Aspirus Arise changes name to Aspirus Health Plan
WAUSAU– Aspirus Arise, a north-central Wisconsin health plan provider serving 20 counties, will change its name to Aspirus Health Plan, effective January 2021.
“Our goal is to provide a stronger connection to the Aspirus health system for our current and prospective members,” said Brett Davis, President of Aspirus Health Plan. “The name change will coincide with health plan enhancements that improve the member experience and will become more engaged and integrated with the health care system that serves our members.”
Aspirus Health Plan was created in 2016 to build on Aspirus’ commitment of bettering the health of the communities it serves. Its products cater to the needs of those communities to improve the overall health and wellbeing of the population for all care needs.
Beginning in January 2021, Aspirus Health Plan will:
Offer flexibility for large, self-funded employers by working with select stop-loss carrier and PBM (pharmacy benefit manager) service vendors.
Provide a significant discount on workers’ compensation-related office visit fees when a member visits an Aspirus Occupational Health facility for a work-related injury.
Extend call center hours to 7 a.m.-7 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Partner with Navitus and PreferredOne, who will help to improve the overall member experience by processing prescription drug benefits and providing enhanced customer service.
Launch a new website, AspirusHealthPlan.com. The current website, AspirusArise.com, will be rebranded with a new look over the next few months.
Membership cards reflecting the new name and logo will be sent to current members in December 2020.
“We appreciate the confidence our members have placed in us over the years,” Davis said. “We pledge to continue to provide the affordable and local health insurance coverage our customers, their families and businesses deserve.”
About Aspirus-Aspirus is a non-profit, community-directed health system based in Wausau, Wisconsin. Its 8,700 employees are focused on improving the health and well-being of people throughout Wisconsin and Upper Michigan. Aspirus serves communities through four hospitals in Michigan and six hospitals in Wisconsin, 50 clinics, home health and hospice care, pharmacies, critical care and air-medical transport, medical goods, nursing homes and a broad network of physicians. Aspirus was recognized in 2018 and 2019 by IBM Watson Health as a Top 15 Health System in its annual study identifying the top-performing health systems in the country. For more information, visit aspirus.org.