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5 Things to Know about AmeriCorps Alums Benefits Marketplace

December 11, 2014

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We know that life after AmeriCorps is both an exciting and challenging transition. You spent a year making America stronger, healthier, and safer—you deserve to have the personal, as well as professional resources, to succeed.

Today, we are proud to announce the launch of the AmeriCorps Alums Benefits Marketplace. AmeriCorps Alums is partnering with VelaPoint, an independent insurance brokerage licensed in all 50 states, to offer you a one-stop health, dental, and vision insurance marketplace.

We invite you to start exploring the AmeriCorps Alums Benefits Marketplace today. Here’s the “Top 5 Things to Know” about our new Marketplace.


  1. Why We Created a Benefits Marketplace

In our 2014 survey of alumni from across the nation, only a third of alumni from the class of 2013 strongly agreed they knew how to navigate “life after AmeriCorps.” We’ve worked hard to provide professional development resources, but understand that alums require support for personal and professional needs in navigating life milestones.

With the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), many alums will be seeking coverage for the first time. To make it easier to find benefits, we’ve created the AmeriCorps Alums Benefits Marketplace, powered by VelaPoint, an independent insurance brokerage.


  1. What a Benefits Marketplace is and How It Benefits You

A benefits marketplace is an online one-stop shopping center for benefits options from multiple insurance providers. The Alums Marketplace offers health, vision, and dental benefits. VelaPoint’s model is to find the best possible combination of value and service to meet your needs and budget.


  1. How and Why AmeriCorps Alums Partnered with VelaPoint

AmeriCorps Alums examined several health benefits partners looking for an independent partner with licensed experts and benefit options across the nation. VelaPoint meets all of these needs, places a high value on customer service and is connected with an affiliated network of the industry’s top insurers.


  1. Who Can Use the AmeriCorps Alums Benefits Marketplace

Any current Corps member or alum registered with AmeriCorps Alums seeking health benefits.


  1. Who Can Answer Questions About VelaPoint and the Benefits Marketplace

If you have questions about specific benefits, providers, or health insurance enrollment, visit the AmeriCorps Alums Benefits Marketplace or call 855-616-0646. If you have questions about our partnership with VelaPoint, email to reach a member of the AmeriCorps Alums staff.

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  1. December 11, 2014 8:37 pm

    Fantastic news; thanks for continuing to support AmeriCorps Alums.

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