We’ve got good news regarding medical insurance from the AVMA’s Group Health and Life Insurance Trust.
The GHLIT is developing a private exchange program that will help ease your transition to a new medical insurance carrier and focus on your specific needs as a veterinarian. This exchange will allow AVMA members to shop, compare costs and benefits, and ultimately enroll in a medical insurance plan from a medical insurance carrier that best suits your needs. We expect this exchange will be operational in March for individuals who are 65 or will be turning 65 this year, and no later than June for members under age 65.
We know that the connections you have made with GHLIT insurance agents mean a lot to you. By utilizing the private exchange, you will still be able to work with the agents with whom you have developed a relationship. They were there for you in the past, and they will be there for you in the future.
Also, we want to assure you that the private insurance exchange, which is exclusively for AVMA members, will continue to meet the requirements of the healthcare reform law by guaranteeing insurance coverage for those who are currently insured through the GHLIT, regardless of any pre-existing medical conditions.
Over the coming weeks and months, please visit the AVMA and the GHLIT websites for more information about the private exchange and for updates on the medical plan transition and other health insurance-related news.