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Rachelle Khalaf
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1/16/2013
PRESS RELEASE
For Immediate Release

Kelsey Seybold and Boon Chapman Announce Partnership

 
'KelseyCare administered by Boon-Chapman' health benefits plan
is now available to the Houston market
 
HOUSTON (January 16, 2013) – Kelsey-Seybold Clinic, the nation's first accountable care organization accredited by the National Committee for Quality Assurance, and Boon-Chapman, a Texas-based third-party administrator of employee benefits, announced a partnership to deliver Kelsey-Seybold's "KelseyCare" health benefits plan to partially self-funded employers in the Greater Houston area with 50 or more covered employees.
 
KelseyCare has been offered to Houston-area employers for more than six years and delivers high-quality care that is on average 15 to 30 percent lower in total cost when compared to other health plans in the greater Houston area.
 
"Our organizations are combining expertise to offer a high-quality self-funded health benefits plan to Houston employers," said Spencer Berthelsen, M.D., Chairman and Managing Director, Kelsey-Seybold. "We are pleased to offer KelseyCare to employers through a well-respected third party administrator which has served Texas employers since 1961. Employers will receive high value, improved cost savings and healthcare quality through KelseyCare administered by Boon-Chapman." 
 
As a part of the KelseyCare health benefits plan design, Boon-Chapman will provide employers with member services, claims administration, comprehensive eligibility systems and stop-loss coverage. Additionally, employers will have the opportunity to offer employees a variety of KelseyCare benefit plans including a KelseyCare "Point of Service" plan, a KelseyCare "Deductible" plan and the KelseyCare "No Deductible" plan.
 
"Our success has been built by providing a very high level of personalized service to meet the needs of our clients," said Kevin Chapman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Boon-Chapman. "Our clients are looking for a plan design that delivers value for the dollars spent and Kelsey-Seybold's KelseyCare benefits plan has an impressive history of achieving real value for employers and members."
 
The KelseyCare Health Benefits Plan shows consistent high performance on three critical indicators:  financial performance, clinical quality and enrollee satisfaction. An independent benchmarking survey of health plans in the Greater Houston area has awarded KelseyCare top scores in clinical quality and financial efficiency for six years. The 2010 Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS) survey, which independently surveys health plan members on their experiences with all major health plans in the greater Houston area, has rated KelseyCare among the best in four overall categories: Health Plan, Healthcare, Personal Doctor and Specialist.  
    
This new healthcare option is the ideal solution for employers looking to manage benefits costs while continuing to provide employees with quality healthcare focused on prevention, convenience and affordability. Employers can enroll in KelseyCare administered by Boon-Chapman now for a March 1, 2013 effective date.
 
Kelsey-Seybold and Cigna Healthcare of Texas will continue their longstanding affiliation to offer KelseyCare powered by Cigna to Houston-based employers on both a fully insured and self-funded basis.
 
Brokers interested in learning more about KelseyCare administered by Boon-Chapman can visitwww.kelseycare.com/boonchapman. 
 
About Boon-Chapman
Boon-Chapman is a Texas-based, third-party administrator of employee benefits. The company is currently headquartered in Austin, Texas with more than 700 clients and 75,000 covered employees across the nation. Boon-Chapman is the oldest domiciled third-party administrator in the state of Texas, and the company prides itself on providing outstanding service to clients. For more information about Boon-Chapman visitwww.boonchapman.com.

About Kelsey-Seybold

Kelsey-Seybold Clinic is Houston's premier multispecialty group practice, founded in 1949 by Dr. Mavis Kelsey in Houston's renowned Texas Medical Center. More than 450 physicians and allied health professionals practice at 24​​ locations in the Greater Houston area. Kelsey-Seybold offers quality medical care in 55 medical specialties. The organization operates the largest freestanding Ambulatory Surgery Center in the state of Texas and offers state-of-the-art Varian TrueBeam and Varian Edge radiation therapy technology at a nationally accredited Cancer Center. An accredited Sleep Center, comprehensive laboratory services, advanced imaging and diagnostics, 16 onsite Kelsey pharmacies, and MyKelseyOnline, a secure web portal, are part of its comprehensive offerings. Kelsey-Seybold partners with major insurers to offer value-based commercial health plans. KelseyCare Advantage, a Medicare Advantage plan offered to Houston-area beneficiaries and affiliated with Kelsey-Seybold Clinic, has achieved the coveted 5-out-of-5-star rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid for three consecutive years and is the only 5-out-of-5-star rated plan in Texas.

Kelsey-Seybold has been recognized by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) as the nation’s first accredited Accountable Care Organization and a Level 3 (highest) Patient-Centered Medical Home. Kelsey-Seybold has many physicians in the Greater Houston area certified for excellence in diabetes and heart and stroke care by the NCQA. In addition to these recognitions, Kelsey-Seybold is home to a nationally accredited Breast Diagnostic Center, and Endoscopy Center.