Your New Health Plan Has Arrived
AVMA Trust Association Health Plan (AHP)
The AVMA Trust is thrilled to announce the launch of a new medical plan option—the AVMA Trust Association Health Plan (AHP)—now available to all eligible AVMA-member practices!
Eligibility & Enrollment
To enroll in the Association Health Plan (AHP), you must meet all of the following criteria:
All licensed veterinarians at the practice must be active AVMA members.
You must have between 2 and 50 employees (including yourself) who work 30 hours or more per week.
You conduct business in one of the following states:
More states will become eligible in the coming months! However, in order to provide health care for AVMA members across the country, we need support from federal and state lawmakers. If you live in a state without access to health insurance coverage through the AVMA Trust—or if you want to support the effort to bring AVMA-sponsored health insurance to our colleagues in other states—visit avma.org/AHP.
The AVMA LIFE program may be able to offer alternative solutions if your practice does not meet all eligibility requirements. Contact us to learn more, register for email alerts and visit this site regularly for updates as they become available.
Note: If you terminate with the AHP, you must wait three years before re-enrolling.
The AVMA Trust AHP offers greater benefits than current state health marketplace options, including:
Greater Choice: You may choose up to three plans from six available options through Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois (BCBSIL). Members gain access to BCBSIL’s extensive network of health care providers!
Ongoing Support: You and your employees will have access to our Benefits Value Advisor by phone or email to answer benefit questions, as well as our award-winning communications to help promote and explain the plan to your employees.
Easy Enrollment & Billing Platforms: Employees can enroll in the plan easily, thanks to our online enrollment platform, SimplyHUB. You will also benefit from Vimly's consolidated billing capabilities.
Explore Your Options
For an in-depth look at the plan options, explore the BCBSIL online portal.
Why AVMA Trust AHP?
The AVMA Trust AHP allows small businesses to band together based on common geography and industry, thus strengthening their negotiating power with insurance carriers, reducing administrative costs through economies of scale and allowing them to purchase the types of coverage typically only available to large employers.
What This Means for You & Your Employees
We believe that providing affordable health insurance to AVMA members will allow you to better attract and retain top talent.
The AHP will also ease the administrative burden on your staff. With the day-to-day management of the plan off your shoulders, you will be able to focus on the core aspects of your organization, including growing your business and serving your customers’ needs.
Most importantly, the AHP provides AVMA members and their families with more health care options—not to mention access to affordable health care.
Advantages and Resources
Payroll and HR System Discounts with Paylocity
Running a successful veterinary business is challenging enough — payroll and people management shouldn’t be an obstacle. That’s why AVMA Trust has partnered with Paylocity, a premier provider of Human Capital Management (HCM) and payroll solutions. As an AVMA member, you have access to AVMA-exclusive pricing and with savings up to 50% on the Paylocity online HCM platform. Get started!
To help you understand the AVMA Trust AHP, we provide webinars at no cost upon request.
BCBSIL Mobile App
Members can find an in-network doctor, hospital or urgent care facility; access their claims, coverage and deductible information; view their member ID card; download their Explanation of Benefits and more, anytime, anywhere.
Benefits Value Advisor (BVA)
A BVA act as your own personal concierge, helping you understand your coverage, get cost estimates for various providers and procedures, schedule appointments and more.
Navigate Well-Being Program
This free and confidential program can help you achieve your wellness goals through challenges, online tracking tools, a database of recipes and workout videos, and more.