Newton Area Chamber of Commerce Announces Chamber Blue of Kansas Association Health Plan

For more information:
Pam Stevens
Executive Director
Newton Area Chamber of Commerce
(316) 283-2560
Newton Area Chamber of Commerce Announces Chamber Blue of Kansas
Association Health Plan through Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas
Newton, KS – The Newton Area Chamber of Commerce, through Chamber of Commerce Executives of Kansas (CCEKS) is partnering with 33 other local Chambers of Commerce across Kansas to offer Blue Cross Blue Shield’s Association Health Plan (AHP) called Chamber Blue of Kansas.
The Newton Area Chamber and all chambers involved in this partnership realize and recognize that recruiting and retaining talent is vital for business and industry of all sizes, especially small businesses. Having access to trusted health insurance benefits are a crucial piece to that success. According to SBA statistics, small businesses equate to over 99.1% of all businesses in Kansas with a combined total of 605,147 small business employees in Kansas.
An Association Health Plan is a type of group medical insurance for organizations that allow smaller companies to access the health insurance savings associated with large group medical coverage. Through this, small businesses, non-profits, and organizations can band together to purchase insurance. That allows more people in the pool, which lowers risk across the pool, and provides more health insurance options, potentially with much more competitive premiums.
Blue Cross Blue Shield of KS has the largest provider network in Kansas with 99% of physicians in-network, and 100% of hospitals in network. BCBSKS also provides a very robust package of health care solutions like their HealthyOptions program, which is a powerful set of services, tools, and one-on-one support to live a healthy life at no extra cost as a BCBSKS member.
Interested business owners, non-profits, and organizations are encouraged to attend one of our upcoming information sessions. The first will be held March 29th at the Meridian Center from 12:00-1:30 pm. Cost to attend is $20, and lunch will be provided. To register for this session, please visit
Details about subsequent information sessions will be shared as they are scheduled. Dates will be posted to the Chamber website at
The goal of these information sessions is to help answer questions of all interested organizations so they are informed before completing an interest survey during August 2022. The initial rates will be determined in September 2022 based on groups/businesses that have completed the survey and plans will become effective January 1, 2023.
For more information regarding the qualification criteria and more, interested parties are asked to visit or contact the Newton Area Chamber of Commerce at (316) 283-2560, or email Director Pam Stevens at
The Newton Area Chamber of Commerce is a 501(c)6 organization that exists to lead, support & influence economic vitality in the Newton, KS area. As a membership-based organization, the Chamber is a network of local businesses, leaders, and individuals who share in a vision of creating a relevant and proactive business community. The Newton Area Chamber of Commerce is guided by a local Board of Directors, with staff operating the office at 500 N Main, Suite 101 in Newton, KS. To learn more about our organization, visit, or give us a call at (316) 283-2560.

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