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Meritus Offering 30 HMO, PPO Plans Beginning Today
Date:10/1/2013

Tempe, AZ (PRWEB) October 01, 2013

Beginning today, Arizonans will be able to review health insurance plan options on Meritus’ website—as well as through the federally-facilitated online Health Insurance Marketplace—for coverage that begins as soon as Jan. 1, 2014. Open enrollment runs through March 31, 2014.

Meritus is offering 30 benefit plans for individuals, families and small businesses that are categorized under five levels: Platinum, Gold, Silver, Bronze and Catastrophic. Some Meritus plans include benefits like $0 preventive care co-pay, $0 primary care co-pay, $0 generic maintenance prescriptions and $25 per month gym reimbursement. Alternative benefits like acupuncture, therapeutic massage and naturopathy are also covered in some benefit plans.

“We listened to Arizonans—from consumers and small business owners to providers and insurance brokers—and they told us what they wanted in a health insurance company,” said Kathleen Oestreich, CEO of Meritus. “We developed our plans based on that feedback and feel they are in line with what Arizonans want.”

Regardless of the plan category, all Meritus plans meet the required 10 essential health benefits established under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA):

1.    Ambulatory patient services
2.    Emergency services
3.    Hospitalization
4.    Maternity and newborn care
5.    Mental health and substance use disorder services, including behavioral health treatment
6.    Prescription drugs
7.    Rehabilitative and habilitative services and devices
8.    Laboratory services
9.    Preventive and wellness services and chronic disease management
10.    Pediatric services, including oral and vision care

Meritus also extends domestic partner benefits, one of the provisions under the ACA.

Meritus is Arizona’s first and only health insurance CO-OP (Consumer Operated and Oriented Plan) established under the ACA. Fully licensed under the Arizona Department of Insurance as a health insurance carrier in Arizona, Meritus is a Qualified Health Plan issuer in the Health Insurance Marketplace. Meritus was one of the first health insurance CO-OPs to be accredited by the National Committee for Quality Assurance.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, there are more than 1 million uninsured Arizonans. Many Arizonans with incomes up to 400 percent of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL) will also qualify for low-cost coverage due to the tax credit subsidies made available through the ACA.

About Meritus
Meritus is an Arizona member-governed non-profit health insurance company operating as a CO-OP (Consumer Operated and Oriented Plan) established through a loan provision from HHS under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Meritus has worked with The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services for the past year to establish the company as well with the State Department of Insurance for state licensing requirements. The company was created to provide more accessible and affordable health insurance coverage options to individuals, families and small businesses so that we can work together for better health. Our goal is to help people make better choices for their healthcare.

Meritus products and services are provided through Meritus Mutual Health Partners (a PPO) and Meritus Health Partners (an HMO). Meritus is licensed only in Arizona. Meritus is a Qualified Health Plan issuer in the Health Insurance Marketplace.

Meritus is based in Tempe, Ariz., and is organized as a non-profit.

For more information, please visit http://www.meritusaz.com.

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/10/prweb11185224.htm.


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