The formation of the Alliance of Ohio Chambers
(AOC) was enabled by legislation passed in Ohio in the early 1990’s.
The focus of the legislation was small employer group health insurance
reform. Specifically, by meeting certain requirements, AOC could
file with the Ohio Department of Insurance for a Certificate of
Authority to operate as a “qualified alliance”. The
primary advantage to becoming a “qualified alliance”
is the ability to negotiate agreements with insurance companies
to offer specially discounted rates on group health care coverage
through alliance members. AOC is comprised of a number of chambers
in west-central Ohio representing over 6000 employers. Through the
strength of this partnership, AOC offers special discounting on
group health care plans as well
making available to its members special pricing on other value-added
products and services. AOC leadership continues to look for additional
services that may be of interest to its members.