Paul Roberts Elected CAHU VP of Public Affairs

Word & Brown General Agency announced today the election of Director of Education and Market Development Paul Roberts as Vice President of Public Affairs at the California Association of Health Underwriters (CAHU). Effective July 1, Paul will join an executive board of 12 at the state’s largest insurance trade association.

“I am excited to see Paul expand his service to our industry,” said Jessica Word, president of Word & Brown. “He’s been a valuable member of our team for nearly 14 years, and he’s shared his knowledge and expertise freely with brokers and colleagues through his product, compliance, education, and market development roles. His election to the CAHU Board will enable him to help brokers and our industry even more, and all of us at Word & Brown congratulate him.”

Paul Roberts joined Word & Brown in September 2006, and he has worked in various roles across the organization. He has extensive process improvement, compliance, and education experience. In his current role, Paul leads Word & Brown’s efforts to help agents, employers, and their employees better-understand group health insurance. He is nationally recognized as a Continuing Education instructor and educator, with teaching accreditations for Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and HRCI (the former Human Resource Certification Institute) courses.

“I look forward to serving as liaison between CAHU and the media, highlighting the valuable work of our association, industry progress, and advocacy for health care in California and nationwide,” said Paul Roberts, incoming CAHU VP of Public Affairs. “I will be working closely with our legislative chair and legislators in Sacramento to help them understand the association’s position and to be a resource as they consider policies and legislation affecting our members, the industry, and Californians.”

A published author and frequent columnist on employee benefits and HR-related topics, Paul has been Vice President of Professional Development at the Orange County Association of Health Underwriters since June 2019.

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