Steve Selinsky has succeeded Russ Childers as president of the National Association of Health Underwriters.
Mel Schlesinger will take over as president-elect, according to NAHU, Arlington, Va.
Selinsky is director of sales and marketing at BeneSys Inc., Troy, Mich., a company that provides administration and technology services for Taft-Hartley multiemployer union health plans.
Selinsky has been president of the metropolitan Detroit chapter of NAHU and now sits on the board of his community’s chapter of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors, Falls Church, Va.
When he took over from Childers at NAHU’s recent annual meeting in Chicago, he talked about the need to understand the new federal health system change laws and the laws’ effect on U.S. health care consumers.
“I believe–now, more than ever–agents and brokers play a critical role in educating and navigating our clients through this ever-changing industry,” Selinsky said, according to a summary of his remarks provided by NAHU. “They need experienced and educated benefit professionals to help them plan for their future health, financial and retirement security. As NAHU members, we need to embrace change and prepare for the changing landscape of our health care system.”