IASIS’ Health Insurance Company Launches Arizona Health Exchange Products

IASIS’ Health Insurance Company Launches Arizona Health Exchange Products

IASIS Healthcare LLC:W. Carl Whitmer, 615-844-2747President and Chief Executive OfficerorJohn M. Doyle, 615-844-2747Chief Financial Officeror:Michele M. Simpson, 615-467-1255VP, Corporate Communications

IASIS Healthcare® LLC (“IASIS”), a leading provider and manager of high-quality, affordable healthcare services, today announced that its health insurance subsidiary, Health Choice Insurance Co. (“HCIC”), is offering multiple products on Arizona’s new online health insurance exchange. The introduction of these products is part of IASIS’ ongoing effort to provide efficient, affordable patient care using Health Choice’s care coordination expertise.

“By leveraging our proven managed care expertise and population health management experience found within Health Choice, a 22-year-old organization that IASIS has owned since 1998, we are honored to be a key player in Arizona’s Health Insurance Marketplace,” said IASIS Healthcare President and Chief Executive Officer Carl Whitmer. “We also are proud of our unique and market-leading position that allows our company to integrate our provider business with our managed care business in innovative ways that meet the changing healthcare needs across the country.”

The new Health Choice products were designed to meet the varying financial and healthcare needs of individuals eligible to purchase insurance on Arizona’s federally facilitated online insurance marketplace. They serve members in Apache, Coconio, Gila, Maricopa, Mohave, Navajo, Pima and Pinal counties, aligning with the populations already served by IASIS’ long-standing Arizona managed Medicaid and Medicare special needs health plans operator, Health Choice Arizona.

“Through these new marketplace products, our Health Choice business will strengthen its mission of offering high-quality care for Arizonans in need – even as their financial situations change and their eligibility fluctuates between Medicaid, Medicare and subsidized plans purchased on the health insurance exchange,” said Health Choice Chief Executive Officer Mike Uchrin.

Members who purchase the new products through HCIC and who live in Maricopa and Pinal Counties will be able to access care from physicians and other healthcare providers who are part of the Health Choice Preferred Network. Health Choice Preferred Network is a high-performance provider network that includes IASIS’ Arizona hospitals – Mountain Vista Medical Center, St. Luke’s Behavioral Health Center, St. Luke’s Medical Center and Tempe St. Luke’s Hospital – and approximately 300 well-regarded community physicians. Launched by IASIS in 2012, the provider network reflects IASIS’ vision of improving health outcomes through clinical integration and coordinated patient care. The network brings together a large group of high-quality healthcare providers and Health Choice Arizona’s proven ability to provide quality care in a cost-efficient manner, allowing IASIS hospitals and network physicians to collaborate with managed care companies in developing strategies for providing affordable, high-quality healthcare.

Details about the Health Choice Insurance Co. QHP products are available at .

IASIS Healthcare, located in Franklin, Tennessee, is a leading provider and manager of high-quality, affordable healthcare services in urban and suburban markets. With total annual net revenue of approximately $2.4 billion, IASIS owns and operates 16 acute care hospitals, one behavioral health hospital, several outpatient service facilities, more than 140 physician clinics, and Medicaid and Medicare managed health plans in Arizona and Utah that serve more than 175,000 members. IASIS’ healthcare facilities offer a variety of access points for convenient patient care in numerous regions across the U.S., including: Salt Lake City, Utah; Phoenix, Arizona; five cities in Texas, including Houston and San Antonio; Las Vegas, Nevada; and West Monroe, Louisiana. For more information on IASIS, please visit the Company’s Web site at .

Health Choice, a subsidiary of IASIS Healthcare, is a provider-owned, managed care organization delivering robust healthcare services through its health plans, integrated delivery systems and managed care solutions. Currently, Health Choice has more than 30,000 high-quality physicians and providers rendering healthcare services to more than 175,000 Medicaid and Medicare beneficiaries in Arizona and Utah. On June 1, 2013, Health Choice Arizona and Health Choice Generations HMO SNP were awarded Health Plan Accreditation from URAC, a Washington, DC-based healthcare accrediting organization that establishes quality standards for the healthcare industry. Health Choice is committed to being an innovative leader, delivering sustainable models of care delivery for the individuals it serves. Health Choice Insurance Co. is a Qualified Health Plan (QHP) issuer in the Health Insurance Marketplace. For more information, visit , , , and .