Texas Health and Aetna
As you have recently heard, Texas Health Resources and Aetna have created a jointly owned health plan that will focus on improving quality, affordability and the overall consumer and physician experience. New commercial products for fully-insured and self-insured customers will be offered in 14 counties throughout Dallas-Fort Worth. Pending approval from Texas Department of Insurance (TDI), plans will be offered this fall to national employers, mid-size companies, small businesses and individuals in North Texas, including offerings on the health insurance exchange with plan coverage beginning on January 1, 2017.
We appreciate our employees’ interest in the medical plan and understand it is an important benefit. Texas Health anticipates medical plan benefits offered for employees and their families will remain with United Healthcare for 2017. As we do each year, Texas Health will continue to review our medical plan options to ensure we offer affordable, competitive and comprehensive coverage to employees and their families.
Any and all benefit changes for the 2017 plan year will be communicated in Open Enrollment materials, set to go out in October. You can learn more about Texas Health benefits by logging on to https://behealthythr.wpengine.com/.