Current Insurance Rates

                                                               Individual        Parent/Child       Parent/Children    Two Party       Family

United Concordia Dental                        $31.14               $61.58                    $97.51               $61.58           $97.51
*rates valid through October 1, 2020

NVA Vision - Option 1                             $ 3.53                $ 8.81                      $ 8.81                $ 8.81            $ 8.81
*rates valid through January 1, 2022



NVA Vision - Option 2                            $ 5.65                 $14.12                     $14.12               $14.12           $14.12
*rates valid through January 1, 2022

Cigna Life and Accidental D & D                  $0.61 per $1,000
*rate valid through March 1, 2019

Cigna Short-Term Disability                         $0.61 per $10
*rate valid through March 1, 2019

All rates are on a Per Month basis.

Please contact Nicole Cassel at or 717-651-5920 for additional information about these services.

Weekly HR Happenings

Combat HR Challenges in Agriculture

by AgWeb Guest Editor, Bonnie Johnson,

Agricultural employers’ most concerning human resource matter is competing for and recruiting the right people for their workforce. This trend of recruitment difficulties emerged in the most recent Agribusiness HR Review, as employers hinted at their challenges through several different areas such as applicants without the necessary skills or experience, and a lower number of applicants. In addition, recruitment difficulties were noted as the second most common factor affecting workforce planning, behind voluntary turnover.

Agricultural employers noted that technical and hourly/non-exempt roles were the most difficult to recruit for, with the challenges of hourly employee recruitment showing a significant increase from the previous year. 

So, what are employers doing to address these challenges and fill open positions?

The number one step organizations take to compete against other employers is offering better benefits to employees and new hires. More than 80% of companies offer a retirement savings to match their employees’ contributions. For hourly/non-exempt staff, 401k/retirement was the top benefit offered, followed by health insurance, bonuses, and tuition reimbursement. 

Employers note that employee referrals and networks are the top methods of attracting prospective applicants to their organization. More than 80% of agribusiness companies conduct exit interviews with employees. This allows them to gauge what they are doing right, and what they can improve. Positive word-of-mouth is a powerful tool to recruit new hires. 

Understanding the current climate in an organization is vital. Measuring employee satisfaction reinforces an organization’s commitment to evaluating and improving company culture. Nearly half of companies indicated they measure employee satisfaction and engagement. Participating organizations said they concentrate on giving employees the opportunity to use their skills and abilities, and focus on relationships with coworkers as the primary methods to maintain or improve company culture.

The Agribusiness HR Review provides a range of human resource practices relevant to agribusinesses over the last twelve months. Discover more recruiting and retention trends by downloading the full copy of the new survey analysis:  2017-2018 U.S. Agribusiness HR Review

Note: Bonnie Johnson is a marketing associate with collaborates with clients to help overcome recruitment challenges and provide the most recent industry data to assist in decision making. It assists in recruitment through single job postings or custom talent solutions. Visit or email for more information.


July 2018 - The PennAg Insurance Group serves as an important resource for Risser’s Poultry by not only serving as our insurance broker but working as our advocate directly linking our company with resources, answers, and ideas to provide our employees with top tier insurance coverage and options. PennAg Insurance Group’s on-site open enrollment support, timely explanations to employee questions, and emphasis on wellness are all services that have allowed us to keep our focus on our fast-paced business.

-Dan McNally, General Manager, Risser’s Poultry

April 2017 - For over 12 years we have utilized the opportunity afforded us by being a member of PennAg to offer our employees insurance. With all the consolidation in the insurance world, we have always appreciated the friendly expertise at PennAg that has helped us to navigate the changes and provide economical options for us to keep our employees covered.

Being a small agricultural business, we cannot express the value of always having knowledgeable staff to call and promptly respond to emails and phone calls. When we have our annual discussion on our plans and potential changes, the staff is always organized and ready to offer us options that fit our business and employee’s needs. Our questions are always answered in a timely fashion and delivered in an easy to understand manner, even when we don’t like the answer. The term “local” is seen everywhere. We appreciate the “local” insurance service provided by PennAg.

-Bill Achor, York Ag Products Inc.

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