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Media Contact:
Eileen Philbin
Executive Director, American Senior Benefits Association
877-906-2722
eileen.philbin@asbaonline.org

ASBA Membership Continues to
Grow Despite Sagging Economy

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Chicago, IL - July 1, 2008 - The American Senior Benefits Association announced today that despite the economic downturn, ASBA membership continues to soar.

ASBA continues to draw new members, due in part to the fact that they charge no annual dues, while still offering a broad array of benefits. While AARP and other senior-focused organizations still charge for membership, ASBA remains free.

"With the economy on a downswing, we think it's more important than ever for our members to have access to the kinds of benefits we provide," said Bill Hill, Sr., President and Chairman of the Board of the American Senior Benefits Association. "The fact that we're able to give them that access at no cost to them is frosting on the cake."

Some of the benefits that ASBA members receive are:

  • Access to college scholarship grants for grandchildren and other dependents;
  • Discounts on vacations, hotels, car rental, dining and golf;
  • Savings on health and medical supplies;
  • Exclusive offers and discounts on many other retail products and services
In addition to the discounts on products and services, Hill says that members also benefit from education and advocacy provided by ASBA on behalf of its members. "We're always looking at how new legislation will impact our membership. Our members make up a large portion of the population and we always want to stay relevant to their daily lives."

The American Senior Benefits Association (ASBA) is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit association where membership is completely free. ASBA is committed to lifestyle enhancement through benefits, advocacy and education for the over-50 population. ASBA concentrates its efforts on the issues that are of greatest concern to its members. Through its partners and programs, ASBA members receive product and service discounts, as well as other benefits. Current ASBA membership stands at over 500,000 nationally.



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