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.
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.