America's Business Benefit Association www.abbaplans.com A national not-for-profit association that provides individuals at small businesses
and the self-employed consumer business benefits, services and health-related purchases, including access to valuable association endorsed health care insurance benefits.
ABBA endorses health insurance programs, including hospital indemnity plans, major medical insurance and HSA-qualified major medical insurance, dental insurance, short-term medical insurance and limited benefit insurance.
ABBA offers you real benefits with real savings.
Find a membership package and benefits that suit you.
• Choice of four membership packages, with tiered levels of consumer and business benefits • Access to endorsed major medical insurance and fixed indemnity plans • Access to additional health insurance plans for those who may not qualify for major medical
ABBA is an association that provides its membership access to certain described insurance coverages. ABBA is not an insurance carrier or an insurance agency. Not available for residents of Montana and South Dakota.
Our business is saving you money
America’s Business Benefit Association (ABBA) provides you an outstanding opportunity to join with thousands of others across the nation and enjoy savings on health, travel, consumer and business services. Described below are several of the valuable features included in all four membership packages — Principal, Personal, Professional and Protection. All four packages include all the benefits included in the ABBA Principal package, with each successive package including additional consumer benefits and different and higher dollar insurance protections. All ABBA membership packages include the following valuable features:
Identity theft insurance
Pays up to $2,500 — with no deductible – for expenses resulting from identity theft. This benefit can help pay for expenses you incur as a result of identity fraud, including attorney fees, notarized affidavits, lost wages and certified mail.
Through Road America, 24-hour coverage for the first $50 per occurrence for defined roadside emergency expenses. (Pre-registration required.)
Medical air travel assistance
When traveling more than 100 miles from your permanent residence, you will have a range of services to assist you in the event of an emergency, including emergency evacuation/repatriation, vehicle return, transportation of mortal remains, transportation of escort, minor children return/escort. (Not available to residents of Florida or Connecticut.)
Telephone a doctor
When your doctor is not available for nonemergencies, contact a CallMD physician 24/7 toll-free.
There is no ownership affiliation between ABBA and the insurance companies or product vendors whose products it endorses. Independent Producers of America, LLC (IPA), an insurance agency, is the exclusive marketer for ABBA. As such, IPA agents are both sales representatives for the insurance companies whose products ABBA endorses and membership enrollers for ABBA. Membership in ABBA can be purchased alone or in conjunction with an insurance plan. Separate rates would apply accordingly. In states where the insurance policy is issued to an association group master policy, ABBA membership is required to obtain the insurance coverage, and in states where the insurance policy is issued on an individual basis, ABBA membership is not required to obtain the insurance coverage. As such, ABBA membership is required in all states except for MT & SD to receive the insurance coverages included within the packages and in all states except for CO, GA, KS, MT and SD to apply for the separate major medical and short term medical insurance coverages. Please note, even in states where association membership is required to obtain insurance, association membership is not required to maintain the insurance. Similarly, if an insured member subsequently terminates health insurance with an endorsed carrier, ABBA membership is not automatically terminated. The ABBA membership package fees include the following: association dues, including for costs of the association consumer/business benefits; association administrative fees and insurance premiums.
