Community health coverage program focus of March 26 Business Luncheon
Two representatives from HealthShare, a Duluth-based
“community health coverage program,” will explain what HealthShare
offers Cook County's small businesses and their employees at Higher
Education's March Business Networking Luncheon. The luncheon will
begin at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 27, at Higher Ed's North Shore
Campus. The program will conclude by 1 p.m. Cost is $15.
HealthShare executive director Jenny Peterson and business services
representative Wyn Mathews will explain how the program works and how
it collaborates with health care organizations and the communities it
serves. Several Cook County employers already have signed on with
HealthShare. HealthShare is unique in Minnesota and one of only a
handful of similar organizations nationwide. It provides coverage to
the uninsured – including many part-time employees – who work for
small businesses that cannot afford health benefits.
HealthShare costs employers and employees about $60 each per month,
with the remainder financed by Generations Health Care Initiatives, a
foundation in Duluth; St. Luke's; Essentia Health; Northland
Foundation; Lloyd K. Johnson Foundation; and others. In past years,
the program has received significant federal and state grants to
sustain the program. A key feature of HealthShare is its strong
emphasis on behavior change to promote health and wellness.
To register for the program (formerly known as the Women’s Business
Networking Luncheon), call (218) 387-3411 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
by noon on March 25.