Ohio Farm Bureau Health Benefits Plan

The following real-life stories share how Ohio Farm Bureau members are experiencing fewer “health care headaches” once they switch to the Health Benefits Plan. The plan is available to sole proprietors and employers of up to 50 employees with headquarters in Ohio. Eligible businesses must be in the agricultural economic sector, measured from “Farm to Fork.” One in eight employees in Ohio are a part of this economic sector. 

Learn more about how this plan can benefit your business, read FAQs, and even get a quote by visiting the Health Benefits Plan Member Resources Page.


K&S Millwrights avoided a 28% increase in health care costs 

Stacy Irwin, co-owner of K&S Millwrights and her husband, Gary Irwin became participants of Ohio Farm Bureau’s Health Benefits Plan to keep premiums down and provide affordable health care for their 27+ employees. The Health Benefits Plan offered K&S Millwrights almost the same coverage as its old plan with very little change in premiums for its employees, making the decision to switch an easy one. 

Competitive pricing and easy enrollment was a no-brainer for CAP Farms 

A few hassles arose with his family’s insurance plan which prompted Craig Pohlman to investigate the Health Benefits Plan for his small-to-midsize family farm, CAP Farms. He found the pricing and offerings of the plan to be very competitive and the enrollment process easy.


Patterson Fruit Farm found the plan to be a win-win

Sixth-generation Patterson Fruit Farm is a direct-to-consumer fruit operation in Chesterland, Ohio. The farm was looking for a solution to the challenging and confusing health plan options that were being presented, and turned to Ohio Farm Bureau for help.


Werner G. Smith, Inc. was able to save money and attract high-quality employees

Werner G. Smith, Inc. is a multi-million dollar enterprise which processes seed oils and fish oils. Since joining the plan, its CEO, Bill Grulich, has been so impressed by the quality of benefits that he recommends it highly to all businesses that would benefit.


Greg Dietsch was drawn to the plan because Farm Bureau made it easy

Greg Dietsch is the operations and farm manager of his family’s 1,000+ acre corn and soybean farm. He found the plan to be an easy option for his family and it gives him great peace of mind to be a plan participant.


Mike Boyert believes the plan gives his business a great competitive advantage

Boyert’s Greenhouse & Farm in Medina County is a farm and greenhouse operation with 43 employees, 14 of which are full-time. Mike and his wife were looking for an option to not only attract great employees but keep them. The Health Benefits plan served that purpose and also provided Boyert’s a competitive business advantage.

Want to learn more?

The Health Benefits Plan offers flexible and high-quality health coverage options specifically created for sole proprietors and small businesses in Ohio’s agricultural economic sector. Here are some other benefits that come standard with the plan:

  • Competitive rates through a self-funded arrangement.
  • Fixed, predictable monthly payments
  • A variety of plan designs – four Deductible with Coinsurance and four High Deductible plans.
  • Anthem’s broad provider network and Rx formulary.
  • Protection from financial liability should your business leave the plan.
  • To top it off, the plan provides expanded wellness offerings, including 24/7 NurseLine and a telephonic physician consultation service.

Learn more about how this plan can benefit your business, read FAQs, and even get a quote by visiting the Health Benefits Plan Member Resources Page.




Labor has always been an issue, mainly because we are a seasonal operation. So that's a challenge finding somebody who only wants to work three months out of a year, sometimes up to six months.
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Mandy Way

Way Farms

Farm Labor Resources
I appreciate the benefit of having a strong voice in my corner. The extras that are included in membership are wonderful, but I'm a member because of the positive impact to my local and state agricultural communities.
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Ernie Welch

Van Wert County Farm Bureau

Strong communities
I see the value and need to be engaged in the community I live in, to be a part of the decision-making process and to volunteer with organizations that help make our community better.
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Matt Aultman

Darke County Farm Bureau

Leadership development
Farm Bureau involvement has taught me how to grow my professional and leadership experience outside of the workforce and how to do that in a community-centric way.
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Jaclyn De Candio

Clark County Farm Bureau

Young Ag Professionals program
With not growing up on a farm, I’d say I was a late bloomer to agriculture. I feel so fortunate that I found the agriculture industry. There are so many opportunities for growth.
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Jenna Gregorich

Coshocton County Farm Bureau

Growing our Generation
Knowing that horticulture is under the agriculture umbrella and having Farm Bureau supporting horticulture like it does the rest of ag is very important.
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Jared Hughes

Groovy Plants Ranch

Groovy Plants Ranch
If it wasn't for Farm Bureau, I personally, along with many others, would not have had the opportunity to meet with our representatives face to face in Washington.
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Austin Heil

Hardin County Farm Bureau

Washington, D.C. Leadership Experience
So many of the issues that OFBF and its members are advocating for are important to all Ohioans. I look at OFBF as an agricultural watchdog advocating for farmers and rural communities across Ohio.
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Mary Smallsreed

Trumbull County Farm Bureau

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