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Nevada becomes sixth state bar association to choose Member Benefits
JACKSONVILLE, FL (October 10, 2019) – Member Benefits, a national leader in association benefits and private health exchanges, has announced their appointment as the exclusive provider of a private health insurance marketplace for members of the State Bar of Nevada.
Members will be able to shop customized benefit plans for individuals and explore group health options for law firms. The private exchange utilizes decision support technology to help members select the plans best suited for their needs.
“The State Bar of Nevada is excited to partner with Member Benefits on this insurance exchange. With health coverage on the minds of so many members, we’re pleased to be able to provide options for law firms, as well as solo and small firm practitioners,” said Kimberly K. Farmer, State Bar of Nevada Executive Director.
The State Bar of Nevada is in good company; several other state bar associations are already on Member Benefits’ client roster – including the State Bar of Texas, The Florida Bar, the State Bar of Georgia, The Missouri Bar, and the Washington State Bar Association.
Product offerings available to State Bar of Nevada members will initially include:
- group health insurance
- individual health insurance
- dental insurance
- vision insurance
- long-term disability insurance
- term life insurance
- long-term care insurance
- Medicare supplemental insurance
These offerings will be available to Bar members, and their spouses, eligible dependents, and employees.
“When we launch a new exchange, the members are often pleasantly surprised with the service model behind the exchange. In other words, it’s more than just offering quality products. Our team of in-house benefits counselors have extensive experience working with lawyer’s insurance needs and provide an enhanced customer experience to each member,” said Nick Trefry, COO of Member Benefits.
The program, titled The State Bar of Nevada Health Insurance Marketplace, will be available to members starting in October 2019.
About Member Benefits
Member Benefits is a technology-driven insurance brokerage and third-party administrator that focuses on benefit programs and insurance exchanges for member-based organizations. They specialize in the design, marketing, and administration of programs for employer groups, associations, affinity groups, and franchises. The company has office locations in Jacksonville, FL and Austin, TX.
About The State Bar of Nevada
The State Bar of Nevada is a public corporation that operates under the supervision of the Nevada Supreme Court. The state bar regulates attorneys in Nevada and provides education and development programs for the legal profession and the public. The state bar has two office locations in Las Vegas and Reno and supports a staff of about 50 people who perform a wide variety of services.
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Member Benefits was named to the University of Florida’s 2019 Gator100 during a ceremony on Feb. 22 at UF’s J. Wayne Reitz Union Grand Ballroom.
Sponsored by the UF Alumni Association, in partnership with the UF Entrepreneurship & Innovation Center, the Gator100 recognizes the 100 fastest-growing businesses owned or led by UF alumni. Ernst & Young calculated each company’s compound annual growth rate (CAGR) over the past three years to generate the ranking.
Member Benefits is a family-operated, full-service insurance and financial services organization specializing in Third Party Administration of professional affinity group and association member benefit programs.
Member Benefits CEO, Earl C. “Chip” Trefry Jr., CLU (72’) and COO, Nicklaus A. Trefry (01’) both graduated from the University of Florida with degrees in Business Administration from the Warrington College of Business.
On news of the selection, Chip Trefry had the following to say: “It is my privilege and honor to be selected to the Gator100 for the third time. There is just something extra special about being acknowledged by your alma mater.”
“The Gator100 honors UF alumni from across the university who are founding and growing amazing companies around the country,” said Kent Fuchs, president of the University of Florida. “It’s an incredible affirmation of the innovative and entrepreneurial spirit of the Gator Nation.”
To qualify for the Gator100, companies must have been in business for five years or more as of Sept. 28, 2018 and have had verifiable annual revenues of $250,000 or more every year since 2015. Additionally, a UF alumnus or alumna must have met one of the following three leadership criteria:
- Owned 50 percent or more of the company from Jan. 1, 2015, through Sept. 28, 2018; or
- Served as company’s chief executive from Jan. 1, 2015, through Sept. 28, 2018; or
- Founded the company and been active as a member of the most senior management team from Jan. 1, 2015, through Sept. 28, 2018.
View the full list of Gator100 honorees at gator100.ufl.edu.
About Member Benefits
Member Benefits is a technology-driven insurance brokerage and third-party administrator that focuses on benefit programs and insurance exchanges for member-based organizations. Member Benefits specializes in the design, marketing, and administration of programs for employer groups, associations, affinity groups and franchises. Member Benefits operates in many states with locations in Jacksonville, FL and Austin, TX. For more information, visit www.memberbenefits.com/.
Jacksonville, FL – Member Benefits, a national leader in association benefits and private health exchanges, announced that it has been selected as the provider of a private health insurance exchange for members of the Washington State Bar Association (WSBA).
