The Recreation Vehicle Industry Association commissioned an Economic Impact Study on the RV industry, released on June 7, 2016. The study found that the RV industry contributes about $49.7 billion in economic output or 0.28 percent of the Gross Domestic Product. Through its production and distribution linkages, the industry impacts firms in 426 of the 440 sectors of the United States economy.
Nationwide, the industry is responsible for 216,170 jobs, both directly and inderectly, creating an economic impact of $37.5 billion. The full study results, along with each individual state and congressional district's economic impact is available on the website by clicking here .
Tue Dec 12, 2017
FAIRFAX, Va. — According to RVDA, the association-endorsed RV Dealers Health Collective Purchasing Arrangement available through Brown and Brown Insurance grew quickly during its first year of operation.
Since the program launched in January 2017, more than 20 dealerships have enrolled, representing more than 1,400 dealership employees and their dependents.
The RV Dealers Health Collective Purchasing Arrangement is intended to give RVDA members an innovative way to provide employee health benefits while saving money. Through a combination of leveraged buying power and program metrics that carve-out excess costs, RVDA members have an opportunity to lower health care premiums.
Participating dealers have the option of maintaining their current health benefits or they can further customize their offering to employees. The program includes a dedicated Brown and Brown service representative, turn-key compliance solutions, and administrative support.
In certain instances, dealers are eligible for immediate savings upon entering the program, with additional savings possible at the end of the plan year based on the dealer group's actual claims. Dealers participating in the program can maintain their own renewal date and contract.
"This program is an excellent way for RV dealers to combat escalating health plan costs while providing quality coverage for their employees," says RV Assistance Corp. (RVAC) chairman Jeff Hirsch of Campers Inn. RVAC is a wholly-owned subsidiary of RVDA that develops member benefits for association members.
"Not only does the program help dealers and their human resources people better manage their company's health care benefits, it gives employees access to resources that can help them stay healthy," says Angie Weilage of Brown and Brown Insurance.