TIA Offers New Employee Health Benefits Program for Small to Mid-Size Businesses

(Bowie, MD - 10/31/2018) – The Tire Industry Association (TIA), a leader in tire safety and education, has formed an alliance with National General Benefits Solutions to offer all its members flexible group health insurance plans that are tailored for small to mid-size businesses. The program is designed to be affordable, effective, and secure!

With the high costs of health care premiums, it has become difficult to provide strong health benefits for employees at affordable rates. National General provides innovative solutions to help members gain better control of their health care expenses. Whether you have 2 or 200 employees, National General has valuable options specific to your needs. The program options include:

• Core Value Plan - a reference based pricing plan, meaning it pays providers based on a multiple of the Medicare reimbursement rate*, regardless of the billed amount. There are no networks associated with this plan and members have the freedom to use any provider they choose. Core Value’s rates are often lower than traditional self-funded plans, and that helps you save on your monthly costs.

• Core Value Flex - a new level-funded reference-based pricing option that allows you to choose a reference-based pricing plan with the option of switching to a PPO network mid-year - without a change in your monthly payment.

“With the U.S. Department of Labor’s decision to expand access of affordable health care coverage to small businesses last June, we have hit the ground running looking for the best program for our members and their employees,” said Roy Littlefield, CEO of TIA. “We are excited to work with National General Benefits Solutions to offer our members an affordable and flexible program, featuring two A-rated companies, that will benefit their bottom line and tailor their employees’ needs.”

For more information on the program please contact Timothy A. Chandler III, TIA Benefits Manager at tchandler@tireindustry.org or 800.876.8372.

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About Tire Industry Association: The Tire Industry Association (TIA), with a 98-year history representing all segments of the national and international tire industry, is the leading advocate, as well as, instructor in technical training of tire service technicians. For more information, visit www.tireindustry.org or call 800-876-8372. National General Benefit Solutions specializes in stop loss and supplemental health insurance products. As an A- rated, market leading insurance carrier, we have the financial security and expertise to help employers control their employee benefit costs. With the most experience in the small/ mid-size group level funding market, we are experts in actuarial pricing, underwriting, and product innovation. www.ngicbenefits.com