APMA previously announced an economic relief plan to include the waiver of one month of membership dues and the creation of a $500,000 relief fund for members in demonstrated financial distress. Your association is closely tracking the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. In light of new legislation enacted by the federal government, as well as members' demonstrated needs and the input of our state components, APMA is adjusting its response.
APMA now will waive the full first quarter of national dues for the 2020–21 fiscal year. Recognizing that federal relief funds will significantly surpass what APMA is able to provide, APMA has eliminated the relief fund and instead is tripling the amount of its dues waiver, representing a $2 million value to members. APMA is supporting its members to the greatest of its ability while maintaining its viability to advocate, educate, and lead in the wake of the pandemic.
The 2020–21 fiscal year begins June 1, with renewal notices typically mailed in April for payment by June 1. This year, renewal notices will be sent in July with a payment date of September 1. APMA also will extend the final payment date for 2019–20 dues payments to July 1, meaning no member will be suspended for non-payment of dues during the month of June. (Please note: The policy outlined here pertains to national dues; information from your state component is forthcoming.)
APMA exists to support its members. We urge all members to take advantage of the many resources available at www.apma.org/covid19 and www.apma.org/covid19sba to help carry your practices through these challenging times. Should you need additional support, contact APMA staff at firstname.lastname@example.org.