(NEWS RELEASE) – Security Health Plan of Wisconsin today announced that Mayo Clinic, one of the nation’s leading health care organizations, has joined the insurance company’s provider network.
“Adding Mayo Clinic Health System to our network of providers and facilities, along with Mayo Clinic for referrals, gives our members additional access to high-quality health care anywhere they live in the Health Plan’s service area,” said Julie Brussow, Chief Executive Officer for Security Health Plan. “The missions of our organizations are closely aligned and we look forward to working together on behalf of our members for many years to come.”
Mayo Clinic Health System offers more than 1,000 providers at more than 60 locations. Members of many Security Health Plan health coverage options will have access to Mayo Clinic Health System providers in western Wisconsin, in addition to Mayo Clinic providers and facilities in Minnesota.
New lower-cost plan offered in southwest Wisconsin
Mayo Clinic is also collaborating with Security Health Plan and Marshfield Clinic Health System to offer a new, lower-cost health insurance plan for employers with 50 or more employees in southwest Wisconsin. This new employee benefit option from Security Health Plan features a provider network of Mayo Clinic Health System and Marshfield Clinic Health System, and is uniquely positioned to reduce costs for employers in La Crosse, Monroe, Vernon and Crawford counties. Coverage for this new plan would go into effect January 1, 2018.
“We have heard from employers in southwest Wisconsin who are looking for employee health care coverage options that can help them reduce expenses and be more efficient,” Brussow said. “This plan will achieve those goals and give enrollees access to two of the best health care providers in the region. We are excited to expand our service area to this part of the state with such a terrific new option for employers.”
“This agreement with Security Health Plan will create new options to some areas of Wisconsin and will open additional access to patients in other regions,” said Mark Koch, Chair, Mayo Clinic Health System Administration.