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Greater Akron Chamber, SummaCare to offer health benefits for small businesses

November 13, 2018

Greater Akron Chamber, SummaCare to offer health benefits for small businesses

AKRON, Ohio – The Greater Akron Chamber has partnered with SummaCare to offer health benefits for businesses with 50 or fewer employees.

The Chamber Health Benefits Plan is a multiple-employer arrangement that is available to small businesses in a 16-county service area. The chamber received approval from the state to offer the plan.

“Our multiple employer welfare arrangement will provide a cost-effective solution for small businesses as they try to control the costs of providing health benefits for their employees,” said chamber President and CEO Steve Millard in a news release. “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.”

The plan is available to businesses that are Greater Akron Chamber members and features multiple SummaCare plan designs and networks.

“The multiple employer welfare arrangement allows small businesses to pool their risk by enrolling in a self-funded plan,” said SummaCare Vice President of Sales Kevin Cavalier in the news release. “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 local brokers. To learn more about the plan, talk to a broker or contact the Greater Akron Chamber at 330-434-SAVE or visit www.greaterakronchamber.org/MEWA.

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