For-profit

The Association of Mature American Citizens

Website:

amac.us/

Location:

Bohemia, NY

Status:

For-profit membership organization

Type:

Retiree advocate

Founded:

2007

Founder:

Dan Weber

The Association of Mature American Citizens is a right-leaning 50-plus organization that presents itself as a rival organization to the more left-leaning AARP. [1] [2]

As of 2020, AMAC claimed 2.1 million members. [3] Dan Weber, owner of an insurance agency in New York state, founded AMAC in 2007. [4]

Background

The Association of Mature American Citizens, also known as AMAC, is a right-leaning organization that represents Americans who are 50-plus. [5] It regularly presents itself as a conservative-leaning rival to the more left-leaning AARP and other 50-plus organizations. [6]

AMAC offers members benefits such as roadside assistance, retail and restaurant discounts, and other benefits and savings opportunities. [7]

AMAC operates a for-profit organization in the insurance market, but it says it returns all proceeds to the membership organization. [8] Sources of revenue are membership fees and income from companies advertising in AMAC Advantage. [9] AMAC gets compensation when an AMAC member chooses their insurance coverage through an affiliated insurance carrier. The sales representatives are usually employed or contracted by a Medicare Health Plan Carrier, Prescription Drug Plan Provider, or Insurance Carrier. [10]

AMAC’s founder, the late Dan Weber, ran the Hometown Insurance Agency in Bohemia, New York for more than 30 years before he founded AMAC in 2007. [11] He was concerned about high taxes and growing government and argued older Americans need more effective and conservative advocacy in Washington. [12]

As of 2020, AMAC says it had 2.1 million members. [13] The Wall Street Journal reported in 2014 that AMAC membership increased by 40,000 members from 2008, which the group attributed to anger over the passage of the controversial Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare. [14]

The organization publishes the bi-monthly, members-only AMAC Magazine. [15]

AMAC has a 501(c)(4) arm known as AMAC Action that lobbies on Capitol Hill and locally. It has an education arm, the AMAC Foundation, a 501(c)(3), that does not engage in direct lobbying. [16]

Issue Advocacy

AMAC staff and members focus on national policies such as health care, prescription drug prices, border security, national security, foreign policy, and judicial appointments. [17]

AMAC has said it is “adamantly against” cutting Social Security; however, it proposed a fiscal solvency plan that would increase the earliest retirement age from 62 to 64, while also guaranteeing a cost-of-living increase. [18]

AMAC asserts it is focused on American values, free speech, free exercise of religion, equality of opportunity, and is pro-life. The organization also says it champions veterans and the nation’s fiscal solvency to protect against escalating debt. [19] AMAC also opposes a government-run Medicare for All program, supports pro-law enforcement and anti-crime policies, and backs election integrity measures. [20]

AMAC Programs

Association of Mature American Citizens’ Senior Resources Network is a Medicare advisory service providing real-time assistance for issues from a call center to help AMAC members explore Medicare options. [21]

The AMAC Foundation’s Social Security Advisory Services is a source of guidance for those approaching or receiving Social Security benefits, to help explain risks, benefits, timetables, and how best to access the Social Security system. [22]

RoseMark Advisors is a financial planning service offered to AMAC members. [23]

The AMAC Ambassador Program allows members to volunteer to talk to family, friends, and others about joining the organization. [24]

The Elder Fraud Initiative was established in October 2021 when AMAC Inc., the AMAC Foundation, and AMAC Action joined to create awareness of what it called the “insidiously menacing” rise in scams targeting senior citizens that began with the onset of COVID-19. [25]

Leadership

Rebecca Weber is the CEO of AMAC. She worked for Hometown Insurance Agency. Weber is a Chartered Property Casualty Agent and a member of The Alternative Board. In 2011, she formed AMAC Senior Resources Network, Inc. She is the editor-in-chief of AMAC Advantage. [26]

David Weber is the chief operating officer and chief marketing officer of AMAC. He joined the family-owned Hometown Insurance Company. He is a licensed property and casualty, life, accident, and health broker in the state of New York. [27]

Dave Kane is the chief technology officer of AMAC. Before joining AMAC in 2016, he was a consultant to AMAC’s technology division since 2008. He is a veteran of the U.S. Navy. [28]

Matthew M. Racanelli is the chief financial officer. He helped to form RoseMark Advisors in 2012 and was promoted to the current position in 2016. [29]

