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NARMS Health Exchange

February 14, 2013 by narms  


2013 brings change to NARMS. The members of the at-retail merchandising and marketing industry are resolved to live by the theme Learn, Change, Grow in 2013 and beyond.

Rob Dooley with the NARMS Health Exchange, along with Bob Plante, will be expanding on the issue as they present a breakout session on the Affordable Care Act at RMMC. The duo will also be available at the conference in the exhibit area to meet and consult on how you can create a Safe Harbor Plan for you and your employees. If you recall, Dooley hosted an installment of the NARMS Webinar Series on this important topic back in October. For those members who were unable to attend the webinar, an audio playback and the companion slideshow are available by visiting the Members Area on

Dooley has set up the NARMS Health Exchange as part of the solution and an outstanding benefit to our members. The Exchange is a value-added service provided at no cost to NARMS members. It can be found online at

The NARMS Health Exchange is an information source and a quote engine for health insurance offered through a defined contribution income tax exempt approach. There is a short video on the website under the employer tab that will further clarify the program and how it works. You can save thousands of dollars in taxes with less than 10 minutes a month in administration, help attract and retain good employees and save those employees thousands of dollars in tax and premiums.

The NARMS Health Exchange is another example of how the members of our Association can work together for the mutual benefit of all and is a vivid example of the benefits of membership. Register for RMMC by visiting the official conference website and start down a path of preparation for the Affordable Health Care Act.

Letter from Tom Caddell, Executive Director

Dear Member,
As Executive Director, I am always listening to our membership and trying to identify programs that meet your needs and concerns. Clearly one of those growing concerns is how the new Affordable Care Act, and its business tax provisions, will affect your business starting in 2014.

We have elected to make available to our members, the Affordable Care Act Compliant Private Health Exchange. It can be found online at The purpose of this program is to be an information source and a quote engine for health insurance offered through a “defined contribution” income tax exempt approach. I encourage you to take the time to view the site and watch the short video. You will find the link under the button in the upper red bar labeled “Employer”. This will further clarify the program and how it works.

NARMS-Exchange is much more than just a website of information. Robert Plante and Rob Dooley, the team that created the site for our members, is also available to consult with you at no cost on how the Affordable Care Act will affect your business based upon your company’s unique characteristics. As vested Associate members of NARMS, Rob Dooley along with Robert Plante and Insurance 1st, will be discussing the new law in an upcoming webinar on October 23rd. They will also be one of our HR Track presenters during a breakout session in Scottsdale, AZ April 27th – 30th during the Retail Merchandising and Marketing Conference. I highly recommend you bring your HR director, or any key staff members involved with healthcare topics to the conference for live interaction on these challenging changes to your benefits program.

Rob Dooley is the primary point of contact and can be reached at [email protected] or by calling 410-547-3266.

Please provide us with your feedback regarding and the service you receive from Mr. Dooley and/or Mr. Plante.


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