Given with new opportunity, Misty Baker has joined the Independent Insurance Agents of Texas as director of health insurance information. With this newly delegated role on her, Baker will take into position being a member resource for agency personnel working in life and health lines which includes employee benefits. Her task will include advising members regarding life and health issues and to develop related educational and training programs. She will also guide the Independent Insurance Agents of Texas (IIAT) about legislative and regulatory matters both in the life and health arena.
Her thirteen years of service in the insurance industry proves that she deserves her new position. Last 2000, she founded Lonestar Benefit Solutions, an insurance industry which focuses on individual health insurance needs, health savings accounts and small group plans. In 2006, she was named to Texas Health Coverage Awareness and Education Program Task Force by Texas Department of Insurance (TDI) Commissioner Mike Geeslin. For four months starting last July, she was also the president elect of Texas Association Of Health Underwriters.
As an affiliate, she has been an associate of the Austin Association of Health Underwriters (AAHU) since 1999 where she took office as the president. She worked for twelve years in the industry wherein she brought some on the remarkable advances in AAHU. She was also a director of legislative affairs for the Texas Association of Health Underwriters (TAHU) and is still the president-elect of TAHU.
As a proof of her excellence in terms of service in the field, she was also a recipient of some awards. This includes 2003 Hutzler Award in Austin as outstanding service to the AAHU board; in 2005 and 2011 Tom Schilling Texan of the Year awards; the National Association of Health Underwriters 9NAHU) state legislative achievement award; the 2006 TAHU legislative award; the 2008 NAHU Spirit of Freedom Award; and the most recent of all is the 2010 Shirley Hutzler Legislative Excellence Award.