After a break over the summer, revamped up its schedule with monthly guest speakers and events, starting with a luncheon meeting on Wednesday. The big announcement was that the Rockland Business Women's Network would now offer a medical plan to its members.
With many of the members being sole proprietors, entrepreneurs or the head of small businesses, this new feature was appealing to several of women. RBWN is a networking group for business women, although the group is open to men.
“Being a part of RBWN is an exceptional benefit,” said Dara L Onofrio, lawyer and president of RBWN. “RBWN now has a medical plan and you can save thousands.”
There will be an information session on Oct. 4 about MetLife insurance. The census runs from Sept. 24 – Oct. 29 and this medical plan could lower overall business administration costs by up to 15 – 25 percent. The census is cost free with no strings attached and will determine if there is a healthcare and group benefit cost savings, according to an RBWN handout on the medical plan.
Members who wish to participate would be pooled into a single group to establish pricing. The larger the census group, the better the potential pricing. The goal, unlike other providers of programs, is not to offer a simple standard rate discount, but rather to develop substantial discounts based on lower administration costs in tandem with the buying power of the selected PEO (Professional Employer Organizations) offering.
RBWN offers luncheon meetings, after-hours events and special events for with food, effective networking and guest speakers. Members may display promotional materials, flyers and business cards. RBWN provides numerous options to foster growth and economic vitality of developing and established business, according to its website.
On Wednesday, Scott Eisenberg, CEO and Founder of Swap the Biz, gave tips on networking and creating strong business relationships with others.
To learn more or to join RBWN, go to their website.