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Protect Yourself: Four ways APHA members can save

Life doesn’t always go according to plan. Sometimes, even those best-laid plans are derailed by unexpected emergencies—and unexpected expenses. But that doesn’t mean they have to derail your finances too. The best way to protect yourself, your family, your Paints and, yes, even your bank account, is to be prepared. That’s why we created our unique APHA Xtras discount program just for you—so you can bounce back quickly from whatever life throws your way and get back to the barn as soon as possible. Here are four easy ways to protect yourself and save money at the same time.

  1. Protect your health.

Whoever came up with the saying “healthy as a horse” clearly has not seen your vet bills, right? The vet’s on speed dial, but you can come up with a slew of reasons—too much time, money and hassle—to skip routine health screenings for yourself. With APHA Xtras partner Life Line Screening, you’ve got no more excuses.

In a little more than an hour, you can get a health assessment and get back to what you love best: your Paints. Life Line Screening offers painless, non-invasive screening of risk factors for aortic aneurysms, carotid artery disease, atrial fibrillation and other chronic diseases that may lead to an increased risk for stroke, heart attack or other disability.

Their staff of healthcare professionals use the latest technology to provide hospital-quality preventive screenings. Board-certified physicians carefully review your results. Then you and your doctor will have the information you need to work together toward improving your health.

APHA members can opt for this baseline package with four screenings for only $135:

  • Stroke Warning Signs, Symptoms, Risk Factors and Prevention
  • Atrial Fibrillation Screening
  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease Screening

Or pick another health screening package that’s right for you. To find a screening location convenient to you, call (800) 323-8053 or schedule your screening online. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Take advantage of the discounts available to APHA members to find out your current health status today.

  1. Protect your pets.

Because veterinary bills can add up quickly, pet insurance is a great way to save money while keeping our faithful companions healthy and happy. And because we all want to keep more money in our wallets, one of the many perks included with your APHA membership is a 5% discount with Veterinary Pet Insurance (VPI).

VPI is America’s number one choice for pet insurance, offering affordable pet health coverage ranging from preventative care to significant medical incidents. As a member of the APHA, you’re eligible to receive a five percent discount—or more for multiple pets—on your pet’s health care plan.

Pet insurance is easy to get started and easy to use. Visit VPI Pet Insurance online or call (877) 738-7874 to get a quote today. Don’t forget to mention your APHA membership to receive your five percent savings!

  1. Protect your assets.

Looking to save some money on home or auto insurance? The next time your policy is up for renewal, take 15 minutes to reevaluate your current coverage and needs. APHA Xtras partner MyLifeProtected makes comparison shopping and buying insurance super simple and pain-free.

MyLifeProtected, a nationally-licensed insurance agency, offers reliable products from some of the top insurance companies in the world, connecting you with the affordable coverage you need using an innovative digital platform. That cutting-edge technology is backed by some of the best customer service in the industry, provided by a talented team of ethical professionals.

Here’s how it works:

  • To get a quote, go to MyLifeProtected’s secure website or call (877) 232-4460.
  • Choose the type of insurance you need: auto, home, life, pet, renter’s, or short-term medical insurance.
  • Enter your information and get a quote in real time. In some cases, you can even get quotes from multiple providers and compare.
  • Make your purchase. You can buy your insurance online or speak to one of MyLifeProtected’s helpful, licensed insurance agents.
  • Get help when you need it. Call MyLifeProtected anytime if you want to purchase additional insurance or if you have questions about the coverage you already have.

It can be difficult and intimidating to evaluate your insurance needs. That’s why APHA partnered with MyLifeProtected to provide you with an unparalleled insurance buying experience.


  1. Protect your identity.

Identity theft strikes more than 16 million Americans annually, costing some victims hundreds of dollars in uncovered losses and countless hours spent dealing with the aftermath. But you can reduce your risk by taking advantage of the APHA Xtras program to protect yourself and your family from identity theft with Identity Guard®.

Identity Guard monitors your valuable credit and identity information, with alerts that can help you respond quickly if certain changes indicating fraudulent activity are detected. Featuring the most powerful, comprehensive identity theft protection available today, Identity Guard continuously scours billions of data points, working like a “radar” that is always protecting your identity.

Protect you and your family in five easy steps.

  • Sign up online. Enrollment is simple and only takes a few minutes.
  • Set up your personalized watchlist. The more Identity Guard watches, the better protected you are.
  • Manage your risk. Quickly protect yourself with easy-to-follow best practices.
  • Get alerts. Get the fastest notifications of activity that could indicate credit fraud.
  • Restore your identity. Identity Guard helps you recover your identity and reimburses funds lost due to identity theft.

Identity Guard offers three different levels of protection for individuals, couples and families, starting at $7.50 for APHA members. Find out more and choose the plan that’s right for you and get coverage today here.

Ready to get your discounts? If you haven’t already, click here to join or renew your APHA membership.


Your APHA membership includes more benefits than ever before. Take a minute to check out all 16 different APHA Xtras offers, saving you money at home, on the ranch, on entertainment, travel and more. It’s just our way of saying thank you for being an APHA member.


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About APHA

The American Paint Horse Association is the world’s second-largest international equine breed association, registering more than a million horses in 59 nations and territories since it was founded in 1962. APHA’s mission is to inspire, nurture, promote and provide meaningful experiences to generations interested in preserving the versatile Paint Horse.