Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield has teamed up with the Indiana Manufacturers Association to give small manufacturers an option to get around at least one of Obamacare’s new restrictions.
The Indianapolis-based health insurer will provide its broadest-network plan to manufacturers with 50 or fewer workers that join a new group insurance trust.
Joining the trust will allow small members to avoid the community rating rules that Obamacare, puts into effect Jan. 1.
Anthem estimates that, many businesses with 50 or fewer workers would see no increase or a decrease in their premiums by joining the trust.
The Indiana Bankers Association has a similar insurance trust.
In both cases, only companies with federal codes designating them as a manufacturer or a bank can join.