Member Benefits, a national leader in association member benefits and private health exchanges, announced that it has been selected as the exclusive administrator a private health insurance exchange for members of the Washington State Bar Association (WSBA). The offering is a unique online marketplace that offers customized benefit plans for individual WSBA members and group health options for law firm groups of all sizes. With a full line of health insurance plans and other benefits, the exchange also provides an integrated and efficient shopping experience that utilizes decision support technology to help members choose the plans that best suits their needs.
The Washington State Bar Association joins several other state bar associations such as the State Bar of Texas, The Florida Bar, State Bar of Georgia, and The Missouri Bar currently taking advantage of leading association health insurance platform offered by Member Benefits.
“With healthcare on the minds of many of our members, the Washington State Bar Association is proud to partner with Member Benefits to offer an insurance exchange,” said Bill Pickett, president of the WSBA. “We’re delighted to offer an option that fits the needs of solo and small firm practitioners, as well as law firms alike.”
Initial offerings being introduced to WSBA members include:
- Group Health Insurance (fully insured, self, and level-funded options)
- Individual Health Insurance
- Dental Insurance
- Vision Insurance
- Long-Term Disability Insurance
- Term Life Insurance
Products and services are available to WSBA members, their spouses, eligible dependents, and employees through Member Benefits proprietary insurance marketplace exchange technology.
The new WSBA Private Health Insurance Exchange marketplace helps address a clear need by members – assistance in finding affordable insurance for themselves, their families and their staffs. WSBA members may now access the information and services provided. 2019 ACA individual health insurance plans and rates will be ready to view when the open enrollment period begins on November 1, 2018.
“We find that when we launch new exchanges, the members are often pleased with the service model behind the exchange. Members find that there is much more that the exchange offers than just products. Our team of in-house Benefits Counselors have extensive experience working with lawyer’s insurance needs and provide an enhanced customer experience to the member” said Chip Trefry, President of Member Benefits. “As participation in the program grows, our goal is to have the numbers that allow us to add an exclusive group option such as an Association Health Plan (AHP) to include on the exchange” Trefry added.
About Member Benefits
Member Benefits is a technology-driven insurance brokerage and third-party administrator that focuses on benefit programs and insurance exchanges for associations and member-based organizations. Member Benefits specializes in the design, marketing, and administration of programs for employer groups, associations, affinity groups and franchises. Member Benefits operates in most states with locations in Jacksonville, FL and Austin, TX. For more information, visit www.memberbenefits.com/.
About the Washington State Bar Association
The Washington State Bar Association operates under the delegated authority of the Washington Supreme Court to license the state’s nearly 40,000 lawyers and other legal professionals. In furtherance of its obligation to protect and serve the public, the WSBA both regulates lawyers and other legal professionals and serves its members as a professional association – all without public funding. The WSBA’s mission is to serve the public and the members of the Bar, to ensure the integrity of the legal profession, and to champion justice.
Member Benefits, the administrator of the Texas Bar Private Insurance Exchange, introduces long-awaited Members Health Plan (MHP) for Texas law firms.
Austin, TX— After years of building member participation in the Texas Bar Private Insurance Exchange, administrator Member Benefits is introducing a new health plan option for Texas law firms. Different than traditional group health options, the Members Health Plan (MHP) is a multiple employer self-funded health benefits trust exclusively for Lonestar state law firms and their employees. Through the MHP, participating law firms will join together to pool their risk as one large multiple-employer group.
This plan aims to not just lower the cost of healthcare benefits but also reduce administrative fees and grant access to a wider variety of potential health plan benefits.
Member Benefits President and CEO Earl “Chip” Trefry Jr., CLU had this to say about the launch: “This has been over two years in the making and we’re all very excited to see it come to fruition.”
JACKSONVILLE, August 21, 2017 — Inc. magazine has ranked Member Benefits, NO. 2007 on its 36th annual Inc. 5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy—America’s independent entrepreneurs.
“I am extremely proud of what we have accomplished, but this is just the beginning. With such a tenacious team and unique business model, I can’t wait to see what the future holds for Member Benefits,” said Chip Trefry Jr., Owner and CEO of Member Benefits.
A mere one in five companies featured on the list have made an appearance three times, and Member Benefits is excited to be one of them. According to Inc., Member Benefits has experienced a three-year growth of 186.87% according to Inc.
You can find the Member Benefits profile at www.inc.com/profile/member-benefits.
In an effort to help combat the recent rise of data and security breaches that have plagued Florida law firms, Member Benefits, the administrator of The Florida Bar Member Benefits Insurance Programs, is now providing members of The Florida Bar with a new Cyber Security program.
In regard to the new product offering, Member Benefits CEO Earl “Chip” Trefry Jr., CLU said, “We are very excited to be able to offer this new product to members of The Florida Bar. With more and more law firms becoming victims of data breaches, investing in your firm’s cyber security welfare has never been a smarter and a more timely need. We look forward to helping law firms throughout the state of Florida protect not just their own sensitive information but their client’s information as well.”