Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan partners with Premise Health, providing new employee health and wellness center offering to group customers
by Erica Stamatoulakis
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DETROIT, Nov. 11, 2020 – Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and Blue Care Network have partnered with Premise Health to bring new solutions to group customers – employer sponsored health and wellness centers. Based in Brentwood, Tenn., Premise Health is the largest direct health care provider in the nation, connecting its members to high-quality, cost-effective care through physical and digital access models. The partnership between Blue Cross and Premise Health will provide an integrated experience for both members and customers. Onsite and nearsite health and wellness centers have emerged as a priority for employers who wish to provide their employees and their families a convenient way to access health care by removing barriers related to access, time away from work and cost. Onsite health and wellness centers also provide customers additional predictability and optimization over health care spend, while enabling them to focus on the physical and mental health of their workforce. “We recognize the importance of continuously bringing new opportunities to our customers that will enable them to offer their employees convenient, high-quality and cost-effective care,” said Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Senior Vice President of Market Solutions Aaron Friedkin, MD. “Our partnership with Premise Health will help our group customers increase access to quality care for their employees and optimize their health care spend while creating synergies that enhance Blue Cross members’ experience. These priorities have become even more important during these uncertain times due to COVID-19.” According to a recent study conducted by the Business Group on Health, strategies focused on patient outcomes versus patient volume, such as onsite health care services and advanced primary care offerings, will continue to be a critical part of employers’ benefits strategies in 2021. Even during the COVD-19 pandemic, according to the Business Group on Health, 61 percent of employers will have an onsite clinic in place next year to provide basic health services at select locations. “Premise Health has continually evolved our model to deliver unmatched access to high-quality, affordable health care for the nation’s largest employers and their employees and dependents,” Premise Health President Jami Doucette said. “Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan is a market leader with a shared vision for the future of care focused on access, quality, experience and value, and the combined capabilities of our two organizations will enable us to transform the health care experience for employers, members and their families.” Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, a nonprofit mutual insurance company, is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. BCBSM provides health benefits to more than 4.7 million members residing in Michigan in addition to employees of Michigan-headquartered companies residing outside the state. The company has been committed to delivering affordable health care products through a broad variety of plans for businesses, individuals and seniors for 80 years. Beyond health care coverage, BCBSM supports impactful community initiatives and provides leadership in improving health care. For more information, visit bcbsm.com and MiBluesPerspectives.com. Premise Health is the leading direct health care company serving over 11 million eligible lives across more than 2,200 of the largest commercial and municipal employers in the U.S. Premise partners with its clients to connect their populations to high-quality, cost-effective health care through physical (onsite and nearsite wellness centers, Centers of Excellence, mobile units, and events) and digital (24/7 virtual care, remote monitoring, and connected devices) access models. It operates more than 800 onsite and nearsite wellness centers in 45 states and Guam. Premise delivers value by removing barriers to care and creating seamless experiences for members and dependents with nearly 30 products including primary care, occupational health, pharmacy, fitness, and wellness. As the premier provider of employer-based health care, Premise offers unmatched access, enhanced clinical quality, and an exceptional member experience. The result is health care that raises the bar and delivers true financial return for the ultimate payor, the employer. For more information on Premise Health, visit www.premisehealth.com.