NEW 2019 EPO plan options in Columbia and Jefferson City, MO

In order to better support the unique needs of your clients as they offer affordable, quality health plans to their employees, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Missouri (Anthem) launched an innovative exclusive provider organization (EPO), named Anthem Alliance EPO in January 2018.

Since the initial launch of the product, this EPO arrangement has delivered a unique solution to employers in Springfield and St. Louis through Mercy. It was recently announced that Mercy in Joplin would also join the EPO January 1, 2019.

To ensure this product achieves our goal to better serve your clients, we are excited to announce that we are expanding the Anthem Alliance EPO to include the Columbia and Jefferson City areas (Boone and Cole counties) featuring University of Missouri Health Care, effective January 1, 2019.

As an academic health system, MU Health Care brings innovation and discovery to the field of medicine through research, leading-edge care and unmatched expertise in central Missouri.

This expansion allows us to offer this solution your Missouri clients in the Columbia area through MU Health Care, and the Jefferson City area through Capital Region Medical Center, an MU Health Care affiliate.

The Anthem Alliance EPO offers members:

  • A focused network of doctors and hospitals
  • Fully integrated care through industry-leading Care Management programs
  • Heightened engagement with their coverage

By utilizing the Anthem Alliance network, members will enjoy lower out-of-pocket costs and a robust technology platform for shared clinical data including an integrated electronic medical record (EMR). The network also offers a best-in-class care model that features a full continuum of health management to allow doctors to identify risk factors and gaps in care that may otherwise be overlooked, resulting in more proactive, cost-effective medical outcomes for members, and the plan.

The Anthem Alliance EPO now has six plan options – three HSA-qualified high deductible health plans (HDHP), and three traditional (non-HSA) plans – each with different benefit levels to meet the unique needs of your clients!

Remember, the Anthem Alliance EPO may be the optimal solution for your clients:

  • In the Columbia and Jefferson City areas (Boone and Cole counties), through MU Health Care
  • And in the St. Louis, Springfield and Joplin markets, through Mercy
  • With 51+ employees

You have the opportunity to capitalize on these solutions to achieve cost savings, enhanced plan performance and expanded network access for your clients.

Join us for an informational webinar on September 6 to learn more! Check out webinar details here.

Contact your Anthem Sales Executive or Account Manager with any questions.