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Published on December 02, 2013

Dean Health Plan Expands into Waukesha County, Offers Access to ProHealth Care

 

Dean Health Plan and ProHealth Care announced today that they have signed an agreement that will expand Dean’s insurance network to include all ProHealth physicians, facilities and services.

Dean Health Plan is a market leader in group and individual insurance in south central Wisconsin, serving 400,000 members in 20 counties. The new relationship with ProHealth Care marks Dean’s first comprehensive agreement in Waukesha County.

“We are excited to join the Dean Health Plan network,” said Susan Edwards, chief executive officer of ProHealth Care.  “Families purchasing Dean insurance through an employer, an agent or the new health insurance marketplace will now have in-network access to our complete continuum of care, including Waukesha County’s largest group of primary care physicians.”

ProHealth Care’s 90 primary care physicians practice at 16 conveniently located clinics in Waukesha County and Jefferson County.  The Dean agreement also includes the many specialty physicians who practice as members of ProHealth’s medical group as well as those in independent practices that are part of ProHealth Solutions, ProHealth’s accountable care organization.

The new agreement also adds to the Dean network all of ProHealth’s hospitals: Waukesha Memorial Hospital, Oconomowoc Memorial Hospital and the Rehabilitation Hospital of Wisconsin.

Those seeking to access ProHealth services through a Dean insurance plan on the new insurance exchange will find attractive options available.

“Dean Health Plan’s 30-year history of aligning the interests of doctors, hospitals and insurance providers is a natural fit with ProHealth’s patient-centered approach to care,” said Lon Sprecher, chief executive officer of Dean Health Plan.  “The addition to the Dean Health Plan network of all of ProHealth’s physicians plus Waukesha Memorial and other facilities ensures that we are offering unparalleled access to care at affordable prices to individuals and families in Waukesha County.” 

The new agreement between ProHealth and Dean was effective Dec. 1, 2013.  Learn more at www.deancare.com/prohealth

Established in 1983, Dean Health Plan is the insurance services subsidiary of SSM Health Care. It maintains a position of leadership in insurance services through a physician-led integrated health system that improves the health status of its members and delivers a superior level of service and care.

For a century, ProHealth Care has been the health care leader in Waukesha County and surrounding areas, providing outstanding care across a full spectrum of services. The people of ProHealth Care strive to continuously improve the health and well-being of the community by combining skill, compassion and innovation. The ProHealth family includes Waukesha Memorial Hospital, Oconomowoc Memorial Hospital, the Rehabilitation Hospital of Wisconsin, ProHealth Care Medical Associates clinics, AngelsGrace Hospice, ProHealth Home Care and Hospice, West Wood Health & Fitness Center and Regency Senior Communities. Learn more at ProHealthCare.org.

For more information contact our Customer Care Center at (800) 279-1301

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