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NARMS Health Exchange Enables Learn, Change, Grow

January 8, 2013 by Newsfeed Editor  
Filed under RMMC2013, Top Shelf

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The New Year is a time to make resolutions. NARMS and the members of the at-retail merchandising and marketing industry are resolved to live by the theme Learn, Change, Grow in 2013 and beyond. These three words are also the theme of The Retail Merchandising and Marketing Conference (RMMC) set for Scottsdale on April 27-30. Addressing the Affordable Health Care Act and its business tax provisions starting in 2014 is an opportunity to start fulfilling those resolutions now.

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 www.narms.com

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 www.narms-exchange.com.

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.

Webinar Brings Affordable Care Act to Light

October 30, 2012 by Newsfeed Editor  
Filed under Top Shelf

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The last installment of the NARMS Webinar series brought many fellow Association members together to learn about the Affordable Care Act, who it will affect and how to prepare for it. For those members who were unable to attend the webinar, an audio playback and the companion slideshow are now available by visiting the Members Area on www.narms.com. The webinar was sponsored by Natural Insight and brought to you through the technology of ReadyTalk.

The one-hour session educated attendees on how the Affordable Care Act will affect insurance and also provided a better understanding of the implications on employers and employees. Participants heard expert Rob Dooley explain the advantages of a Defined Contribution Platform and a Private Exchange and how this solution can bring a turn-key solution for employee benefits. 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. Dooley has set up the NARMS Health Exchange as part of the solution and an outstanding benefit to our members. A lively question and answer session followed the presentation via the ReadyTalk chat tool.

For over twenty-five years, Dooley has stayed on the cutting edge of health insurance trends in the United States. He remains committed to staying ahead of the curve on health reform related issues and being a positive agent of change.

Dooley will cover expanded information on the topic when he leads a session at the 2013 Retail Merchandising & Marketing Conference (RMMC) to be held at the Scottsdale Plaza Resort on April 27-30.

The NARMS Webinar Series also continues to be a great benefit for the members of NARMS. Stay tuned for information on the next installment and make sure you take advantage of the educational opportunity. Click on the links above to catch up on what you might have missed.

New Support Services Supplement Association

October 18, 2012 by Newsfeed Editor  
Filed under Friday Focus, What's in store

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It has been a very busy two weeks at NARMS as preparations are in full swing for the 2013 Retail Merchandising and Marketing Conference (RMMC). There has been a flurry of new members and several changes designed to better align NARMS with the ever-evolving at-retail merchandising and marketing service industry. With the assistance of some new Support Service members, the Association has also added a few new offerings which will provide our members with resources they need in their day to day business operations.

Last week we announced NARMS Health Exchange, which can be found on the Deals for Members page. The exchange is brought to you in large part through the efforts of Support Service member Insurance First. Their expertise is based on a well-trained, experienced staff who can tailor a comprehensive insurance program for your specific needs. Plus, you have the added benefit of working with agents who are fellow NARMS members and understand your needs. Please go to www.narms-exchange to find out more information and preferential rates for NARMS members.

With this development in mind, Rob Dooley will be hosting the next installment of the NARMS Webinar Series on Tuesday, October 23. The topic will be the Affordable Care Act and how this will impact your business. You can register for the webinar by visiting the Members Area on www.narms.com.

Another big development is that Choice Screening has joined NARMS to provide its members with special rates for vital background checks and screenings. A formal announcement will be made once the Choice Screening Exchange page has been established. For those of you who are looking for a reputable company to provide your background checks and screening services, please contact Choice Screening, listed on the Members page.

NARMS recently changed the name of the Associate Member division to Support Service members. These recent additions to member services are clear evidence of the importance of this division for our members, and the reason for the name change. For more information or questions, please contact Fiona Lipscomb, Director of Member Relations & Communications.

Private Health Exchange Now Available for Members

October 9, 2012 by Newsfeed Editor  
Filed under Top Shelf

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Keeping pace with the changes of the season, NARMS headquarters announced three big changes of their own last week. The creation of the Retail Service Provider (RSP) committee and the rebranding of Associate Members to now be called Support Service Members are changes designed to reflect the current and ever-evolving state of the at-retail merchandising and marketing service industry. Another announcement, the creation of the Affordable Care Act Compliant Private Health Exchange, will help address the growing concern for the new Affordable Care Act, and its business tax provisions in 2014 and beyond.

The Affordable Care Act Compliant Private Health Exchange is a value-added service provided at no cost to NARMS members. It can be found online at www.narms-exchange.com. The NARMS-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.

NARMS-Exchange was created by Support Service members Robert Plante and Rob Dooley specifically for the members of NARMS and is more than just a website. Both Plante and Dooley are available to consult with you at no cost on how the Affordable Care Act will affect your business based on the unique characteristics of your company.

To further enhance your understanding of the new law, Dooley and Plante will be leading the next installment of the NARMS Webinar series on October 23. You can register by visiting the members section of www.narms.com. The team will also be leading one of our HR Track breakout sessions at the Retail Merchandising and Marketing Conference scheduled for April 27-30 in Scottsdale, Arizona. Registration for RMMC will be active shortly and is highly recommended for human resources and key staff members involved with healthcare topics.

The NARMS-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. Visit the website today and start down a path of preparation for the Affordable Health Care Act.

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