SYRACUSE, N.Y. — The New York State Health Foundation awarded Agri-Services Agency, a subsidiary of Dairylea Cooperative Inc., a grant to educate and help farmers and agribusiness owners obtain health insurance coverage, including government options, in rural New York.
“The rate of uninsured residents in New York is alarming. The rising cost of health care is one of the biggest challenges for all of us, including our rural communities,” said Max Gannon, president of Agri-Services Agency.
“By offering access to and education of the numerous services and programs available, we have the opportunity to lower health insurance premiums, which makes health care costs more affordable and improves the quality of life in New York state.”
NYSHealth provides grants to New York State health care organizations in support of programs aimed at addressing access, coverage and cost concerns in the New York state health care system.
The grant was awarded to ASA to increase enrollment among dairy farmers and other agribusiness employers and raise the awareness of various health insurance programs available through public and private initiatives.
The ultimate goal is to reduce the number of uninsured individuals in rural areas.
ASA was created more than 40 years ago to bring affordable insurance programs to farmers and other agribusiness owners. The programs are underwritten by national insurance carriers offering comprehensive coverage to the agricultural community throughout the Northeast.
For more information on insurance programs for farmers and agri-business, contact Agri-Services Agency, a subsidiary of Dairylea, at 1-866-297-7729 or visit www.agri-servicesagency.com.