Southeast Michigan-area companies could soon save thousands on their health care costs, enabling them to reinvest in their business and employees.
Beaumont, Michigan’s largest health system, and UnitedHealthcare are introducing a new health insurance plan that has the potential to save employers up to 15 percent on monthly premiums. The plan will consist exclusively of the Beaumont network of 5,000 physicians. That includes specialists that plan participants can see without a referral at eight hospitals; and 145 outpatient sites throughout Macomb, Oakland and Wayne counties. The network also includes 30 Beaumont Urgent Care sites opening this year.
After hearing from many companies throughout southeast Michigan, UnitedHealthcare designed the plan to help deliver a competitive option that’s cost-effective and patient-centered. In addition to the potential cost-savings for companies, the plan also may offer employees lower monthly premiums compared to other similar health plans.
“Employers in southeast Michigan have asked for new health plans that may help provide cost-effective, quality care,” said Dustin Hinton, CEO of UnitedHealthcare of Michigan. “This new plan combines the quality care of the state’s largest health system with the resources and tools of UnitedHealthcare, delivering options that help make the health system easier and more affordable for consumers to navigate.”