Bright Health expands insurance coverage to Arizona


Bright Health expands insurance coverage to Arizona

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Bright Health has announced its plan to expand to the Phoenix, Arizona, market in 2018.

The healthcare company has filed with the federal government to begin offering consumers Medicare Advantage plans in Arizona’s Maricopa county during fall 2017 enrollment for the 2018 plan year.

Bright Health has collaborated with Arizona Care Network (ACN), a large physician-led health system, to create a proprietary care partnership in the Phoenix market.

"Bright Health and Arizona Care Network share a commitment to offering individuals and their families affordable, comprehensive, quality healthcare," said Bob Sheehy, Bright Health’s co-founder and chief executive officer.

"We are pleased to partner with ACN, a leading accountable care organization comprised of outstanding physicians, care facilities and specialty expertise. Clinically integrated organizations across the country, such as ACN, are developing new models to transform healthcare in local communities. Together, we will continue to focus on driving down healthcare costs, improving clinical outcomes, and enhancing consumer and provider satisfaction."

Dr. David Hanekom, ACN’s chief executive officer, added: "ACN is changing the way healthcare is delivered. Our providers are focused on delivering high-quality care, communication and coordination for their patients, and a better customer experience. Working with Bright Health means Arizona has an excellent, high-value option for Medicare Advantage customers."

Arizona is the second market for Bright Health. The company entered the Colorado health insurance market for the 2017 plan year.

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