MagnaCare Partners with MLMIC to Offer Medical Liability Insurance Program Offering Significant Savings for Qualified NY Participating Providers

MLMIC logoNEW YORK, July 01, 2019 – MagnaCare, a leader in health plan management, network rental, medical management and casualty solutions, is partnering with MLMIC Insurance Company on a new discount program that offers our New York providers the potential to save significantly through the association with MLMIC on their medical liability insurance premiums.

Through the partnership with MLMIC, part of the Berkshire Hathaway family of companies and the largest writer of medical professional liability insurance in New York, qualifying MagnaCare participating providers receive a discount of up to 12% when they participate in joint legal defense and a risk management course. Our providers may also qualify for additional discounts, including MLMIC’s claims free discount (7.5% or 12%), a no-consent option discount (5%) and an annual prepay discount (2%).

MagnaCare exclusively endorses MLMIC to offer these discounts to its qualifying participating providers, who also gain access to MLMIC’s, New York-focused benefits at no extra charge, including:

  • MLMIC Risk Protect: New York-specific risk management services designed to help manage risk, reduce exposure and prevent adverse outcomes
  • MLMIC Legal 24/7: A direct connection to experienced attorneys who are exclusively dedicated to New York healthcare law
  • MLMIC Analytics: Analysis and reporting based on 40+ years of New York claims data uncovering key trends and potential risks
  • MLMIC CME+: A growing library of cutting-edge, online CME programs

“We’re proud to bring these savings to MagnaCare’s New York participating providers and to offer them access to MLMIC’s valuable benefits and locally-based services,” says Rondi Rabuse, President of Network. “I’m always looking for ways to bring more value to our providers, and MLMIC is exclusively committed to New York medical professionals.”

“MLMIC’s New York focus – a commitment that spans over four decades – means we can offer MagnaCare participating providers in the state the kind of expertise they need. MLMIC understands what it means to be a provider in cities and communities across New York,” says MLMIC Chief Medical Officer John Lombardo, M.D. “In addition, through our relationship with Berkshire Hathaway, Inc., MLMIC has access to greater resources for physicians and other healthcare providers than ever before.”

This Program is effective immediately (July 1, 2019), and MLMIC offers tail and nose coverage options so providers can avoid gaps in coverage when switching to the Program. In addition, to make the transition as easy as possible for providers, MLMIC provides one-on-one assistance with paperwork and related tasks.

For additional information, including a customized quote and how to participate in the Program, please call (888) 449-6411 or visit MLMIC.com/MagnaCare.

About MagnaCare

For more than 25 years, MagnaCare, a division of Brighton Health Plan Solutions, has helped organizations in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut take control of their health care costs and give their members access to high value care. MagnaCare has served self-insured employers and health, workers’ compensation and no fault payers, including commercial insurers, TPAs, government entities and labor markets. MagnaCare offers access to a broad proprietary provider network, micro-networks, predictive modeling analyses, member outreach programs and integrated solutions that include full benefit plan management services. Services include claims adjudication, eligibility management, client/customer service and a full suite of products.

About MLMIC

MLMIC, formed in response to the medical professional liability insurance crisis of the late 1970s, has been a leader in the medical malpractice insurance industry for over 40 years. Today, MLMIC is not only the largest writer of medical professional liability insurance in the State of New York, but is also one of the largest companies of its kind in the nation. MLMIC insures more than 13,000 providers, 3,000 dentists, dozens of hospitals and thousands of other healthcare professionals and facilities and is proudly endorsed by more than 70 state, county medical and specialty societies. In 2018, MLMIC was acquired by National Indemnity, a Berkshire Hathaway company, launching a new era as New York’s premier medical professional liability carrier. MLMIC has more than 350 employees and field reps positioned throughout New York – local professionals ready to meet one-on-one with policyholders, review cases, coordinate with examiners and defense counsel, and more.

