New option from Priority Health helps those losing employer health benefits avoid a gap in coverage, get credit for deductible balance

(Grand Rapids, Mich. – Apr. 14, 2020) Priority Health has created a unique, affordable new option to help those who have lost their employer-based health benefits due to COVID-19. By combining a short-term plan, to bridge any coverage gap, with a special enrollment in an individual ACA plan, consumers can safely move from their employer-sponsored coverage to a new plan without the risk of going uninsured during the ongoing outbreak. Priority Health is the only health coverage carrier in Michigan who can offer this unique combination that provides gap-free, same day coverage. Priority Health is also offering a deductible credit to all new individual members transitioning from an employer group plan.

“At this time, more than ever, it is crucial that every person in this country has health insurance,” said Joan Budden, President & CEO, Priority Health. “We have pushed ourselves to get creative with solutions to address this pandemic, and our new combination plan makes it possible that no one will have to go a day without health insurance.”

These new options help anyone forced to make an unexpected change secure affordable new coverage, while also allowing them to maintain any progress they had already made against their deductible during this calendar year - even if the individual’s previous employer-sponsored plan was with another carrier. Priority Health offers ACA plans as low as $0 per month for those that qualify for subsidies, and short- term plans that start at less than $100 per month. The company is also waiving enrollment screenings for the short-term plan for anyone who chooses this combination approach.

Priority Health is also offering Medicaid eligible Michiganders a no-cost Priority Choice Healthy Michigan plan with coverage that starts right away. The plan provides free transportation and coverage for doctor visits, preventive care, hospital stays, emergency services, maternity care and prescription drugs.

Individuals can learn more about these plans and find out which solution best fits their situation and needs by calling Priority Health plan advisors toll-free at 833.514.1116 or contacting a Priority Health licensed agent.

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About Priority Health:

With over 30 years in business, Priority Health is the second largest health plan in Michigan, offering a broad portfolio of health benefits options for employer groups and individuals, including Medicare and Medicaid plans. Serving more than a million members each year, and offering a network that includes 97 percent of primary care physicians in Michigan, Priority Health continues to be recognized as a leader for quality, customer service, transparency and product innovation. Priority Health is the smart choice for people seeking affordable, quality health coverage.