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Disability Insurance NEW!
FHCW understands the importance of protecting your income in the case of a disabling accident or sickness. This disability program, offered through Illinois Mutual, gives you piece of mind by helping you take care of your bills in the event you became sick or hurt and cannot work.

FHCW members can purchase individual disability insurance and/or business expense protection where benefits are paid as a reimbursement for eligible business expenses each month. By continuing to pay the ongoing expenses, the operation can remain intact until the owner returns to work. Most people insure their lives but not their incomes. Many farmers capitalize on farm depreciation and expenses so little or no reportable income is shown for federal income tax purposes. Even so, farmers are usually eligible for disability insurance. And Illinois Mutual makes it easy by allowing you to use acreage or herd size to determine your monthly benefit. Act now – call FHCW at 608-848-7212 or email executivedirector@farmershealthcooperative.com for more details.

Health Insurance
At last! A health insurance program designed to address the needs and wants of farmers and agribusiness at an affordable price.

Farmers’ Health Cooperative of Wisconsin offers individual farmers and agribusiness several cost-effective benefit plans that are designed to meet your needs.

Take advantage of these features:
• Guaranteed issue—you cannot be denied insurance for  existing health conditions
• Coverage for work related injuries
• Multiple plans to choose from with deductibles that range from $300 to $5,000
• Tax deductible health savings account (HSA) compatible plans
• Affordable premiums
• Predictable, stabilized premium rates
• First dollar preventive care coverage
• Prescription drug coverage
• Maternity coverage
• Freedom to choose your own provider
• 24-hour nurse line
• Co-op buying power

Accident Benefit
All FHCW health plans include a $2000 accident benefit. This means if you have an accident while working on the farm or playing with the kids, you can be reimbursed up to $2000 to help pay for your out-of-pockets costs (deductibles, co pays, etc.)

Life Insurance
FHCW members can purchase up to $100,000 in term life insurance coverage with an additional $100,000 in accidental death benefits by answering only two medical questions. Members are not required to have physicals, blood work, or provide medical records or answer height and weight questions. Members may purchase up to $300,000 in coverage by answering an additional three medical questions. Also, there are no participation requirements and you can purchase as an individual, for your family members and for your employees.

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Dental Insurance
Delta Dental of Wisconsin is available to members of FHCW. For over forty years, Delta Dental has offered high-value, high quality and innovative dental benefits to Wisconsin employers.  This coverage, which would not otherwise be available to individual farmers, is now accessible to farmers and agribusinesses through the large group purchasing power of a cooperative.
The not-for-profit Delta Dental is Wisconsin’s largest dental carrier and offers a quality dental plan to
FHCW members and includes:

  • Freedom to choose your own dentist
  • Access to discounts from over 80% of the dentists in Wisconsin
  • 100 percent coverage of one dental cleaning/examination every 6 months
  • other diagnostic and preventive services such as sealants and fluoride treatments with no deductible
  • Fillings, root canals, extractions, root planning and major restorative services such as crowns and dentures are also covered

Vision Plan
Our HSA plans contain a vision program offered by a national vision provider with convenient locations in stores such as Sears, J.C. Penney, Target and Pearle Vision. The benefit includes exam and eyewear coverage.

Administered by Total Administrative Services Corporation, AgriPlan is a Section 105 Health Reimbursement Arrangement (HRA) plan that enables qualified farmers to deduct 100% of federal, state, and FICA taxes for family medical costs, and on average save $4,000 a year. Key to these savings is the ability to declare medical expenses as a business expense rather than a personal deduction. Those who qualify for AgriPlan include farmers who file as a corporation and farmers who are a sole proprietor or LLC and have a spouse who assists with the business (even on a part-time basis). Family health insurance premiums as well as non-insured medical, dental and vision care expenses are 100 percent deductible on federal, state and self-employment taxes. FHCW members receive a first year discount on the AgriPlan fee.

Sign up for an AgriPlan section 105 plan today!

Benefit Summary for POS Delta Dental Application Form Membership Application
Benefit Summary for $2500 HSA FHCW Dental Acknowledgement Form Employee Census Form
Benefit Summary for $5000 HSA Application for FHCW Employer Application Form
Benefit Summary for Delta Dental Health Questionnaire  

Farmers' Health Cooperative of Wisconsin is a Co-op Care initiative brought to you by Cooperative Network. FHCW health insurance plans will be managed by Agri-Services Agency which offers coverage through Anthem. We are grateful for support from the UW School of Medicine and Public Health’s Partnership Fund for a Healthy Future; AgStar Financial Services; USDA Rural Development; and the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection.

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