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Invest & Connect

Invest & Connect is an overview of the value of Chamber membership and what it means to you and our community. The Chamber is constantly striving to meet the needs of businesses in our community and our goal is to help you succeed. The Chamber in partnership with the City of Fostoria, Fostoria Economic Development and Downtown Development and Tourism, strive to position the City of Fostoria for economic growth and expansion. Membership in the Chamber not only helps support community wide strategic initiatives, it also provides you with a return on your investment through cost saving programs, keeps you informed on important, ever-changing issues and trends within our community and beyond, increases your visibility, creates networking opportunities, acts as a legislative voice for business, provides referrals and lends credibility to your business.

Core Strategic Goals

Health Insurance

We know your priority is to make the most of your health benefit dollars, especially during a time of rapidly increasing costs. That’s why we’ve made it our business to offer your business a wide portfolio of affordable plan options. To receive more information on these plans or a quote contact one of our Chamber member brokers listed at the bottom of this page.


Paramount Insurance Company offers health plans to Chamber members with an approximate 3-4% discount as compared to plans offered to non-member businesses.



As a Fostoria Chamber member business, with 2-99 employees, you have access of up to a 1.4% savings on any Anthem group health insurance plan through premium tax credit savings*. You can have your choice of Anthem Plans, from industry-leading consumer driven health plans (HAS’s, HRA’s, HIA’s), to traditional plans and all backed by the exceptional nationwide network access and local sales and service millions of Americans trust.

Anthem also offers discounts on a variety of ancillary products such as dental, vision, life and disability insurance to Fostoria Chamber members.

*Discounts only apply to chamber members who do not already have Anthem insurance.


844 Med Ohio

Also available through Anthem is 844 Med Ohio, which can offer more rate stability and potential savings for groups with 2-50 employees.  This plan lets smaller employers join together to share the overall claims risk while offering competitive rates and a variety of plan designs.  For more information contact one of our member Anthem brokers or visit




Chamber members now have access to Anthem dental, vision and life products. Depending on your group size discounts on Anthem Dental Prime and Dental Complete can range from 2-4% with Full Service Blue View Vision Plans at a 15% discount.  Anthem Life and Disability  products are also available to you as a Chamber member at a discounted rate.  For more information, please contact one our member insurance agents listed below.


Superior Dental has been leading the way in Dental benefits since 1986. The Dental plans available exclusively to Chamber members, are designed for sole proprietors and groups of 100 or less eligible employees. These specially –rated plans offer superior dental coverage, discounts of up to 11% , and access to the largest network of quality dental care access points throughout the region. Plus, all SDC dental plans include and EyeMed vision discount plan for members and access to online HR compliance resources for companies all at no additional charge! Contact Abigail Buck at 800-762-3159 or visit for more information.


Teledoc is a service that provides 24/7/365 access to a doctor by phone, video or mobile app for common or acute conditions. The American Medical Association states that 70% of primary doctor visits and 40% of emergency room visits can be effectively resolved with a Tele-medicine consultation. The average response time to speak with a licensed physician is 10 minutes. Teledoc can be a first line of defense to help control out of pocket costs as calls to Teledoc are free with membership in the Teledoc program.

There is no copay and the Teledoc program is offered to Chamber members, their employees and families for $14.95 per month per family which is a 25% savings off the normal rate. Special group billed plans are also available. For more information go to or contact one of the Chamber member insurance agencies.

RxCut® Prescription Savings Card

The Fostoria Area Chamber’s membership in the Southern Ohio Chamber Alliance allows us to offer you even more benefits. One is a FREE pharmacy discount card which can benefit everyone – including those who have an insurance prescription plan. If you have a generic copay of $10 or higher, the ApproRX discounted price will be less than your copay 70% of the time. To learn more contact Kyle Fields 1-866-900-3771.

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Insurance Agents

Corporate One Benefits

UIS Insurance & Investments

Hitchings Insurance Agency

State Farm Insurance-Dionna Brenamen

Nationwide Insurance-Chris Schiefer

Workers’ Compensation

When it comes to Workers’ Comp, we have you covered.  Through the Fostoria Area Chamber of Commerce’s membership in multiple benefit alliances we are able to offer you choices that can save you $$.


CompManagement is a workers’ compensation program administrator and represents nearly 30,000 Ohio employers in virtually every industry classification from large corporations to small family-owned businesses.

Through the expertise of CompManagement’s colleagues, your policy is reviewed to determine the programs that may garner the most savings while keeping in mind you organization’s risk tolerance. Enrollment for participating in alternative rating/premium discount programs occurs annually. Ensure eligibility requirements and enrollment deadlines by contacting CompManagement today. Your direct local contact for this program is Kelly Lowry, Client Services Manager – OH at (419) 295-2305 or email



Many employers engage a Worker’s Compensation Third Party Administration to place them in a group rating program to reduce their overall Ohio Bureau of Worker’s Compensation premiums. The NWOBA has an Agreement with ProComp, a Northwest Ohio based company to provide these services for BWC certified Alliance member groups at market competitive fees. Enrollment in group rating plans occur annually with a marketing period from July through the enrollment deadline mid-November. Your contact for this program is Matt Ulrich at (419) 724-2667 or email at

HMS’ mission is to provide the highest level of worker’s compensation case management service for Ohio employers and their injured workers. HMS strives to reduce employer workers’ compensation costs while improving the quality of care for injured workers. HMS facilitates the reporting of injuries, manages and authorizes medical treatment, pays medical bills and expedites return-to-work strategies to help injured employees return to work in a safe and timely manner. We provide a single point of contact for all employer inquiries – one individual, supported by a team, who knows the specific needs and claims history of each and every customer. HMS is proud to be a wholly owned subsidiary of Paramount Preferred Options and ProMedica. Our statewide service area covers leading manufacturers, construction companies, public employers, school systems, universities, staffing companies and other enterprises throughout the state that range from one employee to nearly 5,000. And we do it all from three offices conveniently located in Maumee, Columbus and Cleveland.

Your contact for this program is Tod L. Philips, Executive Director Paramount Preferred Options at (800) 462-3589 ext. 72808 (Local) (419) 887-2808 Fax: (419) 536-7115 or email at

Other Cost Saving Programs

UIS Insurance & Investments and Auto-Owners Insurance offers members of the Fostoria Area Chamber of Commerce up to an 11% discount on their business insurance.

  • Tailored Protection Plan
  • Business Owners Policy
  • Commercial Auto
  • Commercial Umbrella
  • Garage Liability Dealers Blanket



We understand that you do not have time to be an energy expert. As a business owner, your focus needs to be on growing your bottom line. You just want competitive prices and the peace of mind that someone is looking out for your best interest. Through the strength of group buying, Chamber Energy Solutions* (CES) has developed energy savings programs for your electric and natural gas costs to assist you with the task. When you participate in these programs, you can rest assured that CES will strive to maximize your power supply savings. Give us the opportunity to review your natural gas and electric bills to see if our program will be beneficial to your business. Your direct local contact for this program is Emilie Snider Energy Consultant, Fostoria Area Chamber of Commerce at (419) 491-1017 or email

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Enrollment in the FedEx PartnerShip program is free, quick and easy. With it you can save up to 27% on select services and at least 70% on LTL freight. For more information and to enroll visit

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