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NAFI Announces Healthcare Program for Members
KALAMAZOO, MI.  (August 1, 2013) The National Association of Flight Instructors (NAFI) announced today at its annual AirVenture Member’s Breakfast the NAFI Healthcare Program brokered by W D Stromire Insurance and Benefits. According to NAFI Chairman Robert Meder “This new healthcare program fits well with NAFI’s ongoing effort to provide tools that allow NAFI members to be successful.”

The NAFI Healthcare Program offers insurance benefit plans for NAFI CFI members and for NAFI FTO members from top-rated insurance carriers, including but not limited to United HealthCare, Humana, Assurant, and International Medical Group. From a Private Exchange benefits site members are provided with a roster of health and wellness insurance plans and products, including a Major Medical Health Insurance Exchange, Short Term medical insurance, Dental and Vision. Members are able to compare plans, obtain quotes, make application and purchase insurance custom tailored to their needs.

The Affordable Care Act’s effective date is January 1, 2014 and enrollment begins on October 1, 2013. However, having a plan with an effective date prior to December 31, 2013 might save members money throughout 2014.

Benefits & Highlights
The NAFI program makes available to its members a wide variety of individual health insurance products, including:
  • Individual Major Medical Insurance – featuring HMOs, PPOs, High Deductible (Catastrophic) Plans and plans that qualify for Health Savings Accounts.
  • Short Term Medical Insurance– designed to be an affordable temporary medical policy, which can last from 30 days to 6 months to provide coverage in the event of a gap between longer-term policies.
  • Dental and Vision Benefits
Eligibility - Eligibility varies by product, plan, and state. Family members may be added to plans as well. Terms, conditions, and limitations apply, based on state insurance laws, individual eligibility, and age requirements. Please note: Some states have mandatory requirements that call for variations in the form of the policy affecting the ability of providers to offer coverage in those states. NAFI members can learn more by going to www.NAFInet.org/healthcare.aspx.

About W D Stromire Insurance & Benefits:  Independent Insurance Agent Bill Stromire is an accomplished professional with many years of leadership in the airline industry, military and business and is a flight instructor. Seeing the need people have for insurance information, Stromire has developed a private insurance exchange at www.stromire.com.  Through the exchange he helps educate consumers making important insurance purchasing decisions for protecting themselves and their families.

Stromire enlisted in the U. S. Air Force in 1973 and volunteered for Vietnamese language training.  While at the Defense Language Institute in Washington, D.C. he was granted a full scholarship and attended the University of Louisville, graduating in 1978 with a B.A. in Biology and received his commission as an officer. He went on to pilot training and became a B-52 aircraft commander. While an aircraft commander he completed the Strategic Air Command’s Central Flight Instructor Course, Squadron Officer School, Air Command and Staff College and earned an M.A. in Business Administration through Central Michigan University. After the air force he became a captain with Delta Air Lines, retiring after 16 years.

About NAFI: The National Association of Flight Instructors (NAFI) is an international professional association of certificated flight instructors (CFIs) and flight training organizations (FTOs). NAFI is committed to helping its CFI members improve their skills and its FTO members improve their operations in order to produce better pilots.

NAFI has served as a voice for flight instruction within the aviation industry and with federal agencies since its inception in 1967. NAFI staff and volunteers work with industry and government on a daily basis to help shape the direction of flight training.

NAFI CFIs are some of the most dedicated and active flight instructors in the world and are now teaching in 18 countries. In addition to instructing as independent flight instructors NAFI CFI members instruct in all manner of flight training organizations; flight schools, universities, corporate flight departments, fixed base operators, airlines and the military.

For more information, visit www.NAFINet.org or call 866-806-6156.