Team Member Spotlight

Gary Dickinson - Vice President of Sales

Gary Dickinson

Gary Dickinson is the Vice President of Sales at Associated Health Plans of America. Gary has over 30 years of experience building large sales networks for Sony, Texas Instruments, NEC, Nevada Hotel & Lodging and American Discount Corporation. Gary has designed and managed aggressive sales and customer service programs totaling $192 million in sales, with a staff of 80 employees. While working with Sony, Gary won a Samurai Award Winner for outstanding management performance in the areas of new business development and rapid sales growth. His experience in associations, employer groups, and group benefits is apparent with his successful implementation and sales of several key hotel properties including Cosmopolitan, Venetian/ Palazzo, Tropicana, Palms, Atlantis, Las Vegas Association of Realtors and The Association of American General Contractors. Gary holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University and a Master of Science in Industrial Administration (MBA) from Purdue University.

Team Member Spotlight

Tom Thomason - Chief Commercial Officer

Tom Thomason

Tom Thomason is the Chief Commercial Officer of Associated Health Plans of America. Tom served as President or Executive Senior Vice President for several national firms and one international insurance brokerage firm with the responsibility to develop new business insurance sales and insurance programs for group commercial and association accounts in the following verticals: Hospitality, Paper Mills, National General Contractors, Hospitals, New Automobile Dealers, Mining, Hotel and Casino Industry and others. Tom has past experience setting up and organizing the marketing and sales of group insurance products, programs and services for large companies and trade associations. He is a top producer in insurance sales for Sun Life, Philadelphia Life, and Sedgwick James of London. Tom joined an Army Reserve Unit while in high school and later enlisted in the Active Army and graduated #1 in his class of 5,000 officers from Officers Candidate School in Ft. Benning, GA. Tom served as an officer and joined a Special Forces (Green Beret) Unit before leaving the military. Tom holds a Bachelor of Science in Political Science from Arizona State University, and attended USC Graduate School in Latin American Studies and the Hancock/ Harvard 6-Month Executive Management Program.

AHPA Association Services

AHPA offers best in plan options, education about new rules and regulations and employee benefit consulting in order to increase membership growth and retention.  We work with the top national and regional carriers to customize a benefit package that will appeal to your association members. Associated Health Plans of America will guide your association through the rules and regulations of the new healthcare plans.  We will educate your members about new plan options, customize a benefits plan for your association and find the best plan for your members at the best rate.  AHPA understands the new executive order and how it will best help your association members. 


AHPA develops, markets, distributes, and administers association group programs for association members including individuals and employer groups.  We customize benefit plans for your associations finding the best plan for your members by partnering with AmWINS Group Benefits and several of the largest national and regional insurance carriers. Our product include:


Association Health Products:

·      Group Medical and Hospital Association Health Plans – “Association Medical Plan”

·      Self-funded Plans


Value Added Products:

·      Dental and Orthodontics

·      Prescription Drug

·      Vision and Glasses Coverage

·      Portable Term Life Insurance

·      Disability Insurance

·      Medicare Supplement Insurance

·      Renters and Condo Insurance

·      Boats, RV’s, Motorcycles

·      Personal Excess Liability


Business Products for Association Members:

·      Workers Compensation

·      Business Insurance (GL/Property)

·      Group Auto


*Only available through an approved association membership – not available to the general public.

Team Member Spotlight

Charles Dabelgott - President

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Charles Dabelgott is the President and a co-founder of Associated Health Plans of America. Charles has over 30 years of insurance industry experience in both his executive corporate positions with Farmers Insurance and as a Farmers Agency owner for the last 5 years. He has senior level leadership and management experience in Underwriting, Product, Claims and Distribution. During his tenure at Farmers, he ran a 4B P&L along with the distribution system in California, As an Agent for Farmers, he has managed his own operation under the Dabelgott Insurance Agency, Inc. of 13M in premium, which is now one of the largest Farmers Agencies company-wide. His experience as a corporate executive and as an Agency owner gives him a unique advantage in leading Associated Health Plans of America and delivering unique health insurance solutions to Associations and their members. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from Texas A&M University and is a Registered Representative under FINRA.

What are Associated Health Plans?

Associated Health Plans

  • On June 19, 2018, the U.S. Department of Labor expanded access to affordable health coverage options for America's small businesses and their employees through Association Health Plans.

  •  Association Health Plans work by allowing small businesses, including self-employed workers, to band together by geography or industry to obtain healthcare coverage as if they were a single large employer.

  • Association Health Plans will also be able to strengthen negotiating power with providers from larger risk pools and greater economies of scale.

(Sourced from Department of Labor)

Who is AHPA - Associated Health Plans of America?


Associated Health Plans of America is a specialized insurance broker with over 100 collective years of experience in the association group insurance industry.

 AHPA is a health plan specialist. With the newly expanded access to new affordable healthcare options for associations, AHPA will provide your association the guidance required to develop a competitive health program for your members.

We customize benefit plans for your associations finding the best plan for your members by partnering with several of the largest A+ rated national and regional insurance carriers. These customized plans include health plans, self funded plans, and employee voluntary programs such as disability and life insurance. We educate your members about new plan options and how to find more affordable healthcare.  We make enrollment easy for your members and provide all the administration and reporting for your association.