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HEALTHCARE DECISIONS Open Enrollment & Healthcare Guide for Business

Informing Our Business Community on Healthcare Options


Healthcare and the Engaged Employee

Engaging employees as consumer is a key part of ensuring the best benefit to a business and its workforce by RaeAnne Marsh

Businesses are faced with many considerations in implementing programs for the greatest benefit to their company and their employees. New options have become available as the new mindset regarding outcome sends ripples through the healthcare industry. The most significant shift has been from the fee-for-service model to outcome-based, value-based care that rewards providers for managing patients and getting the patient better, observes Dave Allazetta, CEO of UnitedHealthcare of Arizona and New Mexico. A delivery system built around this model is the accountable care organization (ACO), through which care providers are eligible for incentives based on meaningful improvements in measures such as hospital readmission rates, disease management and prevention, patient safety and car delivery, as well as total cost savings and patient satisfaction. UnitedHealthcare launched its first in Tucson in 2013; in the Phoenix area, in May 2014 in partnership with Arizona Care Network to improve transitions of care for patients and facilitate better communication with all who are involved in a patient’s treatment. UnitedHealthcare followed this ACO two months later with another in partnership with Banner Health Network, which was one of the first care provider networks in Arizona to adopt the principles of accountable care — and one of the original 32 organizations nationally selected by the Centers of Medicare & Medicaid

Services to demonstrate the Medicare Pioneer Accountable Care Model. Nationwide, more than $30 billion of UnitedHealthcare’s annual physician and hospital reimbursements are tied to accountable care programs, centers of excellence and performance-based programs. The company projects this will reach $65 billion by 2018. “From my perspective, the big headline is engaging the consumers,” Allazetta says. The ultimate intent is helping providers engage their patients — UnitedHealthcare’s clients — but Allazetta sees it from the other direction as well: “We want the employer and employees to engage providers for preventive diagnostic care.” So there is no out-of-pocket cost for such things as mammograms and regular physical exams. And Allazetta observes many employers incentivize their employees to make sure they get the direct diagnostic care. It’s important, he points out, “to determine if they’re at risk for [health] conditions they will need to manage.” One way to facilitate engagement is to provide a platform and tools that allow the user to see the various options available and the approximate cost. A scenario he describes is a patient in the doctor’s office, getting a referral to an MRI, who can pull up information right then and there. “He can show the doctor it’s cheaper somewhere other than where he’s making the referral, and can ask, ‘Does that work for you?’ Usually, it’s fine,” Allazetta says.


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In Business Magazine’s Healthcare Decisions: Open Enrollment & Healthcare Guide for Business is a special section meant to remind company owners as to the options that are available in the current individual marketplace open enrollment window — November 1, 2016 to January 31, 2017. Open enrollment timing can happen throughout the year for company policies, but with the national window open during this time, we feel it is important to highlight various opportunities and list those groups offering plans and/or services. Using

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healthcare as a tool to build productivity through a healthy workforce is an advantage to business regardless of regulation and/or mandates, and it is becoming ever clearer that healthcare will be a focus for business owners and not simply an outsourced option as it has been in the past.

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HEALTHCARE DECISIONS Associations & Government Many associations and government healthcare services give specific information on policies, open enrollment dates and services provided that may help employers understand the many options. Below is a list of local organizations.

Arizona Dental Association 3193 N. Drinkwater Blvd., Scottsdale (480) 344-5777 Arizona Foundation for Medical Care 2700 N. Central Ave., Suite 810, Phoenix (602) 252-4042 Arizona Health Care Association 1440 E. Missouri Ave., Suite C-102, Phoenix (602) 265-5331 Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS) 801 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix (602) 417-7000

Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association 2800 N. Central Ave., Suite 1450, Phoenix (602) 445-4300 Arizona Medical Association 810 W. Bethany Home Rd., Phoenix (602) 246-8901 Arizona Pharmacy Association 1845 E. Southern Ave., Tempe (480) 838-3385 Maricopa County Medical Society 326 E. Coronado Rd., Suite 101, Phoenix (602) 252-2015

Employee Benefits Consultants (many offer insurance) Using a consultant to work though options and the many plans can alleviate much of the confusion surrounding healthcare these days. We have included a list of brokers and firms that are reputable and have a tremendous amount of experience working with business to provide plans and ensure compliance.

