International Monetary Systems (OTCBB:ITNM) has announced the
launching of a new medical benefits program for its nationwide
clients. The program, IMS Benefit Solutions, will make it possible
for International Monetary Systems’ members to utilize their earned
trade dollars to provide an expanded healthcare benefits package to
Mardak, CEO of International Monetary Systems, commented, “We
believe that, because of the size of the IMS trade network, our new
healthcare program is the largest of its kind in the barter
industry. As part of the program, IMS business members will offer
their employees trade dollars as reimbursement for medical costs
that are not covered by their health insurance plans.
“Because of the high healthcare costs that most companies and their
employees are now facing, IMS Benefit Solutions will not only
enhance the clients’ businesses, but will also generate significant
new trade-dollar volume for International Monetary Systems. As a
result of this program, we expect to recruit many more medical
professionals across North America to join the IMS barter network.”
International Monetary Systems has had a medical reimbursement
policy, that utilizes trade dollars, in place for its employees for
many years now. The idea to expand the program to its members
emanated from one of the company’s senior trade brokers, Rebecca
Lucas, from the Rohnert Park, California, office.
Under the new plan, exchange members and their employees will carry
a special IMS Benefit Solutions prepaid barter card, which they will
present to their medical providers.
Employers interested in learning more about this program should
contact Wisconsin-based International Monetary Systems at (800)
more information on IMS
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your barter company’s listing on BarterNews.com isn’t current, you
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thousands of articles, the weekly “Tuesday
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USA Today’s Small
Business Expert Lauds Barter Over Cash
Steve Strauss, small business columnist for USA Today
authored an excellent article on the value of utilizing barter as a
small business owner.
only did he outline the considerable benefits, but he pointed out
the differences between direct barter and working through organized
trade (barter) exchanges.
read his article
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visit our BARTER CONTACTS section on our web site where we have
names & addresses of barter companies in the USA. If YOUR exchange
isn’t listed, or the information is incorrect, you can correct the
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States Rated For Small
latest SBE report noted that the lowest ranked states’ greatest
export was people. One thing to look at is where people are moving.
People follow economic opportunity...and the numbers prove it.
California had 112,500 more people move out than moved in 2008, New
York lost 98,800 and New Jersey lost 40,300.
the other end of SBE Council’s scale, South Dakota had 2,088 more
people move in than moved away. Nevada gained 13,200 more than it
lost, and Texas gained 125,600 more.
states with the top rankings by SBE Council methodology are:
states with the lowest ranking are:
District of Columbia
50. New Jersey
49. New York