Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce Offering Association Health Plan in 2020


  • Chamber re-launches plans to target manufacturing and retail employer members; expands availability beyond small-group employers with 2 to 50 employees to include 51-99 employee groups
  • EmployerPulse to provide affordable health care coverage options for small retail and manufacturing small businesses in the state

MADISON – Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce (WMC), the combined state chamber and manufacturers’ association, will begin offering EmployerPulse, effective November 1, 2019. Quoting for these new plans is now open.

“For decades, our members have struggled with increasingly high health care costs,” said Kurt R. Bauer, WMC President & CEO. “EmployerPulse is changing the game for businesses in Wisconsin. Now, WMC Insurance will offer a variety of plans that not only save employers money, but give them greater choice in the health insurance market.”

The plan was developed to meet the unique health care needs of wholesale-, retail- and manufacturing-associated businesses, providing a portfolio of health benefits options insured by UnitedHealthcare. Employers may see lower health care costs from a portfolio of plans that may not always be available to small businesses. They will be able to choose from a variety of PPO (Preferred Provider Organization) and HSA (Health Savings Account) health plans from UnitedHealthcare.  Members will also have access to UnitedHealthcare’s care provider network of more than 1.3 million physicians and care professionals, and 6,500 hospitals and other care facilities nationwide.

EmployerPulse is a big win for small companies in Wisconsin,” said Robert Baker, Senior Director of Insurance Services. “Thanks to our WMC Insurance risk pool, employers will now have access to 40 plans −  many of which had previously been available only to large employers − and more flexibility to risk rate.”

Businesses from wholesale-, retail-, and manufacturing-associated businesses in the state with 2 to 99 employees that are WMC members may enroll in these new plans. The EmployerPulse health plan is being offered through WMC Insurance, which also provides dental, vision, life and disability benefit options for Wisconsin employers and sole proprietors. To find out more about WMC and its offerings, please visit www.wmcinsurance.org.


About Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce

Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce (WMC) is the largest business association in the state, as the state chamber of commerce, state manufacturers’ association and state safety council. WMC is also affiliated with WMC Foundation, which runs programs including the Future Wisconsin Project and Wisconsin Business World. WMC is proud to have been serving as Wisconsin’s business voice since 1911, representing over 3,800 member companies, spanning all sectors of the economy.

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