Small Craft Breweries Gain Access to a Full Barrel of Employee Benefits

California Craft Brewers Association lowers minimum number of full-time employees required for medical benefits through the CCBA Employee Benefits Trust  

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 31, 2018)

Craft brewery owners know how difficult it is to obtain employee medical coverage. Fortunately, a recent eligibility change in the California Craft Brewers Association’s (CCBA) Employee Benefits Trust will provide small breweries with another option to cover their employees.

CCBA member breweries with 5 or more eligible, full-time employees may now request a medical quote to participate in the CCBA Employee Benefits Trust. This is a significant decrease from the previous requirement for 10 or more full time employees. Additional eligibility requirements and benefits can be viewed at CCBA Trust’s site by clicking on Get A Quote.

“CCBA members have been asking for this change for some time,” said Bo Lebherz, craft beer benefits practice leader, HUB International. “Both the CCBA Trust team and HUB worked hard to negotiate this positive change with the insurance carriers, and we are excited to make it happen. It’s a wonderful opportunity for craft breweries who have not been eligible before to enjoy the great benefits the CCBA Trust offers.”

With California craft breweries supporting nearly 50,000 full-time jobs, the new minimum is a welcome change. Smaller breweries will now have the help they need in securing solid and affordable employee medical coverage. The California Craft Brewers Association invites members to learn more about the CCBA Trust advantages, including the following

  • Comprehensive medical, dental, vision, life, disability, and voluntary benefits
  • Access to an integrated benefits administration system
  • Help with federal and state regulatory compliance issues
  • Favorable large group premium rates as a member of CCBA Trust
  • Ongoing support with employee benefits communications

For more information about the California Craft Brewers Association, please visit or call 916-228-4260 for more information about how to become a member of the association.

About the California Craft Brewers Association

The California Craft Brewers Association is a 501(c)6 non-profit trade association representing the craft and specialty brewing industry in California. Formed in 1989, the CCBA is the oldest state trade association representing craft breweries.

About HUB International

HUB International Limited (HUB) partnered with California Craft Brewers Association (CCBA) to deliver an exclusive and comprehensive Employee Benefits Trust for CCBA member breweries. Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, HUB is a leading global insurance brokerage that provides property and casualty, life and health, employee benefits, investment and risk management products and services from offices located throughout North America. For more information, please visit


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