American Acupuncture Council Sends Financial Aid to Katrina Victims Who Are AAC Members
By Editorial Staff
SANTA ANA , Calif. - Philip Stump, president of the American Acupuncture Council (AAC), has announced that all AAC members living in the areas affected by Hurricane Katrina will be receiving refund checks equal to 3 months of malpractice insurance premiums to tide them over during this difficult time.
In addition, AAC members will also have the opportunity to retroactively cancel their coverage for this year if they so choose.
All AAC members will also be eligible to receive additional free leave periods if they are still not in better standing at the end of the 3-month period.
"We wanted our members who have been victimized by the Katrina disaster to know that we are behind them, and want to get money to them at a time when many of our members desperately need it," Stump explained. "We will continue to work with our members until they are able to reopen their acupuncture offices."
AAC members who would like to check on the status of their Katrina aid checks can call (800) 838-0383.
"We do not know the total amount of the Katrina aid checks, but we expect them to be substantial," Stump added.