Together with Bouchey & Clarke, we have worked closely with, and listened to our members, regarding their health care benefits needs and concerns.
Albany, NY (Vocus) October 14, 2010 —
The Chamber of Southern Saratoga County and Bouchey & Clarke Benefits, Inc. have partnered to bring Bright Choices®(1), a consumer-centric benefits solution, to chamber members. The innovative offering closely resembles a health care exchange and includes a diverse range of benefits such as health care coverage, dental and vision insurance, and life and disability insurance policies.
“Together with Bouchey & Clarke, we have worked closely with, and listened to our members, regarding their health care benefits needs and concerns,” said Peter L. Aust, president and CEO, The Chamber of Southern Saratoga County. “By offering Bright Choices, we are spearheading the reinvention of health insurance and benefits in this region by providing a product that delivers unprecedented control, savings, and ease-of-administration.”
Bright Choices begins by managing a company’s benefits budget through a defined-contribution approach, and then empowering each employee to select the mix of benefits that’s exactly right for them. The Bright Choices program utilizes personalized benefits guidance, both from a team of professionals and through the award-winning Bright Choices online portal.
Health care benefits from Bright Choices are offered exclusively through CDPHP® with a plan portfolio designed for chamber members. Employees can personally select from seven different CDPHP health plans to meet their individual needs, ranging from a predictable HMO to a more flexible high deductible plan. This unique feature enables businesses to provide employees more control over their health benefits without sacrificing quality. Additionally, CDPHP is also now including its LifePointsSM incentive program with all of its plans offered through the Chamber. LifePoints rewards employees with up to $365 worth of points per year for completing healthy activities.
Chamber members are welcome to attend an informational seminar to learn more about this innovative benefits solution. Chamber representatives are available to meet with interested businesses at the Chamber Executive Education Center on 15 Park Avenue, Suite 7, in Clifton Park, on the following dates and times:
- Monday, October 18 - 7:45 - 9 a.m.
- Monday, October 18 - noon - 1 p.m.
- Friday, October 22 - 7:45 - 9 a.m.
- Friday, October 22 - 11 a.m. - noon
There is also a Webinar scheduled for Wednesday, October 20 from 1 – 2 p.m. Interested businesses can contact Bouchey & Clarke at (518) 272-9866 or sign up online at http://www.southernsaratoga.org.
“Given the current health care reform climate, we’re pleased to partner with The Chamber of Southern Saratoga County to bring this unique benefits solution to the region,” said John Millet, CPA, president and COO, Bouchey & Clarke Benefits Inc. “Bright Choices makes it easier than ever for businesses to select the mix of benefits that’s exactly right for their organization and employees. We’re confident this benefits solution provides the flexibility and cost-savings so many businesses are currently seeking.”
(1) The Bright Choices program was developed by Liazon Benefits Solution Company.
About The Chamber of Southern Saratoga County
The Chamber of Southern Saratoga County is a membership-based business organization representing over 970 businesses in the region. The Chamber mission is to work for members, customers and stakeholders to create a successful business environment, provide valuable resources and be a vigorous advocate for the business community, enhancing the quality of life in Southern Saratoga County. For further information, visit the Web site at http://www.southernsaratoga.org.
About Bouchey & Clarke Benefits, Inc
Bouchey & Clarke Benefits, Inc., an affiliate of Bouchey Financial Group, is a full-service brokerage, consulting and benefits administration agency offering companies value-added services and products which save time and money. A broad range of financial services makes Bouchey & Clarke Benefits an excellent choice for clients seeking a single resource to manage all of their employee benefits including group insurance brokerage. For further information, visit the Web site at http://www.bouchey.com.
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