Frontier Coop offers Nebraska Cooperative Farmer Member Health Plan
Understanding the concerns surrounding the rising cost of health insurance, Frontier Coop has announced its investment to offer the Nebraska Cooperative Farmer Member Health Plan to help make health benefits easier and more affordable for its member-owners.
Through a partnership with Land O’Lakes, Frontier Coop members will have access to quality health care plans at affordable prices, ranging from limited coverage to comprehensive coverage. The plan will be administered through health benefits company, Gravie, who will offer a team of expert advisers to help answer any benefits-related questions.
In 2018, Land O’Lakes, in partnership with Minnesota-based Gravie, launched a pilot group health plan offered to 12 Land O’Lakes cooperatives in Minnesota. The program is now expanding to nearly 15,000 eligible farmers in Minnesota, as well as 28,000 farmers in Nebraska who are members of a cooperative that opts-in to participate in the program. Frontier Coop made the initial investment and is proud to begin offering the coverage to its members in 2019.
“This is what your cooperative system is all about,” said Randy Robeson, Frontier Coop CEO/president, in a release. “Frontier is excited about being part of a plan that will help member-owners get a better rate for their health insurance.”
Farmers who participate in the program can choose from several plans that are compliant with the ACA (Affordable Care Act). The plan options will cover the 10 Essential Health Benefits, offer broad network coverage, and are more cost-effective than many plans offered in the current individual market.
The health plan is open to Frontier Coop stockholders who reside in Nebraska. For an entire list of eligibility requirements, members are advised to contact Gravie. Open enrollment is offered now through Dec. 21, 2018, with coverage effective Jan. 1, 2019. Members who are interested in enrolling or have questions may contact Gravie at 844.538.4690 to speak to a representative, or visit www.gravie.com/necoop.
Frontier Cooperative Co. is a member-owned, full-service ag cooperative with 22 branches located primarily in east-central Nebraska. Frontier Coop offers products and services in grain, agronomy, energy, and feed nutrition, and has been proudly serving local producers for over 100 years.