ANN ARBOR, MICH. – Association of Vacuum Equipment Manufacturers today announced it will offer an association health plan to its members, extending affordable health care to small and medium-sized manufacturing companies in approved states. In states where the association health plan is not available, the AVEM will connect manufacturers with available small-group options in their states.
The plan, called NAM Health Care (www.namhealthcare.com), 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 AVEM 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. Member employer groups may continue to work through their current agents and consultants, and obtain quotes through the NAM Health Care offering.
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.
Association of Vacuum Equipment Manufacturers is quoting these plans for eligible member groups for a February 1, 2020 enrollment date. To request a quote for these plans, where available, interested businesses may visit AVEM.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 Association of Vacuum Equipment Manufacturers is an affiliate member. Medical, Dental, Vision and Life insurance are underwritten by UnitedHealthcare®. Plans are not available to member employers in all states.
Associationof Vacuum Equipment Manufacturers
201 Park Washington Court, Falls Church, VA 22046 | 703-538-3543 Ext: 1893
Association of Vacuum Equipment Manufacturers (AVEM)
201 Park Washington Court
Falls Church, Virginia, 22046-4527
703-538-3543 Ext: 1893