Sam's Club Aligns with Aetna, Execupay, LegalZoom to Expand Suite of Services for America's Small Businesses
Innovative solutions in legal, payroll and small group health care provide more savings, more choice for Sam’s Business Members.
BENTONVILLE, Ark. — October 23, 2014– Sam’s Club today announced a new suite of services to help America’s entrepreneurs and small business owners save money and time on vital day-to-day business needs, now available at
. Teaming up with industry leaders in health care, payroll and HR, legal solutions, travel and payment processing, Sam’s Club is the first mass retailer to invest in member services specifically designed to benefit small business owners and their employees.
“Whether they lead startups or seasoned firms, America’s small business owners are constantly strapped for time,” said Rosalind Brewer, President and CEO of Sam’s Club. “To help, we’ve enhanced our suite of business member benefits to bring big-business benefits to small business owners at a value they deserve. Our service providers share our commitment to simplifying our members’ lives, offering affordable, innovative solutions and convenience to critical business operations.”
Health Care Exchange for Small Business — Aetna Marketplace
Small business owners rarely have time to shop for affordable health care options much less to manage individual plans for each employee.
is the first mass retail-supported private health care exchange designed to meet the needs of both the small business owner and their employees. Sam’s Club business members with two or more employees in 18 states have exclusive access to personalized plan tools and resources from Aetna at
Aetna Marketplace for Sam’s Club provides enhanced cost control and budget predictability, simplified administration and easy-to-use tools to help employees choose the plan that best meets their needs. With live access to dedicated support for small business owners and their employees, Aetna Marketplace offers a guided retail shopping experience that provides more choice than the typical health care purchasing experience. Learn more at
Seamless Payroll Integration - Execupay
Sam’s Club Payroll, powered by Execupay, gives small business owners the opportunity to save time by outsourcing their payroll needs to an established industry leader. Sam’s Club members could save up to 40 percent savings on solutions including online payroll, time and attendance, direct deposit and automated payroll tax filings/payments.
Members enroll online in one simple step, and a live payroll expert helps complete the technical details. Then members can run Sam’s Club Payroll at any time from a smartphone, tablet or desktop computer in less than a minute. The collaboration with Execupay provides white-glove customer service and guidance from dedicated payroll specialists. Read more from
Legal Solutions - LegalZoom
Small business owners are often inundated with legal forms or lack the expertise to properly protect their assets. Exclusively for members, Sam’s Club is teaming up with LegalZoom, the leading online provider of legal solutions, to offer a curated bundle of estate planning products and independent counsel. Members could save up to 25 percent savings on company formation, one year membership of the LegalZoom legal plan, and access to over 160 downloadable forms. Read more from
New enhancements to existing services available at SamsClub.com/services
- Payments:New products are available in merchant payment processing from First Data in addition to providing dedicated local consultants to business members in every market. Sam’s Club and First Data offer savings on cutting-edge payments systems to track inventory, manage employees, analyze customer data, drive loyalty and accept payments with security and ease.
- Sam’s Club Travel App: Launched in June 2014, Sam’s Club Travel service could provide members up to 50 percent savings on a la carte travel options from cruises and rental cars to hotels and local attractions. In November, members can access Sam’s Club Travel by mobile app for Android and iPhone users and receive weekly deals through Sam’s Club Travel Insider emails.
“Members frequently tell us that they earned back the cost of their membership in as little as one transaction or through the use of one service,” added Seong Ohm, senior vice president of Membership Services. “That is our goal — to curate a suite of anywhere, anytime services with exclusive savings that make the Sam’s Club membership the most valuable “business card” for our members. Such savings of money and time can be passed on to their businesses, families and communities.”
Cash in Hand Savings at Sam’s Club
In addition to this comprehensive suite of business-friendly services, Sam’s Club financial services provide additional member benefits through two programs:
- Sam’s Club MasterCard- Exclusive to Sam’s Club members, the 5-3-1 credit program provides five percent cash back on fuel purchases, three percent cash back on travel and dining purchases and one percent cash back on all other purchases, anywhere MasterCard is accepted. The card is also equipped with chip-card technology and identity theft resolution support, providing enhanced safety with every transaction.
- Cash Rewards — Sam’s Club Plus members ($100 membership) earn more with every purchase under the new Cash Rewards program. Plus members will receive $10 in Cash Rewards for every $500 spent on qualifying pre-tax purchases, up to $500.
Sam’s Club Business Membership starts at $45 annually. To learn more about the wide array of services for small businesses, visit “Business” at
About Sam’s Club
Sam’s Club®, a division of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT), is a leading membership warehouse club offering superior products, savings and services to millions of members in 643 clubs in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. To learn more about Sam’s Club, visit the
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Sam’s Club MasterCard cardholders are eligible to earn Cash Back rewards “Cash Back” on purchases made with their Sam’s Club MasterCard account. Rewards apply to net card purchases (purchases minus returns). Rewards percentages depend on the type of purchase made (5% for gas purchases at Sam’s Club and Walmart fuel stations and at gas stations (but excluding purchases at fuel stations at wholesale clubs (other than Sam’s Club), certain supercenters and supermarkets), for up to the first $6,000 in gas purchases each year and 1% after that; 3% for dining and travel purchases (excluding purchases at wholesale clubs other than Sam’s Club) and 1% for all other Eligible Purchases). Maximum of $5,000 in Cash Back rewards can be earned in a calendar year. Cash Back checks are issued each February for the Cash Back earned the previous calendar year. Cash back rewards are forfeited if the Sam’s Club MasterCard account is not in good standing, is more than two months delinquent on the minimum balance, if the Sam’s Club Membership terminates or lapses, or if the Cash Back rewards earned in a calendar year is less than $5.00. Cash Back checks will be made payable to Sam’s Club and may be cashed only at a Sam’s Club location. See the “How to Earn Cash Back with Your Sam’s Club® MasterCard® Reward Program” terms for details. The Sam’s Club MasterCard is issued by Synchrony Bank pursuant to a license by MasterCard International Incorporated. MasterCard is a registered trademark of MasterCard International Incorporated.
Cash Rewards are only available for Sam’s PlusTM Members. Sam’s Plus Members earn $10 in Cash Rewards for every $500 in qualifying pre-tax purchases with a maximum reward of$500 per 12-month membership period. Cash Rewards are awarded annually and loaded onto the membership card for use in-club, on SamsClub.com or redeemable for cash. A member can accumulate a Maximum Balance of $2,000 in earned Cash Rewards on a membership card, at which point accrual of Cash Rewards stops until the Maximum Balance is reduced. Cash Rewards are not earned for purchases made during the time of Maximum Balance. Restrictions apply. Visit SamsClub.com/cashrewards.com for program details and terms and conditions