(INDIANAPOLIS) — Indiana employers looking for health care insurance answers have new options available from a trusted partnership.
The Indiana Chamber has teamed with Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield since 2004 on ChamberCare – an insurance discount offering for businesses with between two and 99 employees. More than 25,000 employee lives (and 50,000 lives when spouses and dependents are included) have been covered through ChamberCare. Now, ChamberCare Solutions takes that partnership to a higher level with a suite of solutions to help meet insurance needs.
“The Indiana Chamber-Anthem partnership has been an excellent one for our member companies, as well as their employees and families,” says Indiana Chamber President and CEO Kevin Brinegar. “There have been more questions than answers since the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was signed. We’ve been listening, discussing and searching for the right tools and products – and we’ve found them in this evolution to ChamberCare Solutions.”
New to the ChamberCare Solutions portfolio is ChamberCare Business Resources, a PEO (Professional Employer Organization) that allows companies to outsource some of their human resources functions and focus on growing their businesses. For many member companies, the PEO structure will provide the advantages of large group underwriting compared to the less flexible small group community rating.
The Indiana Chamber and Anthem are teaming with Indianapolis-based Human Capital Concepts (HCC) on the PEO. Harlan Schafir, CEO of HCC, started the state’s first PEO in the early 1990s; he and his team have more than 125 years of experience in the industry.
“The landscape of health care continues to change and as a result, Anthem is committed to offering innovative plans designed to help keep employees healthy and productive while keeping costs down,” shares Rob Hillman, president of Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Indiana. “ChamberCare Solutions is an enhanced portfolio of health care benefit options that can lead to significant savings for companies.”
Additional ChamberCare Solutions options include:
• ChamberCare Savings (51-99 employees): This is the previous ChamberCare discount program that has been in place since 2004. The new availability for companies with 51-99 employees was made possible by the late 2015 signing of the PACE Act (Protecting Affordable Coverage for Employees), which returned the definition of a small business back to one with 50 or fewer employees.
• ChamberCare Exchange: For companies with fewer than 50 employees and a potentially unhealthy, higher-risk population, the exchange might be the best alternative. Important guidance and navigation is available through Anthem, offering fully ACA-compliant health plans that can keep your company competitive with other businesses’ benefits packages. These compliant plans include minimum essential coverage, pediatric dental and vision care, and more.
“The Indiana Chamber has advocated and educated on health care issues for many years. We’re pleased to add this in-depth navigation benefit,” Brinegar adds. “Being able to offer these choices – with more to come – will save members money and allow them to further invest in their people and businesses.”
Learn more at www.indianachamber.com/chambercaresolutions or contact Nick Luchtefeld at (800) 824-6885.
The Indiana Chamber partners with 24,000 members and investors – representing over four million Hoosiers – to achieve the mission of “cultivating a world-class environment which provides economic opportunity and prosperity.”