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We offer a variety of options for groups
Have peace of mind knowing your employees and their families are covered with affordable, quality health insurance.
Our group specialists are Kansans working for Kansans. We've partnered with and helped thousands of businesses across the state have peace of mind insuring their employees.
Local presence and personalized support
We put you first. We'll work together – making sure you and your employees save money and stay healthy – so your health plan attracts and retains the best employees for your business.
Comprehensive plans and large provider network
Choose from a range of plan options within four levels of coverage. All plans include essential employee benefits to keep them healthy – such as preventive, wellness and emergency services.
“Arrowhead West has shown the same high level of commitment to its employees by offering them Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas health insurance since 1975. We receive the same prompt, friendly service from BCBSKS representatives whether interacting with our local Dodge City office or the Topeka office.”
Bob Hofmann, accounting manager Arrowhead West (Dodge City, Medicine Lodge, Pratt, Kinsley and Wichita)
“Having a great relationship with a high-quality provider who takes care of you and your employees is rare in today’s business world. With Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas, we always know where we stand. We’ve never had to worry about whether they have our back.”
Mike Weis, President and general manager Weis Fire & Safety Equipment Co, Inc. (Salina)
“We’ve been a Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas customer for over 20 years because they’ve done such a wonderful job with our coverage and their customer service for all of our families. Any time we have a question, our rep gets right on it – we just love her. Most applicants ask about coverage, and we’re proud to say we have the best in Kansas. Our families can get the care they need where they want to go, nobody ever has a problem and no one has ever complained.”
Clint & Christie Whitney, co-owners Superior Tool Service (Wichita)
Take a look at common scenarios business owners experience when shopping for group health insurance, along with some frequently asked questions.
No problem! We know, you’ve already got a lot on your plate. Understanding the ins and outs of health insurance can be overwhelming. Our specialists are pros at guiding you through the shopping experience and will personally walk you through all of the details.
Some of your questions may be answered on this page and you can also check out this short video to help get started. The best way to tailor a small group health insurance plan for your business is to connect with a specialist. We’re here to help!
Super! When you connect with a specialist, we’ll ask you a few questions so we can swiftly get you a quote for the plan that best fits your needs. We encourage you to download the employee roster before reaching out to a specialist, as this information will be needed to determine rates. Some of the questions you’ll be asked include:
How many employees do you have?
How many of your employees work full-time (30+ hours a week)?
How many of your full-time employees will participate in your health plan?
What are the out-of-pocket deductibles and copayments you are looking for?
Will you offer dental, life, disability or other insurance as well?
Great question! Along with providing affordable health insurance, we know GREAT service matters to businesses like yours. We’re Kansans, just like you! Our top priority is to serve our members every day. And we don’t stop there.
GREAT service extends to our provider networks. You simply won’t find another plan network like ours. It includes 97 percent of all providers in our service area, with 99 percent of all medical doctors and 100 percent of all acute care facilities.
It takes only a few moments to discover which BlueCare plan fits your needs. When you contact us, you’ll get personalized support and access to resources to help you lower costs and keep your employees healthy.
Yes! When you purchase group insurance with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas, you have the choice and flexibility to decide the amount you’d like to contribute. Plus, we don’t dictate minimum premium contributions like many other health insurance companies do.
The person at a small business to handle the enrollment process is designated by the employer. This is usually the person who is authorized to make a purchasing decision, usually an owner or officer of the company.
Once you approve the quote your specialist provides and are ready to enroll, we’ll send you the paperwork for completion. The effective date is typically the first of the month following receipt of your paperwork.
We encourage you to first browse our available plans and see which options you think would fit your needs. Your specialist will walk you through the details, but it’s a good idea to research options and come prepared with any questions you may have. Next, download the employee roster . This information will be needed to provide your quote, so having this information completed and/or available will help expedite the process. Lastly, we encourage you to consider your business’ current financial picture and goals for health coverage. This will help your specialist tailor options based on your specific needs.
It’s as easy as contacting a specialist! You’ll be well on your way to finding the right plan for your business. BCBSKS offers a variety of health care plan options as well as dental and other ancillary products. And, because we’re owned entirely by the people we insure, we help our members get the most for their health care dollars.
The Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP) is available to small business owners to help offset the costs of health insurance. Learn more about your options with BCBSKS or ask your specialist for more information.
The employee roster contains information about your business’ employees—such as the number of employees on your payroll who work 30+ hours a week, their names and dependents, along with birthdates. This information is required in order to determine your rate. We encourage all interested small businesses to download the employee roster and have this information available when requesting a free quote.
We offer several ways for you to connect with a specialist to request a quote, but ultimatel – yes – you will learn the details of your quote by talking with a specialist over the phone. This is to ensure you have personalized support to make the best decision for your business. To request a quote, you can complete the employee roster and e-mail email@example.com, mail, or fax (785-290-0719) it to us. You can also call us directly at (800) 874-1823 or submit a form online for us to call you.
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