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Seminar to Focus on Managing Health Insurance Costs for Small Businesses

PLATTSBURGH, NY __ Small business owners may find it increasingly difficult to meet health insurance needs as costs spiral upwards. The North Country Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at the State University of New York College at Plattsburgh, in cooperation with Glens Falls National Bank and its subsidiary, Capital Financial, and Excellus BlueCross BlueShield, will offer a seminar that presents alternative approaches to health care coverage.

Presenters will give an overview of health insurance costs, health plan options, health savings accounts and how to structure and set up plans on Wednesday, Jan 17, from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Mowry Conference Room, Redcay Hall , at SUNY Plattsburgh. Attendees will also have an opportunity to ask questions at the end of the seminar.

There is no fee to attend, however seating is limited and advance reservations are encouraged. To register, call the North Country SBDC at 518-564-2042.


Glens Falls National Bank and Trust Co., which was founded in 1851, and its subsidiary, Capital Financial, serve eastern New York. As full service commercial banks, the company's subsidiaries provide a broad range of financial products, including trust services, money market and deposit accounts and mortgage, consumer and commercial loans.

Excellus BlueCross BlueShield, headquartered in Rochester, N.Y., delivers health care services across upstate New York and long-term care insurance nationwide. Collectively, the enterprise provides health insurance to more than 2 million people and employs more than 6,000 New Yorkers. It is the state's largest nonprofit health plan.

The NYS/SBDC at Plattsburgh, part of the School of Business and Economics at SUNY Plattsburgh, works one-on-one in a confidential setting with emerging, existing and expanding entrepreneurs by exploring avenues for funding, marketing and management. The staff provides these services at no cost to clients in Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Hamilton, Warren and northern Washington counties.  For additional information contact the NYS/SBDC at 518-564-2042. Visit the SBDC by online at www.plattsburgh.edu/offices/support/sbdc

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