Arizona Benefit Consultants, LLC 6245 N. 24th Pkwy., Suite 201, Phoenix (602) 956-5515

Employee Benefits Exchange Corp. 1745 S. Alma School Rd., Suite 210, Mesa (480) 839-6100

Benefits By Design 8631 S. Priest Dr., Tempe (480) 831-7700

FBC Services, Inc. 14201 N. 87th St., Scottsdale (602) 277-8477

Blue Water Benefits Consulting 7848 E. Davenport Dr., Scottsdale (480) 313-0910

Focus Benefits Group 4120 N. 20th St., Phoenix (602) 381-9900

Breslau Insurance & Benefits Paul Breslau 8362 E. Via de Risa, Scottsdale (602) 692-6832

Health Insurance Express, Inc. Superstition Marketplace 1155 S. Power Rd., Suite B101, Mesa (480) 654-1200

Connect Benefits 1818 E. Southern Ave., Mesa (480) 985-2555

Horizon Benefits Group 6245 N. 24th Pkwy., Suite 216, Phoenix (602) 957-3755


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Dental Insurance Getting the right coverage means truly investigating the best plans and supplemental plans. Here is a list of area companies offering dental insurance that have a great reputation and plan options for individuals and groups.

American Dental Plan 1645 E. Bethany Home Rd., Phoenix (602) 265-6677 Benefits By Design 8631 S. Priest Dr., Tempe (480) 831-7700 Breslau Insurance & Benefits Paul Breslau 8362 E. Via de Risa, Scottsdale (602) 692-6832 Delta Dental of Arizona 5656 W. Talavi Blvd., Glendale (602) 938-3131 JDH Insurance Brokerage Services Heather Wunderle 20403 N. Lake Pleasant Rd., Suite 117-234, Peoria (623) 594-0926 Matsock & Associates 2400 E. Arizona Biltmore Circle, Phoenix (602) 955-0200 Powers-Leavitt Insurance 14301 N. 87th St., Suite 308, Scottsdale (480) 348-1100


HEALTHCARE DECISIONS Individual & Group Health Insurance Knowing what plan is right for your employees and understanding who is managing that plan can make all the difference for your company. We have included below a list of reputable and experienced insurance companies, many of which you will be familiar with, that can guide your organization to the perfect group or individual plans.

Aetna 4645 E. Cotton Center Blvd., Phoenix (800) 872-3862 Amenda Insurance Associates Ltd. 5046 E. Redfield Dr., Scottsdale (480) 284-6400 American Family Insurance (No Individual Health Insurance) Multiple Agents Valley-wide (800) 692-6326 Benefits By Design 8631 S. Priest Dr., Tempe (480) 831-7700 Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona 8220 N. 23rd Ave., Phoenix (602) 864-4899 Bowman & Associates Insurance 16042 N. 32nd St., Bldg. A, Phoenix (602) 482-3300

Humana Health Insurance of Phoenix 20860 N. Tatum Blvd., Suite 400, Phoenix (480) 515-6400

Breslau Insurance & Benefits Paul Breslau 8362 E. Via de Risa, Scottsdale (602) 692-6832

JDH Insurance Brokerage Services Heather Wunderle 20403 N. Lake Pleasant Rd., Suite 117-234, Peoria (623) 594-0926

Cigna 25500 N. Norterra Dr., Phoenix (800) 997-1654

Powers-Leavitt Insurance Agency Charlene Powers 14301 N. 87th St., Suite 209, Scottsdale (480) 348-1100

Farmers Insurance Group Kara Anspach 15849 N. 71st St., Suite 255, Scottsdale (480) 998-8070 Glass Financial Group 4455 E. Camelback Rd., Suite D260, Phoenix (602) 952-1202 HealthNet of Arizona 1230 W. Washington St., Suite 401, Tempe (602) 794-1400

Hospitals Many of the healthcare providers listed below are part of specific networks or have created their own network to lower costs for businesses and individuals with the intent to provide all needed services for the patient.

Reseco Insurance Advisors Todd Newton 7901 N. 16th St., Suite 100, Phoenix (602) 753-4250 State Farm Arizona Multiple Agents Valley-wide (877) 331-8261 UnitedHealthcare 1 E. Washington St., Suite 1700, Phoenix (800) 985-2356

Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center 1111 E. McDowell Rd., Phoenix (602) 839-2000

Arizona Brain & Spine Center 7649 E. Pinnacle Peak Rd., Scottsdale (602) 266-2272

Banner Boswell Medical Center 10401 W. Thunderbird Blvd., Sun City (623) 832-4000

