To: Bloomington-area Employees Enrolled in an IU-sponsored PPO Medical Plan
Date: November 1, 2012
Subject: Premier Healthcare and the PPO Provider Network
Premier Healthcare (formerly IMA) made a decision to cease participation in Anthem's PPO provider network effective October 31, 2012. Premier Healthcare would like a considerable increase in payments for their participation in this PPO network.
As of today, Premier has not rejoined the Anthem PPO network. This means individuals covered by the IU PPO $400 Deductible, IU PPO $900 Deductible, and IU HDHP & HSA medical plans will need to consider other providers for the highest level of in-network benefits. To find in-network PPO providers, including primary care and specialist providers in Bloomington and indianapolis, visit http://www.anthem.com.*
Indiana University remains hopeful that Premier Healthcare will renew its contract with the Anthem PPO network and accept the same fee schedule as other physicians in Indiana, including physicians at the IU School of Medicine and IU Health. Visit http://hr.iu.edu/benefits/premier for additional resources and background information. Updates will be posted to this website.
*Premier providers are in the process of being removed from Anthem's online directory. Once a provider is located, consider calling them to verify PPO network participation.