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Mass Association of Health Underwriters Installs New Board Members

Welcomes new director Gregory Puig

Boston — 31 JULY 2018 — Massachusetts Association of Health Underwriters (MassAHU) announced its 2018 – 2020 slate of officers and directors earlier this month. MassAHU welcomes newly elected Director Gregory Puig, of Sentinel Benefits & Financial Group. Puig, who currently serves as Director of Benefit Consulting Services and oversees Sentinel Insurance Agency’s consulting team where he is focused on helping organizations design, implement, communicate and administer their employee benefit offerings.

“MassAHU is the voice of the future in this industry and I look forward to serving on the board to help shape that voice and continue to deliver value to our members,” said Puig.

“Millennials are moving into the health insurance industry faster than ever and we look forward to this opportunity to bridge the power and benefits of the next generation of millennials brokers by having Greg on the MassAHU board”, said Kate Bardsley, executive director.

Recognizing Jean Stone

Exiting the board this year is Jean Stone, Vice President, MountainOne Insurance Agency/OneDigital Alliance Partner in Williamstown. The directors wished her the very best as she transitioned off the board in June, thanking her for being such a valued and accomplished broker representing Western MA. “It has been an honor and pleasure serving on the board of directors for the Massachusetts Association of Health Underwriters,” said Ms. Stone. “The MassAHU board is comprised of highly professional advisors and brokers who are driven and enthusiastic benefit experts who support the needs and concerns of their clients, bringing advocacy to the State and National level”.

Ms. Stone’s professional roles include sitting on the Broker Advisory Board to the Massachusetts Health Connector and the Broker Advisory Board to Health New England. She will remain active as a MassAHU member supporting the mission and role of the Association.

The following individuals will continue to serve in their volunteer roles for MassAHU during the 2018-2020 term. In the leadership roles are Christopher Powers, Senior VP with Benefit Development Group, a Risk Strategies Company, as President; Todd McDonald, Managing Director of Aisling Partners an Alera Group Company, as Vice President; Joe Lawler, Benefits Consultant with The Gaudreau Group, as Treasurer; and William (Bill) Stuart, Director of Strategy and Compliance with Benefit Strategies LLC., as Secretary with David A. Shore, Senior VP Enterprise Strategy & Risk Management, at Borislow Insurance as Past President.

MassAHU is the voice of the future in this industry and I look forward to serving on the board to help shape that voice and continue to deliver value to our members - Puig

Continuing on as Directors are Marie Chalmers, Senior Vice President, Partner Relations at Marsh & McLennan Agency; Julie Jennings RHU, CLTC, LIA, Vice President, Employee Benefits, Sylvia & Company Insurance Agency in North Dartmouth; Jean Russell, SVP-Employee Benefits HUB New England; Jeff Rich, CEO of NFP Health in Braintree; Rob DiMase AIF ®, Executive Vice President with Sentinel Benefits & Financial Group in Wakefield; Mark Gaunya, GBA, LIA, Founder & CEO, Captivated Health and Co-owner/Chief Innovation Officer with Borislow Insurance in Methuen; Matt Shadrick, Executive VP leading the Employee Benefits division of Eastern Insurance. Brian Cavallo, Director of Sales/Health Services Administrators in Billerica and Adam Russo, Esq., Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of The Phia Group LLC and founder and managing partner of The Law Offices of Russo & Minchoff.

About MassAHU
The Massachusetts Association of Health Underwriters (MassAHU) is the state chapter of the National Association of Health Underwriters (NAHU) representing health insurance professionals, brokers and consultants who provide health and ancillary insurances for millions of Americans and advocate on behalf of consumers and employers. MassAHU embraces collaboration to increase access to high quality, affordable health care through the private insurance markets and in empowering consumers by promoting total transparency of price and quality care.

Contact: Kate Bardsley, Executive Director of MassAHU at [email protected] or