Beech Street Health Insurance Company is commonly, but incorrectly, referred to as Beach Street Health Insurance Company, most likely because the company was started in San Diego, California back in 1951. Since then it has grown from servicing the residents of Southern California to providing networks nationwide.
Beech (or Beach) Street Health Insurance is not an actual health insurance provider, but rather a network provider operating as Beech Street under the Viant network. Viant was founded in 2007 as an off-shoot of Concentras, which was originally called Preferred Payment Systems. It currently boasts over seven hundred clients and sixteen million members.
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Beech Street Network Services
Beech Street is one of the largest Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) network providers with over 560,000 practitioners, 5,000 hospitals, 85,000 specialty care facilities, and 52,000 facility locations. There are three service plans available that are comprised of these network providers.The primary plan is the Beech Street Primary Health Benefit Network in which patients choose doctors from within the network to receive plan benefit coverage. Patients can access a directory to confirm that their provider is a participant.
For patients who choose doctors that are not part of the primary network, there is the Beech Street Complementary Network. The benefits applied through this network can be either in-network or out-of-network depending on the patient’s plan. Here, too, patients are provided with a directory of provider participants. The third service plan is the out-of-network plan called Beech Street Supplemental Network.
Initially established as a Third Party Administrator (TPA) for Workers’ Compensation, Beech Street continues to offer Workers’ Compensation with a network of over 15,000 hospitals and specialty treatment facilities and 273,000 specialty and primary care physicians. Auto Medical is another option provided by Beech Street. Auto medical insurance is no fault insurance that covers the insured and all of the passengers in the insured’s vehicle regardless of who was at fault for the accident. Any immediate treatments that are required as a result of the car accident will typically be covered. A provider directory helps patients verify their provider’s participation.
Beech Street Affiliations
Several affiliations help expand Beech Streets services and programs. Partnership with the Allianz LifeTrac Transplant Network gives members access to over forty facilities that lead the way in organ and bone marrow transplants. Landacorp’s partnership with Beech Street brings disease management strategy to its members through the Managing for Tomorrow® programs, which put members in control of their own health through education and empowerment.
Further affiliations also include charitable organizations such as the Orange County Child Abuse Prevention Center, to which Beech Street routinely contributes time and monetary resources. Additionally, even though this organization employs more than five hundred people, they consider themselves a family. The Beech Street Family Fund is the company’s way of providing additional monetary rewards to employees in need. Starting out with company donations of cash, the Family Fund has since grown to fundraising events sponsored by the employees throughout the year. The company then matches the money and confidentially gives it to employees that are chosen through coworker nomination.
Beech Street is also affiliated with several industry companies. Health Access America (HAA) is an organization that helps educate the public about health insurance and provides networking opportunities for individuals to find providers, both public and private. The American Association of Preferred Provider Organizations (AAPPO) is the national association of PPOs with a focus on educating the public about the benefits of a PPO for an individual’s health care. The AAPPO Academy is an online education system that offers health care courses and exams for industry professionals. Beech Street also has an affiliation with a technology company called GTESS and was actually one of their first clients. GTESS is a custom software manufacturer that helps to integrate and expedite insurance claims.
Beech Street Vision, Mission, & Values
The Beech Street vision, mission, & values is a strong commitment to do what is right for both patients, health care providers, and the community as a whole.
Beech Street Network Insurance Coverage Area
Although the number of providers and facilities in the network varies from state to state, providers are available in Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.
Beech Street believes that their contribution to health care is to provide comprehensive services while lowering the cost of healthcare. Part of how they accomplish this is through their massive network. Individuals that prefer PPOs tend to do so due to the larger network that PPOs provide while still allowing the option of going out of the network if a patient so chooses.
Although going out of the network is frequently at a much higher cost to the patient, the option is there if one needs it. PPO rates vary by plan, usually charging a lower premium for a higher deductible. This allows for flexibility in choosing a plan that not only meets your medical needs, but your financial needs as well.
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