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The REALTOR Benefits Program Gets Personal – with Dental Insurance and Identity Security

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By the NAR’s REALTOR Benefits® Team

RISMEDIA, November 15, 2010—NAR’s REALTOR Benefits® Program is getting personal. Typically, NAR members have taken advantage of the program’s exclusive offers to boost their business: saving on marketing tools that will strengthen client relationships, for instance, or purchasing new office equipment with special discounts. But the two latest additions to the Program are focused on benefiting you and your agents personally—by offering the first-ever dental insurance coverage for NAR members and their families, and offering a personal protection plan against identity theft.

“The addition of REALTORS® Dental Insurance plans and the IdentitySecureSM Program for REALTORS® is extremely practical and relevant to today’s brokers and their agents. We understand that independent contractors and small-business owners often do not have access to quality and affordable health and welfare insurance—or to specialized protection of their personal assets. These two new offerings are designed to provide practical benefits that any agent will welcome,” says Bob Goldberg, NAR senior vice president, Marketing, Business Development, Commercial Services & Business Specialties Group.

Exclusive Dental Plans for Realtors
Now NAR members can get affordable dental insurance for themselves and their families through a new Realtor Benefits Program offering Realtors Dental Insurance (RDI). Your agents can sign up for one of four exclusive dental plans that were created for NAR members and their spouses and dependents. Select from “Value,” “Silver,” “Gold” or “Platinum” plans, depending on your needs. Rates start at less than $20 a month, per person. The Value Plan includes preventative and basic dental benefits; the other three plans include coverage for all of the following:

• Preventative Dental Benefits (no deductible): Routine exams, cleanings and more.
• Basic Dental Benefits: full-mouth X-rays, bitewings, silver fillings and more.
• Major Dental Benefits: onlays, denture repair, endodontics (root canal, etc.), crown and crown repairs, and more.
• Bonus Benefits: With a silver, gold or platinum plan, you also receive bonus benefits to cover orthodontia (for dependent children), professional whitening and more.

“With over 1 million members, NAR is able to negotiate exclusive rates and plans that just aren’t available to sole proprietors or individuals in the marketplace,” says Shannon Kennedy, president of SASid, which administers RDI as well as REALTORS® Core Health Insurance. “These plans are flexible, too, and provide affordable options to control costs.”

To get your personal quote on RDI coverage, visit www.RealtorsDentalInsurance.com or call SASid at 1-877-267-3752.

Protection from Identity Theft
Identity theft is the fastest growing crime in the U.S., and can wreak havoc on victims’ finances and personal reputations. Now you and your agents can proactively protect yourselves with a new member offering from the Realtor Benefits Program: the IdentitySecure Program for Realtors is an advanced, comprehensive identity protection program that helps prevent, detect and resolve identity theft.

IdentitySecure’s extensive benefits help block the three main types of identity fraud: new account fraud, credit card fraud and existing account fraud. You’ll be armed with the tools to manage and protect your identity, including:

• Triple-bureau credit reports and scores for maximum protection
• 24/7 daily credit monitoring, with personalized recommendations on how to improve your credit score
• Instant alerts if your information was fraudulently bought or sold online
• No-deductible up to $10,000 identity theft insurance that covers expenses incurred if your identity is compromised
• Helpful Web-based tools to help you manage your personal assets more effectively and a friendly, highly skilled service team, on-call 24/7

“Everyone leaves a digital or paper trail that fraudsters can find,” says Christine El Eris, product director for IdentitySecure at Affinion Group. “But a real estate professional’s information and transaction data is public, increasing the potential for fraud to occur. For NAR members, identity theft should be a valid concern.”

NAR members will be able to try IdentitySecure for just $1 for the first month and receive the opportunity to continue their subscription at a discounted monthly fee. Sign up today at www.REALTOR.org/IdentitySecure.

Exclusive Offers on Tools You Can Use Every Day
Realtors Dental Insurance and the IdentitySecure Program for Realtors are just two of the many offerings for members from NAR’s Realtor Benefits Program. NAR has partnered with nearly 30 companies recognized as leaders in their respective industries, in order to provide members with value-added offers and significant savings on products and services used every day. These partners cover a wide variety of solutions—including marketing, technology, insurance, financial services and personal protection, office solutions, education and travel.

You and your agents are entitled to all the value-added offers and savings from the Realtor Benefits Program. Visit www.REALTOR.org/RealtorBenefits often for the latest information about all the partners and offers in the program.

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