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MICHIGAN BORN AND BRED.

WE'RE RAISING THE BAR.

Harness the group buying power of the Michigan Beverage Collective to formulate a benefits program that meets your unique needs. Enjoy name-brand coverage, personalized administrative support, and sustainable cost savings, specially crafted for beverage makers.

THE COLLECTIVE

The Michigan Beverage Collective provides hand-crafted benefit programs for Michigan’s beverage business owners; employers who want to recruit and retain exceptional talent, offer a great place to work and grow their business.  Michigan born and bred, the Collective helps beverage industry employers provide competitive benefits without breaking the bank.  By pooling Michigan’s large community of craft beverage makers and wholesalers into one buying group, the Collective is able to obtain lower prices on healthcare coverage and provide a number of attractive, flexible plan options.

The Michigan Beverage Collective reduces the complexity of employee benefits (one-stop shopping) while improving service from responsive staff who know the industry.  It helps members attract and retain the best talent with a sustainable employee benefits program that’s easy to administer.  The Collective brings together the Michigan beverage community, with 33 current participating employers and 4,000 insured, to keep costs down.  Raise the bar on employee benefits with the Michigan Beverage Collective.

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Rob Moore

Chairman
West Side Beer Distributing
Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, Lansing, Romulus

Kate Henry

Vice-Chair
Dan Henry Distributing Company
Lansing

Isabel Wanty

Trustee
O&W, Inc.
Ypsilanti

Jeff Kares

Trustee
Imperial Beverage Company
Ishpeming, Kalamazoo, Livonia

Joe Schetz

Trustee
NWO Beverage Inc.
Defiance, Findlay, Northwood

Luke Lyons

Trustee
Earl Smith Distributing Company
Port Huron

Scott Windemuller

Trustee
Henry A. Fox Sales
Kentwood

Tom Schultz

Trustee
Tyler Sales Company, Inc.
Muskegon Heights

OUR TEAM

Autumn Ward

Director of Member Benefits

Autumn has been responsible for the development, implementation, and servicing of member programs since August of 2018.  Autumn manages staff…

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Tonya Davis

Benefit Services Manager

For almost 30 years, Tonya’s dedication has provided the Michigan Beverage Collective with unmatched knowledge and expertise.  Tonya serves as…

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Katie Gray

Marketing and Sales Representative

Katie joined the Michigan Beverage Collective in June of 2020. Responsible for implementing the Collective’s marketing plan for health, dental,…

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“The Collective offers the BCBSM network, and most providers in Michigan participate in this network.  Our employees love the fact they can pick their own doctor and not worry whether their doctor is in the network or not.  Many employees also like the network because they don’t have to get a referral to see a specific doctor for their care.”

Rob Moore
Vice President Human Resources, West Side Beer Distributing

“Henry A. Fox Sales Company has participated in the Michigan Beverage Collective’s health insurance plan for many years and have found the Plan to offer numerous advantages over the alternatives.  Exemplary customer service from the Staff, varied coverage options, & competitive rates all illustrate the Plan’s ability to meet our Company’s and Employee’s requirements for this key Employee Benefit.”

Scott Windemuller
Human Resources, Henry A. Fox Sales

“Michigan Beverage Collective offers numerous choices and options for our company to choose from. They provide education to both managers who work with the benefits and to the employees on their plans. I feel confident any plan MBC offers will protect our employees and their families from expensive premiums and out-of-pocket costs while not sacrificing care.”

Isabel Wanty
O & W Beer

“By being a part of the Collective’s statewide network we are able to attain greater flexibility in healthcare plan designs and more competitive pricing than we could achieve on our own, while also providing our employees with access to the strongest provider network in the state of Michigan.”

Tom Schultz
Vice President, Tyler Sales
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