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2/5/2017 Chamber News
Containing Health Insurance Costs Through Pro-Active Solutions

This article is part of a series highlighting our efforts to create a business environment in the region where our members can thrive. Our organizations are built to deliver on a five point focus to deliver value to businesses in our region. The five point focus was built around the input and needs of the membership.  We work for our members every day to 1) Drive foot traffic and internet traffic into our local businesses creating business to consumer connections; 2) Increase business to business connections for our members through services, events and seminars; 3) Contain health insurance costs through pro-active solutions; 4) Advocate for positive change with a focus on reducing taxes; and 5) Support economic, workforce and tourism development.

Focus 3 of our five point focus is to contain health insurance costs through pro-active solutions. 

Our members have voiced a need for accessibility to a variety of health insurance products and assistance in managing their costs. Over the past several years we have re-invented the way we deliver insurance products to our membership in an effort to offer choice and contain costs. We are positioned to serve all businesses from the sole proprietor to the large self-insured employer. We are constantly looking at and implementing innovative ways to lower costs and provide the most cost effective insurance possible for our members.

We offer a private insurance exchange called Bright Choices which provides an online platform that offers insurance products and ancillary benefits through multiple carriers. For some businesses the New York State of Health is the best fit for their needs. Often this is a great fit for sole proprietors, small businesses and individuals employed by member companies. We work with our members to access a wide variety of plan options and ancillary benefits available through the State exchange. For our medium and large size businesses we partner with Lawley Benefits Group. Through this partnership we are able to offer innovative cost saving solutions to our members as well as help our members address health insurance compliance requirements.

If you are seeking to contain health insurance costs then put us to work for you!  Let us know how we can help your business by calling 716-484-1101 or 716-366-6200. You can also learn more about us by visiting us online at

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