The Henry Ford Health System and General Motors on Monday announced plans to form GM’s “ConnectedCare” option that would offer salaried GM workers health care management and wellness services in southeast Michigan, Fierce Healthcare reports.
According to the report, the move aims to skirt the rising health care costs for employers by delivering improved health and wellness options.
The new plan will reportedly be available for some 24,000 salaried employees, and would cost them about $300-$900 less in annual payroll deductions than GM’s cheapest health care option. Workers would be required to receive their care through the Henry Ford Health System.
“We are very committed to addressing the affordability of healthcare — offering exceptional care while bending the cost curve for consumers in the communities we serve,” Henry Ford Health System President and CEO Wright Lassiter II said in a statement. “Given our experience in delivering value-based care and our extensive physician network, we are uniquely poised to create a truly innovative solution for GM, their employees, and families.”
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