Seniors who don't agree with the politics of AARP but still want representation can turn to the American Seniors Association (ASA). Considered by many to be the conservative answer to AARP, the American Seniors Association, is the choice of many senior citizens interested in joining a group that provides information and services.
The Mission and Five Foundations of the ASA
The mission of the ASA is the commitment to making sure their members have the choices, information, and services they need to live healthier, wealthier lives. The Five Foundations of the ASA reflect their core beliefs on major key issues which are:
Services and Benefits of ASA Membership
Following in the footsteps of AARP, the ASA has grown to offer various senior services and benefits to its members.
ASA Offers Insurance Products
The insurance products offered through ASA are provided by several insurance companies including Liberty Mutual Insurance and Ameritas Insurance Corporation.
ASA members receive discounts for the following types of insurance services:
- Medical insurance plans (under age 65)
- Hearing aids
- Medicare supplement plans A-N
- Prescription drug savings card
- Cancer plans
- Long-term care
ASA Helps With Medicare Solutions
An explanation of the types of Medicare supplemental insurances and free quotes of the costs are available to ASA members.
ASA Has an Auto Club
Members of the ASA receive a discounted membership to the Paragon Motor Club which offers several programs.
- A roadside assistance program that provides 24-hour assistance, 7 days a week, throughout the U.S., Canada, and Puerto Rico. Members have a choice between the classic, standard or premium benefits package.
- A road hazard protection program covers tires, wheels, and rims from road hazards such as potholes, construction debris, and rocks.
Apply for an Auto Loan With ASA
To apply for an auto loan, you would need to fill out a short form on myAutoloan.com. Once the application is submitted and approved, you will receive up to four offers from ASA's lenders. If you decide to accept, you will receive a check in 24 hours to purchase a car or to refinance your current auto loan. It is a fast and easy process. There are no fees and you under no obligation to use ASA's lender for your auto loan.
Enjoy Travel Benefits With ASA
ASA members enjoy discounted travel benefits and the ease of making all travel arrangements from the member vacation center. Booking arrangements include:
- Vacation packages
- Hotel rooms
- Travel insurance
- Car rentals
The American Seniors Association Organization: A Brief History
Started in 2005 by founder Jerry Barton, The National Association for Senior Concerns gave individuals an alternative choice to joining AARP. The organization, commonly known as NASCON, was aimed at conservative seniors with the purpose of representing their political and philosophical views and lobbying for their beliefs.
People Who Supported NASCON
Within its first few months of operation, NASCON was recognized and hailed by:
- Writer Brian McNicoll of The Heritage Foundation
- Steve Forbes of Forbes Magazine
- Newsman Sean Hannity of Fox News
- TownHall.com publisher Drew Bond
- Former game show host, Peter Marshall who is the honorary Chairman and spokesperson for the organization
As NASCON began to add services to its initial mission, the name was changed to the American Seniors Association, also called ASA.
Joining the ASA
The membership fee for ASA is $15 per year. A two-year membership runs $25, and a three-year membership is $35.
Contact Information for the ASA
If you are interested in finding out more about the organization, you can call a representative at 1-800-951-0017, contact them by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the ASA website at AmericanSeniors.org
To contact the ASA by mail, write to:
American Seniors Association
353 6th Avenue West
Bradenton, FL 34205
Join at Any Age
The American Seniors Association is open to membership for individuals of any age. The organization feels all Americans are affected by current proposals on healthcare, tax reform, and other political issues, and membership should not be limited to only one sector of the population.