Total Health Care and Priority Health announce completion of merger
(Detroit – Jan. 6, 2020) Priority Health, Michigan's second-largest health insurance plan, announced today that the company's merger with Total Health Care is now complete. Originally announced in summer 2019, the new partnership between two of Michigan's most-recognized health insurance brands will allow the companies to work together to provide improved care and access for current and future members of both plans.
Priority Health’s Sun Smart campaign raises $10,000 for the American Cancer Society of Michigan
(Grand Rapids, Mich. – Dec. 10, 2019) Michigan-based health insurer Priority Health donated $10,000 to the American Cancer Society of Michigan as a result of its Sun Smart campaign, focused on helping Michiganders take action to prevent skin cancer.
Priority Health’s Christopher Crook recognized as CHIME Certified Healthcare CIO
(Grand Rapids, Mich. – Dec. 5, 2019) Priority Health is pleased to announce that Christopher Crook, chief information officer for the company, recently earned certification as a CHIME Certified Healthcare CIO. Launched in 2008 by the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME), the CHCIO program is the only certification designed exclusively for leaders in health information technology.
Priority Health Community Health Workers recognized by MiCHWA
(Grand Rapids, Mich. – Nov. 14, 2019) Community Health Workers for Michigan-based health insurer, Priority Health, took home multiple awards and honors from the Michigan Community Health Worker Alliance (MiCHWA) 7th Annual Meeting in Lansing, Michigan.
Priority Health supports vulnerable populations with launch of new PriorityMedicare Dual Eligible Special Needs Plan
(Grand Rapids, Mich. - Nov. 6, 2019) Michigan-based Priority Health announced today the launch of their new Dual Eligible Special Needs Plan (D-SNP) that will go into effect on January 1, 2020. Priority Health will now be the only health plan to offer a D-SNP throughout the entire lower peninsula.
Priority Health launches new app and member account to create simple, personalized experience
(Grand Rapids, Mich. – Oct. 17, 2019) Michigan-based health insurer, Priority Health, recently launched a new mobile app and online member account to offer members an easier way to access and manage their health insurance information. Members will be able to view their personalized information, find the doctors they need, keep track of spending and access tools to help save money on the cost of care.
Priority Health to host Health Plan Innovation Roundtable event focused on addressing priority healthcare issues
(Grand Rapids, Mich. - Oct. 15, 2019) Michigan-based Priority Health has earned national recognition for its innovative approach to improving the health and lives of the people it serves. Today, the company announced that it will be hosting a cohort for an upcoming Health Plan Innovation Roundtable (HPIR) event taking place in Grand Rapids from October 23-24, 2019 at the Grand Rapids Chamber of Commerce.
Priority Health honored with 2019 MAHP Pinnacle award
(Lansing, Mich. - Sept. 28, 2019) Priority Health’s Medicaid Care Management team was awarded with the Michigan Association of Health Plans (MAHP) 2019 Pinnacle Award in the Community Outreach category for their Medically Complex Children Information Sharing Events project.
Priority Health 2019 physician Quality Awards announced
(Grand Rapids, Mich. - Sept. 10, 2019) Priority Health awarded Quality Awards to 235 physicians and physician offices for improving health care outcomes for patients throughout Michigan.
AM Best Revises Issuer Credit Rating Outlook to Positive for Priority Health and Priority Health Choice, Inc.; Withdraws Credit Ratings of Priority Health Choice, Inc.
(Oldwick, N.J. - Aug. 13, 2019) AM Best has revised the outlook to positive from stable for the Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating (Long-Term ICR) and affirmed the Financial Strength Rating (FSR) of A (Excellent) and the Long-Term ICR of “a” of Priority Health and its subsidiary, Priority Health Choice, Inc.
Priority Health supports local children’s fight against obesity, plans surprise running shoe donation
(Grand Rapids, Mich. - Aug. 13, 2019) For the second consecutive year, Michigan-based health insurer Priority Health is helping fight childhood obesity by supporting FitKids360’s On the Move program and donating over 60 pairs of new athletic shoes to participating children.
Priority Health reduces individual insurance pricing for second straight year, offers exclusive benefits
(Grand Rapids, Mich. - June 14, 2019) Priority Health announced today that for the second straight year the company plans to reduce individual insurance premiums. Along with lower costs, the company is responding to consumer demand with new plans and benefits.
Priority Health promotes skin cancer prevention through "Sun Smart" campaign
(Grand Rapids. Mich. - May 15, 2019) Michigan-based health insurer, Priority Health, launches its Sun Smart campaign today to education and encourage Michigan residents to make smart sun choices by providing sun protection solutions this summer.
Opioid use plummets for Michigan's Priority Health population
(Grand Rapids, Mich. - Apr. 23, 2019) Michigan-based health insurer Priority Health recorded a dramatic decrease in opioid use among the company's membership across all business lines, a positive step forward in the ongoing opioid epidemic sweeping through the state and across the county.
Priority Health's Christina Barrington recognized by Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy and AMCP Foundation
(Grand Rapids, Mich. - Apr. 2, 2019) Christina Barrington, Pharm. D., Vice President of Pharmacy Programs at Priority Health, was recognized for her contributions to AMCP by the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy and AMCP Foundation at the 2019 AMCP Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy Annual Meeting in San Diego, California.
