Monday, September 18, 2006

Kaiser Permanente’s Broker Relations Lead, Susan Cook Receives “Kathy Cruce” Award from Georgia Associations of Health Underwriters


The Georgia Association of Health Underwriters is proud to announce Susan Cook, Broker Relations Lead for Kaiser Permanente, received the Georgia Associations of Health Underwriters “Kathy Cruce” Award.  An example of what a first class insurance professional should be, Kathy Cruce gave her time not only to her employer, The Benefit Company, but also to the Atlanta and Georgia Associations of Health Underwriters.  She was greatly admired for her contributions by her clients, co-workers and fellow members of Health Underwriters.  Beginning in 1996, In order to honor her memory GAHU were asked to present an annual award in her name to an outstanding insurance professional.


Susan is the past president of the South Atlanta Association of Health Underwriters and is currently serving as the media relations chair for the 2006 GAHU Board of Directors.  She is also serving as the awards chair for the 2006 SAAHU Board of Directors.  “I would not be here today without the continued support of my employer, Kaiser Permanente along with many mentors within this organization,” said Susan Cook upon receipt of the award.


Susan resides in Sharpsburg, Georgia with her husband, Chuck.  They have two daughters, Keri Toggle who is a sophomore at Northgate High School, and Olivia Cook who attends pre-school.  She is involved with CURE Childhood Cancer, a non profit organization for children with cancer.  She has been employed with Kaiser Permanente for a total of 17 years.


The Georgia Association of Health Underwriters, a chapter of the NAHU that represents more than 18,000 professional health insurance agents and brokers nationwide who provide insurance to millions of Americans.  Over 650 members participate in the organization right here in Georgia, headquartered in Woodstock, GA.