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NB and IA Offer New Individual Market Plan For Open Enrollment

As the Open Enrollment period approaches for 2018 plans, a new individual market plan will be available for purchase in Nebraska and Iowa.

A new individual market plan option is available in Nebraska and Iowa

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By Thomas Beaton

- An new individual market plan created out of Medica and CHI Health will be available to consumers during the open enrollment period in Nebraska and Iowa, the health networks announced in a press release.

The Medica with CHI Health plan offers enrollees that want to purchase individual health plan various coverage options including copay plans, health savings account compatible plans, and a catastrophic plan option should they choose it.

Both organizations believe that healthcare access can be effectively expanded and the costs of healthcare can be effectively managed through individual market plans that expand provider offerings to members through CHI Health’s UniNet Healthcare partnership.

“Medica and CHI Health are committed to making care more efficient and accessible in Iowa and Nebraska,” said Geoff Bartsh, Medica vice president for individual and family business. “Medica with CHI Health does that by providing a seamless care experience,” he added.

“UniNet and CHI Health are excited about this new health plan option with Medica,” said Ann Oasan, President of UniNet. “This allows us to improve the quality of care in Nebraska and Iowa while controlling the costs of healthcare.”

Beneficiaries under the plan will also receive transportation when receiving treatments for rare diseases, access to virtual consults, and access to quick and urgent care as well. The individual plan offering will allow Medica and CHI Health to expand their market portfolio, even as they maintain current individual market plans available to consumers.

“Our commitment to Nebraska continues to be demonstrated through our continued product portfolio diversification,” said Bartsh.

“Medica Insure, our market entrance product in 2016, will continue to be offered in 93 counties in Nebraska. Medica is committed to working collaboratively with care systems to provide a range of product offerings to meet the needs of the individual market in Nebraska and Iowa.” 

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