The California Optometric Association is proud to offer COA Health Plans, an ACA-compliant Affinity Small Group (ASG) health plan. An ASG allows smaller practices like yours to easily manage, purchase and administer coverages in a manner previously enjoyed only by larger practices.
With COA Health Plans, member practices and their employees will have access to medical, dental, vision and life insurance built for smaller-sized companies and offered through a simplified web-based platform. COA Health Plans utilizes UnitedHealthcare’s largest preferred provider organizations and Mercer’s Multiple Employer Solutions. To determine the plans available to you and your employees, get a free, no obligation instant quote now.
Mercer’s Multiple Employer Solutions is a one-stop web-based onboarding solution that makes the benefits buying and enrollment experience quick and easy.
Mercer’s onboarding process can get the information most important to your company such as which benefits are available, your cost, and how to roll out benefits to your employees.
Using the onboarding solution, you can:
CAN’T OFFER YOUR EMPLOYEES ACA-COMPLIANT HEALTH INSURANCE?
NOW YOU CAN!
ALREADY OFFER COVERAGE? THESE PLANS MAY SAVE YOU ON YOUR HEALTH CARE PREMIUMS
Once you have signed up, Mercer’s technology-based enrollment system will provide a streamlined, easy-to-use shopping experience. In addition to clearly explaining the benefits available, the site provides guided shopping tools to help your employees select the most appropriate plans and benefits to fit their family's needs.
Who Is Eligible to Participate in These Plans?
All attested member organizations may participate if they have the required number of eligible employees.
Plans will be offered across the country, availability is based on your state, see map.
* VT offering is for dental, vision and life only, no medical
What Will the Plan Cost Me?
These plans may save you on your annual health insurance costs. The amount you elect is based on your businesses’ unique situation and your employees’ needs. The benefits to your employees remain the same regardless of how much you wish to contribute. You also can feel confident that to keep your costs down, as well as the cost to your employees, Mercer and UnitedHealthcare constantly monitor health care trends to take advantage of the latest innovations. If you do not currently offer such benefits, consider this as an investment in your employees and an opportunity to help attract and retain your employees.
What Employee Coverage Will Be Available?
You will be able to offer your employees Health, Dental, Vision and Life insurance. To explore the plans, click above on each product.
Do I Need to Offer All Plans or Can I Choose Which Ones?
You can elect the plans that make the most sense to you and your employees.
Who Underwrites Coverage?
Coverage is underwritten by UnitedHealthcare Insurance Company and its affiliates. UnitedHealthcare also maintains fiduciary responsibility.
Who Is Mercer?
With more than 65 years of experience, Mercer creates and manages insurance programs for some of the largest, most prestigious associations, including affinity, alumni, health care, education, unions, military, professional occupations and other membership organizations. Mercer-designed and -administered programs encompass customer service, marketing, program management, carrier relations and implementation. Through Mercer, clients can meet the challenges and complexities of today’s evolving market.
How Long Are My Rates Guaranteed?
When benefits go into effect, rates are set through their 12-month plan year.
What if I am Not The Employer, but an Employee of a Member Organization?
As an employee, you should contact your HR department for access to benefits information.