GVHP expands PrimeCare to all uninsured

May 2, 2009
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Grand Valley Health Plan is targeting people without health insurance for an expansion of its GVHP PrimeCare program, which covers a set number of office visits per year for a flat fee.

GVHP is a staff-model nonprofit health maintenance organization. It employs its own doctors and other medical staff at six offices in the Grand Rapids area.

GHVP launched PrimeCare Basic in 2006 as a product for young adults, who are the most likely to go without health insurance. In that plan, individuals pay $190 per year, which covers four visits over 12 months including sick care, physicals, X-rays, diagnostic lab services and discounts on over-the-counter medications.

Now the HMO is expanding that offering in a product called PrimeCare Access and aimed at any uninsured adult. For $360 per year, the new plan covers eight office visits. The fee may be paid in installments.

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