Costco is now offering small-business health insurance plans for customers in five states on the West Coast -- Nevada, Oregon, Hawaii, Washington and California. The program is available to Costco executive members -- the premium level of membership offered at $100 a year -- and was designed to cater to small-business owners and employees who cannot afford coverage.

According to the company's website, Costco Insurance Agency has teamed with insurance carriers in all five states to offer both health and dental benefits to customers at competitive rates and with lower deductibles. Insurance offers and plans vary by state depending on which insurance company Costco is partnered with. The company is looking into expanding the program into other states as well.

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Published on: Jul 27, 2007