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SystemsPlus Complies with Optional and Required Healthcare Reform Guidelines

Six-Month Grace Period Ends September 23, 2010

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA, September 15, 2010 – Effective October 1, 2010, SystemsPlus™ Mutual Insurance Company (SPMIC) will adopt all Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) regulatory guidelines. Both of the SystemsPlus programs, Health Solutions and Stop Loss, will adhere to the guidelines – including optional and required changes – for health insurance carriers writing group insurance business on all plans with effective dates of October 1 and beyond.

Plan sponsors had approximately six months to adhere to these new requirements. New plans beginning or renewing on or after September 23, 2010, will now comply with all of the guidelines outlined in the PPACA, including:
o Unlimited lifetime maximum for program participants;
o Dependent care coverage to age 26;
o No pre-existing condition exclusions for dependents under the age of 19; and
o Mandatory wellness initiatives.

The other relevant PPACA requirements are already in effect in all SystemsPlus plans, and these provisions will not change.

“For the past several months, we’ve been closely monitoring the refinement of the PPACA guidelines,? said Ben Krambeck, SystemsPlus sales director. “In the future, we will continue to make necessary adjustments to maintain a compliant and cost-effective program for commercial electronic systems companies that participate in our programs.?

NSCA created the Health Solutions program, a component of SystemsPlus Insurance Solutions, to meet the needs of commercial electronic systems integrators. Firms with at least five full-time, enrolled employees are eligible to participate in this industry-wide benefit. The health component launched in January 2009.

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 are 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.

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