For more than 100 years, Indiana Farm Bureau has existed to serve its members. INFB has a long history of addressing member needs in all 92 counties and adding value through member benefits. INFB spent 2019 researching ways to address the unsustainable increases in the cost of health coverage and the options to provide access to more affordable benefits care.
We heard consistently from our members that rising health care costs are impacting the financial stability of the family farm and rural communities. Many of our members go without coverage.
Through a year of extensive research of the health benefit plans currently available, INFB found that there wasn't a single option that would allow us to offer an affordable plan for the self-employed and members in rural communities. Due to the lack
of options, INFB moved forward with a plan to offer its members access to a more affordable health care option.
The first step in the process was a necessary legislative fix to allow INFB to offer a non-insurance, high quality and more affordable health benefit plan to our members. INFB pursued this statutory change during the 2020 session of the Indiana General Assembly, and the bill passed and became law on March 21, 2020.
Now, INFB is in the process of creating and implementing the health care benefit plans. INFB has set an aggressive deadline to open applications for its health care plans in the fourth quarter of 2020, and for health benefits to take effect Jan. 1, 2021.
For answers to frequently asked questions regarding Indiana Farm Bureau Health Plans, click here.