MagnaCare Wins Silver for Website Design in the 2019 Aster Awards

Aster Awards Silver Winner 2019NEW YORK, May 28, 2019 – MagnaCare, a leader in health plan management, network rental, medical management, and casualty solutions, today announced it has been honored with a Silver Aster Award in the Website category. MagnaCare’s brand new website debuted MagnaCare’s new logo and a refreshed modern visual identity, while leveraging cutting edge web design capabilities and maintaining the approachable character that defines its brand promise of putting the customer first.

“As MagnaCare moves into its next phase of growth as an organization, it was important to create a more modern web experience that better connects with and informs the clients and members we serve,” said Michelle Zettergren, President, MagnaCare. “Our redesigned website demonstrates our commitment to providing superior products and services for our customers which has been and continues to be the hallmark of MagnaCare. We are very proud to be recognized by the Aster Awards for our focus on our customers.”

Over the course of its 25-year history, MagnaCare has provided quality health care services to Labor and the Public Sector as well as brokers, TPAs, and Workers’ Compensation and no-fault payors. Having undergone a series of structural changes in recent years, MagnaCare wanted to reaffirm its commitment both internally and externally to its future and current customers. In 2018, it launched a campaign to reinvigorate the MagnaCare brand, with a special focus on the website and digital content, to keep pace with new product and service roll-outs. The result was a new logo, refreshed visual identity, and a new website designed to maximize ease of navigability and streamline the user experience. The updated website features new web pages rich in content, presenting a more comprehensive view of the products and services MagnaCare offers, ultimately adding to the enhanced user experience.

“At MagnaCare, we’re always looking for opportunities to strengthen our brand alongside our strategy and client offerings,” said Rosemary Chowallur, VP of Marketing at MagnaCare. “Our new website celebrates our roots in Labor and also presents our comprehensive and expanding product offerings in a way that more completely reflects how we can help our customers meet their health benefits goals. It’s an honor to be recognized by the Aster Awards for our efforts to stay on the cutting-edge of health care marketing and design.”

The Aster Awards, one of the largest national competitions of its kind, is hosted by Marketing Healthcare Today Magazine and Creative Images, Inc. This elite program has recognized outstanding health care professionals for excellence in their advertising/marketing efforts for more than 18 years. The 2019 Aster Awards received thousands of entries from across the United States as well as from several foreign countries. Judging criteria included creativity, layout and design, functionality, message effectiveness, production quality, and overall appeal. For more information, visit https://www.asterawards.com/.

About MagnaCare

For more than 25 years, MagnaCare has been building health communities together with Taft-Hartley funds, TPAs, carriers, and workers’ compensation and no-fault payors in the New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut tri-state area. Its broad and wholly owned network, full health plan management services, comprehensive in-house medical management, and leading outcomes-based casualty solutions offer the ultimate flexibility and customization that help customers control health care costs, improve health, and achieve exceptional value. MagnaCare is a division of Brighton Health Plan Solutions, LLC.

MEDIA CONTACT: Lexy Siegel, Group Gordon, (212) 784-5727, [email protected]

 

MagnaCare’s Michelle Zettergren Wins Long Island Center for Business and Professional Women’s 2019 Achievers’ Award

Long Island Center for Business and Professional WomenNEW YORK, May 22, 2019 – MagnaCare, a leader in health plan management services, today announced its President Michelle Zettergren has been awarded the Long Island Center for Business and Professional Women (LICBPW)’s Achievers’ Award in recognition of her leadership in the health care field. A long-time champion of labor with over 20 years of experience in health care, Zettergren and her team work tirelessly to deliver personalized service and custom-fit solutions that put the needs of clients and members first.

“It’s an honor to be recognized among leading female executives on Long Island, across a range of industries,” said Zettergren. “I’m proud to stand beside these women who have not only excelled in their own careers, but succeeded in promoting equity and inclusion in our Long Island communities – uplifting and encouraging other women to do the same. With this award, I’m also thrilled to represent MagnaCare, an organization with a deeply rooted vision of improving health care and access for working families in New York and the tri-state market.”

