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New Health Insurance Plan through Home Builders Association

June 24, 2020

Jeff Pickett, Media by JP

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In conjunction with Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield of South Dakota, these exclusive plan designs were developed to help fit the needs of our members all while still being able to offer them at competitive rates.

We are pleased to announce that enrollment is now available in this new association health plan. Association members statewide will be able to work with a designated local insurance agent, to select the best plan for their company.

Please click here to see an overview of the plan options plus your agent’s contact information should you have any questions.

Thank you for your membership support. We hope you find this new association health plan to be a great member benefit!

 

View additional member discounts here.

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Sioux Empire Home Builders Care Foundation Scholarship Recipients Announced

May 28, 2020

Jeff Pickett, Media by JP

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The Sioux Empire Home Builders Care Foundation has announced the selection of two high school scholarship recipients for the 2019-2020 academic year. Each recipient will receive a $1,000 scholarship.


Cheyenne Miller of Sioux Falls, SD, will be attending South Dakota State University to study Architecture. Miller is a graduate of Lincoln High School.

 

 


Patrick Wilde of Sioux Falls, SD, will be attending South Dakota State University to study Construction Management. Wilde is a graduate of O’Gorman High School.

 


For more information on the Sioux Empire Home Builders Care Foundation or to make a donation, click here or call (605) 361-8322.

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DHS Designates Residential Construction as “Essential Infrastructure Business”

March 30, 2020

Jeff Pickett, Media by JP

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Reposted from nahbnow.org

In a critical win for NAHB and the residential construction sector, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) today designated construction of single-family and multifamily housing as an “Essential Infrastructure Business.”

The designation will enable many home building firms to keep their businesses open during the COVID-19 pandemic and help to stabilize the housing industry and its supply chain in the near term. More detail about the construction workers who qualify as essential can be found in both the “Public Works and Infrastructure Support Services” and “Residential/Facilities and Services” sections of the guidance.

Keep in mind that there is no mandatory federal order on what is an essential business, and many states have their own rules. This is guidance from DHS that states can follow. Therefore, in states where only essential businesses are allowed to keep operations going during the coronavirus epidemic, residential construction workers should continue to be allowed to stay on the job.

NAHB was at the forefront among all housing groups in calling on DHS to make this designation.

“Americans depend on a functioning residential construction sector to provide safe, affordable housing for our citizens, and this need is especially acute during this pandemic,” said NAHB Chairman Dean Mon. “Moreover, a healthy housing market is critical to maintain a sound economy. I commend DHS for heeding the urgent concerns of the housing community and taking this decisive action to assure the men and women of the industry will be able to stay on the job and serve the needs of the American people at this critical time.”

On March 26, in an effort spearheaded by NAHB, 90 companies and organizations sent a joint letter to Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Jack Wolf urging him to designate the construction of single-family and multifamily housing as an Essential Infrastructure Business.

“As cities and states issue declarations and public health orders as a result of the crisis, it is essential that communities have access to our professionals to build and maintain essential services including: building, plumbing, residential property management, rental housing operators, roofing, electrical, HVAC systems, waste/wastewater treatment plants and power generations,” the letter stated. “Home construction, including those industries listed above, should be designated as ‘essential’ because it is necessary to maintain safety, sanitation, and economic security.”

Access the latest NAHB news and business resources to respond to this challenge at the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response section on nahb.org.

 

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