During his remarks in PestWorld’s Opening General Session on Oct. 24, NPMA President Bryan Cooksey spoke about the new online Resource Center. He said, “The Resource Center is a one-stop-shop with a vast array of up-to-the-minute technical and business management resources to help our members’ employees succeed. The NPMA staff has curated our online resources and created an easy-to-navigate section within our web site to help PMPs easily find the information they need.”
A key component of the Resource Center is the brand new online learning module, where employees of NPMA member companies can earn state-required recertification credits and their managers can manage training records.
On Thursday, Oct. 25, NPMA President-Elect Dennis Jenkins announced NPMA’s new Health Insurance Exchange Program. “NPMA’s goal is to provide small and mid-sized employers with cost effective benefit solutions,” said Jenkins.
The NPMA Health Insurance Exchange offers multiple options for NPMA members, including a self-funded medical plan for companies with 2 or more employees, a health reimbursement arrangement that allows members to use tax-advantaged account dollars to pay for individual healthcare premiums, consumer directed spending accounts, such as health savings accounts and flexible spending accounts, and guaranteed issue programs.
For information about the NPMA Resource Center, visit https://npmapestworld.org/resourcecenter/. To inquire about the NPMA Health Insurance Exchange, please contact JerriLynn Cobb at JerriLynn@dkyoung.com or visit https://npmapestworld.org/member-center/npma-health-insurance-exchange/.
STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM. Also at PestWorld, NPMA announced the creation of its Strategic Partnership program, designed to provide companies that promote the association’s strategic initiatives, to include education, advocacy, and market outreach, the opportunities to align themselves with NPMA and its work on behalf of the pest management association.
“BASF, Bayer Environmental, Dow AgroSciences, FMC and Syngenta have been significant supporters of NPMA’s programs for decades,” stated NPMA CEO Dominique Stumpf. “Through our Strategic Partnership program, we are able to recognize their commitment to the structural pest management industry by maximizing the visibility opportunities for these companies.”
To be considered an NPMA strategic partner, companies engage representatives of their organizations as members and correspondents of NPMA committees, participate in the leadership on allied industry groups like QualityPro and PPMA, contribute to the advancement of the industry through research being led by the NPMA Pest Management Foundation, defend our industry through pledges to the NPMA Issues Defense Fund and provide financial support to NPMA programs.
“Without the unwavering support of these partners, many of NPMA’s initiatives would not have been attainable,” said Stumpf. “Our industry, our members, and their employees have all benefitted from their commitment.”
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