Priority Health Medicare website rated among best in nation for customer satisfaction
(Grand Rapids, Mich. - Mar. 22, 2019) Michigan-based health insurer Priority Health was recognized as having one of the best Medicare Advantage plan websites in the nation.
Priority Health Medicare plans awarded highest ratings in Michigan
(Grand Rapids, Mich. - Nov. 19, 2018) Priority Health, once again, has been nationally recognized for the quality of the company's Medicare plans.
Priority Health offers new digital tool for diabetes prevention
(Grand Rapids, Mich. - Nov. 6, 2018) November is National Diabetes Awareness Month, an opportunity to bring awareness to a disease that impacts one in nine Michigan residents while also drawing attention to the solutions available to help those impacted better manage or prevent the disease.
Priority Health offers new tiered network solution as affordable option for Southeast Michigan employers
(Southfield, Mich. - Oct. 2, 2018) Priority Health works with employers across the state to provide affordable health plan options while maintaining quality of care.
Priority Health announces leadership changes: strengthens East Region
(Grand Rapids, Mich. - Sep. 17, 2018) Priority Health, Michigan's second-largest health plan, today announced leadership changes as it continues to grow membership and make healthcare more transparent.
Priority Health transforms wellness services to address overall wellbeing and deliver better health outcomes
(Grand Rapids, Mich. - Aug. 29, 2018) Priority Health is transforming its wellness programs to address the overall wellbeing of members with a new product, PriorityWellTM.
Priority Health uses Cost Estimator to cut prescription costs for Medicare members
(Grand Rapids, Mich. - June 25, 2018) Today, Priority Health announced that its Cost Estimator now enables Medicare Advantage Members to access real time cost information of prescription drugs, helping members pay less by switching to a lower priced alternative, using a preferred pharmacy or opting for mail order.
Priority Health announces individual insurance market rate decrease for 2019
(Grand Rapids, Mich. - June 20, 2018) Priority Health announced today that the company has submitted a variety of product options on the Affordable Care Act marketplace for approval by state regulators that offer an average 2.5 percent decrease in pricing.
Priority Health revamps employer reporting, offering new tool and dedicated team of analysts to spot trends, offer solutions
(Grand Rapids, Mich. - May 23, 2018) Today, Priority Health announced the launch of Employer Insights, a powerful, web-based employer reporting tool designed to help employers easily and effectively manage the health of their workforce.
Priority Health announces new agreement with Cigna Payer Solutions
(Grand Rapids, Mich. - May 17, 2018) Priority Health announced today that it has entered into a new agreement with Cigna Payer Solutions, the business within Cigna that works with Third Party Administrators (TPAs), health plans and insurers.
Priority Health sales representative earns BHS Elite Performer Award
(Grand Rapids, Mich. - April 2, 2018) Rachel Taber, individual sales representative for Priority Health, received the 2017 Berends Hendricks Stuit (BHS) Insurance, Inc. Elite Performer Award.
Priority Health launches Wellbeing Hub, a free digital wellness experience
(Grand Rapids, Mich. - Jan. 11, 2018) The recently launched Priority Health Wellbeing Hub offers a personalized online health and wellbeing experience.
Priority Health makes prescription costs available, furthering transparency mission
(Grand Rapids, Mich. - Nov. 29, 2017) Priority Health has integrated prescription costs into its Cost Estimator tool, as part of a continued effort to help members understand their health care costs.
Priority Health Partners with Beaumont Health to offer new, affordable health plan option
(Grand Rapids, Mich. - Oct. 30, 2017) As part of its commitment to providing individual market consumers options to control their health care costs, Priority Health is unveiling a new narrow network health plan option for Southeast Michigan residents.
Priority Health Partners with local health systems to create affordable plan options for Southeast Michigan residents
(Grand Rapids, Mich. - Oct. 16, 2017) Priority Health is committed to providing individual market consumers statewide options to control their health care costs.
2017 Quality Award physicians/practices announced
(Grand Rapids, Mich. – Aug. 7, 2017) This month, Priority Health is recognizing its network of doctors and health care practices for working together to improve health care outcomes in Michigan with its 2017 Quality Awards.
Leading insurance credit rating agency affirms Priority Health's financial strength
(Grand Rapids, Mich. - Aug. 9, 2017) Priority Health and its Michigan Medicaid Program, Priority Health Choice, is the only Michigan-based health plan to receive the financial strength rating of "A" (Excellent) from A.M. Best, the world's oldest and most authoritative insurance rating and information source.
Access to real-time health care costs saves $6.3 million
(Grand Rapids, Mich. - July 13, 2017) Efforts to unveil health care pricing to Priority Health members are paying off.
Priority Health announces new marketing leadership
(Grand Rapids, Mich. - June 13, 2017) Priority Health, one of Michigan's largest health plans, announced today that Krischa Winright has been named Chief Marketing and Digital Officer.
