NEW HYDE PARK, NY – (COMMERCIAL THREAD) – Northwell Direct announced today that it has been selected by Northwell Health to provide the 2022 health system health care delivery network for approximately 75,000 employees and dependents.1 Northwell Direct is a for-profit entity that provides direct to employer solutions for all types of businesses. This is the first time that the state’s largest private employer has chosen direct network contracts, a healthcare delivery approach that enables companies to provide their workforce with access to high-level healthcare. quality without committing to a traditional insurance company.
In a move designed to control costs while providing unlimited access to top-notch care, Northwell Direct’s selective network was built specifically to meet the needs of employers with employees and dependents in the Tri States. Northwell Direct, an affiliate of Northwell Health Direct to Employer, will also provide plan members with strong managed care programs. Such programs can guide participants through their health care needs, helping to prevent gaps in care to avoid potentially dangerous and costly exacerbations.
“We are delighted that Northwell Health has chosen Northwell Direct to provide a strong supplier network for its employees and dependents,” said Nick Stefanizzi, CEO of Northwell Direct. “This represents the latest evolution in our efforts to partner with employers large and small to provide access to exceptional care at a more sustainable price. With our Direct to Employer Network Contract model, we pride ourselves on giving businesses the ability to increase ease and efficiency while engaging a supplier network of unsurpassed quality.
Since launching Northwell Direct in 2020, it has provided a wide variety of customizable healthcare programs and services to large national and regional employers. It is working with JetBlue Airways to provide a comprehensive set of COVID-19 solutions for the local airline workforce. He is teaming up with Whole Foods Market, providing team members in the tri-state region with a primary care network that provides holistic, lifestyle-based medical care, at low cost. Other out-of-the-box and customizable services provided by Northwell Direct include on-site and near-site health clinics, clinical concierge services, occupational health and staff safety solutions and a wide range of other options. .
“As a healthcare system that is also the largest private employer in New York State, Northwell Health has a unique perspective on the importance of providing employees with easy access to the highest quality medical care throughout. keeping costs manageable and predictable, ”said Joe Moscola. , PA, executive vice president, business services, of Northwell Health. “By avoiding the use of a traditional insurance company and partnering directly with Northwell Direct, we believe we can increase the quality of care and improve the user experience while reducing the burden of healthcare costs. ”
Northwell Direct’s provider network includes nearly 20,000 physicians in the New York metro area, including not only Long Island, Queens, Staten Island, Brooklyn and Manhattan, but also New Jersey, Bronx and Westchester counties. . Northwell Health has selected Brighton Health Plan Solutions (BHPS) as its Third Party Administrator (TPA) to manage claims handling and customer service for its employee health plan. A global network is available for employees or dependents who need access to out-of-state care, which can be important for a family member attending college outside of New York and the United States. New Jersey.
“Human resources leaders know the importance of providing a competitive benefits program that can attract and retain talented employees,” said Maxine Carrington, senior vice president and chief human resources officer for Northwell Health. “The direct to employer option is a powerful new way for businesses to maximize the quality of their benefits program while controlling costs. ”
About Northwell Direct
Owned by Northwell Health, New York State’s largest healthcare provider and private employer, Northwell Direct uses an integrated healthcare management approach to help employers bend the cost curve, improve performance. productivity and keep their employees and customers healthy. It brings together Northwell Health’s expertise in occupational health, infectious diseases, workforce safety, benefits and wellness best practices to deliver health plan solutions. employee health and a wide range of personalized services to employers across all industries, including retailers, schools, sports and entertainment venues. and others in the tri-state region. For more information on Northwell Direct, visit Northwell.edu/direct. For more information on Northwell Health’s over 100 medical specialties, visit Northwell.edu and follow us @NorthwellHealth on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.
1 The Northwell Direct supplier network is provided through the Northwell Direct Administrative Services Organization, Inc.