NAHU represents licensed health insurance agents, brokers, consultants and benefit professionals who serve the health insurance needs of employers and individuals seeking health insurance coverage.
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Award Applications

The deadline for receipt of all applications and their supporting documentation,
regardless of delivery method, is April 6.

Harold R. Gordon Award

Gordon Award application

Harold R. Gordon is considered to be the father of the American health insurance industry. He was a visionary who sensed that some place between the property/casualty insurance and life insurance industry would emerge a distinct industry concerned with insuring the financial aspects of a person getting sick or hurt.

In memory of this great leader, NAHU annually awards the industry's greatest accolade, the Harold R. Gordon Memorial Award, which recognizes the recipient as the industry's Person of the Year. The deadline for Gordon Award nominations is Friday, May 2.

Chapter and Individual Awards

Emerging Leader Award
Honors NAHU members with less than five years in the industry who have contributed significantly above and beyond what is normally called for in connection with association volunteer service at the local, state, and/or national level.

Landmark Award
Honors state chapters for outstanding achievements and excellence in serving their members and the industry.

Pacesetter Award
Honors local chapters for outstanding achievements and excellence in serving their members and the industry.

Distinguished Service Award
Presented to members who have contributed significantly above and beyond what is normally called for in connection with association volunteer service.

Media Relations Award
The Media Relations Award honors state and local associations for outstanding media relations.

Presidential Citation Award
Presented to all state and local associations that have strengthened their membership and public outreach programs.

NAHU's Professional Development Award-Robert W. Osler Award
Presented to a state or local chapter for outstanding achievement in promoting continuing education.

NAHU's Public Service Award-William F. Flood Award
Presented to a state or local chapter for excellence in public service activities.

NAHU's Public Speaking Award-William G. Wetzel Award
Honors members who have demonstrated excellence in public presentations.

The State Website Award and Local Website Award are presented to the state and local chapters with the most effective and easily used websites. These award applications are only available as online applications. The online applications can be found here.

Legislative Awards

"Spirit of Freedom" Legislative Award
Presented to members who have made significant contributions of time and effort in the area of federal legislation.

Chapter Legislative Excellence Award
Honors state and local chapters that excel in their legislative involvement by performing outstanding service throughout the year.

Legislative Achievement Award
Presented to members who have made significant contributions and performed outstanding service in state legislative activity.

All submissions, except the Website Award, must include NAHU's original application form/score sheet. Rekeyed or retyped applications will be disqualified. Submissions received without applications forms/score sheets will not be considered.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at awards@nahu.org or (202) 595-0734.