PPI Benefit Solutions and HealthyCT agreement creates new option for large groups

PPI Benefit Solutions and HealthyCT Agreement Creates New Health Insurance Option for Large Groups PPI Benefit Solutions (PPI), a leading provider of benefits administration technology and services, has signed an agreement with HealthyCT, Connecticut’s physician-sponsored, non-profit health insurance company, to provide Connecticut employers and brokers with a new health plan option. HealthyCT is a Consumer Operated and Oriented Plan (CO-OP) where any profits are invested back into products, programs, services and future premium stabilization or reduction. It has a statewide network of more than 15,000 providers, and it provides health insurance coverage to individuals, small and large groups. Through PPI, HealthyCT can offer groups with 51 or more employees a benefits administration platform that consolidates online enrollment, a powerful HR portal, integrated COBRA administration, consolidated billing, and claims advocacy for a broad range of benefits and carrier products all in one place. The addition of PPI’s services will add tremendous new value for employers and brokers. “HealthyCT has designed a compelling model of health care delivery and management, and we are very excited to add HealthyCT as a preferred carrier to our portfolio of health insurance plans,” said Luis Nunes, President & CEO of PPI Benefit Solutions. “PPI has an … Read More

Fresh Nation and HealthyCT Announce National Pilot Partnership to Promote Fresh, Local Food and the Value of Healthy Eating

Partnership is health insurance industry’s first-ever promotion of direct sales from farmers markets for health and wellness initiatives STAMFORD, CT, July 30, 2014 – Fresh Nation, the online marketplace for farmers markets, and HealthyCT today announced they have formed a strategic partnership to promote the sale of fresh, local food to HealthyCT members and prospective members to promote good nutrition. Together, Fresh Nation and HealthyCT will promote healthy eating and Connecticut-grown and produced food from farmers markets throughout the Fairfield County area with discounts and free home delivery. HealthyCT is Connecticut’s non-profit health insurance CO-OP providing individuals, families and businesses with comprehensive, quality healthcare coverage. The pilot project is believed to be the first formal partnership of its kind between a health insurance company and online marketplace for farmers markets to bring direct access to local produce to foster good nutrition and wellness. “We are thrilled to work with Fresh Nation to better the health and nutrition status of Connecticut residents,” said Ken Lalime, HealthyCT CEO. “As part of our ongoing emphasis on helping our members stay well, it makes sense to connect them with the freshest locally produced and grown food. But at HealthyCT we recognize that our members … Read More

HealthyCT opens Board of Directors nominations

HealthyCT opens Board of Directors nominations: First election process begins; members to sit on insurance company board HealthyCT, Connecticut’s non-profit health insurance CO-OP, has begun notifying members that the nomination process is now open for the company’s first Board of Directors election. As a Consumer Operated and Oriented Plan, or CO-OP, at least six of the 11 voting members on HealthyCT’s Board will be policyholders. The nomination period will close on September 15. Voting, which will be managed by an outside vendor, will begin in mid-November and end December 15 at the HealthyCT Annual Meeting. Those elected will begin serving their terms on January 1. “This election is at the heart of what HealthyCT is all about and what makes us different from every other health insurance company in Connecticut,” said HealthyCT CEO Ken Lalime. “As a CO-OP, we are member-governed. That governance is through our Board of Directors so the individuals who come forward and are elected will help determine the direction this company takes.” Leading up to this point, HealthyCT has been governed by representatives from various Connecticut-based non-profits and small businesses. The current Board also includes representatives of the two organizations that sponsored the creation of HealthyCT, … Read More

HealthyCT achieves important quality rating from NCQA

HealthyCT marks licensing anniversary by achieving important quality rating from NCQA HealthyCT, Connecticut’s non-profit health insurance CO-OP, is marking the anniversary of receiving its state insurance license. The company is pleased to announce that it has achieved an important milestone: National Committee for Quality Assurance Interim Accreditation. NCQA is an independent organization dedicated to assessing and reporting on the quality of managed care plans, new health plans, physicians organizations and other health-related programs. Accreditation involved review of programs and policies by a team of physicians and health plan experts looking to see how well a plan delivers value and improves health care for its members. “It is a terrific feat for a start-up company like HealthyCT to achieve NCQA Accreditation. Everything we do at HealthyCT is about changing the way health care is delivered to our members for the better,” said HealthyCT CEO Ken Lalime. “This is a testament to our shared belief that there is room in Connecticut for health care done differently.” HealthyCT also begins a new chapter this month by providing coverage to its first large group (51+ employees), Bristol ARC, a non-profit that has been assisting adults with disabilities for more than 50 years. “Bristol Adult … Read More

HCT, St. Mary’s Hospital agreement for patient care

HealthyCT and Saint Mary’s Hospital announce new agreement for patient care HealthyCT, Connecticut’s new Consumer-Operated and Oriented Plan (CO-OP) for health insurance, and Saint Mary’s Hospital today announced they have signed an agreement to give future HealthyCT members access to Saint Mary’s Hospital, as well as hundreds of its affiliated physicians. HealthyCT began to enroll individuals and small businesses on October 1, with coverage beginning as early as January 1 for those who enroll on or before December 23. The non-profit company provides a new option for those currently insured by other commercial carriers and those who haven’t had or couldn’t afford insurance. Individuals, families and small groups can purchase HealthyCT coverage on and off of Connecticut’s new health insurance exchange, Access Health CT. Saint Mary’s Hospital and its physicians will participate in all HealthyCT plans, along with nearly 9,000 other physicians and health practitioners statewide. “HealthyCT is committed to providing individuals and businesses in Connecticut with easy access to high-quality, affordable health care. We can’t do that without our hospital partners,” said HealthyCT CEO Ken Lalime. “We are pleased to be working with Saint Mary’s Hospital to ensure that consumers and employers throughout Greater Waterbury have access to a … Read More