COLUMBIA CITY — The Whitley County Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center has teamed up with Lifestyle Health Plans to offer affordable health care solutions for all its members — particularly for small businesses and non-profit organizations.

The plan boasts a robust wellness component with consumer-driven incentives and is offered to employers with two or more employees, with no limitations on industry sector. Incentives include deductible and cash-back credits for wellness activity, free telemedicine, free lab services free diabetic testing supplies and more.

“We are very excited to be able to offer this exclusive opportunity for Chamber members to participate in an insurance plan, particularly for very small businesses and nonprofit organizations who often are unable to offer this kind of benefit to employees,” Jennifer Romano, executive director of the Whitley County Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center, said.

Whitley County Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center members with a minimum two full-time positions are able to participate and will see premium savings averaging between 5-15%.

“Being able to provide insurance benefits such as the Lifestyle Health Plan offers a competitive advantage for our members as they seek and retain employees in the current job market. We have been researching opportunities for our members, particularly options open to small businesses and nonprofit organizations, for more than two years,” Romano added. “We believe this option will be attractive to our members. This is yet another reason why it makes good business sense to be a member of the Whitley County Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center.”

Information sessions for Chamber members who may be interested in learning more about the Lifestyle Health Plan are planned on the following dates/times:

• Thursday, July 11 at 9 a.m.

• Tuesday, July 16 at 3:30 p.m.

• Thursday, Aug. 8 at 8 a.m.

• Tuesday, Aug. 20 at 3:30 p.m.

Information sessions will be at the Whitley County Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center, 128 W. Van Buren St., downtown Columbia City. To RSVP for an upcoming information session, email

If you’re not already a member of the Whitley County Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center, but you do business in or around Whitley County, contact Romano at for information about the Chamber’s affordable membership rates and ability to participate in this program.

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