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AFFINITY & SPECIALTY PROGRAMS

Associations, franchises, and other groups that offer insurance and health benefits to their members provide additional value, strengthening the organization.

30+ years designing and delivering sponsored insurance programs…Supported nearly $400 million in premium (2014)

Organizations help their members obtain insurance for a variety of reasons. For franchises and other business networks, it is often necessary to meet requirements in standard operating agreements. For employers, it ensures a more stable workforce. For clubs, associations and other affinity groups, it can help strengthen the bonds between members and the organization.

For all of these groups, Marsh and Mercer, its fellow Marsh & McLennan Companies business, offer a full suite of business management solutions and insurance products that provide value both to the organization and its members.

Marsh Sponsored Programs helps transportation businesses, food service companies, member groups, and other organizations provide independent contractors, franchisees, and affiliates with access to proper insurance coverage.

Mercer provides an array of health and benefit solutions to employers of all sizes. Mercer's Consumer Association business designs products and services to meet the needs of banks, credit unions, military groups, union groups, alumni associations, and professional societies. 

Sponsored Programs - Solutions

We work with you to design sponsored insurance programs to meet needs, goals, and objectives such as:

  • Encouraging program participation and adding value to your affiliate network.
  • Ensuring your affiliates are protected.
  • Reducing your administrative responsibilities.
  • Improving your affiliate service and relationships.

We provide the support you need by delivering:

  • Services that help streamline administrative processes and leverage technology to create sustainable solutions for long-term growth.
  • Consultation to support risk mitigation objectives.
  • Marketing and communications to ensure successful program participation and reinforce key messages.
  • Service center support, with insurance-trained specialists who respond to questions on coverage, program needs and requirements, and other issues.
  • Extensive insurer and service vendor relationships to ensure speed-to-market with products and services that enhance your insurance program offering.
Sponsored Programs - Services

We can help your sponsored insurance program succeed through a wide range of services, including:

  • Insurance brokerage.
  • Program management.
  • Comprehensive service center support.
  • Multiple billing options including settlement, credit card and Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT),  and premium reconciliation.
  • Multi-channel marketing.
  • Data management.
  • System integration.
Affinity Groups

We provide expert counsel, personalized attention, a comprehensive portfolio of products to meet individual needs, and the relationship-based customer service that you and your members expect.

To provide the most value for your organization, we analyze your program, seek proposals from leading insurers and providers, and offer recommendations that:

  • Feature distinctive member products and competitive pricing
  • Create a long-term revenue stream that helps maintain existing dues levels
  • Enhance member loyalty and retention
  • Provide communications support for member acquisition and retention initiatives
  • Design benefits for your association staff to give your organization a competitive edge

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Employee Benefits & Health

Whether your organization is a small business, a midsize domestic employer, a multinational firm, or anything in between, we can provide you with a comprehensive array of health and benefit solutions.

We provide access to local market experts as well as national resources that advise on regulatory compliance and innovative benefit strategies. The depth of our knowledge combined with our disciplined consulting approach makes us the ideal partner for organizations seeking to provide insurance to their employees.

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