InHealth Mutual, Ohio’s only CO-OP, Partners with ProCare Rx for Pharmacy Benefit Management
10/24/2013

Partnership with national Pharmacy Benefit Manager leader is a plus for plan’s members

Online PR News – 24-October-2013 – Columbus, OH, October 24, 2013 – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

InHealth Mutual, Ohio’s only CO-OP, Partners with ProCare Rx for Pharmacy Benefit Management

Partnership with national Pharmacy Benefit Manager leader is a plus for plan’s members

Columbus, OH, October 24, 2013 ‒ To proactively manage prescription medication costs‒often the most heavily used benefit for health insurance plans‒InHealth Mutual (www.inhealthohio.org) is partnering with ProCare Rx (www.procarerx.com) for Pharmacy Benefit Management.

“With a mission to provide quality, affordable health care to Ohioans, we were diligent in our national search to find a Pharmacy Benefit Manager to provide the depth and breadth of experience we require in efficiently, accountably, and transparently delivering pharmacy benefits. We selected ProCare Rx because of its national reputation for comprehensive clinical offerings, which include innovative solutions to manage prescription drug costs," said Barbara Freeman, MD, Chief Medical Officer, InHealth Mutual.

Roger Burgess, Owner and Chief Executive Officer of ProCare Rx, said, "We are honored that InHealth Mutual has chosen ProCare Rx as its partner in providing Ohioans with safe, effective, and affordable pharmacy benefits, and we look forward to helping InHealth fulfill its vision for a healthier Ohio."

Norman Ervin, MD, ProCare Rx's medical director, said, "We are pleased to partner with yet another state-based health care cooperative. When considering the potential for health care cost efficiencies inherent to cooperatives' plan offerings, there is an opportunity to contribute to making a significant difference for individuals and small businesses, both of which have traditionally grappled with the issue of affordable health coverage. We at ProCare Rx are so pleased to partner with InHealth Mutual, Ohio’s only CO-Op."

About InHealth Mutual
InHealth Mutual is a nonprofit insurer – a consumer operated and oriented plan (CO-OP) – built for members by members to provide quality, affordable health insurance that is responsive to the needs and wants of all Ohioans. It is different from the traditional insurers given its nonprofit status and focus on individuals and small businesses which will manifest in a governing board of directors that includes members (policy holders) after the initial start-up period. In addition, profits will be used to lower the cost of care, enhance benefits or decrease premiums. Being accountable to members versus stockholders is a paradigm shift InHealth believes will result in better health insurance for the people it covers. In 2014, InHealth is offering insurance products to individuals, small businesses and groups through brokers and private exchanges. This is in preparation of expanding in 2015 to also offer insurance products on the Health Insurance Marketplace (Exchange). InHealth Mutual is a trade name of Coordinated Health Mutual. For more information, visit www.inhealthohio.org.

About ProCare Rx
ProCare Rx is an innovative, forward thinking National Pharmacy Benefit Manager and healthcare Information Technology company in business for over 25 years. It provides superior systems and services to large and small employers, Medicare Advantage plans, Medicare Part D prescription drug plans, Managed Care Organizations, HMOs, insurance companies, workers comprehensive plans, hospices and managed Medicaid plans. It has over 64,000 pharmacies in its retail network and owns its mail order and specialty pharmacy. It leads the industry in transparent relationships.
More information, visit: www.procarerx.com.

Andrea Baker, Marketing Director
ProCare Rx
COOP@ProCareRx.com
Phone: 800-377-1037

Michelle Moore
Involve
mmoore@getinvolve.com
Mobile: 614-633-8124

Amy Wells,
InHealth Mutual
awells@inhealthohio.org
Phone: 614-212-6004 ext. 4892

SOURCE InHealth Mutual
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