Vail Valley Medical Center partners with Anthem for new health care plan
VAIL — In an effort to address high health insurance premiums in Eagle and Summit counties, Vail Valley Medical Center has partnered with Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Colorado to offer a plan that lowers individual premiums.
Mountain Enhanced is an HMO plan that will be available to consumers interested in purchasing insurance both on and off the Colorado health exchange marketplace beginning Jan. 1. It is a result of VVMC and Anthem’s combined commitment to finding ways to reduce premium costs and keep health care local, giving mountain residents the ability to get comprehensive care from physicians and providers in the communities where they live and work.
“As the community’s nonprofit hospital, we are committed to finding viable initiatives to address rising health insurance premiums,” said VVMC President and CEO Doris Kirchner. “Mountain Enhanced is a good option for individuals to receive quality health care close to home and at a reduced premium.”
Mountain Enhanced Blue will be available to individuals purchasing insurance both on and off the Connect for Colorado Health Exchange, which begins 2015 enrollment on Nov. 15. It will include Anthem’s unique benefits, such as its 24/7 nurse line and 360 degree health and wellness programs including Condition Care, which helps members with complex medical conditions receive help following their doctor’s care plan.
“Anthem is committed to providing high-quality, affordable health care solutions. I commend the leadership at VVMC, especially Senior Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer Charlie Crevling, for being so willing to step up to make such a difference in the community,” said Mike Ramseier, president and general manager of Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Colorado.
Additional information about Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Colorado is available at http://www.anthem.com.