Health insurance partnerships are one example of incentives that are available for CSA members. FairShare CSA Coalition was instrumental in launching the CSA Health Insurance Rebate programs offered by area HMOs.
Other incentives may include workplace partners who encourage CSA participation as part of wellness or sustainability programs, and may offer payroll deduction or other forms of incentives.
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.
In 2017, Physicians Plus, Unity Health, and Gundersen Health Plan joined forces under the Quartz brand.
All providers will offer the Quartz Well program.
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 Living Healthy Rewards Program are outlined below.
If you live in La Crosse, Eau Claire, Eastern Minnesota, Northeast Iowa, and have Health Tradition with Mayo Clinic Health System, you may be eligible for the Eat Well Move More Rebate.
Reference their list of farms that are eligible; some are endorsed by FairShare.
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!
“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.
Interested in incorporating HMO rebates or other CSA incentives into your CSA program, network or coalition? Take a look at our CSA Incentives Toolkit for an in-depth look at how FairShare has partnered with area HMO’s to offer rebates and wellness incentives to area residents, as well as for case studies on other types of CSA incentives you might want to consider.