MANCHESTER 1/16/2015 - New Minuteman Health (www.minutemanhealth.org) regional vice president of operations and executive director Scott Colby says the new company will have a significant impact on New Hampshire’s healthcare marketplace over the coming years.
“Right out of the gate we’re offering consumers a strong and growing provider network and the best price points on the exchange,” said Colby. “Combine that with our member-driven operating structure and our Massachusetts network being available to New Hampshire policy holders, and you have a very potent recipe for market impact. For new shoppers, and especially for individuals being automatically re-enrolled in their current Anthem plan, Minuteman Health provides a smart, affordable option.”
Colby, who started with Minuteman on Jan. 15, possesses deep knowledge of the state’s healthcare marketplace. He served as executive vice president of the New Hampshire Medical Society since 2010, responsible for operations, membership growth, strategic planning, lobbying and support of the society’s mission. In addition, in June 2012, Colby was appointed by the New Hampshire Medical Society Council as the manager of New Hampshire Medical Society Insurance Services, L.L.C.
Before joining the medical society, Colby served as director, government affairs and managed care for Catholic Medical Center in Manchester, N.H. where he had been employed since 2000. Colby has more than 20 years of health care experience, including his current role at the medical society, his prior experience at Catholic Medical Center, his work in network development for Tufts Health Plan of Watertown, Mass. and his work with Northshore International Insurances Services of Danvers, Mass.
Minuteman is entering the state at a time when consumers and providers are seeking new approaches to treatment, wellness, coverage and cost transparency, Colby said.
“Our unique structure and approach is very timely, especially in light of the major changes throughout the healthcare world, and the increased demands of consumers and providers for smarter practices and better outcomes,” Colby said.
Minuteman Health is a new member-governed, non-profit health insurance option for Massachusetts’ residents. The company intends to offer individuals and small businesses lower-cost high-quality care with unprecedented transparency, increased efficiency and its unique member-governance structure. Plan members will directly participate by electing the board of directors, becoming board members and providing input for cost management and service delivery. Minuteman will be marketed through their website, brokers and the Massachusetts Health Connector.
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