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What is EBI?

EBI is the 501 c (9) nonprofit, self-funded Association-Sponsored Health Plan of LeadingAge Kansas, which represents aging services providers throughout the state. Its sole purpose is to provide excellent, affordable employee health insurance and ancillary benefit options for LeadingAge Kansas members and their employees.

An Array of Quality, Affordable Choices for You and Your Employees

As an EBI Member, your organization can choose 2-4 plans from among our 9 Essential, Value and Enhanced plans to offer full-time employees. Plan rules and employee eligibility criteria apply.

Better Care/Better Outcomes

EBI has specialty support programs to help your employees navigate the complex healthcare system, identify best care options, and to access professional care management for serious conditions such as cancer, kidney disease, diabetes and organ transplant. We include free 24/7/365 telemedicine appointments to diagnose, recommend treatment, and prescribe medication.

Avoid Overpaying for Major Healthcare Needs

EBI assures that fair and reasonable prices are paid to health care providers and that you, your employees, and the Plan are not paying for billing mistakes or over charges. This helps keep premiums under control. EBI also offers a price transparency service that provide upfront cost and quality transparency for both medical and pharmacy needs.


Employees can go to the hospital of their choice since there in no restricted hospital network with EBI. EBI’s physician network is powered by PHCS, one of the nation’s largest PPO networks.

EBI Entry Requirements:

To become an EBI Member your organization must be a Kansas Aging Service Provider. To assure the financial stability of the Plan and protection of current Members, your employees and their dependents must undergo medical underwriting, and you must provide organization financial and administrative information. EBI Members make a 2-year commitment to remain in EBI.

Owned and Governed by EBI members.

Our EBI Board of Trustees:

  • Beth Howarth, Chair, CEO, Homestead Health Center, Wichita
  • Eric Huebert, CFO, SunPorch/GraceTeam – multiple campuses
  • Mariah Schrader, Human Resources, Sunshine Meadows Retirement Community
  • Kevin McFarland, Executive Director

For More Information contact Sharon Earlenbaugh. Phone 816-216-1979.