Health insurance companies are encouraging their members to eat healthy by joining a CSA farm!

La Crosse, Eau Claire

If you live in La Crosse or Eau Claire and have Mayo Clinic’s Health Tradition Health Plan, see the Healthy Eating rebate info, here. Mayo Clinic Health System-Franciscan Healthcare has created a quick reference list of farms for each region that offer shares eligible for their rebate – PDF; some of these farms are endorsed by FairShare. (Check the Full Farm List to look up a particular farm and check its status.)

Greater Madison Area

This innovative partnership is a joint effort between area Health Plans and FairShare CSA Coalition to encourage organic farming, keep local dollars in our communities and to build a healthier Wisconsin. Health Plan Partners support FairShare’s work and mission, promote healthy lifestyles, and take a proactive approach to improving our health, environment, and community.

If you already belong to a CSA Farm, click on your Health Plan Provider for details on how to access your rebate:

In 2016, Physicians Plus is offering a new way to earn your wellness rewards for participating in healthy activities. You  receive WellPlus points for purchasing a CSA and tracking your fruit and veggie intake. Points are equal to dollars for rewards. To communicate with Physicians Plus, please call member services at 608-282-8900 or 800-545-5015.  Details available at the link below.

Though Dean Health discontinued their rebate program in 2013, members with coverage from Dean can use their point system to earn cash back for healthy habits (like eating fresh food from a CSA!) and use their points earnings to offset the cost of joining a farm.  Details on their Healthy Living Program are outlined below.

If you do not yet belong to a FairShare CSA Coalition CSA Farm, follow these simple steps to get your fresh veggies AND your cash back today!

  • Learn more about CSA, and get answers to frequently asked questions.
  • Be sure to check out these factors to consider when choosing a CSA farm to help you find the right farm for your family.
  • Browse the Full Farm List and choose a FairShare-endorsed farm that best meets your needs and expectations.
  • Contact the farm directly to request a brochure, confirm pick up locations and times, and ensure there are still shares available for you to purchase.
  • Once you have submitted your farm signup form, click on your Health Plan link to the right to find out how to access your rebate.
  • Eat great food, support your family farmer, and get money back! It’s that easy!!

“Being part of a CSA has changed our relationship with our food, … We have a better understanding of where our food comes from. We’re excited to teach our daughter that food doesn’t come from grocery.”

JESSIE CHMELL, a GHC-SCW member and CSA member at Crossroads Community Farm.

FairShare CSA Coalition

FairShare CSA Coalition