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HealthFirst TPA is the sponsor of this event on September 17 for HR personnel, CEOs, and CFOs. Presentations by experts in the field of self-funded health plans will cover plan innovations to consider for your next benefit plan year including compliance, cost containment issues, and stop loss reinsurance to minimize risk and manage complex claim strategies, plus more.  CEUs for SHRM recertification will be offered.

                  To sign up, please RSVP to no later than... Read More »

New Portal Solution

Easy online access to eligibility, coverage and claims is critical to managing your clients’ health plans. HealthFirst is excited to announce a new, more robust portal solution that will make finding and updating information easier for both plan members and plan sponsors. 

Launching January 1, the new portal will be customized for each client and will include all the features you and your clients currently use, such as coverage, claims and eligibility inquiries. It will also have additional capabilities, including the ability to set up an online open enrollment for members to use... Read More »

Better Control RX

Prescription drug costs are a big chunk of overall healthcare spend – and for many plans, these costs are growing faster than any other component.  That’s why HealthFirst is partnering with an industry-leading Pharmacy Benefit Manager (PBM) consultant to analyze our clients’ Rx plans, at no charge to our clients.

ScripPoint, an independent consultancy led by pharmacists with deep PBM experience, will perform a PBM comparison, reviewing a group’s current contract against leading competitors to make sure the group is getting the best rates. Script Point will also review the current... Read More »

Narrow Networks

If you have clients in East Texas, chances are you know about HealthFirst’s proprietary narrow network, AccessDirect Platinum, or ADP. With more than 2,100 providers and 11 hospitals covering eight East Texas counties, ADP offers excellent access to care, along with some of the deepest discounts of any regional network in the nation.

ADP includes all UT Health providers and facilities, along with other leading regional providers such as Texas Spine & Joint Hospital, Azalea Orthopedics, Heaton Eye Associates, and more.

To expand access, HealthFirst has now added another... Read More »

HF Team News

Some new faces you should know, and some new roles to celebrate: 

Julie Maberry, Account Manager: Julie comes to us from the provider side, where she worked for years in business development, public relations and customer service. 

Denise Andrew, Director of Product Management and Underwriting: A longtime HF account executive, Denise moved over to take over the product development role in early 2018, and has since assumed responsibility for our underwriting department. She also leads our reporting team. 

Ashley Feistel, Account Executive: We’ll welcome account... Read More »

Olympic Center

The UT Health East Texas Olympic Center, a certified medical fitness center, is now offering membership discounts to all groups utilizing the ADP (AccessDirect Platinum) network. Members will receive a 20 percent discount of the normal membership cost of their local Olympic Center facility. Rates vary by facility.

The centers boast state-of-the-art fitness equipment, warm water pools, individual and group fitness classes, and a highly trained staff. 

Members should bring proof of employment (ID badge, pay stub, business card) at the time of enrollment for the discount to be... Read More »