Letter from the Executive Director

Hello IPMA Members,

I hope everyone survived the recent Polar Vortex. Before we know it, Springtime will be upon us.

Thank you for your continued membership, it is a critical part of the overall success of the IPMA and the advancement of podiatry within our State.

As previously promised, we are pleased to offer you new member benefits.

SoFi Student Loan Refinancing – SoFi’s refinancing can help those with student debt save money on total interest, make lower monthly payments, or shorten the duration of their loans. SoFi can refinance both Federal and/or private student loans into a single loan with one monthly payment as well as offer low fixed or variable rates with flexible loan term options (5-20 years). The main benefits include:

  • Bonus: 0.25% Rate Discount welcome bonus(1) for members and family members who refinance through sofi.com/PodiatricMedicine
  • Serious savings: Members save thousands by refinancing.
  • Low rates: Low variable and fixed rates with options for short and long-term repayment periods.
  • Simplicity: Consolidate all student loans into a single loan with one monthly payment.
  • Perks: SoFi offers complementary financial planning, exclusive member events, a referral program, and more.
  • No fees: No application fees, no origination fees, and no prepayment penalties for paying off your loan early.

SoFi Personal Loans – The SoFi Personal Loan is designed to help you borrow money for any kind of personal use such as paying off credit card debt, investing in home improvements, or paying for an unexpected medical expense. Unlike many credit cards, a SoFi Personal Loan has an interest rate under 15%. Additionally, a SoFi Personal loan can be a great alternative to a 401(k) loan which can negatively impact one’s retirement savings. The main benefits include:

  • Bonus: $200 welcome bonus2 for employees and family members who take out a loan through sofi.com/PodiatricMedicine
  • Rates: Low variable and fixed rates with 2-7 year repayment options.
  • Easy Experience: Apply in minutes online to borrow $5,000 to $100,000.
  • Perks: SoFi offers complementary financial planning, exclusive member events, a referral program, and more.
  • No fees: No application fees, no origination fees, and no prepayment penalties for paying off your loan early.

First Communications, our business technology solutions provider, is dedicated to providing great value and committed support to all IPMA members. They offer strategic services which can help your practice grow. Illinois Podiatric Medical Association members will receive the most aggressive rates and see why thousands of other businesses in the Midwest choose First Communications. Their customers receive the highest level of customer service in the industry, 24x7x365 support from certified network engineers in their Network Management Center (NMC), as well as support from their 24x7x365 Care and Repair Center. They also offer data center colocation services at their state-of-the-art environmentally controlled facility that guards your business communications with both physical and virtual protection.

And please remember this previously introduced member benefit.
Hertz Discount Program – Available only to IPMA Members, the discount code is: CDP# 2148889 and the direct booking link is listed below.

https://link.hertz.com/link.html?id=62521&LinkType=HZLK

On this booking page, members can:

  1.  Save up to 10% off car rental base rates every day with CDP# 2148889.
  2. Save more by adding combinable promotional coupons.
  3. Sign up for free travel perks with Hertz Gold Plus Rewards® with CDP# 2148889.

I recently attended the GUILD Meeting and was informed that both the Health Care Plan and the 401K Plan are scheduled to debut by June 1, 2019. As soon as this information does become available, I promise to share it with the entire membership.

As always, if you have any concerns/questions please do not hesitate to contact me, it’s my pleasure to serve you.

Sincerely,

Thomas L. Joseph, MPS, CAE
Executive Director

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