HealthSmart Announces the Integration of Ohio’s Emerald Health Network with Its Nationwide Preferred Network

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HealthSmart is proud to announce that the Emerald Health Network (EHN) in Ohio has been renamed “HealthSmart Preferred Network, Inc.” This rebranding is a vital step toward HealthSmart’s goal of fully integrating its network products and improving provider access in Ohio markets.

HealthSmart is proud to announce that the Emerald Health Network (EHN) in Ohio has been renamed “HealthSmart Preferred Network, Inc.” effective May 1, 2011. This rebranding is a vital step toward HealthSmart’s goal of fully integrating its network products and improving provider access in Ohio markets.

HealthSmart’s president, Jim Pennington said, ”We are excited about our future and look forward to seeing HealthSmart become a nationally recognized and respected name in the healthcare industry. We are confident we will succeed in Ohio and across the country through partnerships with preferred providers and client organizations.”

During the next 12 months, two additional HealthSmart networks, Interplan Health Group, Inc. (“IHG”) and Preferred Plan, Inc. (“PPI”), will merge into the HealthSmart Preferred Care network. This will result in a national, seamless, and integrated PPO network serving Group Health, Workers Compensation, Auto Medical and Dental plans.

About HealthSmart
HealthSmart is an integrated healthcare benefits company serving more than 1.85 million members and managing more than $4.5 billion in claims through service operations around the country. HealthSmart owns and manages all of its healthcare related services administered on fully integrated platforms and reporting systems. Those services include customized benefit administration; nationwide primary and secondary provider networks; transparent prescription benefit management; competitive stop-loss management; and full service predictive population care management, wellness programs and on-site primary care clinics. HealthSmart’s mission is to improve member health, reduce employer costs and deliver smarter healthcare solutions.

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