Today, the Connector relaunched its Business Express program with offerings from the state’s eight leading health insurance carriers. Business Express provides small businesses with 50 or fewer employees an enhanced shopping experience, including easy comparison of health plans. The program started a couple years ago, but with limited carrier participation — until now. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, BMC HealthNet Plan, CeltiCare Health Plan, Fallon Community Health Plan, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Health New England, Neighborhood Health Plan and Tufts Health Plan now offer plans – all without membership dues or monthly fees, and all with the Seal of Approval from the Connector. Small business owners can shop for Business Express at www.MAhealthconnector.org. The application takes about 15 minutes and quotes are generated within seconds.
The Connector’s Wellness Track, a workplace wellness program that promotes healthy lifestyles, provides yet another source for real value, as participating small business owners may qualify for a 15% rebate of the premium contributed towards their employees’ coverage.