Christina Barrington, Pharm. D. named Vice President of Pharmacy Programs of Priority Health
(Grand Rapids, Mich. - June 12, 2017) Priority Health, one of Michigan's largest health plans, announced that Christina Barrington has been named the new vice president of pharmacy programs. Barrington will be responsible for setting the strategy for the pharmacy operations to clearly align with the organization's vision and mission.
Priority Health and McLaren Health Care reach new agreement to expand access to care for Michiganders
(Grand Rapids, Mich. - Jan. 24, 2017) Priority Health has reached an agreement with McLaren Health Care that enables Priority Health customers with HMO, PPO, POS, and Medicare Advantage coverage to seek health care services with McLaren's hospitals and physician hospital organizations statewide. This new agreement adds the McLaren hospitals located in Lansing, Bay City, Lapeer and Flint and nearly 1,000 physicians to the Priority Health network.
Brian Fedoronko, M.D. named Southeast Medical Director of Priority Health
(Grand Rapids, Mich. - Dec. 27, 2016) Priority Health, one of Michigan's largest health plans, announced today that Brian Fedoronko, M.D. has been named the medical director for southeast Michigan. He will assume his new responsibilities on December 30, 2016 and will work from the organization's Southfield office.
James D. Forshee, M.D. named Chief Medical Officer of Priority Health
(Grand Rapids, Mich. - Dec. 13, 2016) Priority Health, one of Michigan's largest health plans, announced today that James D. Forshee, M.D. has been named the new senior vice president of medical affairs and chief medical officer. Forshee will oversee medical policy and programming, as well as clinical strategies for the organization.
Priority Health addresses diabetes through new product, aimed to engage employees
(Grand Rapids, Mich. - Nov. 30, 2016) The American Diabetes Association estimates that the United States spends more than $245 billion1 a year on diabetes, including the medical costs for treatment as well as losses attributed to workforce productivity.
Priority Health only health plan statewide to offer Diabetes Prevention Program as preventive benefit
(Grand Rapids, Mich. - Nov. 28, 2016) More than one million Michigan residents have diabetes, and one in three is at risk for prediabetes1.
Priority Health introduces new plan that will offer significant savings for Southwest Michigan residents
(Grand Rapids, Mich. - Nov. 16, 2016) Priority Health is unveiling a new narrow network health insurance option for Southwest Michigan giving individuals an option to reduce their health care costs while receiving high quality care within the Bronson Healthcare system.
Priority Health only health plan in Michigan, one in four nationwide, to receive accreditation for improving health outcomes, delivering value to employers
(Grand Rapids, Mich. – Sept 30, 2016) Priority Health, once again, has been nationally recognized for its employer-based wellness programs, earning Wellness and Health Promotion Accreditation from the National Committee of Quality Assurance (NCQA).
Priority Health joins Detroit Free Press Marathon as International and U.S. Half-Marathon Sponsor
(Detroit, Mich. – August 25, 2016) Today, the Detroit Free Press/Talmer Bank Marathon announced a new partnership with Priority Health, a Michigan-based non-profit health plan. For the 2016 year, Priority Health will serve as the title sponsor of the International and U.S.-only Half Marathons.
Michael Jasperson named Priority Health East Region Vice President
Priority Health, one of Michigan's largest health plans, announced today that Michael Jasperson has been named the new East Region vice president.
A Priority Health wellness plan is proven to lower employer costs and improve employee health
(GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — May 16, 2016) In a new five-year study, Priority Health has proven that its hybrid health plan featuring wellness incentives has successfully lowered employer costs and improved employee health, a win-win development for small and large business owners alike.
Priority Health challenges new runners with "My First 5k"
(GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — April 22, 2016) Priority Health is the proud sponsor of the inaugural My First 5K challenge at the Borgess Run on May 8. This run challenge encourages the 98 percent of Americans that have not completed a 5K to begin their fitness journey.
Priority Health invests nearly $3 million in programs to help Michiganders avoid medication errors
(GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — April 11, 2016) Each year, more than 200,000 people die from preventable medical errors, according to a U.S. News & World Report article published in 2015. To combat this statistic, Priority Health is investing in the future of health care by devoting nearly $3 million to expand its pharmacy management programs throughout Michigan. With this move, Priority Health has become the first health plan in the state to expand the program to both its Medicare and employer-sponsored health plans.
Fifth Third River Bank Run announces the Priority Health Corporate Challenge
(GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.— March 9, 2016) Fifth Third Bank Run officials announced today the launch of the Priority Health Corporate Challenge, a competition designed to generate additional race excitement among local businesses and their employees, and help West Michigan businesses engage their employees int heir health through participation in one of the area's premier running events.
Seth W. Wolk, MD, MHSA joins Priority Health Board of Directors
(GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — February 16, 2016) Priority Health announced the appointment of Seth W. Wolk, MD, MHSA to the Priority Health Board of Directors, effective immediately.
New year, new approach to health care: MyPriority Holistic gives health insurance shoppers options
(GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Jan. 8, 2016) Priority Health is the first health plan in Michigan to offer holistic care and traditional coverage all in one plan – an excellent option for those currently using or looking to explore acupuncture or massage services in the new year.