DETROIT, Feb. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The addition of 29 new
hospitals and more than 2,500 new physicians to a growing statewide
provider network has created the largest expansion ever of Health Alliance
Plan (HAP) and its subsidiaries, Alliance Health and Life Insurance Company
and HAP Preferred Inc. The announcement was made by HAP President and CEO,
The expansion not only brings HAP's PPO products to customers
statewide, but enables companies with multiple locations to provide access
to high-quality health care with an array of innovative health plans,
including HAP's PPO products, the fast-growing SOLO Individual Plans,
Alliance Medicare Rx Prescription Drug Plans (stand-alone PDP) and Alliance
Medicare Supplement Plans (Medigap plans).
"Our growing provider network and insurance product portfolio brings
much-needed competition and options in statewide health coverage," said
Francine Parker, president and CEO. "HAP is building strong relationships
with regional providers, businesses and community leaders to bring access
to affordable health coverage, quality medical care, innovative wellness
and outreach programs to each community we serve."
HAP has provided access to high-quality health care coverage for more
than 40 years and serves more than 545,000 members. HAP is known as an
industry pioneer; helping to create an e-Prescribing portal that has saved
millions of health care dollars and being the first in Michigan to
introduce comprehensive weight management services, customized worksite
wellness programs, and HAP's HealthTrack, an IT-based disease management
registry for patients with chronic illnesses.
With the new contracts, HAP has significantly expanded its presence in
West Michigan, Mid-Michigan, Northern Michigan and the Upper Peninsula,
enhancing HAP's leadership position in the state.
HAP's expanded network includes the state's leading hospitals, health
systems and physician groups. Hospitals and health systems added to HAP's
provider network include:
Trinity Health: HAP added three new hospital contracts with Battle
Creek Health System, Battle Creek; Mercy General Health Partners, Muskegon;
and Saint Mary's Health Care, Grand Rapids for HAP's PPO products. The
three new contracts bring the total number of Trinity Hospitals in HAP's
network to nine.
MidMichigan Health: HAP secured four hospital contracts for HAP's PPO
customers with MidMichigan Health, a partnership of health providers,
services and facilities in the heart of Michigan. The four hospitals are
MidMichigan Medical Center - Clare; MidMichigan Medical Center - Gladwin;
MidMichigan Medical Center, Midland and Gratiot Medical Center, Alma.
Regional Delivery Network of West Michigan: HAP has secured contracts
for PPO customers with the Regional Delivery Network of West Michigan, a
group of physician hospital organizations with approximately 500
physicians. HAP also secured contracts with Mercy General Health Partners -
Mercy Campus, Muskegon; Metro Health Hospital, Grand Rapids; Carson City
Hospital, Carson City; and Sheridan Hospital, Sheridan.
Upper Peninsula Health Plan: HAP reached an agreement with Upper
Peninsula Health Plan that enables PPO members to access 14 hospitals and
800 physicians in the Upper Peninsula.
Northern Michigan Hospitals: HAP's subsidiaries have contracted with
Northern Michigan Hospital, Petoskey, Cheboygan Memorial Hospital,
Cheboygan and Charlevoix Area Hospital for HAP's PPO products.
Saginaw and Flint: Covenant Hospital in Saginaw is now available for
HAP's PPO customers. Covenant joins HAP's existing hospital relationships
with Genesys Regional Medical Center, Grand Blanc; McLaren Regional Medical
Center, Flint; Hurley Medical Center, Flint and St. Mary's of Michigan,
"We're very excited about all of these new relationships with providers
across Michigan," said Parker. "HAP is committed to ensuring that
high-quality local providers are available for members enrolled in our
statewide health plans."
Health Alliance Plan (HAP), a nonprofit health plan based in Detroit,
has more than four decades of leadership in providing customers with access
to quality health care coverage. HAP serves more than 545,000 members. The
health plan serves individuals through its SOLO plans, as well as companies
of all sizes -- from national corporations to entrepreneurs -- through an
expansive product portfolio including: HMOs, PPOs, Medicare Advantage HMO
and PPO plans with prescription drug coverage, experience-rated and fully
insured products, and HSA-compatible high-deductible health plans with
online consumer tools. Leased provider network services are available
through HAP's subsidiary, HAP Preferred Inc. For more information about
HAP, visit www.hap.org.
SOURCE Health Alliance Plan