SPARTANBURG, SC - Acressa, the leading platform for building and forming Direct Primary Care benefit programs, will embark in a new partnership with East Coast Underwriters, LLC (“ECU”), a leading Stop Loss Managing General Underwriter. This new partnership will allow Agents, Third Party Administrators, and Employer Groups of all sizes to easily implement Direct Primary Care into a self-funded plan and have preferred rates because of it.
Accresa is the first platform of its kind to capture and adapt all the advantages of a direct primary care (DPC) model to fit within the framework of an employer’s health benefits offering. Through its robust payments technology, easy-to-use administrative platform, and one-of-a-kind Affiliation ManagerTM, Accresa connects employers and their employees with a growing national network of primary care physicians, clinics, medical groups, and health systems all focused on a shared vision for delivering a better healthcare experience.
“We’re very excited to partner with Acressa to support employers in the implementation of cost containment strategies that are proven to deliver a better experience and tremendous savings,” said Aaron Wilkie, President of East Coast Underwriters. “DPC is an amazing opportunity for employer groups to get better access to care at a much more affordable price, and we want to encourage the expansion of models like DPC by offering preferred pricing through our underwriting for groups that implement a direct primary care benefit. Accresa is the most turnkey platform we have seen in this space, and we know it will bring significant value to all users.”
“As we continue to partner with a growing number of provider networks across the country, we have more of an opportunity than ever before to bring an end-to-end DPC offering to the group market,” said William Short, CEO of Accresa. “While our technology enables the network development, administration, and payments processes for the networks, we’re committed to working with partners like ECU that understand how to appreciate direct primary care inside a stop loss premium, in order to deliver a truly integrated DPC benefit to employers.”
Through the partnership and the solution it brings to market, Accresa and East Coast Underwriters will make it possible for employers and their employees to realize the full impact of direct primary care and other quality-focused healthcare payment models when incorporated alongside an existing self-funded plan, or in transitioning to a self-funded plan.
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To learn more about East Coast Underwriters, visit www.ecumgu.com or contact: Jonathan Socko, SVP Sales & Business Development, email@example.com, or Andrea Brokamp, Sales & Business Development, firstname.lastname@example.org