- Business promotional items - Car rental discounts - Child ID card services - Customized Web services - Discount vitamins – nutritional - Emergency helicopter rescue plan - Emergency travel - Entertainment guide - Fitness club discounts - Flower discounts - Hewlett-Packard - Hotel, movie, theme park Savers Club - LensCrafters vision club - MedImpact Rx
- Identity theft insurance protection - 24-hour nurse hotline - Office Depot supplies and furniture - Office supplies - Online grocery coupons - Online nutrition services - Online shopping discounts - Payroll processing - Restaurant.com - 24-hour emergency roadside assistance - Springer Collection Agency - Travel club - UPS express delivery services
You receive all of the benefits offered in the ABBA Principal package, plus
- Pet supply discounts - SNN Britannica - Credit card processing - My Business Wallet benefit series including: - Heating discount • Credit card processing - National moving service • ATM placement - CallMD – registered nurse and • FedEx office prescription service
With ABBA Professional, you receive all of the benefits in the Principal and Personal packages, plus
- Background screening services - Goodyear Auto Service discount - Sport, concert and theater tickets - My Business Wallet benefit series including: - Dell computer discounts • Credit card processing - GeeksOnTime • ATM placement - Business-in-a-Box • FedEx office
❑ ABBA Protection* ABBA's Protection package offers you all of the benefits of the Principal, Personal and Professional packages, plus
- Adware and spyware - We Lug It – luggage delivery services - Bid finder - My Business Wallet benefit series including: - Concierge services • Credit card processing - Intuit business software • ATM placement - Motivational and self-improvement • FedEx office *For description of the additional insurance coverages included in these membership packages, see page 5.
Personal Professional Protection
❍ Business promotional items ● ● ● ● ● ● ❍ Car rental discounts ● ● ● ❍ Child ID card services ● ● ● ❍ Customized Web services ● ● ● ❍ Discount vitamins – nutritional ● ● ● ❍ Emergency helicopter rescue plan ● ● ● ❍ Emergency travel ● ● ● ❍ Entertainment guide ● ● ● ❍ Flower discounts ● ● ● ❍ Hewlett-Packard ● ● ● ❍ Hotel, movie, theme park Savers Club ● ● ● ❍ MedImpact Rx ● ● ● ❍ Identity theft insurance protection ● ● ● ❍ 24-hour nurse hotline ● ● ● ❍ Office Depot supplies and furniture ● ● ● ❍ Office supplies ● ● ● ❍ Online grocery coupons ● ● ● ❍ Online shopping discounts ● ● ● ❍ Payroll processing ● ● ● ❍ Restaurant.com ● ● ● ❍ 24-hour emergency roadside assistance ● ● ● ❍ Travel club ● ● ● ❍ UPS express delivery services ● ● ❍ Term life $10,000, $10,000 or $10,000 ● ● ❍ Springer Collection Agency ● ❍ Accident benefit $2,500, $5,000 or $7,500 ● ● ● ❍ Accident disability $1,000, $1,500 or $2,000 per month ● ● ❍ AD&D $5,000, $10,000 or $10,000 ● ● ❍ My Business Wallet series ● ● ❍ CallMD—registered nurse and prescription service ● ● ❍ Credit card merchant processing ● ● ❍ Critical illness $5,000, $7,500 or $10,000 ● ● ❍ Heating discount ● ● ❍ National moving service ● ● ❍ Pet supply discounts ● ● ❍ SNN Britannica ● ❍ Background screening services ● ❍ Sport, concert and theater tickets ● ❍ Business-in-a-Box – document templates ● ❍ Computer network support ● ❍ Dell computer equipment – services discount ● ❍ GeeksOnTime ● ❍ Goodyear Auto Service discount ❍ Adware and Spyware ❍ Bid finder – government contracts opportunity ❍ Concierge services ❍ Intuit business software ❍ Motivational and self-improvement ❍ We Lug It – luggage delivery services 4
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Membership packages to fit your budget and needs.
Accident medical insurance*
For medical expenses for injuries from any one accident not covered by other insurance (after deductible). Family plan covers you and all of your dependents.
Policy # GAO-P-1207
Critical illness insurance coverage*
Pays a lump sum if diagnosed with a specified lifethreatening critical illness, including cancer, heart attack, kidney failure, stroke and coma. Primary member and spouse, if applicable. Policy # GAO-P-1207
Term life insurance*
Benefit amount is paid in the event of your death. (Primary member only.) Policy # GAO-P-1207
Accidental death and dismemberment insurance coverage* 24 hours a day, everywhere you go. Family membership covers all family members. Policy # GAO-P-1207
Accident disability income insurance* Pays monthly benefit up to 12 months for disability due to accident, after an elimination period of 90 days. Primary member only.
