Director, Health Benefit Plan
Brian Hellman was elected director of the National Association of Letter Carriers’ Health Benefit Plan in July 2010 by the 67th Biennial Convention in Anaheim.
Hellman, an Army veteran, began his postal career in January 1980 in New York City as a clerk and became a city letter carrier in 1982. After seeing how aggressive managers badgered carriers, he got active in the NALC, taking on the job of shop steward for New York Branch 36 at the FDR Station in 1985, a post he held until he became a New York Region 15 regional administrative assistant in 1994. He also served Branch 36 as assistant health benefits/ compensation representative from 1990 to 1992 and as the branch health benefits representative from 1992 to 1994. He took office as Region 15 national business agent in 1998.
In 2002, President Vincent R. Sombrotto named Hellman director of life insurance to fill a vacancy. He was subsequently elected to that position by acclamation at the 2002 Philadelphia convention, and he pushed the Mutual Benefit Association to develop new products consistent with good business practices.
President William H. Young appointed Hellman director of safety and health in January 2005 to fill a vacancy. At the National Convention in Las Vegas in 2006, he was elected to that position by acclamation.
Hellman is the father of two boys and a girl.
Additional information on the NALC Health Benefit Plan insurance, which is available to federal and postal workers as part of the Federal Employees Health Benefit Program (FEHBP) can be found by connecting to the NALC Health Benefit Plan website.
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