Published On: Fri, Sep 25th, 2015

Piedmont, WellStar cutting back on health plan

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Health care reformATLANTA – WellStar Health System and Piedmont Healthcare are dropping key parts of their joint health insurance plan after just two years of operation.Citing costs, the two metro Atlanta systems have told medical providers that they’re discontinuing their Medicare Advantage plan for next year. The current 12,000 Medicare beneficiaries will have options to switch to another Advantage plan or to receive care in the traditional program. The health plan will also end its offering for employees of Piedmont and WellStar at the end of the year. About 35,000 employees and dependents were estimated to be eligible for coverage from the Piedmont WellStar HealthPlans at the launch of the program. They will be served by other health insurers in 2016.

 

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