SAN DIEGO, CA, February 12, 2009 /24-7PressRelease/ -- American Association of Franchisees and Dealers (AAFD) recently entered into a strategic partnership with First Service Administrators, Inc. , a leading full service third-party benefits administrator for health plans, and its sales and marketing partner, Health Analytics, Inc. to develop a selection of AAFD specific healthcare benefits plans, competitive in both price and design, to meet the diverse needs of its membership.
"Providing affordable quality health care solutions as a valued benefit of AAFD membership continues to be a high priority for the AAFD," said Peter Hanson, president of AAFD. "AAFD Health Benefits has been enthusiastically received by our membership and our affiliated associations and we have every confidence that our new partnership with Health Analytics, Inc. (HAI) and First Service Administrators, Inc. (FSAI) will fulfill our vision and goal of a health care program that will continue to be a unique and compelling benefit for AAFD members."
FSAI provides comprehensive administrative services, including benefit plan design, network development, and cost management services. In addition, FSAI offers its clients the most innovative wellness and disease management programs in the industry. As an AAFD branded partner, FSAI recognizes the importance of providing its members with proven healthcare solutions, exceptional service, and cost-effective programs tailored to meet their individual needs.
"First Service Administrators, Inc. and HAI are honored to have been chosen as the exclusive branded health program for the AAFD and its members," said Chandler J. Rapson, CEO, FSAI. "Using FSAI allows AAFD the ability to control their health benefit plans to meet the needs of their growing membership base at an affordable price."
The AAFD is a national non-profit trade association representing the rights and interests of franchisees and independent dealers throughout the United States. Formed in 1992, the AAFD is focused on market driven reform to achieve its mission to define and promote collaborative franchise cultures that the AAFD describes as Total Quality Franchising. Since its formation the AAFD has grown to represent more than 50,000 franchised locations throughout the United States. The AAFD has members in all 50 states and represents more than 100 different franchise systems.
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Chapters, and emphasis on Marketplace Solutions led to the Association's recognition as a growing force in franchising. The AAFD's Branded Partner programs add a new dimension to the value of AAFD membership. The AAFD provides a broad range of member services designed to help franchisees build market power, create legislative support of interest to franchisees, provide legal and financial support, and provide a wide range of general member benefits.