By Naama O. Pozniak
She has been in the insurance industry for 30 years and is CEO of Paz Holding Inc.
The role of the agent in our healthcare industry has never been more crucial, growing and evolving. Our energy and input is an invaluable resource for anyone around. We the agents support our clients with the latest innovation, technology, tools, resources and so much more. We are the ones who inform our legislators and representatives on both the state and federal level on what healthcare looks like right now and what the future of our healthcare might become.
Only trained healthcare agents can efficiently guide the entire population to the right coverage. We have the vision and the know-how. We support the community in sickness and in health. We strive to make positive change and allow change to unfold in a way that won’t hurt our economy. We work to minimize risk and prevent our clients from getting hurt.
As agents, we have supported so many clients on so many different levels. We walk our clients from decision to execution. We receive the first call when our clients marry or divorce, when fertility treatment is needed, and when that beautiful, new baby arrives. We are there when the first diagnosis comes in and we work to deliver the most efficient positive solution, and we are there to celebrate victory over a challenging disease.
For me beyond just delivering the actual policy, I help reduce my client’s personal healthcare costs as well as enhance the health of the employees by lowering their overall cost of healthcare. I am doing anything possible to maximize employer options to provide the lowest cost possible with the shortest and most positive path to healing, without unneeded medication or unnecessary procedures, and I do anything in my power to prepare them for a future of self-coverage, self-care and perfect health.
I personally meet with CEOs and CFOs of various industries across the U.S. on a regular basis. Far too often they don’t truly consider the power they wield over their employees by way of choosing which healthcare plan to implement. They don’t seem to realize that this one vital decision has the potential to change the lives and livelihood of their employees and growth. Further, many of them are not aware of the ways to lower what is probably the second highest cost of their business expense after payroll. I share critical facts with these leaders of which they would never be aware of without access to my personal experiences in the field.
In many ways we are still bound by the old way of thinking and the old way of delivering healthcare. But the past is gone. Today we must deal with the constant changes in the insurance market.
We the #agentsaretheanswer. We are the ones making a difference — the essential link between the carriers and providers, the hospitals and activists, science and the pharmaceutical industry, the spiritual world, the food industry and the consumer. Through our work we can affect change and build an unbreakable bridge. We can create a symbiotic relationship between all the players. We are the real people that stand behind this colossal system called healthcare. We must tide our relationship with the providers, the hospitals, and the pharmaceutical industry, and we make sure to continue bringing about innovations, solutions and enhancement for better healthcare.
Healthcare care is a journey not a destination. We all want to be healthy and feel good at the end of the day. But what are we willing to do in order to get there? As agents, we too are consumers of our healthcare system. We pay for our own healthcare and for that of our employees and families. We are in the system with both feet and we see and experience everything from our own perspective and through that of our clients. We get it. We desire a better healthcare system for everyone, ourselves included. I suggest that we all gain understanding that each and every one of us should take our healthcare into our own hands.
This industry wouldn’t survive without the agents — the agents of change, the agents that find real solutions. I have done everything in my power to change the face of healthcare, one client at a time. My mission is always to encourage clients to connect to their mind ~ body ~ spirit and heal themselves first. Achieving this end will heal the world. It’s all about spreading the love and sharing this earth on which we live.
How lucky we are to have the power to create such positive change in our world! It is a profound honor to be an agent in our healthcare industry. We are indeed leaders paving the way to a successful healthcare system for everyone.
Blessings to you as we prepare for a peaceful, hopeful fourth quarter! We are all in this together, #agentsaretheanswer
Naama O. Pozniak has been in the insurance industry for 30 years and is CEO of Paz Holding Inc. (dba A+ Insurance Service). Naama is a mother, a yogi, a speaker, a market disruptor and a Primordial Sound Meditation Instructor, certified by the Chopra Center. Together with her team, she has helped several thousands of people to enroll in Covered California since January 1, 2014. Naama was recognized as the “Most influential Woman” in benefit advising for 2016 and 2017. She is an MDRT Top of the Table producer and holds the prestigious lifetime “Soaring Eagle Award.” Last June Naama was the recipient the NAHU Distinguished Service Award for 2018. She serves as the NAHU Region 8 Media chair and LAAHU Community Outreach chair. Naama has succeeded in having yoga and meditation approved by the California & Florida Departments of Insurance and as Healthcare CE (Continuing Education), currently teaching 2 classes: “Reducing Healthcare Costs with Yoga and Meditation” and “Meditation as a New Way to Wellness.”