Monday, April 20, 2020
SMART Insurance
A NEW comprehensive health program offered to today’s small businesses providing a cost-savings on health coverage options that can lead to more rate stability and offering potential savings for groups with two to 50 employees.

The Chamber has teamed up with Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield (Anthem) to administer the Georgia Chamber SMART Plan (SMART). This plan allows smaller employers to join together to share in the overall claims risk. By being part of a larger, self-funded pool, employers have financial protection backed by Anthem.

In addition to financial protection, this innovative alternative offers:
  • Competitive Rates
  • Predictable, fixed monthly payments
  • Flexibility in Choice of Benefit Plans
  • Anthem’s Broad Open Access POS Network and Essential Rx

To top it off, we also offer specialty products, including dental, vision, life, optional life and disability plans, that are offered at discounted rates to employers participating in the Georgia Chamber SMART Plan.

Who is eligible for the Georgia Chamber SMART Plan? The Georgia Chamber SMART Plan is available to small business employers with at least two employees enrolled on their medical plan and no more than 50 total employees, domiciled in Georgia. Eligible employers must also be a member of the Georgia Chamber or a participating local chamber in good standing.

Why Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield? Get peace of mind knowing that Anthem has been serving millions of members in Georgia for more than 80 years and is:
  • One of the Nation’s Largest Health Benefits Company
  • Part of the BlueCard® Program through the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, which includes more than 96% of hospitals and 97% of doctors in Georgia

To learn more about the Georgia Chamber SMART Plan and its many advantages, download our overview  flyer  and ask your Chamber of Commerce for a referral to a participating broker, or contact Andrea Reese at 
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For those of you that missed our zoom call last week about
Balancing Digital Learning and Working From Home ,
You can download a copy of it by clicking on the link below!
This was such an incredible amount of information for all those struggling with our
current normal of balancing all the things!
We cannot thank the leadership from Westminster Christian Academy enough for leading this meeting for us.
We appreciate your time and knowledge, and continue to show our thanks!

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Board of Directors

Amanda Davis, OARC
Amy Parrish, Highland Trust Partners
Andrew Wallace, Chops & Hops
Brad Tucker, Look Ahead Business Consulting
Cristi Donahue, Oconee State Bank
David Walton, Fox's Pizza
Jessica Roberts, Oconee State Bank
Kevin Price, Kevin Price Construction
Laura French, French Law Group, LLC
Lorie Petersen, BankSouth
Michael Gill, Michael Gill State Farm
Paige Fuller, Mary Kay
Robert Griffith, Golden Pantry
Stuart Cofer, Cofer's Home & Garden
Tammy Gilland, Piedmont Athens Regional
William Rennie, Law Office of Russell W. Wall, LLC

Chamber Executive Board

Chairman of the Board
Cristi Donahue, Oconee State Bank

Chair Elect
Stuart Cofer, Cofer's Home and Garden Showplace

Amy Parrish, Highland Trust Partners

Brad Tucker, Look Ahead Business Consulting

Paige Fuller, Mary Kay Cosmetics

Immediate Past Chair
Tammy Gilland, Piedmont Athens Regional

Chamber President
Courtney Bernardi
Oconee Chamber of Commerce
55 Nancy Drive
Watkinsville, GA 30677
(706) 769-7947
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