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July 6th, 2023

Interest Survey Now LIVE for Chamber Blue of Kansas 2024 Enrollment

Association Health Plan powered by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas

The Great Bend Chamber of Commerce is excited to once again be able to offer our members another option for health insurance through our affiliation with the Chambers of Commerce Executives of Kansas and Blue Cross Blue Shield. We had 20 businesses with 138 employees take part in the first year's plan that went live on 1/1/2023.

If your business is interested in reviewing group insurance rates for 2024 plan year of the Chamber Blue of Kansas health insurance option, the interest survey is now LIVE.

What You Need to Know

  • The business must complete the survey to be eligible to see the rates and enroll for a 1/1/24 enrollment.

  • The interest survey will close at the end of the business day on Friday, August 18th. The end date will not change in order to keep on track for the timeline that has been established. 

    • Within the survey you will be asked to provide business name, contact name, phone number and email address to be able to identify businesses. The survey will also not allow duplicates. 

    • Businesses that complete the survey will receive a message when successfully completed notifying them that a BCBS Rep will be in contact. 

  • Businesses currently enrolled in Chamber Blue do not need to complete the survey.  Once renewal rates are released in October, a BCBSKS representative will reach out to review the renewal.

  • This plan is for businesses with employee counts 2-50. In some instances, sole proprietorships can be eligible. Visit for more information and to request a BCBS rep to contact you.

  • Businesses must be chamber members in good standing prior to enrollment.



Additional Information

Please do not hesitate to reach out to our office with questions or concerns. I invite you to also connect with a BCBS at

Please feel free to share this message with those you feel may be of interest. Thank you!

Past Press Releases & Other Information


June 6th, 2023

Chamber Blue of Kansas 2024 Enrollment Beginning Soon

Association Health Plan powered by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas

GREAT BEND, KS – Employers looking to explore health benefit offerings will have another opportunity to review or renew the new Chamber Blue of Kansas health insurance offering. Chamber Blue is an innovative partnership with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas (BCBSKS) and the Chamber of Commerce Executives of Kansas (CCEKS). Comprised of 59 Chambers of Commerce across the state to provide a comprehensive Association Health Plan, 20 businesses chose to enroll within the Great Bend Chamber of Commerce membership base for the 2023 plan year. Recognizing the significance of attracting and retaining talent for businesses of all sizes, especially small businesses, the Great Bend Chamber of Commerce and its partner chambers joined forces in 2022 to ensure access to trusted health insurance benefits. Small businesses play a crucial role in Kansas, comprising over 99.1% of all businesses in the state and employing a combined total of 605,147 small business employees, according to SBA statistics. The Chamber Blue Association Health Plan allows organizations, including small businesses, non-profits, and other entities, to leverage the advantages of large-group medical coverage. By coming together, these organizations can pool resources and access health insurance savings while expanding their coverage options. This collaboration results in a broader pool, reduced risk, and potentially more competitive premiums. What You Need to Know for Plan Year 2024: - In order to review rates, employers must complete the Interest Survey which will be available from July  – August. - Renewal information is to be sent out in October. - Enrollment information collected from November 1 – 15 - Rates finalized by December 1 - ID cards mailed on December 22 Businesses must be chamber members to enroll. Ask your local chamber to see if they are a participating chamber member. 2024 Renewal Changes - Renewal will be age-banded (5-year age bands) based on the average age of the group.  The rates will be composite-rated, the same as in 2023. - Limit to groups of 50 employees or less.  Groups currently enrolled with over 50 employees will be grandfathered and can remain. - Underwriting process – BCBSKS will review the risk of groups – if the risk of the group is within 10% of the risk of the association, they will be accepted, if the risk is higher, they will be denied. - Groups with 10 or more employees will complete the census. - Groups with 9 or fewer employees will complete health profiles. For complete plan details including eligibility requirements, benefits, and services, please visit or call the Great Bend Chamber of Commerce at (620) 792-2401.

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