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TIA to offer health insurance solution

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The Tire Industry Association (TIA) has announced a self-funded group employee benefits solution for its members through an alliance with The Association Benefits Solution (TABS).

“TIA has been exploring solutions to the health insurance dilemma for quite some time. We believe TABS unique solution may be a great option for many of our members.  We anticipate significant savings and improved coverage for those who participate,” says TIA Executive Vice President Roy Littlefield.

TABS is a unit of National General Insurance and is one of the country’s premier employee benefits insurers focused on association and affinity groups.

TIA says National General Insurance is a leading specialty insurance company providing personal and commercial auto insurance, health insurance products, and other niche insurance products. Through its subsidiaries, National General Insurance writes more than $1.3 billion in annual premiums.

In the program, TIA members will be able to choose from two provider networks  – Cigna and Aetna. The TABS program, through its partnership with a number of national trade associations, already serves close to 300 employers representing approximately 20,000 covered lives. TABS can accommodate employers located in all states except Hawaii and the plans are PPACA compliant.

Dental, vision, disability and life insurance products are also available. In addition, participants will gain access to comprehensive coverage, wellness and care management, information and consultation on health care reform, and streamlined administration of eligibility, billing, and enrollment. Employers that have a positive plan year will be able to roll residual premium dollars over to the next year to reduce premium in the subsequent year.

TIA Director of Membership Wilson Beach says, “We have heard from many of our members that finding an affordable benefits solution in response to health care reform is a top concern for their business. We are pleased that our partnership with TABS will be able to benefit many of our members. Even companies who are satisfied with their current insurance program should contact TABS for a comparison quote.”

To learn more, sign up for a free webinar on Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013, at 2 p.m. (EDT). Register at

For more information, contact Jeff Crumrine, TABS senior account executive at or (336) 435-8691.


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