The Cooperative is an Indiana based, non-profit, taxable corporation. The Board of Directors currently consists of seven employer members, three physician members, and one hospital administrator. The Board met weekly for an extended period of time during the development phase of the Cooperative and currently meets on a bi-monthly schedule. On January 1, 1995, the Cooperative “opened its door” and on January 30, 1995, a UR nurse was hired. Currently, the Cooperative has a full-time Executive Director, Administrative Assistant, UR Nurse, and a part-time Medical Director. The Cooperative began operation with about 1,800 insured employees and today covers over 11,600 insured employees.