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CHAMBER BLUE OF KANSAS

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RESOURCES

The Ellinwood Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce that we are partnering with over 37 Chambers in Kansas to bring Chamber Blue of Kansas health insurance. This Blue Cross Blue Shield significant group policy should help small, medium, and large businesses lower their health care premiums and, at the same time, offer a variety of robust plans.

By Blue Cross Blue Shield estimates, this plan has the potential to have between 3,000 to 6,000 policies. That is great "buying power" to help keep costs lower, and most importantly, keep costs more steady year to year. As an association health plan, Chamber Blue of Kansas is working with Kansas Chambers to provide organizations like yours access to health insurance savings associated with large group medical coverage. The Employer Interest Survey MUST be filled out by August 18th, 2022 in order to be eligible for enrollment

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MORE INFORMATION

For more information regarding the qualification criteria and more interested parties are asked to visit https://www.bcbsks.com/chamberblueks or contact the Ellinwood Chamber of Commerce by phone at 620-566-7353 or by email at info@ellinwoodchamber.com

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PLAN HIGHLIGHTS

  • The buying power of over 37 Chambers in the state of Kansas with an estimated group size of 3,000 to 6,000 policies.

  • Lower rates with stability from year to year.

  • Lower yearly increases.

  • Composite rating - A uniform rate for the group based on average risk rather than rating each member individually or by age.

  • Attract and retain top talent with your insurance benefit offering: health, dental, life, and disability.

  • More choices with a variety of health insurance plan options to choose from.

  • Receive a dedicated account management team with one-on-one support on-site, virtually, or via telephone. 

  • No health questionnaires for businesses who complete an interest survey in August 2022.

  • Great for businesses of all sizes.

  • You are not obligated to accept the quote if the insurance does not fit your needs.

  • Participate in the interest survey this August (must participate to be eligible for enrollment).

  • You do not have to be a current Chamber member to get rate quotes, however, you must be a member of the Ellinwood Chamber of Commerce by enrollment to take the insurance.

  • Employ two or more W-2 employees, unless your business is filing taxes as an S-Corp or a C-Corp.

  • Must have 70% of eligible employees enroll in the group health plan and will pay 25% of the lowest cost plan offered. 

  • The first year is the best year to start this plan because BCBSKS will not require health histories in year one, and you are guaranteed admittance. After the initial interest survey and rate structure is created, businesses will then be rated on their health histories and may not be allowed in the plan. 

HOW IT WORKS

Organic Farmer's Market

WHAT'S HAPPENING

ellinwood farmers market july - sept 2022 every Tuesday evening in wolf park

Shop Local & Support Local Farmers every Tuesday evening at 6 pm at the Ellinwood Farmers Market located at Wolf Park in July - Sept 2022!

VENDORS -- If interested, please send us your information if you'd like to set up in our Park prior to the event. Email us at info@ellinwoodchamber.com

fall Citywide garage sales Saturday, September 24th, 2022

Head to the streets of golden wheat for published garage sales in and around the area. Residents will be ready for you to shop. Find unique treasures while helping reuse items instead of throwing them away! Many of our local Merchant Businesses also offer specials and deals. Be sure to pick up a map at local businesses, for more information! Maps will be available the weekend of the event.

Go to the event's page to see the map and details.

Garage Sale Box
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10th annual chriskindlmarket Sunday, December 4th, 2022

Ellinwood transforms into an authentic German holiday village brimming with traditional Christmas activities at the Annual Christkindlmarket. The roots of its German heritage run deep in the community that was settled by Germans in the late 1800s.

The 10th Annual Christkindlmarket Holiday Boutique Crawl will be held on the first Sunday in December. This is a perfect time to start your Christmas shopping.

Christmas activities start at 1 pm, join local Merchants, Vendors, for holiday shopping.

So many wonderful activities for the whole family! End the day at Wolf Park for our Raffle Drawing at 5:15 pm. We hope you can join us downtown Ellinwood Sunday, Dec. 4th, 2022! 

50th annual
after 
harvest festival
July 13-15, 2023

A 50-Tradition of Ellinwood, the After Harvest Festival is a wonderful three‑day celebration that brings visitors from near and far.

Always the third weekend in July. The three‑day festival offers something for everyone. Inflatable, Parade, Community BBQ/Breakfast, Live Music, Food Trucks, & more!

Make plans to join us for the 50th After Harvest Festival!

The AHF activities will be in City Park with new/traditional activities for all ages.

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