Association Health Plans Gain Foothold With Nevada Members
RENO, Nev. (AP) — With members struggling to meet health insurance costs, some Nevada business and trade groups have begun offering discounted policies as one big bloc through a product known as an association health plan.
The Reno Gazette-Journal reports the Reno-Sparks Chamber of Commerce and five other Nevada associations have begun offering similar health plans to members.
Others are the Las Vegas Metro and Henderson chambers, the Nevada Contractors and Nevada Builders Alliance associations, and the Builders Association of Northern Nevada.
Reno-Sparks chamber chief executive Ann Silver calls the option a game-changer for small businesses competing to attract and retain skilled employees.
In Nevada, such fully-insured association health plans are overseen by the state because they're offered through traditional insurance carriers such as Prominence, Health Plan of Nevada and Hometown Health Plan.