Cherokee County is excited to announce the expansion of its member healthcare through SurgeryPlus®

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DALLAS, Nov. 12, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Beginning January 1, 2019, Cherokee County Board of Commissioners (the “County”) will provide its employees and their covered family members with access to Employer Direct Healthcare’s SurgeryPlus®, a supplemental benefit for non-emergent surgeries that provides high quality care, a better experience and lower costs.

As one of the fastest growing counties in the Atlanta metro area, the County is focused on providing its employees with new benefits to enhance their access to quality healthcare services. The County’s economic development growth, and parks and recreation facilities, is in large part driven by the County’s dedicated public servants who serve their community every day. The County is thrilled to provide these employees and their family member’s access to the highest quality of care, while also identifying opportunities to drive cost savings for employees and taxpayers.

Through SurgeryPlus, employees and their dependents will have access to an elite, high-performance Surgeons of Excellence network that includes top quality, 100 percent board-certified providers. Providers in the SurgeryPlus network have been rigorously screened, significantly reducing the risk of surgical complications. Plan participants will receive access to a full surgical concierge service with personal Care Advocates who handle every aspect of their surgical experience, including travel coordination, if needed. Under this benefit, members have no financial obligation; all plan deductibles and co-insurance obligations are waived as all surgical costs are covered by the County, 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, “We are thrilled to partner with Cherokee County. The County faces similar experiences to other municipalities, States and corporations across the country – limited controls on quality and cost containment from traditional insurance solutions – we are happy to help the County provide clear access to differentiated care at fair prices.”

SurgeryPlus® will create savings, for both the County and their employees, 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 have no financial obligation; all surgical costs are covered, potentially saving members thousands of dollars.

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 Advocates 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.

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