by Terry Hollrah,
AAPG Insurance Program is overseen by a group of highly dedicated
individual members that comprise the Insurance Committee. The
mission of this committee is: "To provide the best possible insurance
coverage at the least possible cost to the members of AAPG and
all other participating organizations."
one of AAPG's fifty-year members wrote the following to President
Robbie Gries, "You may be curious about my longevity as a member.
The key word is insurance. In the early 1960s, I was a young geologist
who was trying to make a living on his own. I had the usual responsibilities
of a family and mortgage. AAPG came out with its medical insurance
plan, which I jumped on eagerly as I needed the insurance. It
was one of the best investments I have made."
AAPG GeoCare insurance program has grown a little since the early
1960s. As of January 31, 2002, the GeoCare program has over 12,200
certificates of insurance in force with a total annual premium
of over 10.6 million dollars. With the addition of SPE last year
as a new group member, the certificates in place have now grown
to over 14,000 and a total annual premium in excess of 13 million
Association Group Insurance Administrators (AGIA) as the program
administrator, and Creekmore Livingston, Inc. with Michael Strunk
as the broker, do an incredible job of finding the best programs
for the AAPG membership.
coverage now includes the following: Comprehensive Health Care;
MSA Qualified Health; Term Life; Twice Life; Disability Income;
Cancer Expense; Catastrophic Major Medical; Easy Rx In-Hospital;
Accidental Death & Dismemberment and Dental Insurance.
complete information on any of the plans call 1-800-337-3140 or
visit the Web site at www.geocarebenefits.com.