Many companies, in the past, have offered discounts to members of large groups. These companies include airlines, car rental agencies and moving companies.
Jesus “Frank” Arbizu, Financial Representative with COUNTRY Financial in Nevada states, “After the Parkland, FL school shootings over 20 major corporations are ending their ties and discount programs offered to pro-gun groups like the National Rifle Association(NRA) members.”
In the insurance category, those pulling their NRA discounts are Met Life and Chubb.
According to a Twitter feed “United (Airlines) is notifying the NRA that we will no longer offer a discounted rate to their annual meeting and we are asking that the NRA remove our information from their website.”
First National Bank of Omaha tweeted “… (we) will not renew its contract with the National Rifle Association to issue the NRA Visa Card”. This puts an end to a card members receiving 5% back on gas and sporting goods purchases.”
Arbizu continues, “Whether these companies will feel the long-term financial pinch and lose business from the approximate 5 million NRA members remains to be seen. The general consensus is that members will reciprocate and not conduct business with any of the companies that remove NRA discounts.”
This boycott could also trickle down to the 80 million gun owners in the US who are not members of the National Rifle Association but sympathize with paid members.
“NRA programs offering a wide range of discounts are probably a strong incentive for members to join the organization. If these perks are no longer available will membership renewals drop?”
“Met Life and Chubb are pulling their NRA discounts. For instance MetLife auto insurance offered a $50 benefit to members for each year of claim-free driving. This could mean increased monthly insurance rates to NRA members that are covered by these carriers.
“Thousands of Las Vegas Nevada residents could be shopping for alternative carriers with competitive rates.
“At COUNTRY Financial we are in a position to help. We have affiliations with all the major insurance carriers and have the ability to research the best and cheapest coverage to meet the needs of you and your family,” concludes Arbizu.
If you are an NRA member that will lose discounts, please visit www.countryfinancial.com/frank.arbizu or call Frank Arbizu at 702-573-7766.
About Country Financial:
COUNTRY Financial® was formed by a group of Illinois farmers in 1925 as a fire and lightning insurance company. A year later, the company expanded and began to offer coverage for autos and equipment. Today, we have more than 5,000 employees and representatives working together to provide a full range of products and services to meet your insurance and financial needs.
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