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SeeChange Health Insurance Enables Bay Area Members to Use Health Incentive Dollars to Join One Medical Group

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- SeeChange Health Insurance, a provider of value-based health plans to employers, has teamed up with One Medical Group to offer primary care services to SeeChange Health members. One Medical Group is an innovative primary care practice with multiple Bay Area locations throughout San Francisco, Palo Alto and Larkspur, including a Burlingame office opening in November.

SeeChange Health offers innovative benefit design solutions that reward members with health incentive dollars for taking simple preventive health actions. Through this collaboration, health incentive funds can be used to pay for annual membership to One Medical Group -- providing members with access to comprehensive, accessible, and affordable primary care services.

"Our health insurance products are designed to encourage utilization of high-value medical services," said Martin Watson, CEO of SeeChange Health. "One Medical Group offers accessible, best-in-class service to patients and aligns exceptionally well with our model where preventive and primary care are paramount." As a health plan, SeeChange Health rewards individuals who proactively manage their health. Health incentive dollars are given to plan participants when they complete a personalized Health Action Plan, consisting of an annual wellness exam, a health questionnaire, and a biometric screening (basic lab tests). Now, Bay Area members have the opportunity to complete health actions with the help of One Medical practitioners.

One Medical Group has built a successful primary care model around the needs of patients – including same-day appointments that start on time, more time with physicians, and mobile and online tools that help support health needs. One Medical doctors offer a comprehensive, integrative approach that starts with getting to know the patient, their concerns and helping them achieve their goals for good health.  

"Like SeeChange, One Medical believes that a proactive approach to health care starts with doctors and patients having an open and honest discussion about their goals," said Dr. Jeff Levin-Scherz, Chief Medical Officer for One Medical Group. "SeeChange members already understand the financial value of taking steps to maximize their health. Now members in the Bay Area have better access to primary care that is built around their schedules and designed to tackle their health questions and get them back to enjoying life."

About SeeChange Health
SeeChange Health is the leader in value-based benefit design solutions for employers – delivering the plans and services they are looking for to create better health and quality of life for employees, increase workforce productivity and lower their health care costs. SeeChange Health's unique approach encourages individuals to play an active role in the management of their own health to prevent, detect and treat today's most serious health conditions. SeeChange Health Insurance provides value-based benefit plans to fully insured employer groups – and is among the first to bring this unique approach to small and midsize companies. SeeChange Health Solutions provides flexible, efficient administrative services with the proven cost-control advantages of value-based benefit designs to self-insured employers. SeeChange Health Solutions also provides the leading consumer engagement and health incentive platform to employers, health plans and third party administrators. For more information, go to www.seechangehealth.com.

About One Medical
One Medical Group is revolutionizing health care by building a next-generation primary care system second to none. Through superior design, innovative technology, and a personal approach, One Medical is able to offer patients higher quality care and service at lower cost.  And physicians are able to practice medicine the way it was intended – with personal relationships, open communication, and thoughtful decision-making.

Rapidly growing, One Medical has multiple locations nationwide, including San Francisco, New York City, Washington DC and Chicago. To learn more or join a One Medical practice, visit the website, or follow One Medical on Twitter and Facebook.

Media Contacts

For One Medical Group
Justin O'Kelly
jokelly@onemedical.com
415.529.4571

For SeeChange Health
Susan Cotton
scotton@seechangehealth.com
818.824.9164

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