Direct Selling Association, PRO Insurance Managers Offer Health Care Resources for Direct Sellers

October 4, 2013


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Washington, D.C. (Oct. 4, 2013)—With the Affordable Care Act in effect, the Direct Selling Association’s affinity partner, PRO Insurance Managers, continues to provide DSA member companies and their field members with access to invaluable resources and assistance with evaluating the latest health care options available.

In efforts to help direct sellers understand how the Affordable Care Act will affect their coverage, PRO Insurance has released an introductory video that breaks down the four types of plans made available with open enrollment beginning on Tuesday, Oct. 1.

“This video is an introduction to some of the changes that are now taking effect, and it represents yet another step DSA has taken to expand our offerings to DSA member companies and the members of their field,” said Nancy Burke, DSA Senior Director of Membership and DSA Member Services Committee liaison. “We are partnering with the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE) to provide details of the new insurance landscape and assist people in finding the best information out there.”

“At the end of the day, what people are trying to do is pursue something that they can be passionate about—and they are passionate about direct selling,” said Rich Fuchs, II, CEO of PRO Insurance Managers. “For many individuals looking to pursue new opportunities, the biggest factor in their decision process is whether or not they will have health insurance. What the health care changes are going to bring are changes in the quality of the plans offered.”

PRO Insurance has been a long-time partner with DSA, offering health, liability and term life insurance programs for DSA member company independent representatives. PRO Insurance Managers provides a high level of service and options for direct sellers who may have struggled with finding coverage for themselves and their families in the past.

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About the Direct Selling Association

DSA is the national trade association of the leading firms that manufacture and distribute goods and services sold directly to consumers. Among its more than 240 active and pending members are companies selling both via a party-plan method and in the traditional person-to-person style. In 2012, U.S. direct sales were more than $31.6 billion with nearly 16 million direct sellers nationwide. The vast majority are independent business people—micro-entrepreneurs—whose purpose is to sell the product/service of the company they voluntarily choose to represent. Approximately 90 percent of direct sellers operate their business part-time.

DSA’s affinity partnerships represent just one of the many benefits exclusively available to DSA member companies. For a full list of DSA member benefits, visit http://www.dsa.org/membership/benefits/. For more information on direct selling, DSA and its Code of Ethics, please visit DSA’s website, www.dsa.org.

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