Healthy Texas: Will Texas Agents Deliver?
Presented by: Mark Bellman
Course Number #81899
Provider: ComedyCE.com LLC # 37719
The majority of small businesses in Texas do not offer health insurance to their employees. Health reform will attempt to get these companies insured, but what can you do to make sure you reach this vastly untapped market? Come to the FWAHU luncheon on April 14th to learn about the Healthy Texas program that will likely be the precursor to the Exchange in Texas. Who knows, you may learn something, sell more business, and help save private insurance in the process!
About Mark Bellman
Mark Bellman joined UnitedHealthcare as the Central Texas (San Antonio, Austin, and Waco) Vice President for Small Group Business (2-99) in February 2006. Prior to UHC, he was with Humana for over 4 years in sales (Austin, Texas) and management (Tampa & Orlando, Florida) capacities with an emphasis on CDH plans. He was Humana’s CDH consultant of the year in 2005. He also worked for Great-West Life (Austin, Texas) from 1996 to 2000 selling self funded and 401(k) plans.
Mark is an active participant in TAHU (Texas Association of Health Underwriters) and AAHU (Austin Association of Health Underwriters). He has held many offices including, Immediate Past President, President, President Elect, 1st Vice President, 2nd Vice President, Special Projects Chair, RHU chair, CE Chair, COBRA Seminar Chair, Programs Chair, and Public Relations Chair. He is has again taken on the Programs Chair for the 2010-2011 years for the 3rd year in a row. Mark was the recipient of the 2003 Fireball Award (1 of 4 annual awards nominated and voted on by association members). He was also the Master of Ceremonies of the 2004, 2007 and 2008 TAHU State Conventions. Most recently he held the State Media Chair for TAHU for the 2009-2010 year in which. TAHU was awarded the NAHU Media Relations award. This award is given to one state chapter that excels in the Media Relations field. In addition, Mark was just recently elected to the TAHU Executive Committee as Secretary for the 2010-2011 year.
In 2004 Mark was honored with the TAHU Ken Martin Excellence in Communication and Journalism Award.
Mark has written education courses on a variety of subjects including, Health Care Reform, Small Business Tax Credit Strategies, Senate Bill 80 qualified small business plans, Consumer Driven Health Plans, Self Funded plans, and Single Payer systems. He has conducted these courses to chapters across Texas as well as the TAHU state convention.
Mark is a graduate of The University of Texas at Austin, graduating with a B.A. in both Economics and Philosophy in 1993. He resides in Austin with his wife Alexis and his son Zachary and two daughters Quincy and Payton (triplets). In addition, he has 3 rescue dogs: Georgia (Golden Retriever), Stella (Scottish Terrier), and Sarah (Golden Retriever).
Chicken & Beef Fajitas
Mexican Cole Slaw
Black Beans (w/o meat)
Guacamole, Sour Cream, Grated Cheese
Chips and Salsa
Iced Tea, Coffee, and Water
Cookies and Brownies