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GCSAA launches health insurance access for members

by Apr 03, 2020 | Kate Hiebert

New member benefit now available

Lawrence, Kan. (April 1, 2020) – The Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA) has partnered with Association Health Programs (AHP), an insurance broker who specializes in association management benefit plans, to offer access to health insurance as a membership benefit.

“Having access to affordable health insurance plans has been a key concern for many of our members for a long time,” Rhett Evans, GCSAA CEO said. “And with current events, it’s now even more vital to be able to offer them access to benefit plans from major insurance carriers to provide coverage for the member and their families.”

This member benefit will be available to all eligible GCSAA members (other than the Friend of the Golf Course Superintendent) and their immediate family members. The program has options for members in 38 states. Due to state legal restrictions, the program is not available in 12 states: Alaska, California, Connecticut, Hawaii, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont and Washington. U.S. territories and those outside of the United States are excluded as well.

AHP partners with A+-rated insurance carriers to offer Preferred Provider Plans (PPO). A few examples are United Healthcare PPO, Aetna PPO, and Cigna PPO. Product options, carrier availability, and rates vary by state and individual circumstances. GCSAA members are responsible for the premiums and make payments directly to the insurance providers.

A 5- to 10-minute online census form is required prior to obtaining assistance with product options and rates. For more information about the program, visit