Annette Bechtold brings 35 years of experience to OneDigital.
As senior vice president of regulatory affairs & compliance, Bechtold is responsible for health care reform initiatives, compliance, and strategic development at OneDigital. She advises, educates and supports OneDigital's overall corporate tactics and client support issues. She joined OneDigital in 2005 as vice president of operations and was later promoted to senior vice president of operations and strategic development before taking on her current role.
Prior to joining OneDigital, Bechtold has held other sales, operations management, and executive positions with Member Insurance Agency in Illinois and Georgia and John Hancock Mutual Life Insurance in Illinois. She was named "Employee Benefit Adviser of the Year" by Employee Benefit Adviser magazine in 2010.
In 2019 Annette was honored with the Distinguished Service Award from the national chapter of the National Association of Health Underwriters (NAHU), and the Kathy Cruce Award, the highest honor bestowed by Georgia's NAHU state chapter.
A graduate of the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana, Bechtold earned a bachelor's degree in finance, specializing in insurance and risk management. She's a Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC), a Chartered Healthcare Consultant (ChHC), and a Registered Employee Benefits Consultant (REBC).
She is licensed in life, health, property and casualty. She is a past president and current legislative chair of both the Atlanta Association of Health Underwriters (AAHU and the Georgia Association of Health Underwriters (GAHU). She is past chair of the National Association of Health Underwriters (NAHU)'s legislative council and a current member of the legislative council's employer working group, prescription drug task force, surprise billing working group, Compliance Corner committee, Principal's Council, and the Futures Advisory Council.