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Benefits program kicks off Iowa Farm Bureau Week

Published: Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012 12:24 p.m. CST

Governor Terry Branstad has declared Dec. 2-8 as ‘Iowa Farm Bureau Week,’ honoring the many accomplishments and contributions of the 94-year-old grassroots farm organization as well as marking the organization’s annual meeting.

To kick off Iowa Farm Bureau Week, the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation has added a new benefit partner to help members qualify for an average of over $4,000 in tax savings to reduce out-of-pocket and health insurance premium costs.

BASE, a third party benefit administration company headquartered in Adel, will work with Farm Bureau members who are self-employed or small business owners to customize a benefit plan for their specific needs and ensure the plan is in compliance with government regulations.

More than 70 percent of self-employed are able to qualify for tax advantaged plans, regardless of how their business is structured.  BASE will also offer exclusive savings to Iowa Farm Bureau members on these plans, providing another tool in Farm Bureau’s suite of supplemental health care benefits designed to ease the pinch of rising costs.

Members of the state’s largest grassroots farm organization will gather at the 94th Annual Meeting of the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation both today and tomorrow.