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Upcoming Changes to Tier 1 Coverage for 2018

Starting January 1, 2018, Kettering Physician Partners (KPP) participating with UnitedHealthcare will be Tier 1 (KHN Choice Network) for our employee health plan. This means employees will get the highest level of medical coverage by using Kettering Health Network facilities and seeing a physician who is part of Kettering Physician Partners. Tier 2 (UHC Choice Network) will still be UnitedHealthcare providers.

A strategy for sustainability

The healthcare industry is changing. Costs are increasing, and care focuses more on health management: organizing better care earlier.

We need to tackle the rising cost of care without sacrificing our commitment to you and to exceptional quality and patient experience. We believe we can achieve this by using our clinically integrated network, Kettering Physician Partners.

A clinically integrated network helps lower cost through more efficient care, strong care coordination, and strong care management. Over time, this helps improve quality and outcomes while driving down the overall cost of care.

Kettering Health Network is continuing to grow Kettering Physician Partners to increase capacity and improve access to care. We are continuing to work on improving timeliness of appointments, number of specialties, and access to physicians where you live.

You have a choice, and there is time to make decisions

This change takes effect January 1, 2018.

If your physician is not part of the Kettering Physician Partners, you may choose to find a Kettering Physician Partners provider for the highest level of coverage.  You may also choose to continue seeing your current provider. Physicians who are not part of Kettering Physician Partners but participate with UnitedHealthcare will be covered as Tier 2.

Resources for you

Benefit Meetings

The HR Benefits team is holding campus meetings July 10-21 to talk about this transition. See the schedule below to find out when they’re coming to your campus:

DateFacilityLocationTimes    
July 10KetteringDean Amphitheater7:30-8:30 a.m.9:30-10:30 a.m.11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.4-5 p.m.5:30-6:30 p.m.
July 11SycamorePOB Conference Room8:30-9:30 a.m.10:30-11:30 a.m.
July 11PrestigeConference Room 9901-2 p.m.2:30-3:30 p.m.4-5 p.m.
July 12Fort HamiltonAuditorium7:30-8:30 a.m.10:30-11:30 a.m.2:30-3:30 p.m.5:30-6:30 p.m.
July 13GreeneAuditorium9-10 a.m.10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
July 13SycamorePOB Conference Room2-3 p.m.3:30-4:30 p.m.
July 14Austin LandingLearning Center8:30-9:30 a.m.10:30-11:30 a.m.
July 14ASBConference Rooms ABC2-3 p.m.
July 17KetteringDean Amphitheater7:30-8:30 a.m.10-11 a.m.11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.2:30-3:30 p.m.
July 18GrandviewAuditorium7:30-8:30 a.m.10:30-11:30 a.m.2-3 p.m.4-5 p.m.
July 19SoinKumar Conference Center7:30-8:30 a.m.10:30-11:30 a.m.2-3 p.m.4-5 p.m.
July 19KetteringDean Amphitheater6-7 p.m.
July 20SouthviewCafeteria Classroom9:30-10:30 a.m.11 a.m.-noon1:30-2:30 p.m.3-4 p.m.
July 21GreeneAuditorium7:30-8:30 a.m.9:30-10:30 a.m.
July 21ASBConference Rooms A B C1-2 p.m.

There will be more benefit meetings during September and October to focus on open enrollment.

Kettering Physician Partners Website

Visit ketteringphysicianpartners.org/search to find physicians who are part of Kettering Physician Partners.

Employee Connect

Call 1-844-235-4647 or ext. 70000 if you have questions about benefit coverage. Employee Connect can also help you schedule appointments with Kettering Physician Partners providers.

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July 5, 2017