Health Plan / Health Coverage CSA Wellness Initiative Survey
Increasingly, health insurance providers and health coverage plans recognize the life-long benefits of healthy eating to support and improve good health. A variety of studies demonstrate that CSA membership increases the variety and consumption of vegetables. The benefits and examples are included in this simple fact sheet (pdf) Maine Health, Physicians Plus (WI), Health Tradition (MN, WI and IA) and HealthShare (MN) are examples of health plans providing CSA rebates or including CSA's as part of their wellness initiative coverage.
Similarly in the Western Lake Superior region, employers are working to promote employee health and the health of regional farm economy by encouraging health plans to expand wellness rebates and incentives to include not only gym memberships, but CSA memberships as well. click here for an example of a letter from an employer to an insurance provider encouraging a CSA Wellness Rebate/Benefit.
For more information on how to choose a CSA and how they work visit the CSA Guild.
This is the list of regional CSA's currently participating in the CSA wellness initiative.
We have developed this online form as an informal survey of interest by Northeastern Minnesota and Northwestern Wisconsin residents.
If you are enrolled in an insurance or health coverage program through your employer, or are self insured, and would like to have CSA membership be included as a wellness initiative and/or rebate (along with existing health promotion activities such as health club membership / participation) please fill out the following form. Moreover,
Please feel free to forward this website survey URL to friends and colleagues.