Vermont Business Magazine Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility (VBSR) announces a new partnership with Business Resource Services (BRS) that allows VBSR members access to BRS’s new association health insurance plans. VBSR members located in Vermont with fewer than 100 FTEs can now access BRS health insurance plans to provide healthcare insurance for employees. VBSR members will automatically become BRS members, and they will be able to choose from four BRS Blue Cross Blue Shield association health plans, some which are HRA & HSA compatible. VBSR/BRS members can take advantage of these plans during open enrollment, November 1st through December 15, 2018, with the help of their own broker or through BRS.
VBSR members who take advantage of these plans will also receive access to all BRS member services at no additional cost. A business must be a VBSR member in good standing to receive access to the BRS plans and services without paying separate BRS membership dues.
For more than 28 years, VBSR has advocated for a universal health care system that would eliminate the link between employment and health insurance. “By reforming our health care system, Vermont could take the lead in business attraction and retention, and our communities could thrive.” said Jane Campbell, Executive Director of Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility, “We will continue to work to de-couple health insurance from employment. However, while we do, we're happy to offer members access to these association plans.”