Harken Health Opening In Chicago for 2016

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  1. AllenChicago
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    9.11.2015

    Received this e-mail today from www.HarkenHealth.com . This will be a new offering for 2016, both on and off exchange in Illinois. Perhaps a good fit for some Chicago residents. Details are still forthcoming, according to the HarkenHealth website.


    "Valued insurance agent,

    It is with pleasure I introduce to you Harken Health, an independently operated affiliate of UnitedHealthcare created to reimagine health care from the ground up. We are a company built on the foundation of relationships to improve care rather than transactions.

    We have developed a combination of a care delivery model and robust insurance offering that we believe to be truly extraordinary. Our goal is to create a new standard in health care that our members will love to use. You may already be aware of our new Health Centers being built out in Chicago designed to serve as our members’ home base for care.

    Some of our differentiating features will include:
    • Unlimited primary care visits at Harken Health Centers, which are reserved exclusively for our members
    • A dedicated Care Team made up of doctors, nurses, Health Coaches and Behavioral Health Specialists
    • 24/7 access to the Harken Health Center Care Team via phone, email or video chat as well as access to one of the nation's largest networks of hospitals and specialists

    Harken Health will be offered in the individual market in Illinois both on- and off-exchange for January 1st, 2016, effective dates.

    We would love your feedback, via the survey link below, on what information on our company would be the most helpful to you.

    Thank you for your time. Please keep watch for additional information in your neighborhood on this exciting new brand.

    Regards,

    THOMAS VANDERHEYDEN | CEO | HARKEN HEALTH

    harkenhealth.com"

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    AllenChicago do you ever work ??? :-). You're probably one of the most active members of this forum and sometimes I wonder how on earth you have time for all of your post which are really most appreciated.
    Question: do you know which companies we'll have in IL for off and on exachange?
     
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    I never heard of them.
     
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    Greeting PanCur. Yep.. I work, but like many (most?) agents, it's less than 40 hours a week of actual prospecting and selling. Glad you appreciate the information though!

    Regarding the exchange participation in 2016, much of it is still up in the air, because some companies don't know if they'll get the premium increases they've asked for. If you recall, BCBS-NewMexico recently decided to not sell IFPlans in that state for 2016. This decision was made after their 2016 rate increase request was turned down. Illinois can't turn down rate increase requests, but Health and Human Services can.

    As of today, the rate increases requested by Blue Cross of Illinois and Coventry still have not been approved, according to https://ratereview.healthcare.gov/ . If you look through the most recent threads here in the Illinois forum, you'll see that things are pretty fluid at this point in time. There will be quite a few changes with Blue Cross. Humana has requested to leave the Illinois IFP market. Coventry wants a big increase. United Health and Land of Lincoln Health seem to be the most stable and unchanged from 2015. I say this because they're the "quietest" so far.

    At any rate, we'll know a lot more by October 1st, which is the cutoff for health insurers in Illinois to communicate any big premium/policy/network changes to their/our customers.

    -Allen

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    They're a brand new startup Sam. Wholly owned by United HealthCare and will be operating 2 stand-alone clinics. One in Chicago and one in Atlanta. A very niche market. The premiums had better be super low, if the only in-network facility will be Harken Health Clinic.
     
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    AllenChicago, Harken Health is an independently operated affiliate of UnitedHealthcare and is opening four Harken Health Centers in Chicago and six in metro Atlanta in 2015. We will have more information to share in the coming weeks.

    If anyone is interested in learning more, please visit HarkenHealth.com, where you can contact us to receive more information as it becomes available.

    Thanks.
     
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    According to my MGA (Midwest) Humana wil be offering individual products in IL in 2016.
     
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    Pancur, I think your MGA may be looking at the grid that Humana published in April 2015. At that time, it planned to be in the Illinois individual market for 2016. See the Humana thread a bit down the page for their most recent SERFF Illinois filing.
     
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    Alan, have you contracted with them? Do you know what is their commission schedule?
     
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    Hello Prencik,

    I have not contracted with Harken. Haven't really looked at them because Harken seems to be mostly Chicago oriented and 98% of my clients reside outside of Chicago. No idea about the commissions. But,

    Here is a Silver SOB from their website: https://www.harkenhealth.com/content/dam/venus/benefits/ILCareSilverIInd.pdf

    This link is to the Doctor Lookup tool. (Not working as of this morning)
    https://www.harkenhealth.com/providers/OurDocs-IL
     
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    Now that the Harken Health PPO network search tool is working, it appears that their PPO Network is huge. They're probably utilizing the United Healthcare PPO outside of Chicago and Illinois, since UHC is Harken's parent company.

    I've had two clients contact me about Harken Health because it's the only Individual Plan network that some Chicago doctors, and Rush Medical Hospital and affiliates are participating in, in 2016.

    So, I'm going to attend the Harken Health prospective agent webinar this coming Tuesday morning (11.17.2015 @ 9:30am) to learn more. Below is the invite letter, along with a link that you can click on to register, if you want to attend.

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    Hello Agents!

    We are thrilled to offer your clients a new kind of health care company that unites relationship-based primary care with a range of competitively priced insurance plan products and know this will be a wonderful option for many of them.

    These live, web-based training events will cover the following topics:

    • Who is Harken Health? Features and Benefits of Membership

    • How to present and submit Harken Health applications

    • Need more info? We have a number of Broker Resources available to you

    We look forward to teaming up with you, so please attend one of the Harken Health training sessions listed in the link below. All sessions will be at 9:30 am CST/10:30 am EST.


    Click here to sign up for a training session!
    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/harken-individual-sales-webinar-tickets-19492076325

    We are here to help! If you have any specific questions regarding these Harken Health training sessions, please call Jaizon Plaga at 312-348-6200.

    We look forward to working with you!

    Warm Regards,

    The Harken Health Sales Team

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    -ac
     
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