ST. LOUIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--HealthLink and Illinois’ first and only consumer operated and oriented health insurance organization (CO-OP), Land of Lincoln Health™, have joined together to offer Illinoisans seeking health care coverage access to high-quality doctors and hospitals throughout Illinois.
Effective January 1, 2014, consumers that purchase Land of Lincoln Health insurance coverage will have access to HealthLink’s Open Access III provider network. HealthLink’s Open Access III provider network in this arrangement will include care that may go beyond the Illinois borders into Missouri, with access to more than 150 hospitals and 30,000 physicians and other health care professionals. This arrangement will also give Land of Lincoln Health members access, should they need it, to a national network of participating providers.
“We are pleased to offer our network of doctors and hospitals to Illinoisans, many of whom have not had access to important health care benefits in the past,” said Steve Martenet, president of HealthLink. “We are very excited to be partnering with Land of Lincoln Health in this endeavor.”
Land of Lincoln Health is a non-profit health insurance company focused on providing high quality, affordable plans that offer members a large network of high-quality doctors and hospitals from which to choose. Land of Lincoln Health members will be identified by the HealthLink and UniCare-Affiliate, Open Access III logo shown on the member health plan ID cards.
“At Land of Lincoln Health providing our members access to high quality affordable health care whenever and wherever they need it is a top priority,” said Dan Yunker, CEO of Land of Lincoln Health. “Through this exciting new partnership with HealthLink, our members will have access to an expansive network of quality providers right here in Illinois, into Missouri and, if they need it, throughout the nation as well.”
Illinois residents and small businesses can learn more about their new health care options with Land of Lincoln Health’s “Reserve Your Spot” initiative. “Reserve Your Spot” allows Illinoisans to secure an appointment, online or over the phone, with an enrollment specialist to identify the right health care plan for potential members and to help them enroll.
HealthLink builds regional provider networks and makes them available by contract to more than 90 payors of health benefits, including insurers, third party administrators, union trust funds and employers. HealthLink’s 550,000 members access approximately 90,000 participating physicians, hospitals and other health care professionals.
About Land of Lincoln Health
Land of Lincoln Health (LLH) is the first and only consumer operated and oriented health insurance plan (CO-OP) in Illinois. As a non-profit health insurance company that’s governed solely by the people they insure, their primary focus is to improve services for their members. LLH is the only health plan directed by federal law under the Affordable Care Act to reinvest any extra revenue that they bring in for their members’ benefits – by improving coverage, controlling premiums, and expanding benefits. Land of Lincoln Health plans are available for purchase starting October 1, 2013. For more information, please visit our website at www.landoflincolnhealth.org. Life is complicated. Your health insurance shouldn't be.℠
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