Success Story: Health Insurance Alternative Solution
The state of Colorado denied chambers the ability to organize Association Health Plans for their members, providing no relief for the crippling medical costs for many individuals and sole proprietors. The Vail Valley Partnership took the lead role in finding a solution for its community, which has the highest health care costs in the nation.
Partnering with the Small Association Leadership Alliance (SALA), they launched the One Valley Healthcare program. It’s a cost-effective alternative to traditional plans and offers affordable, accessible, and effective healthcare options for members (both individuals and businesses).
While not health insurance, the program offers a choice of two preventative care options with 100% coverage. Each plan is coupled with a cost-sharing membership for unforeseen medical expenses and offers various co-payment options.
The program lowers healthcare costs by as much as 60%. Enrollment is monthly (members can join at any time), includes a four-year rate lock, and is available to full-time, part-time, and seasonal staff.
The One Valley Healthcare Program, in partnership with SALA, is one solution to the high cost of healthcare in the mountain region.