References

  1. “Frequently Asked Questions.” Association of Mature American Citizens. Accessed April 7, 2022. https://amac.us/about-us/frequently-asked-questions/ ^
  2. “About Us.” Association of Mature American Citizens. Accessed April 7, 2022. https://amac.us/about-us/ ^
  3. “About Us.” Association of Mature American Citizens. Accessed April 7, 2022. https://amac.us/about-us/ ^
  4. “About Us.” Association of Mature American Citizens. Accessed April 7, 2022. https://amac.us/about-us/ ^
  5. “About Us.” Association of Mature American Citizens. Accessed April 7, 2022. https://amac.us/about-us/ ^
  6. “Frequently Asked Questions.” Association of Mature American Citizens. Accessed April 7, 2022. https://amac.us/about-us/frequently-asked-questions/ ^
  7. “AMAC.” LinkedIn. Accessed April 7, 2022. https://www.linkedin.com/company/amac—association-of-mature-american-citizens/ ^
  8. Johannes, Laura. “AARP Faces Competition From Conservative-Leaning Groups.” Wall Street Journal. March 30, 2014. Accessed April 7, 2022. https://www.wsj.com/articles/SB10001424052702304704504579433343591891948 ^
  9. “Frequently Asked Questions.” Association of Mature American Citizens. Accessed April 7, 2022. https://amac.us/about-us/frequently-asked-questions/ ^
  10. “Frequently Asked Questions.” Association of Mature American Citizens. Accessed April 7, 2022. https://amac.us/about-us/frequently-asked-questions/ ^
  11. “Meet the Team at AMAC.” Association of Mature American Citizens. Accessed April 7, 2022. https://amac.us/about-us/meet-the-amac-team/ ^
  12. “About Us.” Association of Mature American Citizens. Accessed April 7, 2022. https://amac.us/about-us/ ^
  13. “About Us.” Association of Mature American Citizens. Accessed April 7, 2022. https://amac.us/about-us/ ^
  14. Johannes, Laura. “AARP Faces Competition From Conservative-Leaning Groups.” The Wall Street Journal. March 30, 2014. Accessed April 7, 2022. https://www.wsj.com/articles/SB10001424052702304704504579433343591891948 ^
  15. “About Us.” Association of Mature American Citizens. Accessed April 7, 2022. https://amac.us/about-us/ ^
  16. “About Us.” Association of Mature American Citizens. Accessed April 7, 2022. https://amac.us/about-us/ ^
  17. “About Us.” Association of Mature American Citizens. Accessed April 7, 2022. https://amac.us/about-us/ ^
  18. Johannes, Laura. “AARP Faces Competition From Conservative-Leaning Groups.” Wall Street Journal. March 30, 2014. Accessed April 7, 2022. https://www.wsj.com/articles/SB10001424052702304704504579433343591891948 ^
  19. “About Us.” Association of Mature American Citizens. Accessed April 7, 2022. https://amac.us/about-us/ ^
  20. “Our Stance on Key Issues.” Association of Mature American Citizens. Accessed April 7, 2022. https://amac.us/about-us/our-stance-on-the-issues/ ^
  21. “About Us.” Association of Mature American Citizens. Accessed April 7, 2022. https://amac.us/about-us/ ^
  22. “About Us.” Association of Mature American Citizens. Accessed April 7, 2022. https://amac.us/about-us/ ^
  23. “About Us.” Association of Mature American Citizens. Accessed April 7, 2022. https://amac.us/about-us/ ^
  24. “Frequently Asked Questions.” Association of Mature American Citizens. Accessed April 7, 2022. https://amac.us/about-us/frequently-asked-questions/ ^
  25. “AMAC Foundation launches new Elder Fraud Initiative.” Hudson Valley 360. October 19, 2021. Accessed April 7, 2022. https://www.hudsonvalley360.com/artsandlife/localannouncements/amac-foundation-launches-new-elder-fraud-initiative/article_024f96c8-ae67-5054-ae94-f657970dcfc0.html ^
  26. “Meet the Team at AMAC.” Association of Mature American Citizens. Accessed April 7, 2022. https://amac.us/about-us/meet-the-amac-team/ ^
  27. “Meet the Team at AMAC.” Association of Mature American Citizens. Accessed April 7, 2022. https://amac.us/about-us/meet-the-amac-team/ ^
  28. “Meet the Team at AMAC.” Association of Mature American Citizens. Accessed April 7, 2022. https://amac.us/about-us/meet-the-amac-team/ ^
  29. “Meet the Team at AMAC.” Association of Mature American Citizens. Accessed April 7, 2022. https://amac.us/about-us/meet-the-amac-team/ ^

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