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Gerber Danze Promotion
Facebook Essentials Seminar
ICC Codes with VA Changes Incorporated
Culpeper County New Building Fee Schedule
PVBIA Member Benefits Update
What it means to be a member
Health Insurance Benefit Program
Member Benefit-GM Offers Savings to PVBIA Members
Gerber Danze Promotion
March 13, 2014
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The ICC codes with the VA changes incorporated are now available from ICC.
Note: The 2009 USBC along with the 09 codes were formally adopted March 1st 2011. State law allows the use of the 2006 codes until the end of February 2012.
The Building Department is planning to have our code change update this spring after we have gone through it ourselves. I will keep you posted.
Also please pass along the web site for the new Part 1 VA Construction Code, this not only has the technical amendments to the model codes (ICC) and also any changes to the administrative chapters as well. The changes are identified with a solid black line in the margin. If you purchase the VA ICC codes listed above, there is no need to download the version below.
www.vbcoa.org 2009 Part 1 Virginia Construction code.
If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to call.
Robert P. Orr, CBO
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CULPEPER COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS APPROVED NEW BUILDING FEE SCHEDULE
Fee Schedule will be effective August 15, 2008
Permit Fees for both Commercial and Residential were carefully reviewed and approved by the
Board of Supervisors on August 5, 2008. The new fee schedule will take effect on August 15, 2008.
All applications currently under review and submitted prior to August 15, 2008 will be calculated
according to the current fee schedule.
Residential Fee Schedule remains the same for New Construction and trades: Mechanical; Electric;
and Plumbing (“M-E-P”). Minor increases were approved for Miscellaneous Fees. Effective with this
Fee Schedule, an Administrative fee of $75.00 will be required at the time of submission of building
permit; the fee will go toward the total permit fee, but will not be refundable if the project is cancelled or abandoned.
Commercial Fee Schedule also has minor increases and most of those are also related to Miscellaneous
Fees. The biggest differences in the Commercial Fee Schedule are the Trade permits. For example
the "M-E-P" permits will be calculated by “square foot” instead of "contract value." Fire Protection
Permits will be charged per device.
Bob Orr, Building Official carefully weighed and compared approved cost against the current fee
schedule and while there is somewhat of an increase overall, it is small and remains less than
most of our neighboring jurisdictions.
The New Fee Schedule will be posted soon on our website for future reference
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Member Benefits Update
It’s time to reap the many benefits of membership
by Jim Bonnell, LUTCF, HBAV director of member benefit services
Being a member of the Home Builders Association of Virginia comes with many benefits. The strong representation in front of Virginia’s legislators and lawmakers at the Capitol is vital to the health of the home building industry in the Com¬monwealth. This important promotion and protection of the home building industry wouldn’t be possible without the support of our nearly 6,400 member-companies throughout the state.
Working together, our membership and financial support are helping to ensure the strength of Virginia’s housing industry for years to come. In addition to the representation at the state Capitol, HBAV members have access to special benefits, insurance programs and expert advisers who can help your business succeed.
Employee benefits consulting and workers’ comp programs
Wholly owned by HBAV, the HBAV Insurance Agency exists to provide valuable member benefits to all 6,400 member-companies and their employees across the Commonwealth. The HBAV Insurance Group is an independent insurance broker¬age that specializes in employee benefits consulting and has partner companies that specialize in workers’ compensation and general liability coverage for contractors and related business.
The mission of HBAV’s Insurance Group is to provide customized, comprehensive solutions for our members through our strategic relationships with our association, agency and company partners.
Whether HBAV members take advantage of one of our many strategic partnerships with companies such as Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, John Hancock Life, Dominion Dental or the Building Insurance Associa¬tion — or have us shop-out their group benefits to multiple carriers — we are here for you. The HBAV Insurance Agency has access to many carriers throughout Virginia and we are prepared to help large or small groups, as well as individuals.
A small-group health plan can be started with as few as two employees. The benefit consultants at HBAV can help you get a company-sponsored health plan started within a very short period of time. Some carriers we work with are United Healthcare, Optima, Southern Health, Aetna and An¬them Blue Cross Blue Shield.
Anthem health insurance
HBAV has had a long-standing rela¬tionship with Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield’s value-added association benefit. In this program, any HBAV member with Anthem health insurance can add an enhanced package of benefits, at no additional cost. The only requirement is that your group has between two and 99 employees.
Since 1997, more than 1,000 HBAV member companies throughout the Com¬monwealth have taken advantage of this great free benefit.
