HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Kelsey-Seybold Clinic, the nation’s first accountable care organization accredited by the National Committee for Quality Assurance, and Boon-Chapman, a Texas-based third-party administrator of employee benefits, announced a partnership to deliver Kelsey-Seybold’s “KelseyCare” health benefits plan to partially self-funded employers in the Greater Houston area with 50 or more covered employees.
“Our clients are looking for a plan design that delivers value for the dollars spent and Kelsey-Seybold’s KelseyCare benefits plan has an impressive history of achieving real value for employers and members.”
KelseyCare has been offered to Houston-area employers for more than six years and delivers high-quality care that is on average 15 to 30 percent lower in total cost when compared to other health plans in the greater Houston area.
“Our organizations are combining expertise to offer a high-quality self-funded health benefits plan to Houston employers,” said Spencer Berthelsen, M.D., Chairman and Managing Director, Kelsey-Seybold. “We are pleased to offer KelseyCare to employers through a well-respected third party administrator which has served Texas employers since 1961. Employers will receive high value, improved cost savings and healthcare quality through KelseyCare administered by Boon-Chapman.”
As a part of the KelseyCare health plan benefits design, Boon-Chapman will provide employers with member services, claims administration, comprehensive eligibility systems and stop-loss coverage. Additionally, employers will have the opportunity to offer employees a variety of KelseyCare benefit plans including a KelseyCare “Point of Sale” plan, a KelseyCare “Deductible” plan and the KelseyCare “No Deductible” plan.
“Our success has been built by providing a very high level of personalized service to meet the needs of our clients,” said Kevin Chapman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Boon-Chapman. “Our clients are looking for a plan design that delivers value for the dollars spent and Kelsey-Seybold’s KelseyCare benefits plan has an impressive history of achieving real value for employers and members.”
The KelseyCare Health Benefits Plan shows consistent high performance on three critical indicators: financial performance, clinical quality and enrollee satisfaction. An independent benchmarking survey of health plans in the Greater Houston area has awarded KelseyCare top scores in clinical quality and financial efficiency for six years. The 2010 Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS) survey, which independently surveys health plan members on their experiences with all major health plans in the greater Houston area, has rated KelseyCare among the best in four overall categories: Health Plan, Healthcare, Personal Doctor and Specialist.
This new healthcare option is the ideal solution for employers looking to manage benefits costs while continuing to provide employees with quality healthcare focused on prevention, convenience and affordability. Employers can enroll in KelseyCare administered by Boon-Chapman now for a March 1, 2013 effective date.
Kelsey-Seybold and Cigna Healthcare of Texas will continue their longstanding affiliation to offer KelseyCare powered by Cigna to Houston-based employers on both a fully insured and self-funded basis.
Brokers interested in learning more about KelseyCare administered by Boon-Chapman can visit www.kelseycare.com/boonchapman.
About Kelsey-Seybold Clinic
Kelsey-Seybold Clinic is Houston's premier multispecialty group practice, founded in 1949 by Dr. Mavis Kelsey in the Texas Medical Center. More than 370 Kelsey-Seybold physicians practice at 20 locations and a specialized Sleep Center in the Greater Houston area. Medical services offered by Kelsey-Seybold includes medical care in 55 medical specialties including primary care, outpatient surgery centers, an accredited Sleep Center, advanced Radiology services, 13 onsite Kelsey pharmacies and a secure online portal for patients to communicate with their personal healthcare team. Kelsey-Seybold is the nation’s first accredited Accountable Care Organization awarded by the National Committee for Quality Assurance. Kelsey-Seybold has been recognized by the NCQA as a Level 3 (highest) patient-centered Medical Home, and holds the honor for the most physicians in Texas certified for excellence in diabetes, heart and stroke care by the NCQA. In addition to these recognitions, Kelsey-Seybold is home to a nationally accredited Breast Diagnostic Center, Endoscopy Center, Infusion Center and Cancer Center. To follow Kelsey-Seybold on Twitter, visit twitter.com/kelseyseybold. To follow Kelsey-Seybold on Facebook, visit www.facebook.com/KelseySeyboldClinic. To follow Kelsey-Seybold on YouTube, visit http://www.youtube.com/kelseyseyboldclinic.
Boon-Chapman is a Texas-based, third-party administrator of employee benefits. The company is currently headquartered in Austin, Texas with more than 700 clients and 75,000 covered employees across the nation. Boon-Chapman is the oldest domiciled third-party administrator in the state of Texas, and the company prides itself on providing outstanding service to clients. For more information about Boon-Chapman visit www.boonchapman.com.