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BIO Business Solutions: An OBA Benefit

BIO Business Solutions: A OBA Benefit OBA has teamed with the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) to bring national partnerships for business development and discounts to our members. OBA members are experiencing valuable saving through the BIO Business Solutions program. Available services are outlined below:



Chubb

Chubb Group-Business Insurance/Risk Management

  • Clinical Trials Liability Insurance
  • Products Liability Insurance
  • Professional Liability Insurance
  • Property & Casualty Insurance

For more than 20 years, the Chubb Group has provided cost-effective risk management and insurance coverages tailored to the unique requirements of biotechnology companies. Chubb's insurance professionals specialize in the biotechnology market; they understand your issues and anticipate future insurance coverage challenges.

Member Benefits:

  • 10% premium credit for clinical trials, product and professional liability lines
  • Competitive premiums for companies at all stages
  • Low minimum premiums for early stage companies

To learn about specific details about the program, including coverages and premium rates, contact William Gallagher Associates, BIO's preferred broker for business insurance, at 888-4BIORISK (888-424-6747) or at bioinfo@wgains.com. Companies located in the western U.S. can contact Woodruff-Sawyer & Co. at 415-391-2141. General information about Chubb Group can be found at www.chubb.com. Or contact your local broker.


Fidelity Investments

Fidelity Investments-401(k) Plans

Fidelity Investments, the nation's retirement leader, provides members a retirement plan that meets their employees' needs. Fidelity offers three distinct 401(k) plans to members at discounted pricing.

Member Benefits:

  • Three 401(k) plans from which to choose, including the Fidelity e401k, the first comprehensive, online 401(k) plan created for small business
  • Discounts of 10%-60% for BIO members on Fidelity’s already low-cost plan fees

To speak with a retirement plan specialist about plan selection, program details or technical questions, contact Fidelity at 877-980-0246 or ecmdemo@fmr.com.


Genesis Professional Liability Managers

Genesis Professional Liability Managers
Monitor Liability Managers

Director’s & Officers Liability Insurance

Genesis and Monitor are leading providers of Directors’ and Officers’ liability insurance, both having a strong focus on providing D&O insurance to the biotechnology industry.

Member Benefits:

  • 7.5% no-claims policy renewal credit
  • Prenegotiated, standard coverage terms for members
  • Competitive premiums for companies at all stages
  • Low minimum premiums for early stage companies

To learn about specific details about the program, including coverages and premium rates, contact William Gallagher Associates, BIO's preferred broker for business insurance, at 888-4BIORISK (888-424-6747) or at bioinfo@wgains.com. Companies located in the western U.S. can contact Woodruff-Sawyer & Co. at 415-391-2141. Or contact your local broker.


Humboldt Storage and Moving

Humboldt Storage and Moving/United Van Lines-Moving and Relocation Services

Humboldt Storage and Moving, a United Van Lines agent, is a one-stop for moving an entire company or a single employee, across town or overseas. Humboldt provides moving, relocation and storage services, and has a strong focus on customer service. Humboldt has a unique expertise with serving the biotech industry.

Member Benefits:

  • Discounted pricing of 53%-55% off federal tariffs
  • Guaranteed pickup and delivery
  • Free full-replacement valuation

To learn more about the moving and relocation services, contact Humboldt at 1-877-BIO-4RELO (1-877-246-4735) or rmerrill@humboldt.com.


VWR International

VWR International-Laboratory Supplies, Equipment & Chemicals

VWR International is a leading distributor of laboratory supplies and equipment for the life sciences industry. The program offers extremely aggressive pricing on the entire VWR product offering of more than 400,000 products from 1,300 manufacturers. In addition, the program includes special pricing agreements from manufacturers like BD Bio Sciences (subject to approval), Corning, Mallinckrodt Baker, Mediatech, and Nalge Nunc.

Member Benefits:

  • Hot list of approximately 1,000 items, with savings of up to 75% from list
  • Discounts across the entire VWR product offering
  • Special pricing on general equipment items with list price of over $1,500
  • E-commerce rebate if most of your orders are placed online
  • No minimum order required
  • No shipping charges for products shipped from VWR's primary distribution facilities

For more information, contact VWR at 1-800-932-5000 or your local VWR sales representative.


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