Prevea360 Health Plan and Mayo Clinic Health System to offer new option for state plan members
New network will be available during It’s Your Choice open enrollment
WESTERN WISCONSIN (AUGUST 18, 2022) – Prevea360 Health Plan and Mayo Clinic Health System are partnering to offer a new network option in western Wisconsin for State of Wisconsin Group Health Insurance Program members starting with the fall It’s Your Choice open enrollment period.
The Prevea360 West and Mayo Clinic Health System network will be available as a Tier 1 option during open enrollment, which begins on Monday, September 26, 2022, and runs through Friday, October 21, 2022. The network spans 14 counties in western and northwest Wisconsin: Barron, Dunn, Chippewa, Eau Claire, Pepin, Buffalo, Crawford, Jackson, La Crosse, Monroe, Pierce, St. Croix, Trempealeau and Vernon.
This new network will allow state health plan members to continue with their existing Prevea360 providers that access a coordinated network of physicians, hospitals, and providers featuring Prevea Health’s multi-specialty physician group and health centers, and Hospital Sisters Health System’s (HSHS) hospitals and clinics. Mayo Clinic Health System and other select hospitals and providers will be added to provide a robust network in the new 14-county service area.
Mayo Clinic Health System and Prevea360 Health Plan worked together to maintain state employee member access to Mayo Clinic Health System providers, clinics, and hospitals after WEA Trust announced it will no longer offer health insurance as of December 31, 2022.
“This partnership is a powerful example of organizations working quickly and nimbly to deliver high-quality health care for state health plan members in the western part of Wisconsin,’’ said Dave Docherty, President of Dean Health Plan, which administers Prevea360 Health Plan. “We’re excited to bring the experience, specialized care, and local presence of Mayo Clinic Health System to a network that already includes high-quality providers from Prevea Health and HSHS.”
Mayo Clinic Health System is a family of clinics, hospitals and other health care facilities with a physical presence in 44 communities in southern Minnesota, western Wisconsin and northeastern Iowa.
“Our providers bring the knowledge and expertise of Mayo Clinic to these communities and many surrounding areas to ensure our patients receive world-class health care close to home,” said Prathibha Varkey, M.B.B.S., president, Mayo Clinic Health System. “We see a partner in Prevea360 that is also committed to delivering high-quality care and service to our shared members and patients.”
Added Dr. Ashok Rai, President and CEO of Prevea Health: “As a health system that puts the interests of patients and members first, Prevea360 reflects that commitment. We’re excited to expand our state plan access and offer an enhanced network of providers to Wisconsin state health plan members.”
To learn more about Prevea360 Health Plan, visit prevea360.com/wi-employees.
About Mayo Clinic Health System
Mayo Clinic Health System has a physical presence in 44 communities and consists of 53 clinics, 16 hospitals and other facilities that serve the health care needs of people in Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin. The community-based providers, paired with the resources and expertise of Mayo Clinic, enable patients in the region to receive the highest-quality physical and virtual health care close to home.
About Prevea360 Health Plan
Prevea360 Health Plan is a better kind of health plan that integrates a powerful network of providers, with a comprehensive network of care facilities that organize all key elements of personalized health care into a single, efficient system. Home-grown in Wisconsin, it maintains extensive insurance coverage and plans through a physician-led, integrated health system. Prevea360 improves the health status of its members and delivers a superior level of service and care, all centered around the member. Additional information can be found at prevea360.com.
About Dean Health Plan
Dean Health Plan is a full-service health insurance company serving 500,000 members in Wisconsin, Missouri, Illinois and Oklahoma. Products include HMO and freedom-of-choice insurance plans for commercial and individual customers, Medicare and Medicaid programs and third-party administrator services. Established in 1983, Dean Health Plan is in a strategic relationship with Minnesota-based non-profit health plan Medica and SSM Health, an integrated health system headquartered in St. Louis. For more information, visit deancare.com.
About Prevea Health
Founded in Green Bay, Wis. in 1996, Prevea Health is a health care organization that provides high-quality, primary and specialty health care in 80+ locations across Northern, Eastern and Western Wisconsin in clinic and hospital settings. It is partnered with six Hospital Sisters Health System (HSHS) hospitals across Wisconsin to provide patients a system of highly coordinated care, close to home: HSHS St. Vincent Hospital and HSHS St. Mary’s Hospital Medical Center in Green Bay; HSHS St. Nicholas Hospital in Sheboygan; HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital in Oconto Falls; HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire; and HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital in Chippewa Falls. For more information, visit prevea.com.
About Hospital Sisters Health System
Hospital Sisters Health System’s (HSHS) mission is to reveal and embody Christ’s healing love for all people through our high-quality Franciscan health care ministry. HSHS provides state-of-the-art health care to our patients and is dedicated to serving all people, especially the most vulnerable, at each of our physician practices and 15 local hospitals in two states — Illinois (Breese, Decatur, Effingham, Greenville, Highland, Litchfield, O’Fallon, Shelbyville and Springfield) and Wisconsin (Chippewa Falls, Eau Claire, Oconto Falls, Sheboygan and two in Green Bay). HSHS is sponsored by Hospital Sisters Ministries, and Hospital Sisters of St. Francis is the founding institute. For more information about HSHS, visit hshs.org.