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MJ Insurance launches private insurance exchange

MJ Insurance, a leading property-casualty and employee benefits agency, has launched a private health care marketplace for businesses to give employers an unprecedented range of administrative flexibility and employee benefit options.

According to Accenture Research, nearly 20 percent of employees nationwide are expected to get their health insurance through a private exchange. Aetna, Cigna, Blue Cross Blue Shield Arizona and United Healthcare have partnered with the MJ Private Exchange along with a host of ancillary carriers.

With MJ’s private exchange, employers maintain a competitive advantage by offering best-in-industry benefits, while removing the heavy lifting of benefits administration. The exchange is an ideal solution for middle-market employers and employees alike. Key advantages of the exchange include:

· The ability to choose a defined contribution or a defined benefits plan
· A prepackaged set of medical and ancillary benefits for employers and their employees
· Support for Affordable Care Act record-keeping responsibilities
· Business data integration that enhances the benefit administration experience
· Flexible decision support tools that make employee choice easier

“This critically-needed program gives employers and employees the flexibility to design and choose a benefits plan that works for them,” said Michael H. Bill, CEO of MJ Insurance. “The MJ Private Exchange is truly a simple solution for employers which incorporates a cost control mechanism that gives them more control. It is a win-win for both employers and employees.”

Employers and employees will enjoy multiple options including flexible plans for specific needs, traditional co-pay plans, health savings accounts (HSAs), higher deductible and lower cost plans.

MJ Insurance specializes in a diverse selection of unique service lines including construction, energy, transportation, real estate, manufacturing, sororities and mining. MJ also offers complete employee benefit programs including major medical, group disability, group life and onsite employer clinics. MJ Insurance currently has clients in 16 countries and in every U.S. state.

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St. Luke’s Designated an Aetna Institute of Quality

St. Luke’s Medical Center announced it has been once again been designated an Aetna Institute of Quality® Orthopedic Care Facility for total joint replacement. St. Luke’s is the only hospital in Arizona to receive this specific level of distinction.

Aetna makes information about the quality and cost of health care services available to its members to help them make informed decisions about their health care needs. In line with this goal, Aetna recognizes hospitals and facilities in its network that offer specialized clinical services for certain health conditions. Facilities are selected for consistently delivering evidence-based, safe care.

“St. Luke’s Medical Center is pleased to receive this esteemed distinction from Aetna, in the area of total joint replacement,” said Ed Myers, CEO, St. Luke’s Medical Center. “Our medical professionals strive for excellence by giving each and every patient high quality, consistent health care day in and day out.”

As leaders in high quality, specialized orthopaedic care, surgeons on the medical staff at St. Luke’s Medical Center offer innovative procedures designed to meet the individual needs of patients. The dedicated orthopedics unit at St. Luke’s Medical Center features 20 all-private, spacious rooms with breathtaking views of both the city skyline and the surrounding mountains. The newly remodeled until also includes four state-of-the-art nursing stations designed to keep nurses near their patients for optimum care. For more information about the orthopaedic services offered at St. Luke’s Medical Center, visit AZMoreMotion.com or call toll-free 1-855-931-MORE (6673).

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Discovery Triangle Names New Board Chairman

Tom Kelly - Discovery TriangleThe Discovery Triangle Development Corporation (DTDC) named Tom Kelly, CEO of Schaller Anderson, as its new board chairman.  The outgoing chairman is Martin Shultz, Senior Policy Director for Brownstein, Hyatt, Farber and Schreck.

“We are delighted to welcome Tom as our new board chairman,” said Don Keuth, president of the Discovery Triangle Development Corporation. “As a founding Board member, Tom has helped lead the advancement of the Discovery Triangle vision.  His experience and leadership will be critical as we continue to progress with key initiatives,” said Keuth.

Kelly spent more than 20 years consulting with healthcare companies and Medicaid agencies before joining Schaller Anderson, an AETNA company in 2006. As President and COO, he is primarily responsible for finance, human resources and commercial and behavioral health plan operations.

Since 2009, Kelly has been involved with the Discovery Triangle Development Corporation, a non-profit development services company that encourages, facilitates and enables (re)development opportunities in the 25-square mile economic growth area known as the Discovery Triangle.

“Metro link, Papago Park, and two vibrant and burgeoning downtowns make the Discovery Triangle the place to be for the design of a new urban experience. I’m delighted to be a small part of it,” Kelly said.

As board chairman, Kelly will lead a multi-pronged tactical plan designed to ensure the region reaches its optimal level of success. The plan places a major emphasis on connectivity and mixed land use, infill development and urban form and aims to be a model for sustainable and responsible development.

Kelly received his B.A. from Wesleyan University and a Masters from New York University. In addition to the Discovery Triangle, Kelly also serves on the Board of Fidelis Care, Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center and Covenant Health System.

The Discovery Triangle is a multi-city urban development and investment initiative led by the Discovery Triangle Development Corporation (DTDC), a public/private, not-for-profit organization.  As its name implies, the Discovery Triangle is a rich center for knowledge and innovation. Encompassing the urban areas of Phoenix and Tempe, Arizona, the effort capitalizes on existing infrastructure, multi-model transportation options and the hundreds of cutting-edge companies clustered in the area.

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Aetna Offers Individual Plans To Costco Members In Arizona

Aetna has announced it is now offering individual health insurance plans to Costco members in Arizona. The Costco Personal Health Insurance program, of which there are five plans to choose from, offers broad major medical benefits, an extensive network of doctors and hospitals, and a variety of helpful services, tools and information, tailored to meet the needs of Costco members.

In addition to Arizona, the Costco Personal Health Insurance program is also available to Costco members in Connecticut, Georgia, Illinois, Michigan, Nevada, Pennsylvania, Texas and Virginia. Aetna plans to expand the program to other markets later this year.

“We recognize the importance of providing affordable health solutions that deliver value and convenience for individuals and families. We are proud to join with a respected retailer like Costco to provide health insurance options to their members in Arizona,” said Barbara DeMaio, head of Individual Business for Aetna.

The Costco Personal Insurance plan offers broad major medical benefits, dental options, an extensive network of doctors and hospitals, and a variety of helpful services, tools and information. Costco is providing one-of-a-kind value to its members through benefits like lower copays on prescriptions at Costco pharmacies. In addition, all plans include special features and lower monthly premiums negotiated only for Costco members.

According to John Conlon, Director of Insurance Services for Costco, the new program delivers the advantages Costco members have come to expect from the warehouse store chain. “There are a variety of plan types to choose from, each offering the right combination of quality, value, and special members-only benefits.”

Conlon points to lower copays at Costco pharmacies as one example of the exclusive benefits available to members. “The opportunity for Costco members to access lower cost pharmacy services at their local warehouse store is convenient and affordable, and speaks to Aetna’s commitment to making health care easier to use.”

For more information on the Costco Personal Health Insurance program, members can call 866-286-3155 or visit www.costcopersonalhealth.com.