August 2, 2022
St. Luke’s Health System Announces Launch of St. Luke’s Health Plan
Boise, Idaho — St. Luke’s Health System announced today a new, wholly-owned, not-for-profit subsidiary, St. Luke’s Health Plan, that will offer new health insurance coverage options to people across west central and south central Idaho counties beginning in January 2023. The new health plan entity is an exciting step in St. Luke’s multi-year journey to deliver high-quality care that is more accessible and affordable to Idaho residents.
The Plan’s concept is deeply rooted in St. Luke’s mission and long-standing commitment to improving the health of people through coordinated health care and affordability for patients.
“Our vision to be the community’s trusted partner in providing exceptional, patient-centered care is central to everything we do. To achieve that vision, we are on a bold and ambitious journey to continually improve quality, access and the affordability of health care for the communities we serve,” said St. Luke’s Health Plan President Matt Wolff.
Pending plan certification through Your Health Idaho in September 2022, enrollment in St. Luke’s Health Plan will begin in mid-October 2022 with health insurance plans taking effect in January of 2023. Plans will be available to both individuals and employers across St. Luke’s footprint. Health plans for individuals will be offered on the Idaho health insurance exchange as well as outside of the exchange. Employer-sponsored plan offerings will also be available for small and large groups. The development of Medicare Advantage plan options will be considered at an appropriate time.
“We are excited to build on the significant progress we’ve already made in delivering greater health care value and health outcomes for Idahoans. The St. Luke’s Health Plan will connect the delivery of care with the funding of care, resulting in a simpler, and cost-conscious health insurance option for our communities,” added Wolff.
With the option of St. Luke’s Health Plan, St. Luke’s facilities will continue to accept most other health care insurance plans. The new health insurance plan will not alter who can receive care at St. Luke’s.