With our partnership finalized with local insurance company, PacificSource, Legacy Health now begins down a new path which will help us in our goal of providing better care, better cost and better health for our community.
As we continue our journey of care transformation, we’ve seen insurance as a missing puzzle piece in our services. Now, by joining with PacificSource, we have another tool to help us in our mission.
Our two companies share many things. Both are local non-profits with a long history of improving the communities we serve.
The first members of our health plan will be Legacy’s own benefit-eligible employees and their families beginning on Jan. 1, 2017. By being on the ground floor of this new venture, these 19,000 members will help prove the strength of this partnership and show how well our insurance plan can serve a complex and large organization such as our own.
We expect our new venture will bring improvements and enhancements including increased access to care, the creation of new and unique health plan offerings and industry-leading stability in the marketplace.
The partnership of PacificSource and Legacy represents more than just two longstanding community partners coming together. It is a union of shared philosophies. It is no coincidence that both include doing the right thing as part of our vision, mission and values.
I’m a Legacy patient. Does this partnership change my access to Legacy providers and services?
No, Legacy Health accepts all types of insurance. Legacy patients (who are not employees of Legacy or their family members) can continue to use their existing coverage. Legacy employees will have a new plan administrator in 2017 with this partnership, but the health plan remains essentially the same.
I’m a Legacy employee. What change will I see with my insurance?
Look for information from the Legacy Human Resources department with details on this switch in insurance plan administrators, effective Jan. 1, 2017. However, for most members, the changes you’ll see will be minimal. You’ll get a new insurance card in December with new contact information. But your costs and coverage should remain the same. HR is working to make the change as transparent and seamless as possible.
I’m a Silverton employee. How will this affect me?
We’re excited to offer you coverage for the first time come this January. You’ll receive information in October about the plan during Open Enrollment.
I’m a PacificSource employee. How does this affect me?
PacificSource employees will remain employed by PacificSource. We hope this partnership will give increased visibility and stability to our joint venture.
Will this partnership affect other partners of Legacy or PacificSource?
No, the partnership will not have any impact on the current relationships the two organizations already have with other providers and insurance companies. Legacy is committed to working with its current payers and PacificSource is committed to working with its current providers.
PacificSource was founded in 1933 by a group of 21 physicians who staffed and operated Pacific Christian Hospital in Eugene, Oregon. Learn more about PacificSource’s history.
Legacy's roots go back more than 100 years. Our two largest hospitals were founded (Good Samaritan in 1875 and Emanuel in 1912) by faith-based groups seeking to care for the growing city. Learn more about Legacy’s history.
How can I learn more?
Visit the PacificSource website. More details will be published as they become available. Legacy employees should keep an eye out for regular internal communications about their benefits.
Legacy and PacificSource finalize their partnership
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