Forming a Medicare Advantage plan with Mercy Health gives Health Alliance Plan of Michigan a position in West Michigan that will lead to the company offering commercial health coverage in the market, MiBiz has learned.
GRAND RAPIDS — Acquiring a Detroit-based HMO gives Priority Health a greater market presence in Southeast Michigan.
Health coverage from Blue Cross Shield of Michigan maintains a dominant hold in most markets across the state with the exception of Priority Health’s home base.
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and Priority Health remain committed to selling individual health policies on the state’s public insurance exchange, even as a chief competitor opts to drop out of the market for next year.
The addition of Spectrum Health gives a statewide coalition of health systems a large West Michigan presence and heightens the potential for it to offer employers a new option for benefits.
Small businesses across West Michigan can generally expect to pay moderately more for employee health coverage next year.