ILMA Compoundings - September 2020 - 3

BOARD OF DIRECTORS
President
Chuck Decker
American Oil &
Supply International, LLC
Vice President
Scott A. Schwindaman
Lubrication Engineers, Inc.
Treasurer
Michael Damiani
Radco Industries, Inc.
Secretary
Ann Ball
CIMCOOL Industrial
Products LLC
Immediate Past President
Barbara Kudis
Allegheny Petroleum
Products Co.

Barbara A. Bellanti
Battenfeld Grease &
Oil Corporation of N.Y.

Dave Croghan
Maxum Petroleum
Lon Fanning
DuBois Chemicals
Catharine T. Golden
Etna Products, Inc.
Frank H. Hamilton III
South Atlantic Services, Inc.
Greg Julian
Advanced Lubrication
Specialties
Michael McHenry
Master Fluid Solutions
Kent Morris
Pinnacle Oil, Inc.
David Richards
RichardsApex, Inc.

STAFF
Chief Executive Officer
Holly Alfano
Associate Director
Martha F. Jolkovski
Senior Director of
Communications
Brenda Gillinson
Senior Manager of
Member Engagement
Tim Mack

Senior Manager of
Marketing & Digital
Communications
Amber Lopez
Meetings Manager
Meg Thaxton
Accounting Manager
Margaret Smith
General Counsel
Jeffrey L. Leiter
Associate Counsel
Matthew Levetown

EDITORIAL, DESIGN		
Contributing Editor
Brenda Gillinson	

Designer		
Mark St. Amand

THE YGS GROUP
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Sam Hoffmeister

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Amanda Holahan

Content & Copy Director
Craig Lauer

Account Manager
Max Lalwani

MEDIA SALES
President
Jack Davidson
Vice President
Serena L. Spiezio

LETTER FROM THE CEO

Richard Camper
Pacific Precision
Formulators Inc.

Advertising Account
Executive
Tima Good
tima.good@theYGSgroup.com

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You've Got Problems,
ILMA's Got Solutions
ILMA Addresses Healthcare

W

hat's one of the biggest challenges faced by ILMA manufacturing
members? Over the past five years, ILMA has asked that question through its annual advocacy survey. Without exception, our
manufacturing members named health care as their top concern.
That's no surprise. Last year, employer-provided health care surpassed
$20,000 per family, an increase of 5% over 2018, according to the Kaiser
Family Foundation. On average, employers bore 71% of that cost. While
there were hopes that Congress would somehow control the costs, that has
not occurred and is unlikely to be successfully addressed in the future.
One silver lining that emerged is President Donald Trump's executive
order allowing associations to develop health care plans. With all that's
transpired in 2020, you may have missed hearing about ILMA's new
offering. ILMA has partnered with the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) and now offers competitive health care programs in
almost every state. Have you checked it out?
Our goal through the association health care program (AHP) is to band
business together to offer plans typically available only to large companies
(500-plus employees). In addition to better and more comprehensive health
care, the AHP aims to offer savings between 10% and 15%. You don't have
to wait for your renewal period to consider this new program. You can sign
up at any time. Information is available at ilma.org.
It's just one more way that ILMA listens
to members and develops solutions.
Speaking of member services, I hope you've
participated in LubeTrends, ILMA's virtual
Town Halls. More than 400 participants
attended last month's session. Register now for the Sept. 16 LubeTrends,
MWF and Industrial: Finding the Value Pools Post-COVID, on the ILMA
website. If you missed our previous sessions, all of them are available on
demand at ilma.org. Do you have a topic you'd like to see ILMA address?
Shoot me an email at halfano@ilma.org.
Also coming soon, the LubeTrends podcast, covering interesting people in
our industry, new product developments and need-to-know insights on the
lubricants business. Stay tuned!

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Holly Alfano
Chief Executive Officer

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the opinions, viewpoints or positions of ILMA.

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