Providence Health Plan to Offer Pacific Northwest Families and Individuals New Benefits This Open Enrollment Season
26 October 2021
Open enrollment begins Nov. 1 and lasts until Jan. 15 in Oregon and Washington state; Providence is one of the highest-rated health plans in the region
PORTLAND, Ore. (October. 26, 2021) — Providence Health Plan (PHP) will include new offerings during this year’s open enrollment period to best suit both members’ and their families’ needs. The open enrollment period begins in Oregon and Washington state Nov. 1and lasts until Jan. 15.
This year, members will enjoy enhanced mental health offerings, new wellness benefits and an expanded telehealth network. Recognized for providing members with affordable, value-based care and coverage, PHP will continue offering high-quality health insurance to the Pacific Northwest. The plan is consistently rated by government and industry authorities for high-quality coverage and differentiated offerings, as evidenced by a 4.0 rating from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), which evaluates health plans on the quality of care patients receive, how happy patients are with their care and health plans' efforts to keep improving. Currently, there are no PPO plans in Oregon that rate higher than PHP.
“This past year has been incredibly challenging for the communities we serve, and we are committed to helping individuals and families find and select a plan that best suits their unique needs. Providence provides members with access to high-quality care and excellent member service for a seamless experience,” Don Antonucci, CEO of Providence Health Plan, said. “We remain committed to putting members first and providing excellent care.”
As a result of the global pandemic, people’s emotional well-being has been challenged in new ways. Even before COVID-19, PHP continued to strengthen its behavioral health services with more convenient offerings such as an extended network of providers and access to behavioral health provider referrals. PHP has also increased the number of visits for chiropractic manipulations and acupuncture services. Members also will enjoy access to an expanded telehealth network of providers across the Pacific Northwest to improve care, keep patients close to home and save lives — especially as the pandemic remains.
“Providence listens to members and offers benefits that best address their needs. Our new features included as part of individual and family plans allow members to live well-balanced lives and provide convenient options to members and their families. We continually strive to provide members with affordable, high-quality care and coverage,” Caresse Sakagawa, vice president of product development of Providence Health Plan, said.
PHP believes that health care is a human right and is committed to reducing health disparities and achieving health equity. From the beginning, the Providence community of caregivers has championed True Health as a human right when founding the region’s orphanages, hospitals, community housing and schools. This work continues to eliminate barriers and inequities that may prevent vulnerable populations from receiving quality care, including covering the costs of uncompensated care for anyone who cannot afford to pay, increasing access to care, making care more affordable and improving the health of the communities PHP serves. With Providence, when we take care of each other, we tighten the bonds that connect and strengthen us all.
Providence Health Plan (PHP) is an integral part of a 160-year-old not-for-profit health care collective that has set the health and well-being standard for the communities we serve. PHP provides high quality, affordable coverage to members via plans for small and large groups, self-insured plan sponsors, Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries, as well as individuals and families.