Don Goldmann of The Word & Brown Companies Named President-elect at NAHU

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The Word & Brown Companies’ Don Goldmann was named president-elect of the National Association of Health Underwriters (NAHU) at the insurance trade association’s recent 84th Annual Convention in Scottsdale, Arizona.

“Don has been an asset to NAHU and our goals of supporting agents and educating the American public about the health care options available to them. As president-elect, Don will play an important role in the functionality and effectiveness of the NAHU Board of Trustees,” said Janet Trautwein, NAHU CEO.

“We are privileged to have Don as a member of the Word & Brown organization,” said John M. Word III, CLU, RHU, REBC, co-founder of The Word & Brown Companies. “His three decades in our industry and his expertise on health care reform are great assets to brokers and to NAHU. He’s been a part of the national group for many years and has served in a variety of leadership roles. We look forward to him taking the helm at NAHU in June of 2015.”

A vice president at Word & Brown since 2006, Goldman has served on the NAHU Financial Committee five times. He helped write five annual budgets and was deeply involved in debates about issues facing NAHU members. As secretary of the organization, Goldmann oversaw the review of 34 important sun-setting policies and procedures (P&P) as well as drafting a major restructuring of the P&P dealing with contract and services bidding.

“Don is a frequent contributor to national, state, and local journals for the health industry, CPA and financial planner societies, and employee benefit associations, as well as being a highly sought-after speaker at conferences,” said Edward J. “Rusty” Brown, Jr., co-founder of The Word & Brown Companies. “It’s great to see his contributions further recognized by his peers with him being named NAHU president-elect.”

The National Association of Health Underwriters represents 100,000 professional health insurance agents and brokers who provide insurance for millions of Americans. NAHU is headquartered in Washington, DC. For more information, visit

About The Word & Brown Companies

Operating nationally The Word & Brown Companies include: Word & Brown® General Agency, the largest general agent in California and Nevada focusing on group and individual and family insurance; Word & Brown Medicare Brokerage, offering Medicare coverage nationwide as well as individual and family plan coverage outside the service area of the Word & Brown General Agency; CONEXIS, the nation’s first outsourcing provider to offer benefits administration on a single, Web-based fully integrated system; CHOICE Administrators®, the nation’s leading developer and distributor of health insurance exchange programs; Quotit® Corporation, the foremost national provider of Internet sales and marketing solutions for the health insurance and employee benefits industry; and HealthCompare®, which help individuals, families, and seniors easily research, compare, buy, and enroll in the right health insurance or Medicare Advantage, Medigap, or prescription drug plan at the right price. Trusted for nearly 30 years, The Word & Brown Companies have built strong relationships with partners across the country – including more than 50,000 brokers and hundreds of health plans through which they provide benefits and service to approximately 60,000 employers with nearly 6.5 million eligible employees and hundreds of thousands of consumers nationwide. For more information, visit

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