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greater rochester chamber of commerce

Rochester Chamber Participation Guidelines

Rochester Chamber's anniversary date is January 1. At this time, a person may switch to another health insurance plan. This is the only time you can change insurance plans.

Coverage begins on the first of each month for new businesses. Paperwork and payment must be received by the 20th of the month to start coverage on the first of the following month.

In addition to paperwork, your premium must be submitted on a company check payable to Bond Benefits Consulting.

Steps to start a policy:

1.Contact Bond Benefits Consulting and indicate the desired plan with type of coverage needed

2. Download forms from Bond website once completed submit directly to Bond (contact listed on the home page)

3. Please note: Applications will NOT be processed if payment is not included with paperwork or if paperwork is incomplete.

If paperwork and payment are received after the due date; they will not be processed until the following due date.

Steps to terminate an individual from coverage:

1.The request must be in writing.

2. A cobra administration form (located on the Bond website) must be completed for all terminated employees and submitted directly to Bond for processing.

***COBRA coverage is available for terminated employees of a Rochester Chamber member firm. If the business is no longer operating, COBRA coverage is not available

3.Carrier Termination Policy:

a. BlueCross BlueShield plans can be canceled on any date with written notice received within 30 days of the requested cancellation date.

b. MVP HealthCare and Guardian plans are canceled on the first of any month and written notice must be received by the first of the month the policy is to be canceled.

How to pay your invoice:

1.All checks should be made payable to Bond Benefits Consulting.

2. Personal checks will not be accepted from employees of the member firms.

3. A company check must be submitted unless the check is from the designated Rochester Chamber contact person as indicated on the chamber membership application.

4. A $15 fee will be charged each time a check is returned by the bank.

5. A money order or bank check must be provided to cover the original check.

6. Cancellation in coverage will result if the check is not taken care of immediately.

For more information, contact your Bond Account Team.