Chamber pursues association health care plan for members
With the U.S. Department of Labor officially expanding health care options to include association health plans in late June, the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber is taking steps to explore offering health care plans for its small-business members with the goal to offer coverage as early as Jan. 1, 2019.
“Small businesses who are members of the Chamber have made it clear – providing health care coverage at a reasonable cost to their employees is a top business need,” said Rhonda Hooper, president and CEO of Jordan Advertising and chair of the Chamber. “Because of this expansion, we hope to offer an alternative for businesses to bring health care at a rate that will help businesses save money and ultimately invest more in the Greater Oklahoma City region.”
“The Chamber always strives to provide true value and return on investment to its members,” Hooper said. “The ChamberChoice program offered to our members prior to enactment of the Affordable Care Act was very successful due to the quality of benefits and the ease of purchasing. By exploring the opportunity to offer a similar plan, we hope to continue that tradition.”
The Chamber will communicate more details about its association health care plan in the coming weeks.