Chamber Health Plan

The Newton Area Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce that we will be participating in Chamber Blue of Kansas – Blue Cross Blue Shield’s first Association Health Plan (AHP) for Chambers of Commerce.

As a member of the Kansas Chamber Execs Association, we will be able to pool with 33 other Chambers of Commerce from across the state to decrease risk and offer health insurance to our members at lower rates.

Currently, the plan is set to begin January 1st, 2023. In the meantime, we are working to schedule info sessions and share as much information about this AHP as possible so that our members are well informed about this new benefit we plan to offer.

About this AHP:

As an association health plan (AHP), Chamber Blue of Kansas is working with chambers across Kansas to provide organizations like yours access to health insurance savings associated with large group medical coverage.

How it works:

Chamber Blue AHP Employer Brochure

Employers band together to purchase insurance

  • This allows for more people in the pool
  • The more people included, the more options, and potentially lower cost

The Chamber Blue of Kansas AHP is available to all employers who:

  • Employ two or more W2 employees
  • Are members in good standing of a participating chamber

Regulated by the Kansas Insurance Department and Department of Labor, this AHP provides more value for you and your business:

  • A dedicated account management team – one-on-one support – telephone, virtual or on-site
  • More choice with five health insurance plan options
  • Stability of rates with a larger pool of participants
  • Composite rating – A uniform rate for the group based on average risk rather than rating each member individually
  • Attract and retain top talent with your insurance benefit offering: health, dental, life and disability
  • Marketing and communications support: promoting the health insurance plan to your
    employees with a resource website

AHP Timeline

The timeline for this Health Plan is as follows:

  • January – July 2022: Education & Communication. During this time, we will spread information to members and host information sessions to answer questions.
  • August 2022: Health Survey/Questionnaire. At this time, any interested parties must fill out the Health Plan questionnaire. It is non-binding, but necessary to determine rates.
  • September 2022: Rates issued.
  • October 2022: Representative Assigning and Group Enrollment.
  • November 2022: Member Enrollment
  • December 2022: Member materials and ID cards distributed. 
  • January 1st, 2023: Coverage Begins.

Newton Chamber Info Sessions

Our info session that was scheduled for May 12th has been postponed. We will keep you updated as we plan more opportunities to share information via this website page, our Facebook page, and Chamber email. In the meantime, if you have any questions, please contact Chamber staff at (316) 283-2560. You are also welcome to contact a Blue Cross Blue Shield representative to discuss the plan as well. You can use the link below under “For more information…” to access the Blue Cross website for their contact info, FAQs page and other AHP information.

Just a reminder that we will not know premium rates until interested parties take the Health Survey in August! 

For more information…

For more information about Chamber Blue of Kansas, visit https://www.bcbsks.com/chamberblueks