The future's brighter in The Pool

We're changing what it means to work in public-service organizations – offering best-in-class healthcare and wellbeing solutions, at lower costs, for employers and employees in Michigan.

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In 2005, eight West Michigan school districts pooled their resources together to form The Pool, allowing them to offer quality benefits at a lower cost to employees and their families. But we're not just focused on savings. We provide market-leading offerings to positively impact every member's health and wellbeing.

Today, we help transform

118
Member Organizations
85
School Districts
27
Municipal Groups
6
Community Colleges

Our partners

We are proud to work with industry-leading experts including...

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  • Priority Health logo
  • Express Scripts logo
  • Optum RX logo
  • PlanSource logo
  • Gallagher logo

Why The Pool?

employees

Relax knowing we have you covered.

You and your loved ones can put your mind at ease knowing you're protected by leading providers. Whatever your circumstances or goals, you can focus on being the best you with our health and wellbeing programs and resources.

employers

Take the weight off your shoulders.

Let us take away the burden of administration and cost-control, all while knowing you and your employees are receiving the best-in-class offerings, from a provider that genuinely cares.

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Transferring your wellbeing together and lower costs for members

What's important to us

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    Choice for all

    We offer a variety of programs to meet the needs of members' lifestyles, and help employers balance the rising cost of healthcare.

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    More than healthcare

    We're here to support our members' wellbeing - from emotional to physical. Let us help you develop healthy habits so you can be the best you.

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    Protection & support

    As your trusted advisor, we strive to offer best-in-class coverage which brings our members peace of mind, so they can focus on day-to-day priorities.

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    We're an open book

    We value honesty and transparency. Our numbers are available for everyone to see and there are no hidden costs.

Members are the heart of The Pool because it's run by our members, for our members.

Testimonials

Real members, real stories...

  • “Having the options in The Pool to choose what works best for our family is a great benefit.”
    Maria Herrera Belmares
  • “I think what is unique about The Pool is the people. The people who are utilizing the health insurance are the ones making the decisions on what is best for The Pool.”
    Korie Wilson-Crawford
  • “Our group has had an exceptional experience with The Pool so far. I so appreciate the knowledge and expertise and the ability to find areas that we can improve on wellness-wise as well as changes to positively influence rates.”
    Diane Pelts

Meet the team

The members and experts who care about offering you the best plans and programs, for the best price.

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    Tim Klunder

    Chair

    Joined The Pool as the first municipal member in 2012 as he was looking for the best plans and the best price for his employees.

  • Julie Davis profile

    Julie Davis

    Vice Chair

    Is passionate about providing her employees quality insurance at an affordable price, and appreciates that her employees are provided with support and guidance through The Pool.

  • Todd Bell profile

    Todd Bell

    Treasurer

    Joined The Pool for the opportunity of “hands on” customer service, competitive prices, and to be involved with important decisions about his employees insurance.

Contact our partners

  • BlueCross logo

    Medical claims and customer service

    Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
    877-752-1233
    bcbsm.com

  • Priority Health logo

    Medical claims and customer service

    Priority Health
    800-942-0954
    priorityhealth.com

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