For many of us, health is the most important aspect of our lives that we should be mindful of. Especially in these challenging times, the emphasis on taking care of one’s health cannot be overstated enough.
Because of this, health care benefits are seen as a must-have, especially for those who have respective careers or businesses so they can be assured of some level of protection while they continue to provide for themselves and their loved ones.
However, not everyone in their careers is fortunate to receive such benefits. This is especially true for many real estate agents (at around 86%) who are considered as “independent contractors”, thus, they are not eligible to get health care benefits from the companies they work for. As a result, they have to get a second job in an office just so they can receive health benefits for themselves and their families.
For JP & Associates REALTORS®’ (JPAR) Founder and Owner, JP Piccinini, a career set-up such as this for real estate agents is, “a recipe for disaster,” as they could not fully enjoy the same benefits as those who are working full-time in the real estate industry.
As a way to address this reality and create a more comprehensive and inclusive health care coverage, JPAR has partnered with one of the leading healthcare providers in the country, Clearwater Benefits, to provide healthcare benefits to all its agents so they and their families remain taken care of. For Piccinini, this partnership with Clearwater is a game-changer, allowing JPAR not only to recruit better talent but to retain talent as well.
Under the partnership with Clearwater, JPAR agents have access to an annual agent health care plan through its Agent Health Plan (AHP). AHP offers a number of key advantages that agents appreciate:
✓Agents get to save at an average of 30-60% each year
✓Includes more doctor options
✓HSA plans are included
✓Free Teledoc service
✓Rates hikes are only at a 2% yearly average
✓Options for added dental and vision coverage at competitive rates
✓Lower out of pocket risks
“During such a critical time in our nation’s history, I am proud that we are able to offer affordable health care plans to our agents and their families,” Piccinini said. “Now more than ever, agents need to be able to focus on their careers while staying healthy.”
President of Vesuvius Holdings and CEO of JPAR Franchising, Geoff Lewis, shares his excitement for JPAR’s Agent Health Plan with Clearwater. “Our agents continue to utilize and appreciate the plans and benefits available through our partnership with Clearwater. I believe these offerings are the best in the industry, and they should be enough to provide our agents with the health care that they deserve to have when they need it most.”
For more information on JPAR’s health care services and agent benefits, visit www.jparready.com.
At JP & Associates REALTORS®, we’ve built a company that focuses on putting agents first. Opening in 2011, JPAR is taking the real estate industry by storm and earning accolades such as Top 10 Hottest Franchise (according to Inc.), a three-time Inc. 5000 honoree (2019: #1004), and the Fastest Growing 100% Commission Brokerage and Franchise in the USA (according to Real Trends 500). Since offering franchise services in 2018, JPAR has expanded to 12 states in addition to the brokerage in Texas.
JPAR operates multiple offices across Alabama, Arizona, D.C., Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, New Mexico, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and Texas is expanding nationwide and offers franchising opportunities for entrepreneurial real estate professionals.
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