Starting the New Year Right
IBPI Health Plan – Our Newest IBPI Preferred Vendor Partner
IBPI is excited to introduce the IBPI Health Plan available to all IBPI members. The IBPI Health Plan has been custom built by Anderson Thornton Consultants (ATC), www.andersonthornton.com, an industry leader in association health plans. Members of IBPI now have additional options when it comes to group health insurance. These options allow for IBPI members to band together to create one large group. A larger group has a greater ability to obtain lower premiums while also minimizing annual rate increases.
“Employee benefits are the second largest operational expense facing employers. Benefits, on average, add an additional 30% to the salary and wages total. The IBPI Health Plan is a game changer,” said Mark Grice, Executive Director at IBPI. “The ATC team has created cost effective association health plans for organizations throughout the country. We are thrilled to have the IBPI Health Plan as an offering to our Members. Over the past two decades, ATC has been in the forefront of association health plans and employee benefit management. Controlling costs is a critical element in increasing profitability.”
“Over the past two decades, we have been building health plans for companies and associations. We are excited to be an IBPI Preferred Vendor Partner,” said Patrick Thornton, CEO of Anderson Thornton Consultants. “IBPI Health will give dealers an opportunity to take control of their health care costs, so they can focus on what they do best— growing their businesses.”
Multiple factors are used to determine rates for the IBPI Health Plan. Some of these factors include the health of the members on the plan and the company location. IBPI members that wish to join the plan will need to complete this survey to begin the quoting and onboarding process.
IBPI (www.IBPI.net) is the largest buying group in the office equipment industry. Their membership is composed of over 450 commercial imaging and managed network dealers located throughout the United States and Canada. Since 1987, IBPI has built an outstanding reputation based upon the tremendous buying power it brings to its Members. As a result, Members receive discounted pricing from vendors and a rebate check every year based on their purchases. IBPI is committed to combining the buying power of its membership through purchasing programs negotiated with vendors who provide quality products and services.
About Anderson Thornton Consultants (ATC)
The IBPI Health Plan is an association health plan built specifically for IBPI Members by the ATC team. Support and management of the plan includes plan and claims administration, pharmacy benefit management, advocacy, and cost containment strategies. The IBPI Health Plan is available to all IBPI Members. Patrick Thornton, CEO is a former HCA Hospital CFO. He has developed health plans that connect best outcomes with lowest overall costs. These plans have saved employers millions in healthcare expenses.