March 23, 2011
In a recent Crain’s article entitled, “Can group-buying cure small businesses’ health care cost woes?,” SBAC Board Of Directors Member Ron Cowgill was featured along with the SBAC’s plans to create a health insurance pool.
“The Small Business Advocacy Council, a year-old non-profit based in Northfield, hopes bringing together its members to obtain health benefits will hold down costs. The SBAC is working with Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., a $1.86-billion brokerage in Itasca, to create a health insurance option for members.
“The SBAC membership includes about 200 small and mid-sized businesses. ‘We want to form a large critical mass and say if you want to work with us, you’re going to have to be competitive,’ says Elliot Richardson, SBAC’s president. His goal is to enlist at least 1,000 employees of SBAC members in the program.”
To read the complete article go to, “Can group-buying cure small businesses’ health care cost woes?“