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TIA Adds Health, Workers’ Comp Insurance Benefits for Members


The Tire Industry Association announced it has partnered with Federated Insurance to offer members access to affordable and comprehensive workers’ compensation insurance, in addition to access to , a selection of
limited-benefit medical plans through, HM Care Advantage, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield

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TIA members interested in more information and a quote can visit TIA’s booth (#40059) at the Global Tire Expo/SEMA Show, or its website, For information on workers’ compensation insurance, members can call 800-533-0472. To learn more about on HM Care Advantage, members can call 855.225.5458 or e-mail [email protected].

TIA said the partnership with Federated will help members control their losses and lower their insurance premiums. Since 2009, Federated Insurance has been recommended by TIA for its Tire Dealer Shield property and casualty insurance program designed specifically for tire dealers.
Federated, which has a track record of partnering with clients to develop effective risk management teams, can assist TIA members with implementing programs such as return-to-work/light-duty, drug- and alcohol-free workplace and enrollment in managed care networks.

TIA members also can access Federated’s Workers Compensation Self-Insured Retention Program, which is an ideal tool for businesses that have effective risk management programs in place to help prevent and reduce losses. When implemented in coordination with a TIA member’s risk management plan, this new program is an effective way to give more control over workers compensation insurance costs, TIA said.


The HM Care Advantage partnership, which offers monthly individual premiums as low as $150 (when employer-paid), includes plans designed to help meet basic health care needs by providing fixed-payment amounts for unlimited
physician office visits, insured prescription drugs, in-patient hospitalization, surgery, emergency care and diagnostic testing, TIA said. The plan is guaranteed issue with no exclusions for pre-existing conditions.

TIA Executive Vice President Roy Littlefield cited lack of health insurance as the number one priority expressed by TIA’s members. “It is important that we provide options to our members that will help them to stay competitive. The ability to recruit and retain talented employees is critical, and adding a benefit such as HM Care Advantage is one more way for TIA to help our members succeed."

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