SAN ANTONIO--()--Coventry Health Care of Texas and Baptist Health System are working together to offer health insurance plans that meet the unique needs of local employers, their employees, individuals and families. Coventry’s health insurance plans provide customers with flexible and affordable benefit options, while Baptist doctors coordinate care through all stages of health and illness.
“Our new benefit plans give individuals and small employers in and around San Antonio a new alternative for affordable health care coverage with access to an excellent health system.”
Coventry’s members can choose from more than 1,500 medical professionals in the Baptist network. The network also includes 230 primary care physicians, specialists and other providers. In addition, customers can take advantage of bilingual customer service and robust wellness programs.
“This program is a true partnership,” stated Graham Reeve, Baptist president and CEO. “Both Baptist and Coventry want to keep our community healthy. We both appreciate the value of quality health care. This collaboration is one way we can improve health care, and we are proud to offer our community a new and improved pathway to healthy living.”
According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, in 2012 only 50 percent of businesses with three to nine employees offered health insurance coverage. And only 73 percent of businesses with 10 to 24 employees offered this benefit.
“As small businesses continue to struggle in this challenging economy, they find it even more difficult to offer their workers health insurance – which remains an important benefit that helps businesses retain great talent,” stated Coventry Senior Vice President Stewart Lavelle. “Our new benefit plans give individuals and small employers in and around San Antonio a new alternative for affordable health care coverage with access to an excellent health system.”
About Coventry Health Care of Texas
Coventry Health Care of Texas, 3900 Rogers Road, San Antonio, offers individuals and employer groups a full range of health benefit plans and products to choose from. Coventry Health Care (www.coventryhealthcare.com) is a diversified national managed health care company based in Bethesda, Md., dedicated to delivering high-quality health care solutions at an affordable price. Coventry provides a full portfolio of risk and fee-based products including Medicare and Medicaid programs, group and individual health insurance, workers’ compensation solutions, and network rental services. With a presence in every state in the nation, Coventry’s products currently serve approximately 5 million individuals helping them receive the greatest possible value for their health care investment.
About Baptist Health System
Baptist Health System is a trusted provider of health care in San Antonio and South Texas. The System includes five acute-care hospitals (Baptist Medical Center, Mission Trail Baptist Hospital, North Central Baptist Hospital, Northeast Baptist Hospital and St. Luke’s Baptist Hospital) which offer 1,674 licensed beds. All five hospitals have earned Accredited Chest Pain Center designation, as well as Primary Stroke Center Certification. Medicare has designated each as Texas’ only Medicare Value Based Care Centers.
The system also includes Baptist Regional Children’s Center, Baptist Breast Center, Baptist Cancer Center, HealthLink wellness and fitness center and physical rehabilitation centers. Other entities include Baptist M&S Imaging Centers, community health and wellness programs, ambulatory services, medical office buildings and School of Health Professions. Baptist Health System supports the work of Faith Family Clinics, Baptist Emergency Hospitals, San Antonio AirLIFE air medical transport and other health-related services and affiliations. The system is part of Vanguard Health Systems, based out of Nashville, Tennessee.