On October 1, 2006, IEBP changed the provider network to
UnitedHealthcare Options PPO. The purpose of this change
was to achieve more cost-effective healthcare treatment.
IEBP’s Board of Trustees made the decision to enter into a
long-term agreement with United Medical Resources (UMR),
a wholly owned subsidiary of UnitedHealthcare.
On September 1, 2011, IEBP transitioned from the
UnitedHealthcare Options PPO network to the
UnitedHealthcare Choice Plus Network, except for select
Employer Members in East Texas. In January 2013, IEBP
transitioned all Pool Members to the Choice Plus Network.
Effective January 1, 2016, IEBP will upgrade the Choice Plus
Network with Premium Care Physician performance based
outcome providers with appropriate network steerage plan
The Alliance will promote comprehensive and cost-efficient
health benefit programs for political subdivisions in the
state of Texas and other states. The management support
and systems flexibility provided by UMR will allow for
UnitedHealthcare owned systems to manage the network
and claims adjudication process efficiently.
In addition, the UnitedHealthcare Choice Plus premium
doctor identification provides monetized value driver
performance based outcome information.