Courtesy of Garden City Co-op, Inc.
Garden City, Kansas — In response to the growing demand for more affordable and extensive healthcare options, through a partnership with Land O’Lakes, Inc., The Garden City Co-op, Inc. is proud to offer the Land O’Lakes Cooperative Farmer Member Health Plan to its producer members in Southwest Kansas.
The Land O’Lakes Cooperative Farmer Member Health Plan, administered by Gravie Administrative Services LLC, a Minneapolis-based benefits marketplace, allows producers to choose from several ACA compliant plans — all of which cover each of the ten Essential Health Benefits (EHB’s). It also gives them access to a broad, national provider network and year-round guidance from licensed advisors.
Finding affordable health insurance options is tough for the family farmer. We are glad to be a part of a larger cooperative system in Land O’ Lakes that now gives access to group health insurance plans in Kansas to the members of the Garden City Co-op. Providing health insurance through Land O’ Lakes/Gravie is another way that we are creating value for our farmers and, therefore, living up to our mission and vision statements. (Garden City Co-op CEO & General Manager, Jeff Boyd)
Land O’Lakes first launched the Land O’Lakes Cooperative Farmer Member Health Plan in Minnesota in 2018. The company then expanded the plan to Nebraska in 2019, making it available to approximately 46,000 eligible producers across the two states. It intends to continue to grow this solution for its member producers and farmers within its cooperative system.
The requirements for participation in the Land O’Lakes Cooperative Farmer Member Health Plan include residing in Kansas or being an active producer member (working at least 20 hours a week or generating enough income to cover the cost of the plan) and satisfying $5,000 or more business with the co-op annually.
For coverage starting January 1, 2020, the Open Enrollment period is from October 28, 2019 through December 20, 2019 at 5PM CT.
Producers can call Gravie at 844.538.4690 or visit gravie.com/coop to learn more.