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Introducing Paladina Health -- a whole new approach to primary care

We are pleased to introduce Paladina Health – a whole new approach to primary care, provided as an option for employees and their dependents enrolled in UCAR’s Cigna Health Insurance Plan.  Paladina Health employs the medical home model focusing on physician-patient relationships and increasing access to a personal Primary Care Physician.  Across the nation, the patient-centered medical home model is increasing in popularity because of these powerful benefits.  The Paladina Health clinic in Boulder is scheduled to open on May 12, 2014.

Among the many benefits of a physician-patient approach, employees and their dependents receive 24/7 access to their personal Paladina physician by phone and email, flexible appointment availability (including same day appointments), and two convenient clinics located in Boulder and Broomfield.

You will receive more information about the program in the mail, as well as in the upcoming Paladina Town Hall meetings and one-on-one “Meet the Physician” sessions.  Employees and dependents are invited to these meetings. The schedule for the meetings is listed below.

This benefit is optional and all UCAR employees and their dependents who are currently enrolled in the Cigna High Deductible Health Plan are eligible to enroll free of charge.  Initially the option will be available in the Boulder/Denver area, and as Paladina opens more clinics across the country, UCAR employees and their dependents covered by Cigna may enroll in Paladina. Employees may join at any time of the year.

The clinics will offer employees and dependents higher quality, more convenient care at no additional cost. Key features include:

     24/7 access to your personal Paladina Health physician
     Schedule same or next-day appointments for urgent needs
     Experienced primary care physicians
     Convenient near-site primary care clinic locations in Boulder and Broomfield
     No additional out of pocket costs
     Continued access to other providers
     Patients guided to outside providers when needed

Why Cigna only?

The Kaiser HMO plan provides participants with similar services within its own network, so employees enrolled in UCAR’s Kaiser plan are not eligible to participate in Paladina Health.  However, employees covered by Kaiser are also most welcome to attend the Town Hall meetings to learn more about Paladina.

Watch for other upcoming communication in the mail and in Staff Notes to learn about how you and your family can participate in this exciting new benefit.  In the meantime, check them out at http://www.paladinahealth.com/ucar-boulder

Paladina Health Town Hall meetings:

     April 14, 2014
     10:00-11:30 a.m., ML Main Seminar Room
     1:00-2:30 p.m., CG1 North Auditorium

     April 15, 2014
     10:00-11:30 a.m., FL2 Auditorium
     1:00-2:30 p.m., CG1 North Auditorium
     5:30-7:00 p.m., FL2 Auditorium

     April 16, 2014
     1:00-2:30 p.m., RAF Conference Room

“Meet the Physician” sessions will be held the week of April 21, 2014.  Session times and locations will be announced soon.

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