January 26th, 2018
Elko County (the “County”) is pleased to announce the expansion of its member healthcare coverage offering, which began November 2017, through Employer Direct Healthcare’s SurgeryPlus, a supplemental benefit for non-emergent surgeries that provides higher quality care, a better experience and lower costs.
Being one of largest counties by area in the United States, yet relatively small in population size, the small community of Elko County are faced with limited healthcare options and above average costs. The County is pleased to offer their dedicated members more options when it comes to their care at significant financial savings. The partnership with SurgeryPlus will allow the County to travel their members to credentialed, top-quality surgeons in surrounding major metropolitan areas and provide top-quality care to their members while driving cost savings for the County, the county’s taxpayers and hard-working members.
Elko County always looks for ways to enhance and support the work lives of its dedicated employees. With civil servants such as its dedicated police officers, public defendants and firemen protecting and serving the Elko community, the County focuses on providing benefits to their employees and covered family members that provides high-quality experiences while driving cost savings for taxpayers and members.
Through SurgeryPlus, members of Elko County will have access to an elite, high-performance Surgeons of Excellence network that includes top quality, and 100 percent board-certified providers. Providers in the SurgeryPlus network have been rigorously screened, significantly reducing the risk of surgical complications. The County recognizes the valuable role each employee plays in growing and maintaining the Elko community and has partnered with SurgeryPlus to provide their members with the safest surgical choices, while also reducing the out-of-pocket expenses that often times lead to financial debt, and even medical bankruptcy.
John Zutter, CEO of Employer Direct Healthcare said, “Two of our top performing clients have a substantial number of members in the Elko community, and partnering with the County was a natural next step for Employer Direct. We are delighted to grow our presence in the Elko community and offer substantial savings to the County and its members.”
SurgeryPlus will create substantial savings, for both the County and their members, through the benefit’s pre-negotiated and discounted bundled rates with providers. By packaging surgical expenses into one simple bundled rate, SurgeryPlus reduces members’ financial stress and burden from unexpected medical bills. Under this benefit, members will only need to meet their plan deductible; all other surgical costs are covered, potentially saving members thousands of dollars.
With SurgeryPlus, members are provided with access to a dedicated Care Coordinators who educate members on their SurgeryPlus benefit and simplify the medical experience by managing all scheduling, logistics and transferring of medical records for a white-glove service from start to finish.
About Employer Direct Healthcare and SurgeryPlus
Employer Direct Healthcare is an innovative healthcare service business providing a high-quality and cost-efficient solution for large, self-funded employers and their members. The company’s core product, SurgeryPlus, is a supplemental, surgical benefit that includes a national network of 100% board-certified Surgeons of Excellence and high-quality facilities. SurgeryPlus covers hundreds of non-emergent procedures with pre-negotiated bundled rates, resulting in consolidated costs for each episode of care. Dedicated Care Coordinators provide full-concierge service to covered members, managing the entire procedure process on their behalf. Employer Direct Healthcare is majority owned by Dundon Capital Partners LLC, a Dallas-based private investment firm founded by Tom Dundon.
Learn more at www.edhc.com or by calling (855) 200-9511.