MVP Health Care and The University of Vermont Health Network announced the launch of a partnership between the two local nonprofit health care organizations in order to offer a patient-focused, physician-designed Medicare Advantage health insurance plan to better meet the needs of residents of Vermont and northern New York.
Services for this plan is expected to begin on Jan. 1, 2022.
“With a shared mission of creating innovative solutions and sustaining healthy communities, MVP Health Care and the UVM Health Network will enthusiastically co-create a health plan that supports stronger relationships between members and physicians, and will positively impact the communities we serve,” said MVP Health Care President and CEO Christopher Del Vecchio. “By reinforcing vital provider relationships, focusing on improving the lives of people in our communities, and leaning on the patient-centered missions of our two organizations, we will make health insurance more convenient, more supportive and more personal.”
MVP Health Care and the UVM Health Network plan to announce details of the innovative Medicare Advantage insurance plan during the fall annual enrollment period.
Medicare Advantage plans can offer coverage for services that Original Medicare does not, such as vision, hearing or dental, and valuable well-being benefits. These plans are rapidly growing in popularity, with enrollment in Medicare Advantage doubling over the past decade, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation.
This new partnership, and the resulting Medicare Advantage plan, will align directly with existing health care reform efforts that shift the focus to wellness as much as illness while controlling costs, officials said.
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