New year, new approach to health care: MyPriority Holistic gives health insurance shoppers options

(Grand Rapids, Mich. – Jan. 8, 2016) Priority Health is the first health plan in Michigan to offer holistic care and traditional coverage all in one plan – an excellent option for those currently using or looking to explore acupuncture or massage services in the new year.

Priority Health's MyPriority® Holistic, through a partnership with American Specialty Health Networks (ASH), provides coverage for acupuncture to treat a medical condition and medical massage services in addition to a traditional care plan as well as free virtual visit care and cash rewards for staying active. 

"This product supports the growing number of people who are turning to holistic care to support their health alongside traditional medicine," said Marti Lolli, senior director of product development for Priority Health. "Creating access to this type of care furthers our work to help improve the health and lives of the people we serve."

According to the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, nearly 38 percent of adults and 12 percent of children are using some form of holistic medicine in the United States.

MyPriority Holistic is a plan, offered on and off the Health Insurance Marketplace (HealthCare.gov) for people who buy their own health insurance, which provides members with immediate access to medically-necessary acupuncture and massage services using ASH's network of specialty service providers. Members are eligible for up to 20 visits a year at an approved ASH facility with a $30 copayment. 

Priority Health members will also have access to an ExerciseRewards program. Members can earn up to $120 annually based on their level of activity, as well as discounts at fitness facilities. 

"Holistic services are a key part of preventive care," Lolli said. "Prevention heads off bigger, and often more costly, medical issues later on. By providing these services we are fulfilling our commitment to offer our members innovative services to help them be their healthiest."

Learn more about the MyPriority Holistic options.

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 insurance.