About the Alliance
The Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association (SC&RA) has entered into an agreement with UnitedHealthcare to offer a value-point pricing health and welfare benefit package exclusively for SC&RA members. As a program administrator, Association Benefit Resources manages the association health plan. Current Association membership includes over 1,250 employers and 65,000 employees nationwide involved in the specialized transportation, rigging, crane, trucking and manufacturing/ trade industries. More than 20,000 industry employer groups are eligible to join the SC&RA.
The objective of the SC&RA Health Plan is to create a Medical Trust, which allows smaller groups to access large group purchasing power. And bigger SC&RA companies can realize savings too. Future benefits of the Trust will include: Reduce insurance risk charges (reinsurance pooling), Effective plan design solutions, population risk management resources and expanded renewal strategies, and deployment of professional actuarial and legal services to ensure sound financial plan.
In addition to the buying power the Medical Trust provides, opportunities for smaller groups to optimize their spending are afforded through the customized programs that Benovate offers.
With the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), smaller groups will be facing increasing healthcare costs over the foreseeable future. The execution of the Trust gives groups the opportunity to provide a well-rounded healthcare plan for their employees that avoids the prohibitive costs that would occur without the use of the Trust.
About Association Benefit Resources
Association Benefit Resources, LLC (ABR) specializes in helping associations develop and market member benefit programs tailored to meet the specific needs of members, with special expertise in association healthcare plans. We also provide consulting and administrative services to associations that are interested in enhancing their member benefit programs, adding new programs, or need help with membership marketing campaigns.
Our firm provides national and local plan designs to multi-state companies with employees located across the United States. We help companies evaluate and understand benefits to make better, more informed decisions about what they offer their employees.
Association Benefit Resources as a Program Manager
- Encourages SC&RA members to work with their local broker/agent
- Helps brokers retain 100% of carrier compensation
- Offers unique human resources and benefit strategies/technology services
- Keeps brokers and account reps in control at the local level
Benovate provides population health management and engagement technology designed to provide employers with flexibility when employing a benefits solution. Our technology services are compliant with the Affordable Care Act and can greatly increase employees’ engagement & decrease employer health insurance costs. Our services are also designed to incentivize employees to change their behavior and lifestyle and manage their lives in a healthy and proactive way.
We are putting a system in place that allows for the optimization of resources (time, money, man-power) that, over time, will help employers stabilize and/or reduce their healthcare related costs. The end result is the ability to re-allocate funds for alternative needs.