Michael Embry, a longtime Michigan health insurance agent, is now in charge of efforts by the National Association of Health Underwriters to present the agent and broker’s view of the world in Washington and state capitals.
Embry recently took over from James Stenger as the president of the Washington-based health insurance producer group.
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Embry started his own benefits firm in 1989, then ran an in-house benefits division for Comerica Inc., a large Detroit bank, from 1996 to 2014. He bought the division away from Comerica and turned it into Comprehensive Benefits Inc., a Southfield, Michigan-based benefits firm, in 2014.
Embry has been active in NAHU since 1993, and he has been active in public health policy discussions in the Detroit area.
A Detroit television station brought him in for a panel discussion on the House health bill fight in March.
The moderator asked Embry about the idea that health insurance is expensive because the health insurance industry is greedy.