PMMI, the Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, today announced that it will offer the association's health plan to its members, extending affordable health care to small and medium-sized manufacturing companies in the states. approved. In states where the association's health plan is not available, PMMI will link manufacturers with options available for small groups in their states.
The plan, called the National Association of Manufacturers (Health Care) NAM, was developed to meet manufacturers' specific healthcare needs. It will offer a portfolio of health care options insured by UnitedHealthcare. In states where these plans are available, companies with between 2 and 99 employees will be able to choose from a variety of Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) and Health Savings Account (HSA) plans.
Members will also have access to UnitedHealthcare's Choice Plus care provider network with over 1.3 million doctors and care professionals, 6,000 hospitals and other care facilities nationwide. Under NAM Health Care, participating companies will also have access to additional benefits, including dental, vision and life. UnitedHealthcare will work with all authorized and appointed agents who wish to sell NAM Health Care.
"PMMI is excited to partner with NAM to offer our small employers an often unavailable or inaccessible offer of benefits," says Jim Pittas, president and CEO of PMMI. "The NAM health care plan creates greater purchasing power for these companies that would be unattainable for small employers."
Mercer will provide members of small PMMI companies that elect Mercer as their reference agent with consultancy services on healthcare offers and contribution strategies, marketing support to enroll and enroll their employees, plan consultancy services on the subject of administration and compliance. The groups of member employers can continue working through their current agents and consultants and obtain quotes through the NAM Health Care offering.
The Mercer Affinity 365 + SM platform will provide members with the technology to get estimates for employee benefits, facilitating enrollment and providing ongoing benefit administration to help drive cost efficiency and the commitment of employees.
Mercer is citing these plans for groups of members eligible for a May 1st membership date. To request a quote for these plans, where available, interested companies can visit pmmi.namhealthcare.com.
NAM Health Care is an ACA-compliant industry-based Association Health Plan (AHP) managed by Mercer and sponsored by The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), of which PMMI is an affiliate member. Medical, dental, visual and life insurance is underwritten by UnitedHealthcare. Plans are not available for member employers in all states.