GAWDA is Proud to Announce
the Launch of our New
Ancillary Benefits Program

(Effective July 1, 2023)

This comprehensive program offers a range of valuable benefits aimed at improving the well-being of GAWDA members and their employees. By partnering with The Horton Group, GAWDA has designed a suite of insurance coverage options that encompasses:

  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Life and Voluntary Life
  • Short-Term and Long-Term Disability

We recognize the importance of providing a comprehensive benefits program under one roof. Therefore, GAWDA Members also have the option to partner with The Horton Group for assistance with their medical insurance, allowing you to consolidate your entire benefits program for greater convenience and efficiency.


If you have not yet confirmed your Company’s information with The Horton Group,
please contact Maddy Bassetto at

Expanding Coverage Options: 

One of the key advantages of the Ancillary Benefits Program is its flexibility and customization.  The program allows companies to choose from existing plan designs or tailor coverage to align with their specific requirements. Whether it’s enhancing dental care, improving vision coverage, or safeguarding employees’ financial future through life and disability insurance, GAWDA’s Ancillary Benefits Program offers a range of options to suit diverse organizational needs. 

Financial Benefits: 

In addition to the expanded coverage options, GAWDA members can enjoy significant financial advantages through the new program. Due to the group purchasing power of GAWDA, all lines of coverage receive a 10% reduction in rates (on what you are paying now), ensuring cost savings for both employers and employees. These reduced rates deliver a compelling package of benefits to member organizations. Furthermore, GAWDA’s Ancillary Benefits Program offers rate guarantees, assuring stability and predictability in insurance costs for the duration of the coverage. 

Streamlined Benefits Administration: 

GAWDA recognizes the importance of efficient benefits administration for its members. To facilitate seamless management of the GAWDA Ancillary Benefits Program, The Horton Group has partnered with Employee Navigator to offer free Benefits Administration Technology. This technology streamlines the enrollment, communication, and management processes, empowering GAWDA members to efficiently administer the program and enhance the employee experience. 

How to Participate: 

GAWDA members who wish to take advantage of this exceptional opportunity, or desire more information about the Ancillary Benefits Program, can reach out to The Horton Group‘s dedicated gases and welding team. They are ready to assist you with the enrollment process, answer any questions you may have, and guide you through the available options.   

You may also reach out directly to Liz Letke, SVP, The Horton Group, for information and assistance.