Health plan to aid farmers in Land O’Lakes Cooperative system obtain affordable health care
Land O’Lakes, Inc. continues to find ways to assist its farmers in finding affordable, comprehensive health care. The Land O’Lakes Cooperative Farmer Member Health Plan Monday announced its further expansion by moving into the state of Kansas for the 2020 Plan year. This self-insured arrangement already offers coverage to farmers of participating co-ops and individual farmers within the Land O’Lakes network in Minnesota and Nebraska.
“At Land O’Lakes, we’re continuously looking for new ways to support and advocate for our members,” said Beth Ford, president and CEO, Land O’Lakes. “Our farmers are dealing with many challenging issues in today’s agriculture environment – finding affordable health care options for their families shouldn’t be one of them.”
Farmers participating in the Land O’Lakes Cooperative Farmer Member Health Plan can choose from several ACA compliant plans – all of which cover the ten Essential Health Benefits (EHBs), have broad network coverage and are more affordable than plans offered in the current individual market. By being voluntarily compliant with the ACA and ERISA, those with pre-existing conditions are not barred from participation, nor will premiums be developed based on a particular participant’s health condition.
“The expansion of our Farmer Member Health Care Plan is something we take immense pride in, and we thank our partners in the Kansas legislature for making this possible,” added Pam Grove, senior director of benefits at Land O’Lakes.
Land O’Lakes is working to expand this offering to additional states and identify ways in which to grow this new solution for its member producers and farmers within its cooperative system.
About Land O’Lakes, Inc.
Land O’Lakes, Inc., one of America’s premier agribusiness and food companies, is a member-owned cooperative with industry-leading operations that span the spectrum from agricultural production to consumer foods. With 2018 annual sales of $15 billion, Land O’Lakes is one of the nation’s largest cooperatives, ranking 212 on the Fortune 500. Building on a legacy of more than 98 years of operation, Land O’Lakes today operates some of the most respected brands in agribusiness and food production including LAND O LAKES® Dairy Foods, Purina Animal Nutrition, WinField United and Land O’Lakes SUSTAINTM. The company does business in all 50 states and more than 60 countries. Land O’Lakes, Inc. corporate headquarters are located in Arden Hills, Minn.