RICHMOND, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Virginia’s chamber of commerce community, led by the Virginia Chamber, announced today that a robust roster of insurance and benefits providers plan to participate in Virginia Benefits Market.
“Virginia Benefits Market will allow business owners and employees to choose from a broad array of insurance and benefits products offered by reputable carriers,” said Barry DuVal, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Virginia Chamber. “This market-based approach will broaden choices for business owners by taking advantage of the collective buying power of state and local chamber members.”
Virginia Benefits Market offers powerful tools for small business owners and employees to compare insurance costs and benefits in a one-stop, streamlined system. All enrolled employees will be able to select benefit offerings from their employer’s recommended health carrier. The portfolio of benefit plans could include health, dental, vision, life, disability, critical illness and more. This unique attribute will enable enrollees to create a benefits package that is tailored to their needs.
The following companies plan to participate in Virginia Benefits
Allstate Benefits – accident, critical illness, life insurance
Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield – health insurance
Chubb – disability insurance
Delta Dental – dental insurance
Dominion Dental Services – dental coverage, vision insurance
Legal Resources –family legal protection
MYidealDOCTOR - telemedicine
Optima Health – health insurance
UnitedHealthcare – health insurance
“Considerable effort has gone into the carrier vetting and selection process, ” said Kenn Penn, President and Chief Executive Officer of ChamberSolutions. “We are extremely pleased with the scope, depth, and breadth of our product options. The fact that we have some of the top names in employee benefit offerings is a testament to the strength of the Virginia Benefits Market.”
To help prepare for the 2015 open enrollment period, Virginia Benefits Market will host regional meetings with local chambers of commerce and training sessions for insurance professionals.
Virginia Benefits Market is a private insurance and benefits exchange managed by Virginia Benefits Alliance, a joint venture of the Virginia Chamber of Commerce and Norfolk-based ChamberSolutions. CieloStar, a nationwide healthcare payment and benefit technology company, hosts and administers the exchange platform. For more information, visit www.virginiabenefits.com or call toll-free 1-855-765-5700.