BAGI Member, John Grecco, Co-Owner (along with his wife Debi) of Mirror & Glass Concepts in Carmel, Indiana, recently spoke to us about their experience replacing their previous group health plan to the BAGI option:
“We had insurance for our employees but were looking for a change due to a couple of factors. When we purchased the business three years ago, only some employees had health coverage. We wanted to offer the option to everyone and worked with a local broker to join an Anthem plan. As a small business owner, we need to be able to rely on other people to be the expert in some things, and we felt we were having to spend too much time having to be the experts in our plan. The service the broker was providing was not what we were wanting. We had met Scott Wharton from Wharton & Power Insurance through BAGI before and had initially discussed a PEO option that placed our human resources and payroll functions under that plan. We did not feel this fit how we wanted to manage our business at that time, so we did not pursue it. We stayed in touch and re-connected at our renewal time as we were ready to find new coverage. Scott showed us some other options and, upon review, believed the BAGI plan offerings best fit our situation.
Our plan began in March 2022 and so far, the Wharton & Power Team has been responsive to our needs. No one is complaining about the plan anymore! In terms of cost, the BAGI option saved our company a little bit of money overall, but it is the service that brings the real value. We cover most of the plan cost for our employees; however, because we went from an age-based plan to a group plan, some employee costs went up and some went down. The company is covering any increases to the individual employee from this change because we did not want anyone to go uncovered due to this transition.”
We appreciate John sharing his experience with us. BAGI members in good standing have access to the organization’s group health insurance program. Fully insured and offering high-quality coverage including 12 plan choices and rate price protection, there is most likely an option that would work for your business. Wharton & Power Insurance is the administrator of BAGI’s program, so reach out to us to learn more. Send us an email or give us a call at 317.663.4138.