Zettergren joins a prestigious group of Achievers’ Award recipients that includes Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, Susan Lucci, Donna Karan, Sally Ride, and Patti LuPone. As President of MagnaCare, Zettergren focuses on delivering innovative products and quality services for our Labor, Public Sector, and Commercial clients and partners. Zettergren is an accomplished executive, community advocate, and mentor to colleagues and friends. Prior to joining MagnaCare, she held executive positions at HPOne, ConnectiCare, and Anthem BCBS. Outside of her work at MagnaCare, Zettergren proudly serves on several Boards including serving as Chair of Special Olympics Connecticut.

“Ms. Zettergren exemplifies what it means to be a phenomenal woman. As President of MagnaCare, she serves as a fine example to young women and we are beyond thrilled to recognize her accomplishments,” says Laura Doukas, member of the LICBPW’s Board of Directors and Chair of its annual gala.

For 40 years, the LICBPW Annual Achievers’ Award Gala has honored Long Island women making significant contributions to their fields and in advancing women in business, community, and professions. Award winners are chosen for their positive impact on others, both in the workplace and through charitable endeavors, and for their efforts to support and mentor other women in their fields.

About MagnaCare
For more than 25 years, MagnaCare has been building healthy communities together with Taft-Hartley funds, TPAs, carriers, and workers’ compensation and no-fault payors in the New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut tri-state area. Its broad, wholly owned network, full health plan management services, comprehensive in-house medical management, and leading outcomes-based casualty solutions offer the ultimate flexibility and customization that help customers control health care costs, improve health, and achieve exceptional value. MagnaCare is a division of Brighton Health Plan Solutions, LLC.

About LICBPW
The LI Center for Business and Professional Women is dedicated to advancing women’s equal participation, leadership and employment in business, industry and the professions through networking opportunities, member education, community involvement, and personal and professional development.

MAGNACARE MEDIA CONTACT: Lexy Siegel, (212) 784-5727, [email protected]

 

MagnaCare Wins Bronze Stevie® Award for Rebranding/Brand Renovation of the Year in the 2019 American Business Awards®

Stevie Award 2019NEW YORK, May 09, 2019 – MagnaCare, a leader in health plan management, network rental, medical management, and casualty solutions, today announced it has been honored with a Bronze Stevie® Award for Rebranding/Brand Renovation of the Year. MagnaCare’s new brand identity includes a modern logo and fully redesigned website, advancing the MagnaCare brand among both new audiences and current clients.

“By investing in this extensive rebranding process, we elevate the brand without sacrificing the familiar integrity that has resonated with our clients for years,” said Michelle Zettergren, President, MagnaCare. “MagnaCare’s greatest strength has been the powerful client relationships we’ve built in working towards ensuring the health of our communities, and we’re excited to carry this legacy forward with a refreshed logo and website.”

For more than 25 years, MagnaCare has provided quality health care services to a core Labor audience as well as to brokers, TPAs, and Workers’ Compensation and no-fault payors. To kick off its rebrand, MagnaCare launched an extensive fact-finding stage, including a series of client roundtables and independent research, to determine the specific needs and expectations of its customers. From this, a strategic brand framework was developed to inform all communications. The result was a new logo, refreshed visual identity, and an updated website designed to maximize ease of navigability and streamline the user experience. The updated website features new web pages rich in content, presenting a more comprehensive view of the products and services MagnaCare offers, ultimately adding to the enhanced user experience.

“The goal of our rebranding was to balance our legacy of exceptional responsiveness to our client needs with our ambitious vision to be the leader in Labor benefits and health plan management services,” said Rosemary Chowallur, VP of Marketing at MagnaCare. “We are thrilled to be recognized by the American Business Awards for our efforts to provide even better support to our existing customers while appealing to new audiences.”

The American Business Awards® are the premier business awards program in the U.S.A. This year, the total number of nominations exceeded 3,700 from organizations of all sizes across industries. More than 200 professionals worldwide participated in the judging process to select this year’s Stevie Award winners. For more information about The American Business Awards and the list of 2018 Stevie winners, visit: www.StevieAwards.com/ABA.

