HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Capital BlueCross and PinnacleHealth System are teaming up to offer businesses a unique new health insurance plan for their employees. Marketed as CareConnect Point of Service (CareConnect), this plan connects the benefits and services of Capital BlueCross with the physicians and facilities of PinnacleHealth. It is powered by the two-year-old accountable care arrangement between the two companies.
“It is incumbent upon insurers and health care providers to find innovative ways to help employers achieve workforce health goals and lower costs,” said Gary D. St. Hilaire, Capital BlueCross president & CEO. “CareConnect offers this service and PinnacleHealth’s reputation as a trusted provider makes this plan really attractive to businesses seeking the best possible care for their employees.”
CareConnect advantages include lower out-of-pocket costs, the freedom to visit any PinnacleHealth network provider without a referral, and an incentive program that provides rewards for health and wellness activities.
Through the existing accountable care partnership between the two organizations, Capital BlueCross care guides and PinnacleHealth doctors collaborate to lead CareConnect customers to better health. Accountable care arrangements are patient-centered partnerships that focus on improving health care quality and outcomes, and reducing costs. – More information about Capital BlueCross can be found at capbluecross.com.