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 with 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


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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:


SOCA ChamberSaver

The ChamberSaver program, offered through the Southern Ohio Chamber Alliance, helps you find high-quality group rates that fit your budget. For more information, visit


SOCA Benefit Plan

The Southern Ohio Chamber Alliance (SOCA) Benefit Plan is a self-funded insurance pool that enables small business to take advantage of a simpler process, more rate stability, and potential cost savings. Jointly offered through the Southern Ohio Chamber Alliance and the Central Ohio Chambers of Commerce. Visit for more information.

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

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 your organization is not yet participating in this member benefit, and you would like to receive a free, no-obligation analysis from Sedgwick, email Julia Bowling at or apply online at

Enrollment Deadline Approaching Soon — learn more here!

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Save Big on your Energy Costs Through the Chamber Energy Program


Whether you run a home-based business, a small business, or are an industrial or manufacturing business, chances are that energy costs have factored into your budgeting. The Chamber Energy Program can help members save up to 15% on their energy costs through their many services, which include but are not limited to:

  • Low fixed prices for electricity and natural gas
  • Natural gas sales tax exemptions for restaurants and non-profits
  • Utility HVAC & lighting rebates

Learn more about how the Chamber Energy Program can help you save by visiting their website: or checking out this flyer:

Chamber Energy Program Flyer


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