i M A G E S – N e w s l e t t e r o f t h e I L L I N O I S S I G N A S S O C I A T I O N P a g e | 19 News from International Sign Association Employee Health Care for Illinois Sign Association Members ISA members can now offer easy and convenient, Fortune 500-type health care benefits to employees and their families. The plan, called NAM Health Care, is provided thanks to the International Sign Association (ISA) and the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) and was developed to meet the unique health care needs of manufacturers. This association health plan insured by UnitedHealthcare extends affordable health care to small and medium-sized manufacturing companies in approved states. In states where these plans are available, businesses with 2 to 99 employees will be able to choose from a variety of PPO (Preferred Provider Organization) and HSA (Health Savings Account) health As affiliate members of the International Sign Association, all ISA members located in Illinois will have access to UnitedHealthcare's Choice Plus care provider network of more than 1.3 million physicians and care professionals, 6,000 hospitals and other care facilities nationwide. Eligible member companies also will have access to supplemental benefits including dental, vision and life. Learn more about NAM Health Care and request a quote for these plans, where available, at ISA.namhealthcare.com. NAM Health Care is an industry-based Association Health Plan (AHP) that’s fully ACA-compliant, administered by Mercer and sponsored by The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), of which ISA is an affiliate member. Medical, Dental, Vision and Life insurance are underwritten by UnitedHealthcare®. Plans are not available to member employers in all states New Online Learning Courses to Deepen your Expertise Three new courses are part of the robust lineup of online and self-paced learning courses for sign, graphics and visual communications professionals that makes up the ISA Digital Badge program. These new courses will help those pursuing badges or the Sign Industry Professional designation to learn more about print and sales opportunities. The courses are: • Intro to Applications. This course will teach you about the materials, applications, finishing technologies and film types as well as the different considerations for various applications from windows to walls to vehicles. • Intro to Wide Format Print. This course provides foundational knowledge of the wide format printing process, the inkjet technologies and insight into the market areas. • Five Great Vertical Markets for Signs. Gain an understanding of selling signage to a vertical market and learn how to earn orders at profitable levels while developing loyal customers. To take these online learning courses and more, visit signs.org/online.

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