Chamber Blue of Kansas

The McPherson Chamber is excited to announce that we will soon be offering our members the opportunity for health insurance coverage though BCBS.  We are working together with 31 other Chamber of Commerce’s in Kansas (CCEKS) to offer an Association Health Plan called Chamber Blue of Kansas.

What is an Association Health Plan?  A type of group medical insurance for organizations that allow smaller companies to access the health insurance savings associated with large group medical coverage. Better insurance plans + competitive rates = more value

The McPherson Chamber recognizes that recruiting and retaining talent is vital for business and industry of all sizes, and health insurance benefits are a crucial piece to that success.

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.

What is the Timeline? Initial rates will be based on groups/businesses that have filled out the interest survey (available August 2022).  Rates will be determined in September 2022, and plans will become effective January 1, 2023.

Does my company qualify?

  • Must be a member in good standing with the McPherson Chamber of Commerce.
  • Employer must have at least two (2) W2 employees to qualify.
  • Members must participate in the interest survey, August, 2022.
  • Employer to pay at least 25% of the lowest cost option plan offered.
  • Employer must have 70% of eligible employees enroll in group health plan (employees working 30 hours+ per week, less those who have group coverage elsewhere x 70%)
  • If the business drops out of the program, they cannot re-enroll for 2 years.
  • Limited liability companies (LLC’s) could qualify based on tax classification- determined by BCBS KS.

Interested business owners, non-profits, and organizations are encouraged to attend an information session at 11:00 am or 1:00 am on Wednesday, May 25th at the McPherson Chamber of Commerce, 306 N. Main. The meetings will be less than an hour, but we have scheduled them at 11:00 and 1:00 am to accommodate various schedules. RSVP requested to chamberdirector@mcphersonks.org or 620-241-3303.

Check out this informational pdf Chamber Blue of Kansas -Employer Brochure

If your business would be interested in Chamber Blue of Kansas through BCBS, please contact the McPherson Chamber of Commerce at 620-241-3303 or e-mail chamberdirector@mcphersonks.org to receive timely information.