Mar. 14, 2020

To Local Chapter Leaders and Membership of the Georgia Association of Health Underwriters:


Due to the ramifications of COVID-19 and the uncertainty surrounding the infection, I would urge prudence and caution as you make determination as to whether or not to continue with your Chapter Symposiums, Benefit Expos and meetings. What has been indicated is, the infection is highly contagious, it affects the elderly and those with a compromised immune system. We have been encouraged to avoid large gatherings of more than 100, utilizing disinfectants to clean surfaces, washing of hands often, no handshaking and of course covering coughs and sneezes.


With that being said, several of our Local Chapters have decided to err on the side of caution. The Atlanta Chapter has decided to postpone until August 18th, Coastal Empire is rescheduling to June 25th, and others are in consultation. I have been in discussions with other Chapter Leadership and although, as president of GAHU, I am not explicitly requesting Chapters to postpone their events, I am encouraging those who have events scheduled within the next six to eight weeks to strongly consider the risks of moving forward.


For those members that are in need of CE, we have been discussing webinars and developing content that will provide CE to our members that lack required continuing education. Please keep in mind that information and circumstances will be "fluid" due to the uncertainty of COVID-19, testing, medication and treatment. However, we will certainly work to determine an alternative to providing CE to those that will need CE in order to meet minimum licensing requirements.


I appreciate the support and leadership displayed by our Chapters during this time of discomfort and uncertainty.




Mychal H. Walker, Sr., CLTC

President, Georgia Association of Health Underwriters