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MVP Health Care and The University of Vermont Health Network to Co-Create Innovative Health Plan to Transform Care for Older Adults

Unique Partnership Will Offer a Local Doctor-Influenced Medicare Advantage Plan to Meet the Specific Health Care Needs of Older Adults in the Region


BURLINGTON, Vt. – MVP Health Care and The University of Vermont Health Network announce the launch of a partnership between two trusted local non-profit health care organizations to offer a patient-focused, physician-designed Medicare Advantage health insurance plan to better meet the distinct needs of residents of Vermont and northern New York. Services for this plan is expected to begin on January 1, 2022.

“With a shared mission of creating innovative solutions and sustaining healthy communities, MVP Health Care and the UVM Health Network will enthusiastically co-create a health plan that supports stronger relationships between members and physicians, and will positively impact the communities we serve,” said MVP Health Care’s President and CEO, Christopher Del Vecchio. “By reinforcing vital provider relationships, focusing on improving the lives of people in our communities, and leaning on the patient-centered missions of our two organizations, we will make health insurance more convenient, more supportive and more personal.”

MVP Health Care and the UVM Health Network plan to announce details of this innovative Medicare Advantage insurance plan during this fall’s annual enrollment period. Medicare Advantage plans can offer coverage for services that Original Medicare does not, such as vision, hearing or dental, and valuable well-being benefits. These plans are rapidly growing in popularity, with enrollment in Medicare Advantage doubling over the past decade, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation.

“We realize our patients have choices when it comes to Medicare Advantage plans. Our intent is to give them a better option that is tailored to their health care needs by offering a unique plan shaped by our experienced, local providers,” said John R. Brumsted, MD, UVM Health Network President and CEO. “Driven by our shared non-profit values and commitment to innovation, MVP Health Care and the UVM Health Network are partnering to provide care in a way that has the greatest positive impact on the health of our older adults and their communities.”

This new partnership, and the resulting Medicare Advantage plan, will align directly with existing health care reform efforts that shift the focus to wellness as much as illness while controlling costs. By complementing and amplifying those efforts, including the work of the All Payer Model in Vermont and payment reform in New York, this Medicare Advantage plan will represent a coordinated, carefully focused, provider-led investment in the health and well-being of our Medicare-eligible residents.

For more information about MVP Health Care, visit www.mvphealthcare.com.

For more information about The University of Vermont Health Network, visit www.uvmhealth.org.

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 Health Care makes health insurance more convenient, more supportive, and more personal. For more information, visit www.mvphealthcare.com, or on FacebookTwitterInstagram, and LinkedIn.

About The University of Vermont Health Network

The University of Vermont Health Network is an academic health system that is comprised of six affiliate hospitals, a multi-specialty medical group, and a home health agency. We serve the residents of Vermont and northern New York with a shared mission: working together, we improve people’s lives. Our partners include:

Our 4,000 health care professionals are driven to provide high-quality, cost-efficient care as close to home as possible. Strengthened by our academic connection to the University of Vermont, each of our hospitals remains committed to its local community by providing compassionate, personal care shaped by the latest medical advances and delivered by highly skilled experts.