The Washoe County Medical Society (WCMS) members will be able to receive insurance benefits following enrollment in the new Association Health Plan, effective July 1, 2019. With the help of Prominence Health Plan, employers can now offer high-quality and affordable medical, dental, vision and life insurance. Open enrollment began June 1, 2019.
The WCMS represents nearly 500 physicians, physician assistants, medical students, residents and fellows who practice in Washoe County. Members will now have access to more than 2,000 primary care providers and 3,300 specialists. The HMO open access plan also allows individuals to see a specialist without a referral from a primary physician. Participating areas include Washoe County, Clark County, Douglas County, Storey County, Carson City, Nye County, Pahrump and Tonopah.
“We’re very enthused to be able to once again offer health insurance as a member benefit,” said Reed Dopf, MD, president of the Washoe County Medical Society. “We expect this to mean savings and better coverage to our independent practices with 50 or fewer employees.”
Association Health Plans (AHP) offer benefits to small companies that have two to 50 employees. These benefits have traditionally been accessible only to larger group employers. Through these plans, employees will now have access to affordable monthly premiums.
A partnership with Prominence Health Plan increases the accessibility of skilled and highly-qualified healthcare providers to the WCMS members. Programs available will include Go365, a wellness program that encourages a healthy lifestyle, as well as the Teladoc Program, 24/7 member care via telephone or video from physicians, psychiatrists, clinical social workers and counselors. Additionally, dental care, vision plans and life insurance will be available through Kansas City Life.
For more information on Association plans, please contact your broker or Valerie Clark at Clark & Associates, firstname.lastname@example.org.