admin America * Southeast Steel
Liberty Tax -Linda Moore
Elite Financial Partners-Jim Hasley
The Guardian-Tony Mancino
Principal * Unum
The Standard * LRA Insurance
Health First Health Plans
Florida Blue * Advantica
The Canadian MedStore
Baumgarten Financial

Congratulations to CFAHU Past President, Ashley Kapostins and her husband, Jake on the birth of their beautiful baby boy, Ryder on 4/29/16!