MILWAUKEE, Jan. 3 /PRNewswire/ — Assurant Health, a Milwaukee, WI-based national provider of individual medical, small group and specialty health insurance products, announced today it entered into an agreement that gives its customers access to Great-West Healthcare’s national network of hospitals and physicians.
Under the agreement Assurant Health will offer its PPO product with the Great-West Healthcare network, which will expand access to medical facilities in markets that include: Phoenix, Arizona; rural Colorado; Denver, Colorado; Jacksonville, Florida; Orlando, Florida; metro and rural Tampa, Florida; Kansas City, Missouri; Las Vegas, Nevada and Austin, Texas. Assurant Health customers enrolled in the Great-West Healthcare network will have access to Great-West Healthcare’s more than 4,275 hospitals and 578,000 physician and ancillary providers. The agreement is effective for Small Group on January 1, 2008 and for Individual Medical on February 1, 2008.
“Our agreement with Great-West Healthcare means that our customers will now have affordable access to more top-quality medical facilities, doctors and ancillary providers in more locations,” said Jack Rogers, Senior Vice President, Provider Management at Assurant Health.
“Assurant Health has earned a solid reputation for providing its individual and small business customers with access to comprehensive, top-quality healthcare services and we are pleased to work with them to continue that tradition,” said Kent Boyer, Senior Vice President, Specialty Markets, at Great-West Healthcare.
About Assurant Health
In business since 1892, Assurant Health provides health insurance coverage for almost one million people nationwide. Assurant Health develops and provides a wide range of individual medical, small group, short term and student health insurance products, including consumer-choice products such as HSAs and HRAs. With almost 3,000 employees, Assurant Health is headquartered in Milwaukee, Wis., and has operations offices in Minnesota, Idaho, and Florida, as well as sales offices across the country. Assurant Health products are issued and underwritten by Fortis Insurance Co., John Alden Life Insurance Co., and Fortis Benefits Insurance Co. Assurant Health is found at http://www.assuranthealth.com/.
Assurant Health is part of Assurant, a premier provider of specialized insurance products and related services in North America and selected other markets. Its four key businesses — Assurant Employee Benefits; Assurant Health; Assurant Preneed; and Assurant Solutions — have partnered with clients who are leaders in their industries and have built leadership positions in a number of specialty insurance market segments in the U.S. and selected international markets.
Assurant, which is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol AIZ, has over $20 billion in assets and $7 billion in revenue. http://www.assurant.com/
About Great-West Healthcare
Great-West Healthcare, a division of Great-West Life & Annuity Insurance Company, is a national employee benefits provider with expertise in self-funding and health care management solutions. Nationally, the division operates a health care network that includes more than 4,275 hospitals and 578,000 providers and provides health care coverage to 2.2 million people. Visit http://www.greatwesthealthcare.com/ for more information. Great-West Life & Annuity Insurance Company, headquartered in metro-Denver, serves its customers through a full range of health care plans, life and disability insurance, annuities, and retirement savings products and services. It is an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary of Great-West Lifeco Inc. and a member of the Power Financial Corporation group of companies. Great-West Life & Annuity Insurance Company is not licensed to do business in New York. Products are sold in New York by its subsidiary First Great-West Life & Annuity Insurance Company, White Plains, N.Y.
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Source: Assurant Health