Anthem Launches A Large Group Plan With Dignity Health

Anthem Blue Cross announced Thursday it will collaborate with Dignity Healthto offer a new insurance plan designed to lower costs through an integrated care management system.

The plan is a tiered program that allows employers to choose either an Exclusive Provider Organization or a Preferred Provider Organization. The EPO provides the best price and offers a pre-determined network of providers. The PPO provides access to a wider range of providers with varying copay and cost-share levels.

The new program is designed for self-insured groups or large employers with more than 101 employees. It will be launched in Ventura County in May, and then rolled out to other areas statewide over the next 18 months.

“This collaboration with Anthem creates a care management model that will help employers reduce costs and provide a better patient experience for their employees,” said Duncan Ross, a Dignity Health vice president, in a press release.

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