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Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Partners with University of Missouri Health Care to Offer Consumers New Health Plan Options

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New coverage option to be available Jan. 1, 2019

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield and University of Missouri Health Care
have partnered to offer a new health plan option that will benefit
consumers and local employers by increasing access to affordable,
quality health care.

The Anthem Alliance Exclusive Provider Organization (EPO) product was
designed to meet the evolving health care needs of Missouri companies
and consumers by providing benefits to members through a focused network
of MU Health Care physicians, hospitals and other health care
professionals. This new product will be available beginning Jan. 1, 2019
for employer groups that are located in the Columbia and Jefferson City
markets and have 51 or more employees.

"Anthem is committed to making health care affordable for Missouri
consumers, and working closely with our provider partners is an
important key to managing cost in today's health care market," said
Amadou Yattassaye, president, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in
Missouri. "By collaborating with MU Health Care, we can help ensure
consumers have access to cost affordable, fully integrated health care.
The Anthem Alliance EPO is such an example for consumers in the Columbia
and Jefferson City areas."

"As an academic health system, MU Health Care brings innovation
and discovery to the field of medicine through our commitment to
leading-edge care, research and education," said Jonathan Curtright, MU
Health Care CEO. "We believe in keeping care local, and we're proud to
partner with Anthem to provide care for health care consumers in the
Columbia and Jefferson City areas."

Through the Anthem Alliance network, health care consumers in
mid-Missouri will have access to more than 6,000 physicians, nurses and
health care professionals through MU Health Care and its affiliates. As
an academic health system, University of Missouri Health Care offers a
full spectrum of care that encompasses primary care as well as highly
specialized treatment for patients with the most severe illnesses and
injuries.

Through the network, health care consumers can expect lower
out-of-pocket costs and a robust technology platform for sharing
clinical data, including an integrated electronic medical record (EMR).
The Anthem network also offers a best-in-class care model that features
a full continuum of health management to allow doctors to better
identify risk factors and gaps in care to ensure more proactive,
cost-effective medical outcomes for patients. Anthem Alliance EPO is
also available in St. Louis and southwest Missouri.

About Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Missouri

In Missouri (excluding 30 counties in the Kansas City area) Anthem
Blue Cross and Blue Shield is the trade name for RightCHOICE® Managed
Care, Inc. (RIT), Healthy Alliance® Life Insurance Company (HALIC), and
HMO Missouri, Inc. RIT and certain affiliates administer non-HMO
benefits underwritten by HALIC and HMO benefits underwritten by HMO
Missouri, Inc. RIT and certain affiliates only provide administrative
services for self-funded plans and do not underwrite benefits.
Independent licensees of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association,
®ANTHEM is a registered trademark of Anthem Insurance Companies, Inc.
The Blue Cross and Blue Shield names and symbols are registered marks of
the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association.

About University of Missouri Health Care

As part of the state's premier academic health system, University of
Missouri Health Care offers a full spectrum of care, ranging from
primary care to highly specialized, multidisciplinary treatment for
patients with the most severe illnesses and injuries. Patients from each
of Missouri's 114 counties are served by approximately 6,000 physicians,
nurses and health care professionals at MU Health Care. MU Health Care
facilities include Ellis Fischel Cancer Center, the Missouri Orthopaedic
Institute, the Missouri Psychiatric Center, University Hospital, and
Women's and Children's Hospital in Columbia. Affiliates include Capital
Region Medical Center in Jefferson City, Columbia Family Medical Group,
Columbia Surgical Associates and Rusk Rehabilitation Center. New clinic
locations in 2017 include Family Medicine – Fulton Family Health and the
Family Medicine clinic in Ashland. MU Health Care is a founding member
of the Health Network of Missouri and MPact Health. More than 50 MU
Health Care outpatient clinics in central Missouri receive outpatient
visits exceeding 550,000 annually. For more information, visit 
http://muhealth.org.

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