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MKC Offers Land O’Lakes Cooperative Farmer Member Health Plan

Jul 02, 2019

MOUNDRIDGE, KAN.— In response to the growing demand for more affordable and extensive healthcare options, through a partnership with Land O’Lakes, Inc., MKC is proud to offer the Land O’Lakes Cooperative Farmer Member Health Plan to its producer members in Kansas.
 
The Land O’Lakes Cooperative Farmer Member Health Plan, administered by Gravie Administrative Services LLC, a Minneapolis-based benefits marketplace, allows producers to choose from several ACA compliant plans — all of which cover each of the ten Essential Health Benefits (EHB’s). It also gives them access to a broad, national provider network and year-round guidance from licensed advisors.
 
“MKC recognizes that access to quality, affordable health care is a major concern for our member-owners,” said Dave Christiansen, MKC president and CEO. “Connecting farmers to this health care option for their family and employees allows us to deliver more value to their operation in the form of an affordable and improved health care coverage.”
 
Land O’Lakes first launched the Land O’Lakes Cooperative Farmer Member Health Plan in Minnesota in 2018. The company then expanded the plan to Nebraska in 2019, making it available to approximately 46,000 eligible producers across the two states. It intends to continue to grow this solution for its member producers and farmers within its cooperative system.
 
“I am proud of the instrumental role MKC played in bringing this opportunity to the farmer members of Kansas cooperatives as recognized by Land O’ Lakes,” Christiansen said. “In true cooperative fashion, this is just another example of the important work we can accomplish when working together.”
 
The requirements for participation in the Land O’Lakes Cooperative Farmer Member Health Plan include residing in Kansas and being an eligible voting member of MKC. 
 
For coverage starting January 1, 2020, the Open Enrollment period is from October 28, 2019, through December 20, 2019, at 5 PM CT.
 
Producers can call Gravie at 844.538.4690 or visit gravie.com/coop to learn more.
 
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Click here to download the official news release.


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