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Join Eric Jermyn from Anthem and Dan Wyman from Allen Insurance & Financial to learn more about the rapidly changing world of health insurance and how your Chamber Blue Options membership benefit might be the perfect solution for your business.
With the recent passage of Maine’s health insurance reform bill LD1313 and the ongoing reforms to health insurance at the Federal level through the 2010 Affordable Care Act, there’s no better time to learn about the state of the health insurance market and how to make benefits work for small and medium sized businesses as well as sole proprietors.
In partnership with the Maine State Chamber of Commerce, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield developed “Chamber Blue Options” in 2007 as a chamber-members only program designed to help members of Maine’s many Chambers of Commerce access affordable insurance options for employees and owners alike.
For more than five years, an innovative collaboration between the Maine State Chamber of Commerce and Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Maine has enabled small businesses (groups 2-50 and self-employed) across the state to purchase health plans which were previously only available to larger employers. Combine that with a lower required eligible employee participation threshold (60% of eligible employees need to enroll vs. 75% for most other plans), along with wellness incentives, and the program has sustained momentum, enrolling approximately 3,500 members (representing about 500 small businesses) to date. Well worth noting, approximately 20% of those businesses were previously not offering health insurance to their employees.
Chamber BlueOptions, a joint offering of the Maine State Chamber of Commerce, local chambers and Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Maine, now provides employees of small businesses with a choice of eight health plans as well as a 3% premium discount for businesses from 15-50 employees enrolled who participate in a wellness program and achieve certain levels of activity.
This seminar is free. To register email Dan Bookham at email hidden; JavaScript is required or call 236-4404. Click to learn more about Dan Wyman.

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