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Greater Akron Chamber Announces a New Health Plan in Partnership with SummaCare

Greater Akron—The Greater Akron Chamber recently announced receipt of a certificate of authority from the State of Ohio to begin offering a multiple employer welfare arrangement (MEWA) to provide health benefits for companies of 50 or fewer employees.  The Chamber is partnering with SummaCare to offer the Chamber Health Benefits Plan to businesses in a 16-county service area.

“Our MEWA will provide a cost-effective solution for small businesses as they try to control the costs of providing health benefits for their employees,” said Steve Millard, President and CEO of the Greater Akron Chamber.  “We’re excited to expand our offerings through SummaCare, a company that has been a partner to the Chamber for almost 20 years in offering our small business members savings on health insurance premiums.”

To enroll in the plan, businesses must be a member of the Greater Akron Chamber. Employers can select from multiple SummaCare plan designs and networks. Kevin Cavalier, Vice President of Sales at SummaCare added, “The MEWA allows small businesses to pool their risk by enrolling in a self-funded plan.  The premium savings, rate stability and protection against unexpected claims costs should make this plan very attractive to local employers.”

The Chamber Health Benefits Plan will be sold through area brokers. Quoting has begun on the plan with the first effective dates being January 1, 2019.  For more information about the Chamber Health Benefits Plan, employers can talk to their broker, call the Greater Akron Chamber at (330) 434-SAVE or go to www.greaterakronchamber.org/MEWA.
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