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Industry Leader Crestron Electronics, Inc. Joins SystemsPlus™ Health Solutions


NSCA’s Insurance Solution Helps Members Stabilize Healthcare Costs

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA, May 18, 2010 — Crestron Electronics, Inc. has joined the growing number of manufacturers and systems integrators participating in the SystemsPlus™ Health Solutions insurance program. SystemsPlus Mutual Insurance Company (SPMIC) was created by NSCA in 2006 to provide a variety of insurance solutions and began offering health insurance in January 2009. The addition of Crestron brings the total number of lives in the program to more than 3,000, which allows for even greater discounts and stabilized rates at a time when healthcare reform is at the top of every business’s concerns.

“This is a win-win for our industry,? said Randy Klein, executive vice president of Crestron Electronics. “We are pleased to join this impressive list of industry leaders who realize the significance of providing the best healthcare options to their employees, while at the same time helping smaller integration companies with their struggle to offer benefits for their people. We recognize how expensive providing healthcare coverage is for our systems integrator customers, so we jumped at the chance to help them.?

SystemsPlus Health Solutions is designed to help commercial electronic systems companies combat rising health insurance premiums. The program offers innovative alternatives, such as wellness initiatives and, most important, the ability to receive future credits toward insurance premiums.

“Having a large firm like Crestron join our program sets the stage for SPMIC to extend the program to smaller companies,? said Ray Bailey, president of the SystemsPlus Board of Directors. “Over the course of the last few months, other groups like AVI-SPL, Ford AV, LMG and Mitek Communications Group have all joined the organization. Many smaller businesses make up this industry, so it is important to help them purchase insurance as if they had the purchasing power of a 3,000-employee company. It’s a very exciting benefit that the association will be able to provide.?

As the recent healthcare reform continues to cause business owners and employers to wonder how their current programs or rates will be affected, NSCA’s SystemsPlus Health Solutions provides a great opportunity to get involved in a program that is ERISA-compliant and will meet all the standards of any new program created.

Program participants can:
o Access a leading national network of providers.
o Stabilize health insurance costs.
o Earn “premium credits? based on program and individual company performance.
o Encourage employees to manage health risk. Preventative maintenance procedures covered 100% and not subject to co-insurance or deductibles.
o Reduce the burden on HR through one contact and one program for their entire company, even if you have branches in multiple states.

To learn how your company can benefit with SystemsPlus Health, Property & Casualty or Surety Solutions, visit www.systemsplus.org or call NSCA at 800.446.6722.

About NSCA
NSCA is the leading not-for-profit association representing the commercial electronic systems industry. With more than 2,500 member companies worldwide, the National Systems Contractors Association is a powerful advocate of all who work within the low-voltage industry, including systems contractors/integrators, product manufacturers, consultants, sales representatives, architects, specifying engineers and other allied professionals. NSCA is dedicated to serving its members and stakeholders through education, advocacy, outreach and member services. Offering its own certification program, the Electronic Systems Technician (EST) and an extensive library of courses within six professional colleges of the NSCA University, NSCA members are trained on topics from sales to business management to technical knowledge. NSCA provides leading industry research and market intelligence, insurance solutions through its SystemsPlus™ Insurance Solutions program, and the industry’s most comprehensive manual of practice, Essentials of Systems Integration™ Online, as well as other business tools. For more information, visit www.nsca.org.

About Creston Electronics, Inc.
For more than 40 years Crestron has been the world’s leading manufacturer of advanced control and automation systems, innovating technology to simplify and enhance modern lifestyles and businesses. Offering integrated solutions to control audio, video, computer, and environmental systems, Crestron streamlines technology, improving the quality of life in commercial buildings, universities, hotels, hospitals and homes.

In addition to its World Headquarters in Rockleigh, New Jersey, Crestron has sales and support offices throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, Middle East, Asia, Latin America and Australia.

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