Pennsylvania Association Health Underwriters Political Action Committee


What is PAHU-PAC?
PAHU-PAC is PAHU's political action committee. It is the expression of our First Amendment rights to free speech and association guaranteed under the Constitution. Such political expression has become far more than a useful option for professionals in a heavily regulated business like the health insurance industry. It has become a necessity.

PAHU-PAC is registered with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Since PAHU and similar organizations are prohibited from making political contributions, PAHU-PAC was created to allow member contributors to combine their financial support to a candidate to achieve maximum effect. For more information print the PAHU-PAC Brochure.

Why is PAHU-PAC necessary?
Few other industries are as heavily regulated as health insurance. Therefore, your success, and that of your clients, is directly dependent upon the actions of the Pennsylvania General Assembly. It is absolutely critical that we help those members who are willing to consider our point of view in support of private sector health insurance.

To whom does PAHU-PAC contribute?
PAHU-PAC contributes to majority and minority party candidates, incumbents and challengers alike. Because it is non-partisan, it does not represent the interests of any political party.

Who may contribute to PAHU-PAC?
Only NAHU/PAHU members, their families and staff may contribute to PAHU-PAC.
Clients of NAHU/PAHU members may not contribute to PAHU-PAC. All donations must be made by individuals--FEC regulations prohibit PAC contributions by corporations or companies.

How does PAHU-PAC decide on contributions?
Decisions are made by vote of the PAHU-PAC Board of Trustees, appointed by the PAHU president. Candidates for PAHU-PAC contributions are evaluated on a variety of factors, including: recommendations from NAHU/PAHU members; support of PAHU policies; accessibility to our members; willingness to learn; and congressional committee and political party responsibilities; among others.

PAHU-PAC only makes contributions to candidates for state office?
PAHU's Political Action Committee contributes to state candidates who are willing to consider our point of view in support of limiting state mandates, private sector health insurance, long term care insurance, and other healthcare related products.

How may I make a contribution to PAHU-PAC?
You may make PAHU-PAC contributions by personal check or credit card. Simply print the PAHU-PAC Contribution Form , complete the required information, and mail your contribution to PAHU-PAC treasurer, Bob Ziff. Or, use the secure online contribution form via PayPal. If you do not have a PayPal account the PayPal system provides the option to use your personal credit card. Upon completion of the transaction you may print a receipt however, you will receive a PalPay receipt via e-mail.

Note: When you click on the 'Make A Donation' button you will be directed to the secure PAHU-PAC account on the PayPal site.  You will be asked for the amount you wish to contribute.  If you have a PayPal account simply login. If you do not have a PayPal account it's okay! Just click on the other button. Provide your name and address information (we need this for PAHU-PAC records), and then select the personal credit card  you will use to make your contribution. Then provide your credit card number, the expiration date, and the 3-digit security code (on the back of the card).  A screen will appear asking you to verify all your information. You must click on the 'PAY' button to complete the transaction. By clicking 'PAY', you authorize PayPal to charge the above credit card to make your contribution to PAHU PAC.

For more information, please contact Vince Phillips, PAC Manager, Shawn Orenstein, Chairman or Doug Moore, Vice Chairman. Robert Ziff, Treasurer.

 


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