September 15, 2003


 GHLIT, PLIT announce new insurance programs

Posted Sept. 1, 2003
At the AVMA Annual Convention in Denver, July 19-23, the AVMA Group Health and Life Insurance Trust and AVMA PLIT each announced an important new coverage available to insured members.

GHLIT now offering dental coverage

On July 20, trustees for the AVMA GHLIT voted to implement a new dental program for AVMA members and their staff.

This program, offered through Ameritas Life Insurance Corp., will provide a "triple option" plan design enabling participants the choice of a traditional indemnity product, a scheduled plan of benefits, or a low-cost plan alternative.

"We have been hearing requests for a competitive dental plan for a number of years," said AVMA GHLIT chairperson Dr. Jody Johnson. "Ameritas gives us a recognized name in dental insurance while providing the product and price flexibility we've been looking for in a plan."

The program, which will be available in most states, will be launched in January 2004.

For further information about these and other valuable GHLIT products, call (800) 621-6360.

PLIT adds personal lines insurance

The AVMA PLIT is proud to announce the launch of a new personal lines insurance program, underwritten by Liberty Mutual through Group Savings Plus. Coverage is available to AVMA and Student AVMA members for personal auto, homeowners, renters, personal umbrella liability, valuable possessions, boats, yachts, seasonal dwellings, and RVs.*

Liberty Mutual Group climbed to the number 129 spot on the Fortune 500 list in 2002 and is the eighth largest property and casualty insurer in the industry. Liberty Mutual has been in the group market since 1970, with nearly 1.4 million group policies in force. It was founded in 1912, and is rated as follows: AM Best—(A) excellent; Moody's—(A2) good; Standard & Poor's—(A+) strong.

See how much you could save with your AVMA discount. Call Liberty Mutual at (800) 459-3759 for a free personal insurance quotation. Mention client code No. 101407 to receive the appropriate discounts.

The new personal insurance program is part of the PLIT's commitment to provide a valuable AVMA member service, offering one-stop shopping for insurance and risk-management products. Other PLIT products include professional liability, a practice owners package, and workers' compensation insurance. The PLIT offers competitive coverages, which include loss control and safety resources.

PLIT representatives welcome questions, comments, or suggestions. Please send them to the AVMA PLIT, P.O. Box 1629, Chicago, IL 60690-1629; call (800) 228-7548; or visit

*To the extent permitted by law, applicants are individually underwritten; not all applicants may qualify. Discounts and credits are available where state laws and regulations allow and may vary by state. Certain discounts apply to specific coverage only. Coverage provided by and underwritten by Liberty Mutual Insurance Company and its affiliates, 175 Berkeley Street, Boston, MA 02116.