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Michigan Health Insurer Designs Policy for Remote Workers

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What You Need to Know

  • Priority Health has about 1 million health plan enrollees in Michigan.
  • The company believes an increase in remote work has changed the kinds of networks some enrollees need.
  • The new plan also comes with the Assist America global emergency assistance program.

A midsize health insurer that has focused on Michigan now wants to serve state residents who are “working from home” outside of the state.

Priority Health has introduced the MyPriority Travel Plans, which are individual major medical insurance policies that can provide full coverage for people who live in the Priority Health market but end up going outside that area for work or leisure.

Priority Health is based in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Most of its 1 million health coverage enrollees, and all of the providers in its provider network, are in Michigan.

Now, thanks to remote work arrangements related to the COVID-19 pandemic, many people who normally live and work in Michigan are working outside the state, Priority Health says.

The company’s ordinary policies already cover out-of-state emergency care.

The company is using the Cigna provider network to offer insureds who are outside Michigan access to the same level of preventive care and ordinary sick care benefits they would get if they were using Priority Health network providers.

The policy also comes with the Assist America global emergency assistance program and a gym membership discount program.

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