Priority Health and Accolade announce strategic partnership

(Grand Rapids, Mich. – April 12, 2022) Priority Health, a nationally recognized nonprofit health plan, announced today a strategic partnership with Accolade (Nasdaq: ACCD), a Personalized Healthcare service, to bring a differentiated health care experience to Michigan employers in the commercial group market and their members. Priority Health and Accolade share a mission to help employees maximize their health plan benefits by creating a member experience uniquely tailored to each person’s needs and preferences.

Through this partnership, Priority Health and Accolade will bring together virtual care services and personalized navigation capabilities to enable innovative plan designs and a comprehensive support model for Priority Health members. 

“Accolade is a strategic partner that can help us deliver new ways to drive employee engagement and lower health care spending,” said Megan Schmidt, senior vice president of employer solutions at Priority Health. “Our mission and vision at Priority Health aligns with Accolade’s proven capabilities to make personalized health care simple, affordable and exceptional.”

Priority Health is the fastest growing health plan in Michigan that is focused on lowering the cost of health care. As part of an integrated health system, Priority Health is uniquely positioned to change the way people access and receive health care services.

Accolade provides millions with Personalized Healthcare services that include advocacy, care delivery and virtual expert medical opinions. Accolade’s approach is personal, data driven and value based to provide an exceptional health care experience. By simplifying the care journey, Accolade empowers people and their families to make the best decisions for their health and well-being.

The companies will develop a set of Personalized Healthcare offerings unique to the market that provides quality, value-based health care with a single, seamless consumer experience.

“We are excited to collaborate with Priority Health to offer a unique solution in Michigan to meet the needs of employers throughout the state,” said Kristin Herrera, senior vice president and general manager for health plan and enterprise channel at Accolade. “Our partnership and innovative approach to health care delivery 
goes beyond delivering transactional care to caring for the whole person, leveraging deep relationships and access to a comprehensive data platform with insights that allow us to improve health care access and outcomes for Michigan employers and their employees.”

About Priority Health:

With over 30 years in business, Priority Health is the second largest health plan in Michigan, offering an extensive portfolio of health benefits options for employer groups and individuals, including Medicare and Medicaid plans. Serving more than 1.3 million members each year and offering a broad network of primary care physicians in Michigan, Priority Health continues to be recognized as a leader for quality, customer service, transparency and product innovation. Learn more about affordable, quality health coverage options from Priority Health