The Railway Supply Institute (RSI) announced today that it will offer an optional association health plan to its members, extending affordable health care to small and medium-sized manufacturing companies in approved states. In states where the association health plan is not available, RSI will connect manufacturers with available small-group options in their states.
The plan, called NAM Health Care, was developed specifically to meet the unique health care needs of manufacturers by the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM). It will offer a portfolio of health benefits options insured by UnitedHealthcare and administered by Mercer. In states where these plans are available, businesses with 2 to 99 employees will be able to choose from a variety of PPO (Preferred Provider Organization) and HSA (Health Savings Account) health plans.
Members will also have access to UnitedHealthcare’s Choice Plus care provider network of more than 1.3 million physicians and care professionals, 6,000 hospitals and other care facilities nationwide. Under NAM Health Care, eligible member companies also will have access to supplemental benefits including dental, vision and life. UnitedHealthcare will work with any licensed and appointed agents who want to sell NAM Health Care.
Mercer will provide RSI small-business members that elect Mercer as their agent of record with consulting services regarding health benefit offerings and contribution strategies, marketing support to sign up and enroll their employees, plan administration and compliance consulting services. Member employer groups may continue to work through their current agents and consultants and obtain quotes through the NAM Health Care offering.
The Railway Supply Institute is quoting these plans for eligible member groups for a October 1st, 2020, enrollment date. To request a quote for these plans, where available, interested businesses may visit RSI.NAMHealthCare.com.
About the Railway Supply Institute (RSI)
The Railway Supply Institute (RSI) is a trade association representing more than 160 companies involved in the manufacture of products and services in the freight car, tank car, locomotive, maintenance-of-way, communications and signaling, and passenger rail industries. RSI connects members to their customers and partners, supports the improvement of the industry, assists members in the global marketplace, and represents the industry during the regulatory and legislative process. For more information visit www.rsiweb.org, follow RSI on Twitter and join the RSI LinkedIn group.