Reno+Sparks Chamber rebooting Association Health Plan

Ann Silver is CEO of the Reno + Sparks Chamber of Commerce.

Ann Silver is CEO of the Reno + Sparks Chamber of Commerce.

The Reno+Sparks Chamber of Commerce is reopening and expanding its Association Health Plan, in partnership with Prominence Health, to offer member organizations that have two to 50 employees access to affordable health insurance.

According to a March 2 press release, the plan includes six options for employers to choose from, including HMO, HMO Freedom and PPO options, as well as enhanced plan benefits with lower out-of-pocket costs and co-pays for Emergency Room and diagnostic services.

The plans are a “real game changer” for small businesses, says Chamber CEO Ann Silver.

“Small businesses are the lifeblood of our community,” Silver said in a statement. “This plan levels the playing field as employers compete with larger organizations for recruitment and retention of qualified workers.”

According to the press release, other Chambers of Commerce in the state may opt into the program for a small franchise fee in order to offer benefits to their members; the plan’s service area includes Douglas, Lyon, Storey, Washoe, Clark and Nye counties, as well as Carson City.

“The expansion of the Reno+Sparks Association Health Plans opens the door even further for small group businesses to offer quality, affordable healthcare that all employees appreciate and deserve,” Kamal Jemmoua, CEO of Prominence Health Plan, said in a statement. “We are grateful for the dedication of our Chamber partner, and the Prominence team is dedicated to the success of this endeavor.”

The Chamber will host a pair of webinars about the plan for members on March 17 and 18. Go to to learn more.


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