Valley Families Can Soon Receive Covered Care at Phoenix Children's on the Health Insurance Marketplace

Monday, October 22, 2018 Health Insurance News
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Bright Health Partners with Arizona's Only "Best Children's Hospital"

PHOENIX, Oct. 22 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Phoenix Children's Care Network (PCCN) is proud to announce it is partnering with Bright Health, and soon

Phoenix Children's facilities and providers will be covered in-network on Bright Health Individual and Family health plans in Maricopa County. With this partnership, families purchasing 2019 health insurance plans on the Health Insurance Marketplace will have the option to select Bright Health and receive care at Phoenix Children's.

"Our contract with Bright Health is exciting for a number of reasons," said Robert. L. Meyer, President and CEO of Phoenix Children's. "In 2018 there were no exchange networks offering plans with Phoenix Children's which was distressing for many patient families. Now, with Bright Health's entry into the Phoenix market, we can again care for families selecting plans from the Health Insurance Marketplace and provide the top-quality pediatric care they have come to expect."

Families selecting plans with Bright Health will have access to Phoenix Children's Care Network with over 1,000 care providers across the state and care management services that help families navigate the healthcare system. Plan selection for the Health Insurance Marketplace begins during Open Enrollment from November 1 to December 15, 2018.

"Bright Health is proud to be partnering with Phoenix Children's Hospital to fill this void for Arizona families who don't receive health insurance from employers' plans," said Bob Sheehy, Bright Health Co-founder and CEO. "Through this partnership, hardworking Arizonans can again have access to Phoenix Children's Hospital's top-ranked network of providers and best-in-class care for their children."

In addition to providing its Maricopa County members access to Phoenix Children's Care Network, Bright Health will offer individual plans through its Care Partner collaboration with the entire Arizona Care Network (ACN), with access to Abrazo Community Health Network, Dignity Health, and Maricopa Medical Center. In Pima County, Bright Health is collaborating with Carondelet Health Network.

Bright Health will offer Individual and Family Plans to Arizona residents in Maricopa and Pima counties via their website,, call center, broker partners and the website.

About Phoenix Children's Care Network

Phoenix Children's Care Network is a physician-led, pediatric-focused and clinically integrated organization that represents a valuable alliance between and among community pediatricians and subspecialists, with the collective focus on improving quality of care while effectively managing associated costs. It was the first pediatric network in the U.S. to achieve Utilization Review Accreditation Committee (URAC) accreditation as a clinically integrated network. With more than 1,000 providers, it is the largest pediatric clinically integrated organization in Arizona. A total of 85 percent of specialists and 65 percent of primary care providers in the state participate in the care network. For access to the very best pediatric care, make sure PCCN physicians are in your health insurance network. For more information, visit

About Bright Health

Bright Health provides affordable health insurance for everyday individuals. Through its exclusive Care Partner Health Plans in local communities, Bright Health is reshaping how people and providers achieve better health together by making healthcare simpler, more affordable and personal. Bright Health currently offers a range of individual, family and Medicare Advantage plans in Arizona, Colorado and Alabama via its website, call center, broker partners and through government websites as well as public health insurance exchanges. Bright Health co-founders include Bob Sheehy, former CEO of UnitedHealthcare; Kyle Rolfing, co-founder and former CEO of Definity Health and RedBrick Health; and Tom Valdivia, MD, MS, former chief health consumer officer of Definity Health. Learn more at


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