Current Health Solutions (CHS) is a new venture within Blessing Health System. CHS provides third party administration, local customer services, and population health programs to area employers that offer self-insured health plans to their employees. Working with CHS, employers can improve the health and wellbeing of their employee population and better manage their healthcare costs.
“Business owners and managers are experts at managing costs,” said Maureen Kahn, RN, MHA, MSN, President/Chief Executive Officer, Blessing Health System. “However, one type of business cost can be much tougher than all others – employee and dependent healthcare, because it is not something which a business person has the same type of control over as other costs. However, healthcare is a business expense owners and managers can better understand. A better understanding can result in healthier employees and lower costs in the long run.”
CHS works closely with an experienced health plan administrator and population health provider to ensure local self-funded employers are utilizing best practices to improve the quality and effectiveness of coverage offered to their employees. CHS uses sophisticated data analytics to measure different aspects of health plan use and, in conjunction with local Care Coordination experts, uses that information to improve the value of coverage for the organization, employees and their dependents. This information assists employers with creating plan design benefits and programs to help improve the health of the covered population.
Another CHS benefit is its understanding of the market.
“CHS is different because it provides members and employers with convenient and local customer services.” said Jordan Kiel, Executive Director, CHS. “This helps health plan members better understand their benefits and how to access the most efficient and effective level of care for their needs. This also allows CHS to truly develop and design benefit plans and population health programs that specifically meet the needs of the local market.”
“Our goal through this is initiative is simple,” Kahn continued. “We want to help employers keep their staff healthy and productive while doing the same for their bottom line so the economy of this region can thrive. As a testament to our confidence in the CHS health plan model, the Blessing Health System employee benefit plan became its first customer effective January 1, 2016. It is another way in which Blessing Health System is fulfilling its mission of improving the health of our community.”
Businesses offering self-insured health plans to their employees or insurance agents assisting self-insured health plans can learn more about CHS by calling 217-277-8980 between 8 am and 5 pm, Monday-Friday. The CHS office is located at 1246 Broadway and is open 8 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday, or visit the website, www.currenthealthsolutions.org.