President Update: Sept. 21

A message from Dr. Ben Schwartz, President of Beaumont Health


It is so important for each of us to be intentional about the health and well-being of ourselves and our families. Wellness isn’t just about our physical health; it’s also about emotional, social, professional and financial factors as well.

I am pleased to announce, new this year, all medical, behavioral health and pharmacy benefit plans for Beaumont Health team members will be administered by Priority Health, rather than UMR and United Healthcare. 

Many of you have been anticipating this change since the announcement of our partnership with Spectrum Health. While detailed information is coming, I can assure you that there will be no changes to deductibles or coinsurance and Beaumont Health team members will continue to have access to the same Beaumont Health network of providers, including those within Spectrum Health’s network, and an expanded list of behavioral health providers.

The cost of health care continues to increase due to the ongoing COVID-19 related impact, significant health care inflation and soaring specialty drug costs resulting in a modest increase to medical plan contributions. Nonetheless, BHSH System will continue to offer team member medical plans that are competitive and with costs lower than many other employers.

Open Enrollment is set for Monday, Oct. 31 – Friday, Nov. 18. This is your chance to choose the benefits that will best meet the needs of you and your family. We are committed to offering a comprehensive and competitive benefits program that provides value and security while demonstrating our commitment to your overall well-being. 

With that in mind, I encourage you to continue using the many resources offered through Bwell, our employee well-being program, and Ulliance, our employee assistance program provider (also available to your families). These are available regardless of your selection during Open Enrollment. Visit experienceBeaumont today to find out more.

Stay tuned for more information about Open Enrollment in the coming days and weeks.

Dr. Ben Schwartz
Beaumont Health

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