We are pleased to announce an exciting new partnership with Wisconsin Physicians Service Insurance Corporation (WPS). Beginning July 1, 2015, WPS will offer “Healthy Choices Illinois,” a fully-insured plan exclusively for Illinois employers with 100 or more employees. The Alliance will serve as a Healthy Choices’ Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) network partner for employers in the northern Illinois market.
While The Alliance’s mission has been to serve self-funded employers, the WPS Healthy Choices plan will offer opportunities for providers and employers alike by growing the cooperative and increasing the number of enrollees purchasing health care from our participating providers. Much like The Alliance, WPS is a not-for-profit organization; has a commitment to transparency and quality; and has demonstrated excellence in customer service and claims administration.
For our provider partners, WPS Healthy Choices will still be ‘business as usual’:
- Providers are able to make decisions regarding medical care for patients.
- Patients are free to choose their own physicians from our extensive network of providers.
- Providers and patients alike benefit from accurate and quick claims turnaround and — in keeping with State of Illinois Department of Insurance guidelines for fully-insured plans – payment within 30 days.
- Providers have access to our locally-based staff to offer real-time assistance.
More details regarding the plan can be found on our website here. We welcome your questions and encourage you to contact Heather Oliva, Director of Provider Relations, at 800.223.4139 x6616 or Kelly Davit, Regional Manager, at 815.299.5945.