The International Sign Association (ISA) has announced it will offer an association health plan to ISA and ISA-affiliated association members, extending affordable health care to small and medium-sized manufacturing companies in approved states. “Health insurance is a complex issue and a difficult benefit for many small- and medium-sized companies to offer,” said Lori Anderson, ISA president and CEO. “We are pleased to provide this service to our members, to help them better care for their employees and recruit new ones.”
The plan, called NAM Health Care was developed to meet the unique health care needs of manufacturers. It will offer a portfolio of health benefits options insured by UnitedHealthcare. In states where these plans are available, businesses with 2 to 99 employees will be able to choose from a variety of PPO (Preferred Provider Organization) and HSA (Health Savings Account) health plans.
Members will also have access to UnitedHealthcare’s Choice Plus care provider network of more than 1.3 million physicians and care professionals, 6,000 hospitals and other care facilities nationwide. Under NAM Health Care, eligible member companies also will have access to supplemental benefits including dental, vision and life. UnitedHealthcare will work with any licensed and appointed agents who want to sell NAM Health Care.
Mercer will provide ISA and ISA Affiliated Association small-business members that elect Mercer as their agent of record with consulting services regarding health benefit offerings and contribution strategies, marketing support to sign up and enroll their employees, plan administration and compliance consulting services.
The Mercer Affinity 365+SM platform will provide members technology for obtaining quotes for employee benefits, facilitating enrollment and providing ongoing benefit administration to help drive cost efficiencies and employee engagement. Member employer groups may continue to work with their current agents and consultants to obtain quotes through the NAM Health Care offering.
ISA is quoting these plans for eligible member groups for a November 1st enrollment date. To request a quote for these plans, where available, interested businesses may visit ISA.namhealthcare.com.
NAM Health Care is an industry-based Association Health Plan (AHP) that’s fully ACA-compliant, administered by Mercer and sponsored by The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), of which ISA is an affiliate member. Medical, Dental, Vision, and Life insurance are underwritten by UnitedHealthcare®. Plans are not available to member employers in all states.