Qualified retirement plans:
401(k), SIMPLE, SEP, IRAs
A qualified retirement plan can help you to attract and retain the best employees.
Surveys show that retirement plans are consistently one of the most-valued benefits that employers can provide for their employees. These IRS-qualified plans allow employees to defer federal and state income taxes, contribute automati¬cally through payroll deductions, simplify investment decisions and receive immedi¬ate returns on their investment when a company match is available.
HBAV Benefits Group has a certified financial planner on staff who can review existing retirement plans, assist in setting up new offerings, or just provide answers and guidance.
Long-term care insurance at a special group discount
Long-term care is the type of care people need when they can no longer manage basic daily activities on their own such as eating, dressing or bathing. Long-term care insurance can help you to ensure that a long-term care event doesn’t become a family burden or a financial misfortune.
When you incorporate long-term care insurance into your overall financial plan, you and your family will be able to help:
• Protect your retirement assets for their intended purpose.
• Preserve your independence and ability to choose where you’d like to receive care.
• Cover the cost of long-term care expenses if they arise.
• Reduce the physical and emotional burden that care giving can have on fam¬ily members.
Through a partnership with John Hancock Life Insurance Co., HBAV offers long-term care insurance coverage on a voluntary discounted premium basis.
Long-term disability, short-term disability and life insurance
The market for these products is very competitive and rates are changing all the time. It’s recommended that these ancillary benefits be shopped-out periodi¬cally to ensure your group is getting a competitive rate on its group insurance.
Through the help of Dominion Dental Services, HBAV members can access group and individual dental plans throughout Vir¬ginia. These plans offer PPO, DHMO and discount plan options that are competitively priced and have strong benefits.
The PPO option allows members to access benefits at any licensed dentist in Virginia.
For more information regarding the group dental benefits, call or e-mail me using the contact information below.
Individual health insurance
Co-payment … co-insurance … de¬ductibles … health savings accounts … What does all this mean?
HBAV Benefits Group can help you make sense of your health insurance coverage. We work with multiple carriers to provide individual health insurance at competitive rates for our members. Mem¬bers can even go online to http://hbav.com/services2.html for a link to apply for health coverage.
For more information on the current insurance programs offered by HBAV, contact me at (800) 734-6344 or jbon¬email@example.com. VAB
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* "The PVBIA group is a great way to meet the peers in my community. This is a laid back, friendly, easy group of folks that are a pleasure to meet and greet. I have made friends and contacts that have been invaluable to my career".
Kevin- Terra Development
*"Wonderful group of people concerned about issues concerning the Culpeper region".
Sandra- NVS Kitchen & Bath
* "Information! At the source. The Pulse of your local business".
Earl- First Colony Homes
* "Good group of quality people that really care about our industry".
Bobby- Allied Concrete Co.
* "The organization affords an opportunity to not only network but to actually aquire business, which usually opens other avenues or contacts. Thank you PVBIA"!
Lois- Awesome Insulation
* "Networking, Fraternity! The guest speakers are the best around, very industry oriented and informative".
John- J P Morgan Chase
* " A great place to meet "Movers and Shakers" in our industry".
Dan P.- Dewberry
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Anthem Value Added Benefits Program
Membership Offers Additional Benefits on
Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Health Plans
If you are a member of the Home Builders Association of Virginia and you have between 2 and 99 employees - you are eligible to receive additional value added benefits from Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield for your employees and their families.
What does it cost?
You do not have to pay any additional premiums for these value-added benefits. Once you sign up for Anthem health insurance (at the determined premium level) - and indicate you are a member of the Home Builders Association of Virginia these value-added benefits will be included in your plan at no additional premium cost.
What do we get?
If your group offers Anthem’s KeyCare/ BlueCare copayment plan, members get Preventive Care and Routine Wellness at 100%. This includes an annual check-up, an annual gynecological exam and pap test, and annual mammogram for members age 35 and over, an annual colorectal cancer screening, an annual prostate exam and prostate specific antigen (PSA) test for men 40 and over and up to $200 per calendar year for members age 7 and over for additional routine immunizations, labs and x-rays done in connection with annual check-ups. Members pay no copayment, no deductible and no coinsurance. You also receive a Supplemental Accident Coverage covering 100% of the first $750 of allowable charges, and a Hearing Discount Program.
If your group offers Anthem’s KeyCare HSA plan, members get Preventive Care and Routine Wellness at 100%. This includes an annual check-up, an annual gynecological exam and pap test, and annual mammogram for members age 35 and over, an annual colorectal cancer screening, an annual prostate exam and prostate specific antigen (PSA) test for men 40 and over and up to $200 per calendar year for members age 7 and over for additional routine immunizations, labs and x-rays done in connection with annual check-ups. Members pay no co-payment, no deductible and no coinsurance. You also receive a Hearing Discount Program.
