EMPORIA, KAN. – The Emporia Area Chamber of Commerce has partnered with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas (BCBSKS) and the Chamber of Commerce Executives of Kansas (CCEKS) to offer businesses access to health insurance savings associated with large group medical coverage.
Chamber Blue of Kansas is an association health plan (AHP) that allows employers to join together to purchase insurance. The larger pool of people enrolled in the plan allows the possibilities for more plan options, and potentially, lower cost.
“This will be a good option for all businesses who may be struggling to attract and keep employees. A strong benefits package is one of the top draws in this competitive hiring market,” said Emporia Chamber President and CEO Jeanine McKenna.
The plan is open to employers who have two or more employees and are current, dues- paying members of the Emporia Area Chamber of Commerce.
Chamber Blue of Kansas offers employers the ability to attract and retain top talent by increasing access and buying power of more than a single business alone. Employers and their most valued asset – their employees – will receive access to:
- A dedicated account management team with one-on-one support
- More choice in plan options
- Stability of rates with a larger pool of participants
- A uniform rate for the group based on average risk rather than rating each member individually
- Dental, life, disability and ancillary coverage offerings will be available to complete your benefits package
The Emporia Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Business After Hours event on Thursday, March 24, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Trusler Business Center, 719 Commercial Street in Emporia, featuring a more detailed presentation about Chamber Blue of Kansas.
McKenna emphasized, “This Business After Hours event is open to all interested businesspeople, whether members of the Chamber or not.”
Reserve your spot online at www.emporiakschamber.org or contact the Chamber office at 620-342-1600.
To learn more about how you can help your employees improve their overall health and well-being, contact Emporia Chamber President and CEO Jeanine McKenna at 620-342-1600 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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About Emporia Area Chamber of Commerce
The Emporia Area Chamber of Commerce is a nonprofit organization of 350 area businesses that join forces to accomplish collectively what no one business could do individually. The mission of the Chamber is to be proactive in creating an environment for business and community success. The organization is currently focusing on Ignite Emporia business initiatives of workforce development and housing; business advocacy and development; and leadership and membership development.
About Chamber of Commerce Executives of Kansas
As a private not-for-profit 501(c)6, Chamber of Commerce Executives of Kansas (CCEKS) operates with the primary goal of serving its membership by providing excellence in professional development, networking, resources, and idea exchange opportunities. Also, CCEKS provides guidance and leadership training to chambers across the state and the board members who serve in local communities. For more information, visit cceks.org.
About Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas
For 80 years, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas has built a reputation of trust with its members and contracting providers by providing outstanding customer service while quickly and accurately processing claims; fairly administering benefit plans and contracts; offering programs, services and tools to help members improve or maintain their health; and operating under the highest ethical standards while being good stewards of premium dollars. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association and is the state’s largest insurer, serving all Kansas counties except Johnson and Wyandotte. For more information, visit bcbsks.com.
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association. The Emporia Area Chamber of Commerce is not affiliated with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas.