For more than a decade prior to the passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), NAR surveys indicated that 28-33 percent of REALTORS® were uninsured in any given year. Without health insurance, REALTORS® and other self-employed individuals are unable to seek necessary medical attention and/or face significant financial burdens when they or their dependents need medical care.
As part of efforts to address the health insurance needs of members, NAR has advocated for reform of the health insurance markets that provide coverage to the self-employed and small employers since the health care reform debates of the mid-nineties.
Industry professionalism is key to ensuring that Realtors® remain at the center of the real estate transaction. As technological advances and changing business structures alter the traditional real estate landscape, the association is a professional ally. NVAR, Virginia Realtors® and the National Association of Realtors® collaborate to offer Code of Ethics education and enforcement, effective political advocacy, and a robust consumer advertising campaign. Digital, print and email communications deliver industry and association news to advance knowledge, and the profession.