Teladoc confirms it’s no longer in partnership with the NRA

The National Rifle Association's membership benefits list grows shorter and shorter.

Wayne LaPierre, CEO of the National Rifle Association
Wayne LaPierre, CEO of the National Rifle Association, addresses the Conservative Political Action Conference on Thursday. CREDIT: Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call

Teladoc, a telemedicine company that once offered a $14.95 discounted monthly rate for National Rifle Association members, told ThinkProgress on Friday that that program is now over and the NRA’s website offering the benefit would soon be removed.

A company spokesperson said in an email earlier in the week that Teladoc did not have a “direct relationship with the NRA,” but that “Teladoc telehealth services were made available to the NRA through a reseller.”

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On Friday, she followed up, noting that the discount “was part of a broader program, set up several years ago, that we no longer participate in.”

“The webpage you sent me will be coming down,” she added, noting that the page was not operated by Teladoc.

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Teladoc is the latest in a long series of companies that once offered benefits to NRA members, but now say they have terminated the arrangements.

ThinkProgress identified 22 companies on Tuesday that the organization listed as offering discounts to its members — an enticement offered to encourage people to pay the $40 annual membership fee.

Since that time, First National Bank of Omaha, Symantec’s LifeLock and NortonMetLife, Chubb, SimpliSafe, and Enterprise, Alamo, and National Rent-a-Car all have announced they have ended their partnerships with the pro-gun organization. First National Bank of Omaha tweeted that the massive “customer feedback” it received after last week’s Parkland mass shooting caused the company to make the decision.