Bright Health Group Continues to Drive Focus on Consumer Retail Markets with Fully Aligned Model
April 14, 2022 at 17:00 PM EDT
For the 2023 Plan Year, Bright HealthCare will no longer offer Individual and Family Plan products in Illinois, New Mexico, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Utah, and Virginia.
Bright Health Group, Inc. ("Bright Health") (NYSE: BHG), the first technology-enabled, Fully Aligned system of care built for healthcare's consumer retail market, today announced its decision to focus Bright HealthCare’s geographic footprint by no longer offering Individual and Family Plans in Illinois, New Mexico, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Utah, and Virginia after 2022. These markets are forecasted to contribute less than 5% of total Bright Health Group revenue for 2022 and will have an immaterial impact on revenue in 2023 and beyond.
The strategic decision reflects the company’s increasing focus on growing in markets where it can deliver the greatest impact, drive differentiated value through its Fully Aligned care model and achieve operational excellence.
“We are always evaluating where we believe Bright Health Group is best positioned to enhance the health care experience for consumers and Care Partners in order to deliver the highest quality, affordable care,” said Mike Mikan, President and CEO, Bright Health Group. “We’ve demonstrated that the Fully Aligned care model works and are focusing on markets where we can continue refining and optimizing that model to drive better outcomes and support profitable, measured growth.”
Nothing will change for members or providers in 2022, and Bright HealthCare will work to ensure all impacted members are transitioned to new plans during the next open enrollment cycle so that they do not experience any interruption in their coverage. Members enrolled in impacted plans will receive discontinuation letters in the near future.
“We believe these actions best position us to achieve long-term success for our members and Care Partners. Bright HealthCare will continue to focus on operational excellence and will work tirelessly to advance our model, aligning the financing and delivery of care to provide the best value and outcomes,” said Jay Matushak, Interim CEO of Bright HealthCare.
Bright Health Group will focus on growing its Fully Aligned care model for 2023 by deepening Bright HealthCare’s presence in its 10 remaining Individual and Family Plan states, continuing to build the NeueHealth care delivery and provider enablement business, and expanding NeueHealth’s external payor relationships. NeueHealth represents a core driver of Bright Health Group’s future growth.
About Bright Health Group
Bright Health Group is the first technology-enabled, Fully Aligned system of care built for healthcare's consumer retail market. Our differentiated approach aligns care delivery with the financing of care to drive better outcomes, lower costs, and enhance the consumer experience. We have two market-facing businesses: NeueHealth and Bright HealthCare. NeueHealth provides care delivery and value-based enablement services to over 400,000 value-based patients through our owned and affiliated clinics. Bright HealthCare offers Commercial and Medicare health plan products to over one million consumers across the nation. We believe everyone should have access to personal, affordable, and high-quality healthcare. Our mission is to Make healthcare right. Together. For more information, visit www.brighthealthgroup.com.
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