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Kathy Wilets

Associate Director of Public Affairs, Office of Public Affairs
Email: Kathy.wilets@hsc.utah.edu

Oct 09, 2014 10:28 AM

University of Utah Health Plans and Molina Healthcare of Utah, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Molina Healthcare, Inc., have recently partnered to provide Utah seniors with a Medicare Advantage Plan, Healthy Advantage Plus.  Healthy Advantage Plus for Medicare-eligible individuals will be offered in Davis, Salt Lake, Utah, and Weber counties effective January 1, 2015. 

“As a local community partner we are committed to offering our expertise, experience, and innovative initiatives, to deliver exceptional value for our Utah seniors through a Medicare Advantage product,” said Vicky Wilson, Senior Director of University of Utah Health Plans. “We have been serving the Utah Medicaid population since 1998, the University of Utah employees and their dependents since 1999, and we are excited about the progression to the Medicare programs.” 

“We are excited to now offer Medicare in partnership with the University of Utah Health Plans so that together we can provide high quality care to more seniors throughout the state,” said Chad Westover, President of Molina Healthcare of Utah. “Although Molina’s Medicare product is new in Utah, we’ve been a strong presence here, serving Medicaid members for 16 years and complex Medicare members through the Medicaid Special Needs Plans for eight years.” 

Medicare-eligible individuals in Davis, Salt Lake, Utah and Weber counties can enroll in the Healthy Advantage Plus health plan as of October 15, 2014, for an effective date of January 1, 2015. The Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS) ranked the University of Utah Health Plans the number one health plan among Utah Medicaid Plans from 2008-2012. The widely respected National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) named Molina Healthcare of Utah as the only ranked health plan in the state for NCQA’s Medicaid Health Insurance Plan Rankings for 2013-2014.

For more information, call (866) 939-5741, TTY/TDD 711, seven days a week, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Healthy Advantage Plus HMO is a Health Plan with a Medicare Contract.  Enrollment in Healthy Advantage Plus depends on contract renewal.

About University of Utah Health Plans

University of Utah Health Care (UUHC) is committed to becoming the leading academic medical center in the nation. As the insurance arm of University of Utah, University of Utah

Health Plans (UUHP) serves the people of Utah and beyond by improving health and quality of life, providing access to the highest quality of care, and delivering exceptional value to our

members and the community. To enhance value and ensure excellence in patient care, education, and research, we are partnered with University of Utah Hospitals and Clinics, University of Utah Medical Group and many other exceptional providers and hospitals throughout the state. Since its inception in 1998, UUHP has grown to serve over 130,000 members.  For more information about the University of Utah Health Plans please visit www.uhealthplan.utah.edu.

About Molina Healthcare

Molina Healthcare, Inc., a FORTUNE 500 company, provides managed health care services under the Medicaid and Medicare programs and through the state insurance marketplaces.  Through our locally operated health plans in 11 states across the nation, Molina currently serves approximately 2.3 million members.  Dr. C. David Molina founded our company in 1980 as a provider organization serving low-income families in Southern California.  Today, we continue his mission of providing high quality and cost-effective health care to those who need it most.  For more information about Molina Healthcare, please visit our website at www.molinahealthcare.com.

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