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FBS provides power in numbers with 8 employee benefit cooperatives in the State of Texas. A larger risk pool results in more competitive premiums and provides more stability with longer rate guarantees. Our cooperatives are governed by a committee of member groups that will oversee the proposal process for the benefit cooperative as a whole. By signing a Cooperative’s Interlocal Agreement, new clients can join without the hassle of the RFP process.
In 2004, it started with an idea from the Executive Director of Region 17, Dr. Kyle Wargo. The philosophy behind the Region 17 Employee Benefits Cooperative was to create a comprehensive benefits package with affordable rates that could be offered to the smaller school districts within Region 17.
FBS is the named consultant for several large purchasing cooperatives including PACE, Choice Partners and the Allied States Cooperative (ASC). Purchasing cooperative have an in depth vetting process which is required of all vendors, giving you the confidence in our ability to provide exceptional service, quality education, competitive benefits and a robust online enrollment platform. As a member of one of these cooperatives, it gives you the freedom to obtain our full suite of services without having to issue an RFP.