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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

I’m a local business, with between 5-99 employees.

  • What health insurance options are being offered through ChamberCHOICE?
    • Visit www.bluekc.com/chamberchoice or CLICK HERE to download a brochure with full plan information.
    • CHOICE PCB PPO $1,000
    • CHOICE PCB PPO $2,500
    • CHOICE PCB BlueSaver HSA $3,500
    • CHOICE BlueSelect Plus2 PPO $4,500
    • CHOICE BSP2 Spira Care EPO3 $3,000
  • What dental/vision plans are being offered?
  • What is a defined contribution? How will it help my business?
    • Employers provide employees with a health insurance allowance, or "contribution," to spend on their healthcare. It's a win-win because employees get to choose the plan that fits their needs. And employers get to control their annual costs.
    • How could ChamberCHOICE work for you? Here’s an example:
      • ABC Company wants to keep employee health insurance, but heavy rate increases make it increasingly unaffordable, and costs are difficult to predict. The company has raised its deductible twice in three years and changed carriers once.

        Thankfully, ChamberCHOICE offers a solution to meet the needs of the company and its staff. Through careful analysis, officials determine ABC Company can afford $300 per employee per month toward health insurance.

        The company picks one of the three dental/vision plan offerings, and then employees may opt in to dental/vision coverage or go with a medical plan only.An employee has the choice of five medical plans. With ChamberCHOICE, employees have the freedom to choose based on his/her own budget and health coverage needs. Employees pay only the difference, if any, between the plan’s monthly premium and the employer’s $300 contribution.

  •  Do I have to be a member of the KC Chamber?
    • Yes. ChamberCHOICE is an exclusive benefit for KC Chamber members.
  • How do I submit verification of my new or existing Chamber membership?
    • Ready to finalize your ChamberCHOICE plan? Simply visit MyChamberCHOICE.com and fill out the online form to verify your existing membership, or to create a new membership. Print the resulting document, and submit it with your Blue KC final enrollment paperwork.
  • I’m interested in ChamberCHOICE. Now what?
    • For questions about plan options or to enroll, consult your broker or a small group Blue KC representative at 816-395-3378.
    • To finalize your enrollment, you may work with your broker or visit MyChamberChoice.com and fill out the online form to verify your existing membership, or to create a new membership. Print the resulting document and submit it with your Blue KC final enrollment paperwork.
  • Once I’ve submitted my employees' enrollment applications to my agent/broker, when will ChamberCHOICE take effect?
    • The earliest effective date for ChamberCHOICE plans is 1/1/2019. All paperwork must be submitted at least 30 days prior to the requested effective date, by the 5th of the month. We must also receive the binder check, any missing information, all signed agreements and all employee plan elections by the 20th of the month prior to the requested effective date.

I’m a broker that’s appointed to sell Blue KC products.

  • Do I have to be a member of the KC Chamber?
    • Yes. You will be required to provide verification of membership for you and your client before finalizing a ChamberCHOICE sale.
  • I’m not already a member of the KC Chamber. How much does it cost to sign up?
    • Brokers and agencies can join the KC Chamber for an annual fee of $635. This membership fee allows all employees of a broker agency to quote and sell ChamberCHOICE to their clients.
  • How do I become a member of the KC Chamber?
  • Do small businesses have to be a member of the KC Chamber to enroll in ChamberCHOICE?
    • Yes. ChamberCHOICE is an exclusive benefit for KC Chamber members.
  • How do businesses verify if they are a member of the KC Chamber or create a new membership?
  • Once I’ve received a business's enrollment applications, when will ChamberCHOICE take effect?
    • The earliest effective date for ChamberCHOICE plans is 1/1/2019. All paperwork must be submitted at least 30 days prior to the requested effective date, by the 5th of the month. We must also receive the binder check, any missing information, all signed agreements and all employee plan elections by the 20th of the month prior to the requested effective date.

Who should I contact to get more information?

  • Consult your broker or a small group Blue KC representative at (816) 395-3378 to learn more.
  • Need more information about the KC Chamber? Contact Shannon Spiess at spiess@kcchamber.com or (816) 374-5464.

Ready to get started?

Questions? Contact Nancy Phelps, phelps@kcchamber.com or 816-374-5410.
To speak with a Blue KC small group representative about ChamberCHOICE, call 816-395-3378.

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