One of the perks of being a member of the Athens Area Chamber of Commerce is the access that membership provides to the many programs we participate in with the Southern Ohio Chamber Alliance that are aimed at helping businesses save money. Contact information for each program can be found at the links below, and the Chamber staff is also happy to help answer your questions.


Save on the Cost of Health Benefits through Anthem Blue Cross Programs


We know that finding quality health benefits for your employees can often be a headache and a potential financial strain. The Athens Area Chamber of Commerce has helped our members save well over $100,000* off of Anthem’s standard prices through the group rated health insurance programs we offer:

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*Based on members estimated $10 million in annual premium spending.


Anthem Chamber Discount Program

We know your priority is to make the most of your company’s health benefit dollars, especially during a tough economy. That’s why we’ve made it our business to offer your business a wide portfolio of affordable plan options. As a chamber member with 2-99 employees, you will have access of up to a 1.4% savings on any Anthem group health insurance plan through premium tax credit savings.

Learn more about the Anthem Chamber Discount Program here

SOCA Benefit Plan

This plan is in the Anthem Blue Cross & Blue Shield Blue Access PPO Network and is an alternative option to Affordable Care Act insurance plans.

The SOCA Benefit Plan is a multiple employer welfare arrangement (MEWA). This allows multiple employers to form a single large pool to leverage purchasing power and share in the overall claims risk. The plan is available to small businesses with 2-50 employees and a minimum of two employees must be enrolled. There is also a sole proprietor option. There are additional products, including dental, vision, life and disability also available through this plan.

Why enroll in this Chamber member benefit?

  • You can use this benefit to recruit and retain employees
  • Employer sponsored group health insurance plans are more affordable and provide better coverage than most individual plans
  • Employer sponsored group health insurance plans provide tax advantages to your business and your employees
  • Access to the Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Access PPO Network


Learn more about the SOCA Benefit Plan here.


Save Significantly on Your Worker’s Compensation Program with Sedgwick



Did you know that many alternative discounts are available to help reduce your annual Ohio workers’ compensation costs? Through the Sedgwick workers’ compensation program, your organization can significantly reduce your workers’ compensation costs through a variety of alternative rating programs. In fact, in 2020 alone, members of the Athens Area Chamber of Commerce saved a total of over $97,000!

If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact our Sedgwick program manager Julia Bowling at or phone 513-218-4062.

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Save Big on your Energy Costs Through the Chamber Energy Program


Chamber Energy Program & Chamber Sustainability Program

The Chamber Energy Program provides energy supply solutions for our members’ homes, small businesses, and large commercial operations. As your trusted partner, we strive to provide education and protection in everything we do. The Chamber Sustainability Program helps members reduce their energy costs by connecting them with effective efficiency solutions and project funding and financing. This program can assist you with solution and vendor selection and ensure you are maximizing your ROI using a wide array of available federal, state, and local rebates, grants, incentives, and other funding options.

If you would like to obtain a complimentary bill review to see if you can save on your energy costs and/or improve your energy efficiency, simply choose one of the following options:


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