National Health Partners, Inc. (OTCBB:NHPR), a leading provider of unique discount healthcare membership programs, announced today that it has entered into an agreement with the Polish National Alliance (PNA), the largest ethnically-based fraternal insurance society in the United States, under which the PNA will be offering the companyâ€™s CARExpress health discount programs to its 65,000 households nationwide.
The PNA is a fraternal insurance society that promotes the betterment of its members by offering them high quality life insurance, annuity products and fraternal benefits. The PNA offers them a full range of life insurance products, including permanent and term insurance, single premium insurance, and universal life insurance. It also offers them annuity plans and a wide range of other valuable fraternal benefits. The PNA markets these products and benefits to its members through its own internal sales force and home office staff, an external network of approximately 500 licensed insurance brokers, and a variety of newspapers that it publishes and provides to its members. Under the agreement, the PNA will be using these resources to offer the companyâ€™s CARExpress health discount programs to its 65,000 households.
â€œThe PNA is a tremendous organization that has been promoting the best interests of Polish Americans for more than 125 years,â€ stated Fred Wolf, Vice President â€“ New Business Development of National Health Partners, Inc. â€œThe PNA promotes the betterment of its members by offering them high quality life insurance, annuity products and fraternal benefits, assisting people in need, and instilling a broader and deeper appreciation of the Polish heritage in America. The PNA has supported thousands of Polish American scholarships, Polish studies programs, cultural endeavors and social welfare projects for Polish people across the United States. I am very happy that we will have the opportunity to work with them in furthering their noble causes.â€
â€œWe are very pleased to have entered into an agreement with National Health Partners,â€ stated Paul Odrobina, Vice President of the Polish National Alliance. â€œWe believe that their programs will be a terrific addition to the already impressive list of life insurance, annuity products and fraternal benefits that we offer to our members. As the cost of healthcare continues to skyrocket, programs like CARExpress present a very compelling alternative to traditional health insurance at a fraction of the price. I am glad that we will have the opportunity to offer these innovative programs to our members and look forward to working with National Health Partners as we continue to grow.â€
â€œI am very excited that the PNA will be offering our CARExpress health membership programs to its more than 65,000 households,â€ stated David M. Daniels, President and Chief Executive Officer of National Health Partners. â€œThe PNA is a very large and prestigious organization that sincerely cares about making only the best life insurance, annuity products and fraternal benefits available to its members. I believe that its members will find our CARExpress programs to be a very complementary addition to the portfolio of benefits currently offered by the PNA. We expect to generate a substantial number of new members through the PNA as its members learn about the many benefits of our CARExpress health discount programs.â€
Polish National Alliance
The Polish National Alliance (PNA) is the largest ethnically-based fraternal insurance society in the United States with more than 230,000 members located throughout the United States. Since its founding in 1880, nearly 2 million people have belonged to the PNA. The PNA promotes the betterment of its members by offering high quality life insurance, annuity products and fraternal benefits to its members, assisting people in need, cherishing patriotism and civic involvement in American life, and instilling a broader and deeper appreciation of the Polish heritage in America. The PNA has supported thousands of Polish American scholarships, Polish studies programs, cultural endeavors, and social welfare projects for Poles across the United States. It is proud of its work on behalf of all Americans, Polish and non-Polish alike, in promoting citizenship participation in the life of the United States. The PNA is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois. For more information on the PNA, please visit its website at www.pna-znp.org.
National Health Partners, Inc.
National Health Partners, Inc. is a national healthcare savings organization that provides discount healthcare membership programs to uninsured and underinsured people through a national healthcare savings network called â€œCARExpress.â€ CARExpress is one of the largest networks of hospitals, doctors, dentists, pharmacists and other healthcare providers in the country and is comprised of over 1,000,000 medical professionals that belong to such PPOs as CareMark and Aetna. The companyâ€™s primary target customer group is the 47 million Americans who have no health insurance of any kind. The companyâ€™s secondary target customer group includes the 61 million Americans who lack complete health insurance coverage. The company is headquartered in Horsham, Pennsylvania. For more information on the company, please visit its website at www.nationalhealthpartners.com.
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