Health insurance is an expensive item for all business owners. Many agricultural companies also face challenges in having access to local health care in rural areas. UnitedAg is a trade association focused on bringing innovative solutions to healthcare in agriculture.
President and CEO Kirti Mutatkar said they are finding ways to make healthcare more affordable and accessible for their members.
Mutatkar…”In California, agriculture is an areas where there’s no access to even primary care and clinics and decent care. So yesterday we actually had our ribbon cutting in Selma, and that is actually one of the underserved regions in California. And the next one you opening is Turlock. And there’s one more opening in King City the first part of the next year.”
UnitedAg operates similarly to other health insurance providers but is only open to companies that make at least 50% of their revenues from agriculture. Their eight health and wellness centers are located around agricultural areas of California where they offer care at no cost to members.
Mutatkar says they think of themselves as representing the empathy side of agriculture. Members have access to their full PPO network so can likely keep existing providers. Learn more at UnitedAg.org.
36th Annual UnitedAg Meeting & Conference Discusses Future of Agriculture
UnitedAg, California’s member-owned agricultural trade association, recently concluded its 36th Annual Meeting and Conference, held March 15-17 in Anaheim, California.
The three-day event, themed “Breaking Through,” featured speakers included, California State Assemblymember Fiona Ma, Tax Lobbyist Jon Coupal, Inspirational Speaker Lt. Col Kevin Sweeney, Agricultural Speaker/Comedian Jerry Carroll and Chapman University President Dr. JamesDoti who discussed issues and opportunities facing the California’s agriculture industry.
The conference also included a 5K Walkathon and member golf tournament benefitting UnitedAg’s scholarship foundation, as well as a member awards banquet.
“We believe the UnitedAg 36th Annual Meeting and Conference started a conversation for the future of the agriculture business here in California,” said Kirti Mutatkar, UnitedAg’s CEO and President.
Founded in 1980, UnitedAg is a member-owned agricultural trade association dedicated to providing innovative solutions for California’s strong and healthy agricultural industry.
UnitedAg works in close partnership with its 500 agriculture-affiliated member organizations to meet their employee benefits needs, promote their interests with lawmakers, and help them comply with legislation and regulation so members can focus on what they do best – run successful businesses and organizations.
For more information about UnitedAg and its activities, please visit www.unitedag.org.