BIHIP Partners with Lighthouse Insurance Group on Healthcare

BIHIP Announcement

BIHIP Partners with Lighthouse Insurance Group on Healthcare

(June 11, 2020) - The Book Industry Health Insurance Partnership (BIHIP), a coalition of 10 book-related organizations that have banded together to secure association-sponsored health insurance programs for their constituents, have announced a partnership with Lighthouse Insurance Group Solutions (LIGS), an insurance advisor specializing in working with membership organizations.

BIHIP was formed in 2018 to allow organizations to pool resources across state lines, initially in order to create an association health plan. It has since modified its goal, seeking to offer members access to a variety of health insurance options. BIHIP’s partnership with LIGS will provide member organizations with the information needed to navigate insurance options, including ACA-compliant major medical, Medicare/supplements, dental, vision, critical care, supplemental coverage, and others.

BIHIP coalition members include the American Booksellers Association, American Society for Indexing, Authors Guild, Book Industry Study Group, Graphic Artists Guild, Horror Writers Association, Independent Book Publishers Association, Novelists Inc., Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, and Western Writers of America Inc.

IBPA CEO Angela Bole said “finding the right health insurance can be a complicated and confusing process, especially for small businesses and independent contractors.” She added: "By bringing a broad section of associations together, this coalition ensures a good cross section of book professionals will now receive expert help navigating a wide array of insurance options.”

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About the Book Industry Health Insurance Partnership (BIHIP)
The Book Industry Health Insurance Partnership (BIHIP) is a coalition of eleven book industry associations officially launched in August 2020 with the goal of providing the various members of all twelve associations with a choice of health insurance options. As of August 2020, BIHIP members include American Booksellers Association, American Society for Indexing, Authors Guild, Book Industry Study Group, Graphic Artists Guild, Horror Writers Association, Independent Book Publishers Association, Novelists Inc., Romance Writers of America, Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America Inc., and Western Writers of America Inc.

About LIG Solutions
LIG Solutions is a division of Lighthouse Insurance Group, an insurance advisor with experience in the health, life, and Medicare insurance industry. LIG Solutions offers insurance solutions for associations, societies, membership organizations, and other affinity groups. LIG Solutions helps people understand their health benefits and different plan options to determine the appropriate health insurance option. While health insurance agents typically only represent one carrier, LIG broadens consumers’ choices and can sell insurance from many insurance companies in all 50 states.