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SMC Team Are All Rock Stars!

SMC Team Are All Rock Stars!

The end of this week has myself and a few of our Arlington team down in Asheville at our SMC operation for our annual SMC planning session.  These two days of discussion are the perfect opportunity for key members of our team  – focused on the benefits that we provide to our member companies  – to reflect on the services we offer and how we continue to adapt to the changing benefit needs of NTCA members as their industry, environment…

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Eliminating Paper, Making Lives Easier

Eliminating Paper, Making Lives Easier

Hanging out in the Asheville airport as Mike Romano and I head home after a whirlwind visit to our Asheville service center and spent time with the terrific team who administer our benefit programs. I always appreciate the time spent with Les Greer and our Asheville folks as they work their way, along with members of our Arlington crew through many rounds of testing as we move through our CORE project – a new, member-focused interface for employee benefits. This…

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All I Want for Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth

All I Want for Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth

Thanks to the NTCA GHP dental plan, I had the opportunity to start a dental implant process today. Well, “opportunity” might be a strong word to use, but after losing a tooth earlier this year, I thought long and hard about how many teeth one really needs. With so many in one place, surely there are a few to spare? As I sat in the dental chair and looked at his various “tools of torture”—oops, I mean dental equipment—I was…

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Wellness Pays!

Wellness Pays!

A few months ago I registered for our newly offered Wellness Connections, an initiative that we’ve been really excited about here at NTCA. It allows us to give some tools to our member companies and their employees so they can take wellness goals into their own hands. Given that we also operate health care benefits for our members and their employees, it’s like peanut M&Ms—a perfect match! (Oh, maybe I shouldn’t have used a candy analogy in a wellness blog?) Anyway, I entered…

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Healthcare Focus

Healthcare Focus

While attending our Group Health Program (GHP) Trust Committee meeting this week, we focused on ensuring that all participants continue to receive quality health care benefits through GHP.  We’ll keep you informed about regulatory changes as a the health care reform legislation is implemented.  Our ongoing efforts to provide you with as many tools and as much information as you need are included in the Health Care Reform Resource Center at www.ntca.org  I know how important providing quality health care…

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