Premier Health drops insurance plan

Premier Health drops insurance plan


MARK: FIRST AT 6: PREMIER HEALTH HAS JUST ANNOUNCED IT IS LEAVING THE HEALTH INSURANCE BUSINESS – ENDING ITS PREMIER HEALTH PLAN INSURANCE COVERAGE.BROOKE: THE ANNOUNCEMENT COULD AFFECT THOUSANDS ACROSS THE MIAMI VALLEY – WHO NOW NEED TO FIND NEW COVERAGE. 2 NEWS REPORTER KRISTEN ESKOW IS LIVE OUTSIDE PREMIER HEALTH’S OFFICES IN DOWNTOWN DAYTON. KRISTEN – WHAT DO WE KNOW SO FAR? KRISTENMARK AND BROOKE – WE BROKE THIS STORY ON WDTN.COM EARLIER TODAY.WE’VE LEARNED PREMIER HEALTH PLAN INSURANCE – WHICH OFFERS COVERAGE TO COMPANIES FOR EMPLOYEES – WILL BECOME INACTIVE IN JANUARY – ALLOWING TIME FOR CLIENTS TO FIND NEW PLANS.THIS IS ON TOP OF PREMIER HEALTH’S END OF ITS MEDICARE ADVANTAGE PLAN CONTRACT – WHICH EXPIRES MARCH 31ST.OFFICIALS SAY THOSE PATIENTS WILL HAVE A SPECIAL ENROLLMENT PERIOD FOR NEW PLANS THROUGH MAY. THIS IS JUST THE LATEST OF MANY HEADLINES INVOLVING PREMIER HEALTH OVER THE PAST YEAR.AS YOU MAY RECALL – PREMIER HEALTH GOT INTO A CONTRACT DISPUTE WITH UNITED HEALTHCARE – AND COULDN’T COME TO A NEW AGREEMENT LAST MAY. THAT AFFECTED THOUSANDS WHO WERE OUT OF NETWORK AT PREMIER FOR ABOUT EIGHT MONTHS UNTIL JANUARY.ALSO IN JANUARY – PREMIER HEALTH ANNOUNCED ITS DECISION TO CLOSE GOOD SAMARITAN HOSPITAL IN NORTHWEST DAYTON AT THE END OF THE YEAR.THEY SAY THIS LATEST ANNOUNCEMENT IS ALL ABOUT SUSTAINABILITY – SOMETHING WE HEARD WHEN THE GOOD SAM ANNOUNCEMENT WAS MADE.A STATEMENT FROM PREMIER READS IN PART – “AS PREMIER HEALTH EMBARKS ON A NEW THREE-YEAR STRATEGIC PLAN. WE REMAIN COMMITTED TO OUR MISSION TO BUILD HEALTHIER COMMUNITIES USING THE POPULATION HEALTH MODELS AND RESOURCES WE HAVE ALREADY PUT IN PLACE TO SUPPORT VALUE- BASED CARE.” KRISTENJUST BEFORE WE WENT ON THE AIR AT 5 – A COMPANY SPOKESPERSON TOLD ME THEIR GOAL IS TO OFFER ALL PREMIER HEALTH PLAN EMPLOYEES OTHER OPPORTUNITIES WITHIN THE COMPANY. HE WOULDN’T DISCLOSE HOW MANY EMPLOYEES ARE AFFECTED. LIVE IN DAYTON – KRISTEN ESKOW, 2 NEWS WORKING FOR YOU. BROOKE:THE U.S. HEALTH AND

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