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Health Care and Retirement Consultations Available in the SCRS Booth at SEMA

Published Oct. 27, 2022

SEMA Show attendees will be able to take advantage of consultative services on health and retirement plans available to the collision industry at the Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS) booth 31147 in the Upper South Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center.

In September, SCRS announced the availability of a unique new health care solution available for its members, with the objective of raising the standard of care for those in the collision repair industry.

“Health care benefits are a significant challenge and expense for small businesses,” said Aaron Schulenburg, SCRS executive director. “It was extremely important to SCRS that we find a way to meaningfully decrease costs for employers and employees while increasing the quality of plan options.

"We are incredibly excited to be able to share in person what this solution looks like for collision repairers in attendance at the SEMA Show," he said. "We’ve been working with Decisely for several years to identify the right benefits package and we are extremely confident in the solutions we’ve collectively found for the industry.”

Decisely will have representatives in the SCRS booth (Upper South Hall, 31147) Nov. 1-4, during the SEMA Show. For attendees who wish to reserve time with Decisely to explore one-on-one how the plan can benefit their business and team members, click here to reserve a dedicated appointment.

SCRS and Decisely were able to break the conventional mold by engaging with Gravie, and their flagship product, Comfort™, which uses the Aetna and Cigna networks. Founded in 2013, Gravie has long been driving change and improving the health care industry by creating innovative employer-sponsored health benefits that put consumers first. The goal since day one for Gravie has been to do things better, working to create a health plan people can love.

Designed with both the employer and employee in mind, Gravie’s model disrupts the health insurance status quo by removing cost barriers that deter individuals from getting the most out of their health benefits and offers straightforward coverage from day one. The plan has the ability to save up to 20% versus renewals and is earmarked by $0 deductibles, employee choice in their out-of-pocket maximum, and an impressive list of no-cost services like primary care, urgent care, specialty care, labs and imaging, generic prescriptions, mental health care and more.

Gravie co-founder and Co-CEO Abir Sen will join the Decisely and Gravie team Nov. 3 in the SCRS booth, meeting with collision repair businesses and discussing the unique nature of the Comfort™ plan, and what benefit that brings to members of the association.

“I think the fact that the CEO of the provider wants to meet directly with our members speaks heavily to how different this company is, and why they made sense to SCRS for our members,” added Schulenburg. “I’m excited for our members to understand just how different this model is, and how powerful that can be in benefitting their team back at home.”

On Nov. 3, the SCRS booth will also host Scott Broaddus, CFP®, AIF®, CEPA® and partner, Irongate Capital Advisors, and Coley Eckenrode, partner, Virginia Asset Management, who will provide live consultations with collision businesses about the advantages associated with the SCRS Multiple Employer Plan (MEP) for retirement services. Sign up for a slot and see availability in real-time during the show by clicking here.

In 2019, SCRS launched an opportunity to leverage the collective buying power of its membership to pursue more affordable and attractive 401(k) options, and have effectively helped participating members save upwards of $15,000 per year while improving upon their retirement options for their team.

Broaddus and Eckenrode serve as investment advisers to the SCRS plan and has helped countless repair facilities learn how they could not only reduce costs and mitigate administrative burdens, but also fiduciary risks.

On Nov. 4, Broaddus will also be featured during the IDEAS Collide Showcase, speaking on the "Psychology of Money." Every day we are bombarded with world news and how it may impact our financial health. Broaddus will share how personal biases and emotional factors play important roles in how we make financial decisions and how to think more rationally about money.

Source: SCRS

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