June 9-11 Washington DC
We hope you will join us in representing MassPack!
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Information & Guidelines from ABL
Regarding Payment Card Processing Litigation.
Note: On page 4, see part 3., current MA law prohibits
surcharging for credit card payments.
Group Health Insurance now Available for Small Business Owners
The Massachusetts Package Stores Association is proud to introduce a new and exciting benefit. The partnership that brings you our very successful workers’ compensation program has formed the Retailers Association of Massachusetts Health Insurance Cooperative (RAMHIC), a cafeteria style offering of health insurance plans at group rates. Plans have been available since April 1st of 2012. These initial plans being offered have been presented to us through the Fallon Triple Network Plan and the Fallon Community Health Plan/Steward Community Care Network. In addition to the Fallon plans we now offer Blue Cross/Blue Shield plans.
For more information on the various plans or to apply for the Health Insurance Cooperative, please click on the following link: RAMHIC Information
Please contact the MassPack office at (800) 322-1383 for further information on obtaining a quote.
Group Dental Insurance NOW Available
The Massachusetts Package Store Association now offers dental insurance at group rates to its members
The Massachusetts Package Stores Association is pleased to announce that it has entered into an agreement with DMS Dental (Altus Dental) to provide package store owners and their eligible employees a reasonably priced dental plan. Entry into this plan is only available to stores whose MassPack membership is current.
Click below for the following forms:
If the above does not give you sufficient information, please feel free to contact DMS Dental at 800 456-8715. When you are ready to enroll, please complete the forms and send them to MassPack, 181 Park Ave., Suite 5, W Springfield, MA 01089 and we will expedite the processing of your plan.
Want to become a member? Please click here to learn about the benefits of membership and to obtain an application.
Retailer Action Alert! Do your part to alert parents and other adults about prom and graduation season.
Every spring, we face the challenge of preventing illegal sales of alcohol to kids who are celebrating proms and graduations. You can do your job better by asking your customers, who are parents and concerned citizens in your area, to do their part to prevent access of alcohol to kids. Simply click here to print a 2-page “contract” that you can copy and distribute to your customers.
Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) Cards - You may be held accountable for accepting these as debit cards.
If the Massachusetts Legislature agrees to the wishes of the Speaker
of the House, package stores will be held responsible for accepting
EBT towards the purchase of alcohol and tobacco products. Fines and
penalties could be severe. For your benefit and safety, we strongly
suggest that you refuse to accept EBT cards at your counters. To
learn more about the EBT program and to view an EBT card, please
Become educated about proper and sound ID checking policies and procedures.
Learn how to handle intoxicated customers. The Massachusetts Package
Stores Association offers BEVERAGE ALCOHOL TRAINING (BAT).
To learn more about BAT and to view a schedule of seminars and their
locations, and to obtain a registration application, please click here.