Lumeris Announces Seven New Health System Partnerships as Five Star Essence Health Plan Expands into Five New States
5-star rated Missouri/Illinois plan will be available in Indiana, Kentucky, Arkansas,Georgia, and Ohio in 2023
St. Louis, MO, October 25, 2022– Lumeris, a leading provider of the technology, insurance capabilities and expertise to support value-based care models, announced today the 2023 market expansion of Essence Healthcare, the company’s wholly owned Medicare Advantage (MA) plan, into five new states and 44 new counties. This expansion is a 223% increase in county coverage in just one year, marking the company’s explosive growth due to customer and provider satisfaction with Essence’s distinctive MA plan and benefits.
“We are passionate about our vision to create the system of care every doctor wants for their own family,” said Michael Long, chairman and CEO of Lumeris. “While the health care delivery system in the United States has struggled to balance quality, cost, and patient and physician satisfaction, Lumeris has demonstrated that it is not only possible, but also scalable. We are pleased to expand our provider partnerships to bring Essence Healthcare to a growing number of seniors.”
Beginning January 1, 2023, Essence will enter the Indiana, Kentucky, Arkansas, Georgia, and Ohio state MA marketplaces, opening up eligibility to one of the nation’s highest-performing government-sponsored health plans to a growing senior population.