New Health Plans Feature Fewer Choices, Lower Premiums

Three new plans will go on sale in July in western New York, two of which will be offered by Independent Health. The new plans emphasize care coordination, disease management and wellness, performance measurement and payment methods that reward physicians to control costs.

Independent Health’s two plans include Choice Plus, in partnership with the Catholic Health System and aimed at businesses with 50 or fewer employees, and Prime Access, also aimed at employers with 50 or fewer workers and resulting from a partnership with the Primary Connection, a group of 180 primary care doctors.