Banner Heart Hospital 6750 E. Baywood Ave., Mesa (480) 854-5000

Arizona Heart Hospital 1930 E. Thomas Rd., Phoenix (602) 532-1000

Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center 14502 W. Meeker Blvd., Sun City West (623) 524-4000

Banner Ironwood Medical Center 37000 N. Gantzel Rd., San Tan Valley (480) 394-4000

Arrowhead Hospital 18701 N. 67th Ave., Glendale (623) 561-1000

Banner Estrella Medical Center 9201 W. Thomas Rd., Phoenix (623) 327-4000

Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center 2946 E. Banner Gateway Dr., Gilbert (480) 256-6444

Banner Baywood Medical Center 6644 E. Baywood Ave., Mesa (480) 321-2000

Banner Gateway Medical Center 1900 N. Higley Rd., Gilbert (480) 543-2000

Banner Thunderbird Medical Center 5555 W. Thunderbird Rd., Glendale (602) 865-5555


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HEALTHCARE DECISIONS Hospitals (con’t) Cancer Treatment Centers of America at Western Regional Medical Center 14200 Celebrate Life Way, Goodyear (623) 207-3000 Cardon Children’s Medical Center 1400 S. Dobson Rd., Mesa (480) 412-5437 Chandler Regional Medical Center 1955 W. Frye Rd., Chandler (480) 728-3000 Gilbert Hospital 5656 S. Power Rd., Gilbert (480) 984-2000 Honor Health – Deer Valley Hospital 19829 N. 27th Ave., Phoenix (623) 879-6100 Honor Health – North Mountain Hospital 250 E. Dunlap Ave., Phoenix (602) 870-6060 Honor Health – Shea Medical Center 9003 E. Shea Blvd., Scottsdale (480) 323-3000 Honor Health – Osborn Medical Center 7400 E. Osborn Rd., Scottsdale (480) 882-4000 Honor Health – Thompson Peak Hospital 7400 E. Thompson Peak Pkwy., Scottsdale (480) 324-7000

Urgent Care

Maricopa Medical Center 2601 E. Roosevelt St., Phoenix (602) 344-5011

Urgent care may be the option of choice for unexpected or severe healthcare issues, rather than a hospital’s emergency care, convenient for both cost and location. Here is a list of area providers.

Maryvale Hospital 5102 W. Campbell Ave., Phoenix (623) 848-5000

FastMed Urgent Care Multiple Valley Locations (480) 545-2787

Mayo Clinic Hospital 5777 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix (480) 515-6296

NextCare Urgent Care Multiple Valley Locations (888) 958-2128

Mercy Gilbert Medical Center 3555 S. Val Vista Dr., Gilbert (480) 728-8000

One Health Alliance Urgent Care 7 Valley Locations (855) 887-4368

Mountain Vista Medical Center 1301 S. Crismon Rd., Mesa (480) 358-6100

Phoenix Children’s Hospital Urgent Care 4 Valley Locations (480) 922-5437

Paradise Valley Hospital 3929 E. Bell Rd., Phoenix (602) 923-5000 Phoenix Baptist Hospital 2000 W. Bethany Home Rd., Phoenix (602) 249-0212

Urgent Care Extra Multiple Valley Locations

Workplace Bundled Health Programs

Phoenix Children’s Hospital 1919 E. Thomas Rd., Phoenix (602) 933-1000

In focusing on creating the perfect plan for your company, these local providers offer direct benefits that your organization may rely on to ensure a strong healthcare program and policies for your employees.

St. Joseph’s Hospital & Medical Center 350 W. Thomas Rd., Phoenix (602) 406-3000

Arrowhead Health Centers Multiple locations (623) 334-4000

St. Luke’s Medical Center 1800 E. Van Buren St., Phoenix (602) 251-8100

Surgical Specialty Hospital 6501 N. 19th Ave., Phoenix (602) 795-6020

Workplace Wellness There are many companies working to orchestrate alternative healthcare plans and consulting to customize healthcare benefits programs and policies for companies. These organizations below offer consulting, program development and direct care programs for businesses of all sizes.

Absolute Health 8360 E. Raintree Dr., Suite 135, Scottsdale (480) 991-9945


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Healthcare Solutions Centers 4831 N. 11th St., Phoenix (602) 424-2101

LifeCore Group 11022 N. 28th Dr., Suite 280, Phoenix (602) 235-2800

Orchard Medical Consulting Robin Orchard 3033 N. Central Ave., Phoenix (602) 942-4700

Redirect Health 16222 N. 59th Ave., Suite A-100, Glendale (623) 521-9406


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