Land of Lincoln Health™ Signs Chicagoland's Small Business Advocacy Council as First Small Group Plan

Oct 29, 2013, 08:00 ET from Land of Lincoln Health

Land of Lincoln Health Proud to Offer Health Insurance Plans for SBAC's Members Through the SBAC Private Exchange

CHICAGO, Oct. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Land of Lincoln Health™, the only consumer operated and oriented health insurance plan (CO-OP) in Illinois, has signed the Small Business Advocacy Council (SBAC) as its first small group plan. It also will be the exclusive provider of health insurance plans on SBAC's private exchange for the Council's nearly 800 members.

"The introduction of Land of Lincoln Health into the market has increased what's available for small businesses," said Elliot Richardson, SBAC CEO. "The time has come for the small business community to have access to a health insurance provider laser-focused on stabilizing health insurance costs and providing small businesses more control over their health coverage. We are excited to have the opportunity to work on this with Land of Lincoln Health."

As a result of the federal Affordable Care Act, small businesses now have access to affordable health insurance plans through the health insurance "marketplace," which provides expanded coverage options at lower costs, often with the help small business tax credits. Land of Lincoln Health is one of only two health insurance companies in Illinois offering plans to small businesses through the marketplace and is only one of two companies providing coverage throughout the entire state.

Land of Lincoln Health provides a broad network of health providers with for all plans that includes some of the highest-rated doctors and hospitals across the state, which is important for businesses that employ staff throughout Illinois. Land of Lincoln Health also provides out-of-state coverage for Illinois residents when they are away from home and in need of care.

"As a non-profit health insurance company and one that offers a variety of plans to small businesses, we are committed to helping make choosing and using our health plans as easy as possible for businesses and their employees," said Daniel Yunker, CEO of Land of Lincoln Health. "We also built our plans for businesses with total cost in mind, taking into account monthly premiums, deductibles, co-pays, and other expenses."  

Land of Lincoln Health provides hands-on help for small businesses as well as individuals throughout the process of exploring and purchasing health insurance coverage. Additionally, Land of Lincoln Health has partnered with Northwestern University and Emory University to design its materials and arm its staff with information for customers that is easy to understand and uses simple terms to help people and businesses navigate the complexity of health insurance.

Land of Lincoln Health small group plans are available for purchase. For more information visit the Land of Lincoln Health website at or by call 888-858-9130 to speak to an enrollment specialist.

About Land Of Lincoln Health

Land of Lincoln Health is a trademark for Land of Lincoln Mutual Health Insurance Company.

Land of Lincoln Mutual Health Insurance Company is committed to enhancing access to care throughout the country for Illinois residents by providing quality, affordable health insurance. Land of Lincoln was formed as a non-profit entity in the State of Illinois and is a fully- licensed mutual insurance carrier in the State of Illinois. Land of Lincoln Health is a Consumer Operated and Oriented Plan as identified in Section 1322 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

About Small Business Advocacy Council

The Small Business Advocacy Council (SBAC) is a non-partisan, member-driven organization that promotes the success of small business through political advocacy, support services and educational programs. The Small Business Advocacy Council (SBAC) was established in 2010 and represents nearly 800 businesses in the Chicagoland area.

SOURCE Land of Lincoln Health