Chamber partners with CommunityCare to offer new health products

12/8/2013

(TULSA, Okla.)— The Tulsa Regional Chamber and CommunityCare Managed Healthcare Plans of Oklahoma have launched ChamberCare Plus, a new program that will offer a wide range of health insurance plans and employee benefits to chamber member companies. ChamberCare Plus will provide businesses and their employees the ability to choose from a complete portfolio of health plans, dental plans, life and disability plans, as well as fitness and wellness programs.

"Small businesses thrive when our employees thrive, and affordable healthcare options coupled with positive health outcomes are critical components to the overall well-being of a business and its employees," said Barrett Waller, chair of the Chamber's Small Business Council and president and CEO of Waller & Company Public Relations.

More than forty CommunityCare health plans will be available for purchase by chamber member companies, along with dental plans from Delta Dental, Oklahoma’s largest dental insurer, as well as life and disability plans from MetLife, the nation’s largest life insurance company. ChamberCare Plus is designed to provide small businesses with up to 50 employees the same full range of options generally available only to larger size companies.

"This partnership is about helping our small businesses find streamlined healthcare products that benefit and empower both employers and employees to achieve greater health outcomes, thus providing positive returns for the workforce and company," said Mike Neal, president and CEO of the Tulsa Regional Chamber.

CommunityCare is Oklahoma’s largest entirely locally owned and operated Health Insurance Company. CommunityCare’s HMO, PPO and Medicare Advantage insurance products, together with its certified workplace medical plan and employer assistance program, serve over 300,000 Oklahomans.

Richard Todd, president and CEO of CommunityCare, expressed excitement regarding the ChamberCare Plus program, saying, “CommunityCare is pleased to further its commitment to

the Tulsa area’s business community. We firmly believe that the plans being offered through

the ChamberCare Plus program will be instrumental in helping local businesses continue to attract and maintain a competitive workforce, particularly in today’s challenging economic environment.”

Small businesses with an interest in the new ChamberCare Plus program may contact CommunityCare at 918-594-5245 or their insurance agent. A training and education session will be held for agents Thursday, December 12. Licensed agents may register for the seminar at seminar.ccok. com.

About the Tulsa Regional Chamber

Established in 1903, the Tulsa Regional Chamber’s mission is to serve as the principal business-driven leadership organization improving the quality of community life through the development of regional economic prosperity. The Chamber represents more than 3,000 member organizations, approximately 153,500 area employees and utilizes 3,500 volunteers to accomplish its programs and services.