If your group offers Anthem’s BlueCare deductible plan, members get Preventive Care and Routine Wellness at 100%. This includes an annual gynecological exam and pap test, and annual mammogram for members age 35 and over, an annual prostate exam and prostate specific antigen (PSA) test for men 40 and over. Members pay no copay, no deductible and no coinsurance. You also receive a Supplemental Accident Coverage covering 100% of the first $750 of allowable charges, and a Hearing Discount Program.
If your group offers Anthem’s HealthKeepers, Inc. (HMO) – copayment plans, members get a $100 reduction to the per admission copayment for in-network hospital services, a Chiropractic benefit rider and a Hearing Discount program.
If your group offers Anthem’s HealthKeepers, Inc. (HMO) – coinsurance plans, members get a Chiropractic benefit rider and a Hearing Discount program.
Why do it?
By offering an Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield plan, you can enhance the benefits you receive with no additional premium costs.
How do I get more information?
Contact Patrick Martin or Seth Savoy with Manry Rawls Corporation at (804) 751-0600, your local agent or Suzanne Stewart, Associations Account Executive at Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield at (800) 248-4158 ext. 43952 or (804) 354-3952. They can help answer questions you might have regarding the special health insurance benefits available through the Home Builders Association of Virginia. If you already offer an Anthem plan, give them a call to find out how you can add these benefits to your plan at no additional cost.
AFLAC, a Fortune 500 Company, is a leading writer of voluntary insurance coverage marketed at the worksite in the United States, offering policies to employees at more than 270,000 payroll accounts.
An employer may provide medical insurance benefits, but these benefits will not cover such costs as deductibles, loss of earning power and other out-of-pocket expenses associated with an illness or accident. AFLAC’s policies are designed to pay cash benefits directly to you, unless you choose otherwise. These cash benefits can be used to help fill the gaps in your primary health care plan.
With AFLAC’s insurance policies, you choose the types of coverage you want and pay for them through the convenience of payroll deduction. And because your premiums can be paid on a pre-tax basis, you may save tax dollars or even be able to add benefits without affecting your take-home pay. Moreover, all of AFLAC’s policies pay benefits regardless of any other insurance you may have.
AFLAC's policies include:
Accident Protection w/Disability
Hospital Confinement Indemnity
Hospital Confinement Sickness Indemnity
Hospital Intensive Care
For additional information please click here, www.richmondaflac.com to access AFLAC Richmond’s website or contact Dennis Krisnow and Elizabeth DeBold at (804) 752-0089 (or fax 752-0086.)
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YOUR NAHB MEMBERSHIP CAN TAKE
YOU FOR A GREAT RIDE.
SPECIAL PRICING. As the exclusive automotive partner of the National Association of Home Builders, GM is pleased to provide GM Supplier pricing to qualified NAHB members.
Purchase or lease a new 2004, 2005 or 2006 model year GM vehicle, and receive terrific savings reserved for our select corporate suppliers—on top of most current consumer incentives.
This program runs February 1, 20067 through January 2, 2008.
WIDEST VEHICLE SELECTION. With more than
80 models, GM offers the widest vehicle style selection of any manufacturer. And you’ll get GM Supplier pricing on many Chevrolet, Pontiac, Buick, Cadillac, GMC, Saturn, HUMMER(excludes H1) and Saab passenger cars, along with light-duty
trucks, vans and SUVs.
So whether you’re looking for a new
work vehicle or a luxury sedan, you’re sure to find a great deal at a local GM Dealer.
EASY TO SHOP. Visit gmfleet.com/nahb to review GM
Supplier pricing, plus current consumer incentives on vehicles equipped to your specifications .The pricing example on the left
demonstrates how this offer can add up to a great value.
NAHB MEMBERS/GM FLEET CUSTOMERS.
If you qualify as a GM Fleet Customer, you are eligible for the NAHB 2005 Business Partner Program2 in lieu of GM Supplier pricing. See your participating dealer for Fleet qualification
guidelines and vehicle eligibility.
GM SUPPLIER PRICING EXAMPLE
2005 Chevy Silverado 1500 Z71 Crew Cab Standard Box with available equipment
MSRP (sticker price on vehicle)$35,585.00
GM Supplier discount price
Total NAHB member value: $3,949.63
PLUS: Combine with applicable current incentives
for an even greater value.
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