AICC Launches NAM Health Care to Address Member Health Coverage Needs
Monday, November 4, 2019
Posted by: Alyce Ryan
Association Health Plan for Employers in Select States
November 1, 2019 – AICC, The Independent Packaging Association, 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 AICC will connect manufacturers with available small-group options in their states.
“AICC has been seeking to offer its members affordable health insurance coverage for some time now. AICC providing its members the basis to offer affordable and comprehensive health plans to their employees is another tool they can use in their efforts to hire and retain talent in their operations. We are pleased that we can partner with the NAM to make this happen,” said Michael D’Angelo, AICC President.
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 AICC small-business members 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.
Beginning November 1, AICC is quoting these plans for eligible member groups for a December 1, enrollment date. To request a quote for these plans, where available, interested businesses may visit AICC.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 AICC is an affiliate member. Medical, Dental, Vision and Life insurance are underwritten by UnitedHealthcare®. Plans are not available to member employers in all states.