Dickerson Update, May 15 – Anthem and Enloe Announce Contract Renewal

Anthem and Enloe Medical Center Announce Contract Renewal

Anthem Blue Cross and Enloe Medical Center have successfully renewed their Commercial Hospital Agreement. This multi-year contract is retroactively effective as of 01/01/2019.

For more information, please contact your Dickerson Account Executive.

CaliforniaChoice Announces New Partnership with ChooseHealthy

CaliforniaChoice and ChooseHealthy have announced a new partnership, which grants CaliforniaChoice members discounts on a variety of health and wellness products. Here’s an overview of the benefits:

  • Up to 57% off on popular health and fitness brands including FitBit, Garmin, and Vitamix
  • Free online health classes and articles
  • Access to membership at 10000+ fitness centers nationwide for $25 a month

For more information, click here.

Measles Proving Very Costly to Tax Payers

According to recent analysis, California counties have spent more than $400,000 in an attempt to stop measles from spreading across the state this year. Thus far, a total of 43 people in the state have come down with measles, with the biggest outbreak in Northern California. Local health departments alone stack up big bills responding to someone diagnosed with measles, said Dr. Jan King of the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health.

“Over time, we can quickly run up a bill that gets into several millions dollars,” King said at a news conference at UCLA. “This is very costly to taxpayers. For more information, click here.

 

Millenial Health Care Preferences Differ From Previous Generations

National nonprofit Transamerica Center for Health Studies (TCHS) released a report on Millenial health care preferences and how they differ from previous generations.

Compared to Gen X and Baby Boomers, Millenials are more likely to be uninsured and cite cost as a prohibitive factor. Additionally, 1 in 5 Millenials are not satisfied with the healthcare system they have access to.

In spite of higher levels of dissatisfaction with the health care system, Millenials reported the highest levels of health and wellness compared to Gen X and Baby Boomers, with 80% of Millenials rating their health as excellent or good. Click here to read more.