TUCSON, Ariz., Sept. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The University of Arizona Health Plans (UAHP), a division of The University of Arizona Health Network, today announced it has entered into an agreement with CMS to provide health insurance coverage through Qualified Health Plans in the Health Insurance Marketplace beginning Oct.1 as The University of Arizona Health Plans – University Healthcare Marketplace (UHM). UHM will offer Qualified Health Plans for individuals in ten counties throughout Arizona. The plans, which will be known as University Healthcare Marketplace Canyon Plans, will provide affordable access to innovative, compassionate and member-focused care.
"At UAHP we are proud of our roots in Arizona and we strive to exhibit trust and confidence as a strong health partner for our neighbors," said James Stover, chief executive officer of UAHP. "The Canyon Plans will provide access to world-class care and will offer coverage that will help keep Arizona families healthy, both physically and financially. Through our Canyon Plans we can expand our service to a broader segment of our diverse community, helping to ensure that they receive affordable, high-quality health care. We have designed our plans with competitive rates and reasonable deductibles and copays. In addition, the Advanced Premium Tax Credit and Cost Sharing Reduction subsidies will significantly lower premium and out-of-pocket costs for those who qualify, making health insurance coverage very affordable for millions of Americans."
When open enrollment in the Health Insurance Marketplace begins on Oct.1, individuals will be able to choose Canyon Plans with:
- The full array of the Essential Health Benefits, including wellness and preventive care services at no additional cost
- Annual physicals, maternity coverage, infant wellness checkups and prescription drugs
- Up to five primary care visits at no cost on some plans
- Capped out-of-pocket costs that guarantee members will always have quality, affordable coverage, even during catastrophic events
Additionally, UHM's affiliation with The University of Arizona Health Network and its world-class medical centers, physicians and professionals will provide Canyon Plan members with access to the highest quality care. Premium rates and cost sharing information on the Canyon Plans will be available beginning Oct. 1 at www.uamarketplace.com.
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About University of Arizona Health Plans
The University of Arizona Health Plans (UAHP) is a nonprofit, regional health plan dedicated to serving the health and insurance needs of the people of Arizona. For over 18 years, UAHP has provided access to best-in-class health care with unparalleled compassion and responsiveness to help members live healthy and well. UAHP's product portfolio includes Commercial, Medicaid and Medicare Special Needs Plans. UAHP also administers Maricopa Health Plan in Maricopa County for Maricopa Integrated Health Systems (MIHS). UAHP is based in Tucson, Arizona and serves over 125,000 members in eleven Arizona Counties. For more information, please visit www.uahealthplans.com.
SOURCE The University of Arizona Health Plans