The Wilmington/Tewksbury Chamber of Commerce will partner with other area Chambers for a seminar on how small businesses can provide employees with affordable, flexible health coverage.
The Zoom event will be Thursday, Nov. 18 from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Registration is free, but members should RSVP to get the Zoom link.
The presenter is Chaitra Sanders, associate director of the Massachusetts Health Connector for Business. Sanders says now is a great time to explore offering benefits to your employees.
Using the Health Connector for Business can help your organization:
> Attract and retain employees
> Offer them a range of insurance options, including HSA plans
> Save money — and even get money back — on premiums
> Support and encourage healthy choices for your employees
> Compete with the “big guys” without paying huge premiums.
The state’s eight leading health insurance carriers now offer health plans to small businesses through the Massachusetts Health Connector’s Business Express program. Business Express is a solution for small businesses that enables an easy apples-to-apples comparison of plans and until recently, there had been limited carrier participation in the program since its original launch two years ago.
The eight carriers participating in the program are: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, BMC HealthNet Plan, CeltiCare Health Plan, Fallon Community Health Plan, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Health New England, Neighborhood Health Plan and Tufts Health Plan.
Business Express is available to small businesses with 50 or fewer employees. All of the health plans have been awarded the Seal of Approval from the Massachusetts Health Connector, and there are no membership dues or monthly fees. Some small business owners may also qualify for a 15% rebate of the premium the owner contributes towards his or her employees’ coverage by participating in Wellness Track, a Health Connector program that promotes healthy lifestyles.