Health Care Program
For Chamber members, ChamberChoice means value. With this system, youll enjoy the managed care advantages of a paperless system for employees, case management, simple administration, stability of expenses and cost containment.
ChamberChoice also has plenty of advantages for your employees including freedom of choice, preventive care with one low co-payment per visit, no deductibles, no paperwork and the option to see specialists without referrals.
An added benefit of the program includes a 24-hour OPTUM Nurse Line to provide helpful information on just about any medical condition 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
HealthWay is a collaborative effort between Wayne Hospital, the Darke County Association of Physicians and is available through the Darke County Chamber of Commerce and local insurance agencies. Mid-Valley CareNet supports HealthWay by providing the administration, underwriting and claims functions.
HealthWay provides employers and their employees full continuum of care, an emphasis on wellness management, unrestricted choice of providers, on-site medical management, expertise in managed care and other services.
Verizon Cellular/AFP Communications also provide Chamber members one of the most competitive rates in the area. Participating members receive cellular telephones, activation, detailed billing and other AirTouch features. Rates are available for digital service.
If an accident occurs, our group program administrator, The Frank Gates Service Company, aggressively manages your claims and represents you at hearings if necessary. If you never have a claim, Frank Gates works behind the scenes to ensure you dont pay too much in premiums. Frank Gates also helps group members with safety programs, educational seminars and newsletters.
Joining a group rating program is the only way to ensure that you wont pay any more than you have to for workers compensation. The group rating option allows employers with good safety and claims records to pool together and enjoy discounted premiums.
MedPerks is not insurance. Subscribers pay at the time of service, but at reduced rates. There are no age limits, no pre-existing condition exclusions, no deductibles, no claim forms, no pre-authorization. Plus, MedPerks comes with a powerful medical assistance service. From anywhere in the world, members can call the Help Desk where a telephone-based triage is conducted by registered nurses who are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year who can provide clinical medical assessments, self comfort/treatment measures and referrals to credentialed physicians.
and Advocacy for Darke County (LEAD)
LEADs efforts will be focused on what is best for the business community in the Miami Valley, in particularly Darke County. Issues tracked at the state level focus on environmental regulations, education, workforce and labor, transportation needs and economic policies.
LEAD is "informed activism." LEAD participants identify the issues that concern them. Then, when an issue which could affect your business and the business climate of Darke County is scheduled, LEAD sends an action alert, giving background on the issue. LEAD participants are asked to make contact with their legislators by fax, telephone or letter giving their position on the legislation. Business leaders, as voters and employers, can have a powerful voice in shaping the outcome of legislation.
The Chamber has also formed partnerships to assist members in becoming part of e-commerce. Those services/member benefit programs include:
Members of the Darke County Chamber of Commerce receive a 10% discount on all CountyStart.com services except contest sponsorships. Chamber members receive a free link from darkecountyohio.com to their web site. Chamber members also receive discounts on training sessions, picture taking for web site design and web site consultation services.
ChamberBiz, accessed through the link with the Chambers home page, gives members access to regulatory assistance, online business services, news and information and trading online. Need regulatory questions answered? An "Ask the Expert" service allows you to e-mail your regulatory question on federal, state or local regulations. Online business service topics include employees, financing, legal, office management, sales and marketing, taxes and money management. ChamberBiz also keeps you up-to-date with the latest top news stories and up-to-the-minute stocks and weather.
Chamber Gift Certificates
The program is voluntary and easy. Gift certificates are printed in $5, $10 and $25 denominations. Anyone may purchase gift certificates; however, they may only be redeemed by participating Chamber members. Currently over 200 of our members participate in this program. Redeemed certificates are reimbursed for their full face value upon return to the Darke County Chamber of Commerce office.
Each participating Chamber member receives a door/window decal denoting them as a redemption business and other promotional assistance.
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