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Grosse Pointe Chamber Announces Power Package for Small Businesses

DETROIT – Jan. 29, 2009 – The Grosse Pointe Chamber of Commerce has partnered with three leading Michigan-based companies, Health Alliance Plan (HAP), Delta Dental of Michigan and AAA Michigan to offer the "Power Package" of value-based benefits to Grosse Pointe Chamber of Commerce members.

Aimed at small to mid-sized businesses, the Power Package offers special pricing and benefit designs for groups and individuals. Chamber members can customize their options to maximize savings for themselves and their employees. Medical and dental benefits can be combined - all in one package - and auto, home, life and long-term care insurance coverage is available through AAA Michigan. Sales and marketing activities will begin the week of Feb. 1 for an April 1, 2009 effective date.

"Finding affordable health coverage is a top business concern for Grosse Pointe employers, and insurers are developing innovative benefit designs to appeal to price-sensitive buyers in today's tough economy," said Edward Russell, chairman of Grosse Pointe Chamber board of directors. "The Pointes' ability to provide affordable health care access and competitive benefit packages can fuel economic growth and help Grosse Pointe businesses."
Power Package Key Advantages:
• Customized, affordable options and transparency-members can search for rates online.
• Personalized support-client representatives available by phone, e-mail, U.S. mail and in person.
• Savings-Chamber members can save money by taking advantage of the Power Package.

"All three Power Package partners believe in the power of prevention and wellness," said Jamie Spriet, HAP vice president, Business Development. "A company's fiscal health is linked to the physical health of its employees. More Michigan businesses are encouraging wellness in the workplace and watching waistlines as a key to their bottom lines. Dentist and doctors are working together to detect and prevent cancer and hypertension. Forming strategic partnerships with like-minded companies enables the Grosse Pointe Chamber to offer one of the most diverse product portfolios available." 

"The Power Package is a "win-win" for the Grosse Pointe Chamber and our members," said Mary Huebner, president, Grosse Pointe Chamber of Commerce. "Our goal is to provide access to value-added benefits, discounts and programs that will enhance our members' business opportunities. We believe in the Power Package and know it will help local companies thrive."

Chamber members can call their agents or access the Power Package options through the Chamber's Web site:  Agents may also visit the eSales application at to obtain a quote, or contact HAP at 800-HAP-PLUS (800-427-7587).

About the Grosse Pointe Chamber of Commerce (
The Grosse Pointe Chamber has grown considerably due to the support of our 380 members. Networking opportunities are highly valued by our members-as are the benefits, discounts and insurance programs members receive through their fellow Chamber members and business partners. Rich with information, the Grosse Pointe Chamber is an important resource for reaching business development objectives. The Pointer of Distinction Awards celebrate the accomplishments of members. The Grosse Pointe Chamber Foundation promotes commerce, education, economic growth and activities for members of the Grosse Pointe Chamber of Commerce and citizens of the five Grosse Pointe communities.

About AAA Michigan (
Travel services, auto, home and life insurance, and fixed-rate annuities are available through AAA to more than 1.6 million members in Michigan. It is part of The Auto Club Croup (ACG), the largest affiliation of AAA clubs in the Midwest, with approximately 4.1 million members in eight states. ACG belongs to the national AAA federation, a not-for-profit organization with more than 50 million members in the United States and Canada. Life insurance underwritten and annuities offered by AAA Life Insurance Company, Livonia, Mich.
About Delta Dental of Michigan (
Delta Dental of Michigan, with its affiliates in Ohio, Illinois, Tennessee and Indiana is one of the largest dental plan administrators in the nation. In 2008, the enterprise paid out nearly billion for dental care for more than 7.6 million enrollees. Offices are located in Okemos and Farmington Hills, Michigan; Columbus and Cleveland, Ohio; Lisle, Illinois; Nashville, Knoxville, and Memphis, Tennessee; and
Indianapolis and Greenwood, Indiana.

About Health Alliance Plan (
Headquartered in Detroit, Health Alliance Plan is a nonprofit health plan serving over 500,000 members and 2,000 employer groups. HAP is a subsidiary of the Henry Ford Health System, one of the nation's leading health care systems. The health plan serves companies of all sizes through HMO, PPO, individual plans and Medicare plans. Multiple funding arrangements from experience-rated, fully insured to self-funded products are available. HAP's commercial HMO and HAP Senior Plus, a Medicare Advantage HMO, earned Excellent accreditation ratings from the National Committee for Quality Assurance. HAP's Commercial and Medicare HMOs rank among the best health plans in the nation, according to U.S. News/NCQA America's Best Health Plans 2008/09. HAP Senior Plus is the top-ranked Medicare HMO in Michigan and among the top 25 in the U.S.

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