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November 2022 Meeting

November 9 @ 7:00 am 10:30 am

Join us at our November meeting featuring an update from David Berman followed by an update from Jim Shella.


Registration 7:00-7:30am

Breakfast/Networking 7:30 – 8:00am

Chapter & Legislative Updates 8:00 – 8:30am

David Berman – Update: Election Results and What It Means– 8:30am

Jim Shella – Update – 9:30am

Member $25
Non member $45

$25.00 – $45.00


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100 Woodland Ln
Carmel, Indiana 46032 United States
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David A. Berman, CLU

I graduated from Western Kentucky University in 1972 with a major in Education and a minor in History. I began my Insurance Career at the Guardian Life Indianapolis Agency in 1972 and has spent the past 44 years since that time in the Life Insurance and Employee Benefits business. I have been very active and involved in the National Association of Health Underwriters (NAHU} for 30 years. I am a Past President of the Indianapolis NAFIA Chapter & have served on the Board of Directors for 5 Years. I have served on the Board of Directors of the Indianapolis Association of Health Underwriters (IAHU) for 25 Years & on the Board of Directors of the Indiana State Association of Health Underwriters (ISAHU} for the past 25 Years & was President 2015 – 2016. I have served on NAHU’s Legislative Council for the past 4 years & I am Chairman of the Employer Based Working Group for the past year.

David Berman

My special interest has been advocating on legislative issues concerning the Health and Life industry on both the federal and state level since 1992. NAHU hosted its first Capitol Conference in the spring of 1992 and I have attended this event in Washington, DC every year since its inception.

I also serve on the Indiana Chamber of Commerce’s Healthcare Policy Committee & the Indiana Chamber of Commerce Congressional Affairs Committee. I have a working relation with the Indiana Department of Insurance dating back to when Jim Atterholt was appointed Commissioner. I have worked closely with Logan Harrison, General Counsel & Tina Karty, General Counsel, on several Agent/Broker issues over the past several years. I have also worked closely with Rebecca Vaughan, Director of Long Term Care Insurance & the Indiana Partnership.

David’s expertise on healthcare reform has led to his appearances on a number of TV and radio shows and numerous speaking engagements for insurance groups. He worked to create healthcare policy while working on Congressman Mike Pence’s insurance committee for 11 months during his campaign for governor. David has served on the Indiana Department of Insurance (IDOi) and the State Insurance Exchange Committee for the past three years. He has been awarded the following honors:


Distinguished Service Award 2005 & 2012 Committee Member of the Year 2008 & 2009 Lifetime Achievement Award 2007


Legislative Excellence Award 2007, 2008, & 2010

Hoosier Spirit Award 2009 & 2010

David is a Founding Member, Chairman and a proud contributor of the Indiana State Association of Health Underwriters Political Action Committee (ISAHU – PAC). He has been married to his wife Karen for 43 years. They have three children; Caryl Auslander, Dr. Greg Berman, Barbara Berman, and 4 grandchildren.

Jim Shella

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – WISH-TV announced on Monday that 24-
Hour News 8 political reporter Jim Shella is retiring, after covering
Hoosier politics for more than 34 years.

“I arrived at WISH-TV looking for a job and found a career” said
Shella. “I have been given the privilege to cover Indiana politics with
the freedom to pursue stories that other stations ignore. I send my
thanks to the viewers who made it possible.”

Shella has been covering Indiana politics longer than any other television reporter in the state. He recently broke the story that Mike Pence was traveling to New York, where he was named Trump’s
running mate. Other major stories he broke include Dick Lugar’s decision to run for President in 1996, and Mitch Daniels being chosen to become President of Purdue University. Shella also covered the
rebuilding of the Pentagon after 9/11. He has followed six Indiana Governors, and covered 14 national conventions. He has interviewed President Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, George H.W.
Bush, Ronald Reagan and Dan Quayle, to name a few. For 15 years, Shella did his “Weekly Chat with the Governor.” He has also hosted and produced, the Emmy-nominated, “Indiana Week in Review,” in
conjunction with WFYI, for the last 25 years

“Jim has been a staple in Hoosier homes and Indiana politics for more than three decades. His dedication as journalist is second to none,” said Joe Abouzeid, interim WISH-TV General Manager. “Jim is a part of the WISH-TV legacy, and personifies 24-Hour News 8’s commitment to our viewers.

Before coming to WISH-TV in 1982, Jim worked as a reporter for WOTV (WOOD) in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He began his career at WMT (KGAN) in Cedar Rapids, lowa. A native of Jasper, Minnesota,
Shella attended St. Cloud State University, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Mass Communications.

Shella has been twice honored with the “Sagamore of the Wabash, by two different Indiana Governors. He is also a recipient of the “Larry Conrad Award” from the Indianapolis Press Club, as well as numerous Associated Press, UP, and Society of Professional Journalists awards.

Shella will cover this November’s election cycle, with his last day being Friday, November 11, 2016.