Obtaining affordable health care for local businesses just got easier with the Henderson Chamber of Commerce’s (HCC) soon-to-launch Pathway 1 Association Health Plans (AHPs). As one of the leading professional organizations in Southern Nevada, the HCC, in partnership with UnitedHealth Care and the Henderson Development Association (HDA), will offer affordable group health plans for small businesses in the manufacturing, retail, construction and service industry sectors.
Twelve health plans will be available through the HCC to these industries at cost-savings resulting from large group purchasing power. Enrollment for the plans begins in mid-October with program benefits starting January 1, 2021.
“There are numerous advantages for employers enrolling in the AHPs through the Henderson Chamber, and now is the time,” says HCC President and CEO Scott Muelrath. “For small businesses in these industries, having a quality health care plan for your employees allows you to offer competitive benefits at an affordable rate and gives employees peace of mind during these times as well as access to a large network of health care services.”
Additionally, through the Chamber’s industry specific AHPs, employers can choose from 12 plans and rates are guaranteed for 18 months. All plans are fully insured products and Affordable Care Act (ACA) compliant, covering pre-existing conditions.
To qualify for the plan, businesses—in the manufacturing, retail, construction and services industries—must have their primary place of business in Clark County and employ between two to 50 employees. Twenty-five percent of their workforce may be located out of area. Additionally, businesses must be a member or eligible to be a member of the industry specific association. They also need to currently have a membership with the HCC or can join, which Muelrath says has its advantages.
“We are celebrating our 75th anniversary this year and over the years have become a trusted advocate and voice for businesses large and small,” said Muelrath. “When you enroll and join our powerful network of over 1,800 members strong, you receive an affordable health care plan for your employees bundled with the business expertise, resources, and support to help your business grow and thrive.”
The plan also extends to the HCC’s local partner chambers including the Boulder City, Latin and Urban chambers of commerce. Members of these organizations are eligible to enroll if they qualify within an industry sector.