About MagnaCare
For more than 25 years, MagnaCare has been building health communities together with Taft-Hartley funds, TPAs, carriers, and workers’ compensation and no-fault payors in the New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut tri-state area. Its broad and wholly owned network, full health plan management services, comprehensive in-house medical management, and leading outcomes-based casualty solutions offer the ultimate flexibility and customization that help customers control health care costs, improve health, and achieve exceptional value. MagnaCare is a division of Brighton Health Plan Solutions, LLC.

About the Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in seven programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards®, The International Business Awards®, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, the Stevie Awards for Great Employers, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 12,000 entries each year from organizations in more than 70 nations. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at http://www.StevieAwards.com.

MEDIA CONTACT: Lexy Siegel, Group Gordon, (212) 784-5727, [email protected]

MagnaCare Announces Collaboration with BeaconLBS to Help Physicians Select Laboratory Tests that Can Improve Patient Care and Reduce Costs

BeaconLBS logoNEW YORK, March 13, 2019 – MagnaCare, a leader in health plan management services, announced today that it has entered into an agreement with BeaconLBS, a leader in point-of-care decision support technology, to bring the BeaconLBS’ Physician Decision Support® (PDS) solution to its network of physician and laboratory providers. MagnaCare will leverage the PDS technology to provide physicians with a critical tool to help improve the cost and quality of lab testing and help ensure that MagnaCare members continue to have timely, cost-effective access to the care they require.  BeaconLBS is the largest laboratory benefit management company with point-of-care decision support technology in the U.S., servicing over eight million members in 50 states.

With new advances in laboratory testing, especially for genetic tests, clinicians often find it challenging to select the right tests for their patients. Recent estimates suggest that between 20–25% of genetic tests ordered by physicians are inappropriate for patients’ conditions, resulting in unnecessary costs and delays in care. The BeaconLBS PDS technology interfaces with electronic health records and lab ordering systems, providing physicians with convenient access to evidence-based guidelines along with price transparency, supporting their selection of the most appropriate test and laboratory facility for each patient.

“By optimizing lab ordering for genetic and molecular testing, physicians can order tests with greater confidence,” said Dr. Bartley Bryt, Chief Medical Officer for MagnaCare. “They can order the most appropriate test for the patient and from a lab that has passed a set of high quality indicators for that test. The BeaconLBS PDS platform will also help us reduce costs for our clients and members and provide better care for patients through faster and more accurate testing. The BeaconLBS PDS platform is another example of how MagnaCare is constantly innovating to lower costs and improve care.”

BeaconLBS provides physicians throughout the country with decision support tools to help them make better decisions, improve quality, and lower costs through the selection of the right test for their patients. Physicians who use the BeaconLBS PDS platform have improved test referrals to high quality labs by up to 28%, improved test selection quality by up to 61%, and lowered patient out-of-pocket costs by up to 59%

“BeaconLBS is committed to supporting physicians in the test and laboratory facility selection process with our unique point-of-care technology platform,” said Paul Conlin, President, BeaconLBS. “One of our technology platform’s many strengths is its compatibility with existing lab ordering technologies. We look forward to working with MagnaCare’s extensive network of providers and its members to improve the quality and affordability of advanced laboratory testing.”

MagnaCare plans to begin making the BeaconLBS PDS solution available to its network of providers later this year.

About MagnaCare
For more than 25 years, MagnaCare has been building health communities together with Taft-Hartley funds, TPAs, carriers, and worker’s compensation and no-fault payors in the New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut tri-state area. Its broad, wholly owned network, full health plan management services, comprehensive in-house medical management, and leading outcomes-based casualty solutions offer the ultimate flexibility and customization that help customers control health care costs, improve health, and achieve exceptional value. MagnaCare is a division of Brighton Health Plan Solutions, LLC.

About BeaconLBS
BeaconLBS, a wholly owned subsidiary of LabCorp (NYSE: LH), is the largest laboratory benefit management company with point-of-care decision support technology in the U.S., servicing over eight million members in 50 states.  Its modern laboratory decision support technology is conveniently available to physicians through existing office EHR and lab ordering workflows.

MEDIA CONTACT: Emily Bell, MagnaCare, (212) 784-5704, [email protected]