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Compliance Expert Recognized for Significant Contributions To Shaping the Health Care System

Leadership Spotlight: Annette Bechtold

OneDigital’s SVP of Regulatory Affairs & Compliance, Annette Bechtold, has 35 years of expertise in compliance and regulatory experience. She has worked her way through nearly every facet of the insurance industry, from claims underwriter to regional sales to where she is today as Senior Vice President of Regulatory Affairs and Reform Initiatives at OneDigital. Having won countless awards for her excellence, dedication, and contribution to the industry, Annette most recently received the 2021 Patty Murphy award from the Atlanta Association of Healthcare Underwriters (AAHU), the local chapter’s highest honor.

In 2019, Bechtold received the Distinguished Service Award from NAHU’s national chapter during their annual convention, which recognizes NAHU members who have a long history of making significant contributions in connection with association volunteer service at the local, state and/or national level. Annette then received the Kathy Cruce Award, the highest honor bestowed by Georgia’s NAHU state chapter.

Bechtold joined OneDigital in 2005 as vice president of operations before being promoted to senior vice president of operations in 2010. For the past ten years, Bechtold has served as OneDigital’s senior vice president of regulatory affairs and reform initiatives. In this role, she is responsible for spearheading health care reform initiatives and strategic development. Bechtold’s involvement with NAHU spans 15 years, and she holds several leadership positions within the organization’s national committees, including Compliance Corner, Principal’s Council, Legislative Council, and the Futures Advisory Council, all furthering NAHU’s mission to advocate on behalf of its members and clients to ensure all Americans have access to high-quality, affordable health care and related services.

Annette has been an exceptional leader, not only for our team of compliance experts but for OneDigital and the industry. We are fortunate to have her on our team of experts, working tirelessly to advance priorities on behalf of our customers, simultaneously navigating the often-unpredictable nature of the health care industry.
Camry Blaising, Senior Vice President of Operations, OneDigital

Navigating rapidly evolving regulatory challenges requires effective and ethical leadership. In addition to managing a team of compliance experts, Annette provides timely and easy-to-consume breakdowns of the latest news impact employee benefits and the workplace.

To hear more from Annette, visit OneDigital’s Compliance Confidence page, or tune in to a recent episode of the Health Care Happenings podcast.