Traverse City Chamber members have access to exclusive healthcare, insurance and employee assistance programs, as well as business discounts.
Transcend Association Healthcare Plan (AHP): TranscendAHP is a health insurance solution designed to help small businesses by pooling members together with the benefit of providing lower premiums and expanded benefits that traditionally only large businesses could obtain. TranscendAHP is a tool for Chamber members with 50 or fewer employees that provides you with an exclusive menu of health plan options as well as special pricing. You’ll have access to these plans through your existing insurance agents, all you have to do is ask them for a quote from Transcend. Learn more about Transcend AHP.
Important May 2019 Update: Over the past month, there was a court ruling as well as a new Department of Labor (DOL) statement regarding association health plans (AHP). TranscendAHP is in full compliance with the Department of Labor (DOL) regulations; however, on March 28, 2019, a federal court ruling stated that AHPs are not in compliance with ERISA standards. The latest DOL Advisory Statement details were then released on April 29, 2019. From this Statement, it is clear that groups currently enrolled in TranscendAHP plan will continue to have coverage through the year (December 31, 2019). Transcend is working closely with Blue Cross® Blue Shield® of Michigan to determine a recommended strategy for those companies upon renewal. The appeal is being expedited with a possible conclusion as soon as September.
Effective immediately TranscendAHP is temporarily suspending quoting and enrollment for new business. Quotes that have been completed for a June 1 or later effective date, also cannot be enrolled.
New Directions Employee Assistance Program (EAP): Personal and workplace challenges can negatively affect wellness—which can then affect job performance. In partnership with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and the Traverse City Area Chamber of Commerce, the New Directions Employee Assistance Program (EAP) gives employees and their loved ones free, confidential access to the programs and services they need to increase their happiness and healthiness, such as short-term counseling, crisis management services, legal and financial referrals and other resources. The more balanced your employees are, the better your business is going to function. CLICK HERE for more information.
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Accident Fund Workers Compensation: Discounts on workers compensation insurance are available for all type of Chamber member businesses. Plus, businesses whose primary operations are manufacturing-related are eligible for a program which includes a 5% up-front savings on rates and an opportunity for a long-term dividend. CLICK HERE for more information.
Office Depot: Start saving BIG on your office supplies by taking advantage of your Chamber’s partnership with Office Depot. CLICK HERE to start saving! To view the list of core items with savings of 15-30% and sign up via fax or email, you can fill out a .pdf by clicking here. If you have any questions please contact Office Depot at email@example.com
Auto-Owners Insurance Company: Chamber Members receive a 10% discount on personal home, auto, & umbrella coverage. Members also receive a 10% discount on business auto, property, liability, and umbrella coverage. CLICK HERE for more information.