Policy # GAO-P-1207
* The insurance products included in ABBA membership packages are underwritten by Madison National Life Insurance Company, Inc. and issued to ABBA as the association group policyholder in the District of Columbia. This brochure provides brief summary information only. For a complete listing of benefits, exclusions and terms of coverage which apply please refer to the insurance policy. Contact your ABBA representative or ABBA at (800) 992-8044 to access this information. Membership in ABBA can be purchased alone or in conjunction with an insurance plan. Separate rates apply accordingly. ABBA-BR 0311
Membership pricing Principal membership package
$19.50/month (Individual or family – same cost)
Increased benefit packages Personal
$54.50/month – individual $69.50/month – family
$69.50/month – individual $89.50/month – family
$79.50/month – individual $99.50/month – family A portion of your association dues may be paid to the administrator for administrative and billing services it provides to America’s Business Benefit Association. The insurance underwriters do not receive any other compensation or sales or promotion fees from the association.
Additional ABBA – endorsed insurance coverages available
Major medical insurance plans
Today, health insurance needs to provide you with choices. Through ABBA endorsed plans, you have choices of: • Lifetime benefit per covered person • Calendar-year maximum benefit per covered person • Calendar-year deductible plus coinsurance Easy to understand, easy to use • After your deductible and out-of-pocket maximum, plans pay the balance of covered expenses. • In choosing your plan options, remember that a higher deductible and coinsurance will lower your premium. • You cannot be singled out for premium increase or cancellation based on claims.
HSA-qualified high-deductible health plans
Health saving accounts or HSA-qualified plans, available in conjunction with the major medical insurance plan, combine high-deductible health insurance with a tax-favored savings account. Money in the savings account can help pay the deductible and out-of-pocket expenses. Money left in the health savings account earns interest and is yours to keep or spend on qualified medical expenses. There is no “use it or lose it” restriction with an HSA.* * Always consult your personal tax advisor regarding the tax implications of an HSA.
Short-term medical plans
These types of plans are limited in their benefits and provide coverage for up to 12 months.† • Coverage for individuals and families • Choice of benefit amount • Qualifies as creditable coverage • Flexibility – policy serves as basic or supplemental insurance for individuals between jobs, retirees and students. † Varies
Limited benefit insurance plans
These plans are suitable for members who: • Are not covered by corporate benefits • Are self employed and cannot afford a traditional major medical plan • Are uninsurable or have critical policy exclusions • Are unemployed or working part-time • Have health insurance but have limited or no coverage for dependents • Are healthy and rarely take advantage of insured benefits, but want access to reduced rates just in case
Hospital indemnity plans
These plans protect against covered medical expenses resulting from hospitalization, surgery and certain outpatient therapy services. • Daily cash benefits paid for periods of hospital confinement • Broad range of daily benefits available to meet your needs and budget • Optional benefits are available to customize coverage The major medical insurance plans listed in this brochure, including the HSA qualified plans, the short-term medical plans, the limited benefit medical plans and hospital indemnity plans are underwritten by Independence American Insurance Company. The availability of terms of coverage, including limitations and exclusions which apply, may vary by state. America's Business Benefits Association also endorses health insurance plans underwritten by Madison National Life Insurance Company (MNL), Standard Security Life Insurance Company of New York (SSL), Companion Life Insurance Company (CLIC), as well as plans underwritten by other highly rated insurance companies. If you are interested in learning about other health insurance coverage options endorsed by ABBA, please contact your ABBA representative or call ABBA at (800) 992-8044 and you will be referred to a licensed insurance agent. ABBA-BR 0311
Access to quality association sponsored health insurance.
In addition to the services and benefits shown in this brochure, membership in ABBA entitles you to apply for quality health insurance plans through select, endorsed insurance companies.
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