MVP Health Care Establishes Innovative Joint Venture to Break Down Silos for Underserved Populations

Enhanced access to care and resources for those with multiple chronic conditions, a first for New York’s Capital Region

Schenectady, NY – October 19, 2021 – MVP Health Care today announces the launch of a joint venture with Belong Health to support MVP Health Care’s introduction of a new Medicare Advantage Dual-Eligible Special Needs Plan (D-SNP). MVP’s DSNP will simplify care by coordinating Medicare and Medicaid benefits in a patient-centric way. The collaboration with Belong Health introduces a level of experience that will enhance customers’ experience by connecting them with resources they need, from primary care to behavioral and specialty care, and to community-based social support services. MVP Health Care will be the first in the Capital Region to offer this unique plan. More than 135,000 people in the Capital Region, Hudson Valley, and the North Country are eligible for a D-SNP plan today.

Belong Health, a built-for-purpose company with expertise in Medicare Advantage and Special Needs Plan products, was selected by MVP because of the organization’s ability to complement MVP Health Care’s strengths and further its drive for innovation in healthcare. Both companies share a mission of making health insurance more personal putting the member at the center of the vision. Belong Health and MVP Health Care will offer New Yorkers the depth of knowledge and experience necessary to support underserved members with complicated health care needs, such as multiple chronic conditions.

“MVP Health Care is on a mission to rearchitect health care around our members, which is why we continue to innovate in the way we design health plans and leverage new approaches to supporting our members that we haven’t tried before,” said MVP Health Care’s President and CEO, Chris Del Vecchio. “The company’s joint venture with Belong Health is a natural evolution of our work to pioneer better health insurance plans for every community member and aid in our communities’ evolving health care needs.”

Special Needs Plans (SNPs) are a type of Medicare Advantage plan focusing on intensive care coordination and designed for individuals with special needs. SNPs are offered by Medicare Advantage Organizations like MVP Health Care that enroll individuals dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid (D-SNP), which allows members to maximize their benefits in a more coordinated way. D-SNP health plans break down the traditional silos of care by empowering care managers to be in constant contact with the members and their health care providers, ultimately allowing for a more coordinated approach to addressing a member’s physical, behavioral, and social health needs.

“Our D-SNP will engage each customer to develop a personalized care plan – designed around their individual health and wellness goals,” said MVP Health Care’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Carl Cameron. “The objective is to coordinate care plans while also allowing the members to take control of their health.”

Stemming from the aging Baby Boomer population, by 2030 the number of people eligible for Medicare will triple, and nearly 60% will have multiple chronic conditions. With that understanding, the number of people eligible for more coordinated care through D-SNP health insurance plans is expected to continue to grow.

“Our collaboration with MVP Health Care will provide personalized coverage for the people in New York who need it most,” said Belong Health Co-Founder and CEO J. Patrick Foley. “As we work together to reimagine the health insurance experience in a more compassionate, simple way, we’re proud to partner with MVP Health Care to define what best-in-class D-SNP plans look like.”

For more information on MVP Health Care D-SNP plan or to sign up, please visit www.MVPDualAccess.com.

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About MVP Health Care

MVP Health Care is a nationally recognized, not-for-profit health insurer caring for members in New York and Vermont. Committed to the complete well-being of our members and the communities we serve, MVP makes health insurance more convenient, more supportive, and more personal. For more information, visit www.mvphealthcare.com, or on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn.