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Meet the 2023 Health Plan Heroes
Midwest Carriers is a second-generation, family-owned trucking company headquartered in Kaukauna, Wisconsin. With 138 employees on the Health Plan and nearly 200 total eligible employees,
Faulks Bros. Construction
Faulks Bros. Construction is a third-generation, family-owned company headquartered in Waupaca, Wisconsin. Their services vary in application and project scope aimed at supporting commercial and
Cosmos Corporation is a mission-centered, family-owned and operated manufacturing company headquartered in St. Peters, Missouri. The company began as a beauty product distributorship in 1980
Wentzville Fire Protection District
Wentzville Fire Protection District is a public fire district in Wentzville, Missouri. They are one of the largest fire districts in their county, covering 88
Waterford Union High School
Waterford Union High School is a public high school located in Waterford, Wisconsin. The school has 99 employees currently using their health plan. Prior to
Tenax Corporation is a Baltimore, MD company specializing in netting and fencing, pipe protection, construction, agricultural and gardening solutions. They have funded their own health
Horizon Goodwill is a Hagerstown, MD charity that provides work and training opportunities to the community. Prior to 2020, Horizon’s health plan provided coverage to
The Comeback Healthcare Story of Main Street for the City of Ashtabula
Once upon a time in the City of Ashtabula, there was a great concern about the rising healthcare costs burdening the city’s budget. The city
Saving a Community from Healthcare’s Grip: Ashtabula Area City Schools’ Journey to Taking Back their Healthcare Plan from Wall Street
In the rust belt town of Ashtabula, Ohio, Ashtabula Area City Schools, an inner-city school district within Ohio’s 8th poorest County, faced a daunting challenge.
Allegheny Wood Products
Allegheny Wood Products (AWP) is a privately held hardwood lumber company based in Petersburg, WV but located throughout West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. The company
Dupre Logistics is a diverse provider of logistics services spanning from fuel hauling, energy logistics, dedicated delivery, 3PL, to brokerage services. The company is regarded
Meet the 2022 Health Plan Heroes
John Soules Food
John Soules Foods is a family owned company that provides great tasting beef and chicken through retail sales, food service distributors, restaurants, and school nutrition programs.
Woodard Cleaning and Restoration
Woodard Cleaning and Restoration is a family-owned business in St. Louis, Missouri that began in 1946 when Earl and Nancy Woodard began to offer their customers in-home rug cleaning door-to-door, an innovation at the time.
Shine Solar is a solar panel home solution company headquartered in Arkansas and operating in three other neighboring states and Utah. The company has 85 employees using the health plan, and prior to transforming their health plan, the company was paying over $600,000 per year to United Healthcare…
Matheny Motors is a family owned company of automotive and truck dealerships, headquartered in Parkersburg, WV with more than 300 employees in 12+ locations across 5 states.
Kenny Pipe & Supply
Kenny Pipe & Supply Inc. is a family-owned, 130-employee, wholesale plumbing, pipe, and valve distributor based in Nashville, Tennessee. The company had been on a carrier-controlled, self-funded plan for a number of years, however, with an aging population and growing company, the health plan began it see costs spiraling out of control…
Schaefer Autobody is a collision repair company operating in numerous locations in the St. Louis, MO metro area. With almost 150 employees, the company was paying an outrageous rate with Anthem BCBS of about $2M a year, including more than $13K per employee per year.
New Ebook: The CEOs Who Restored The American Dream
2022 Health Plan Hero award recognizes businesses with high-value, low-cost health insurance plans for employees.
Six small businesses from across the country are among the first companies ever to receive a national award for their innovative, outstanding employer-sponsored health program. The companies received the 2022 Health Plan Hero award in a ceremony held in the Washington, D.C. area.
Why Should My Employer Be A Health Plan Hero?
Health Plan Hero companies have adopted innovative benefit design features in their health plans that:
As a patient, you may have had the opportunity to choose a job based on the benefits package that really works for you. If you are happy with your plan’s benefits and find value in the way your health insurance is structured, you can nominate your company to be a Health Plan Hero.
Now Accepting Applications for Next Round of Awards
Patients Rising accepts applications for its Health Plan Hero certification on a rolling basis throughout the year.