FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, October 1, 2018

PacificSource Community Health Plans Expands Medicare Offerings to Pierce and Spokane Counties

(TACOMA, Wash.) Oct. 1, 2018— PacificSource Community Health Plans announces it will expand its Medicare offerings in Washington State to include Pierce and Spokane counties beginning in October, 2018. MultiCare will serve as PacificSource’s provider partner in those two counties. Medicare plans sold in 2018 will have an effective date of January 1, 2019.

“For the past 85 years, PacificSource has remained dedicated to serving the health care needs of communities throughout the Pacific Northwest,” said Ken Provencher, president and CEO of PacificSource. “As we continue to grow in Washington State, we’re pleased to collaborate with our new partner MultiCare to provide full-service care within local communities.”

“We are pleased to partner with PacificSource to deliver care that enhances the health care experience for our patients,” said Bill Robertson, president and CEO of MultiCare. “Together, we are focused on improving access to care, efficiency, and quality outcomes in the communities we serve, and this collaboration will help us with those goals.”

PacificSource and MultiCare will offer multiple access points of care, including a no-cost nurse advice line and no-cost virtual care through MultiCare’s “Virtual Care” video visits, which can be accessed from a patient’s home. Patients can also access MultiCare’s Indigo Urgent Care centers found at 16 locations in the region. MultiCare offers more than 3,500 providers through its MultiCare Connected Care network.

PacificSource has been offering Medicare plans in Clark County since January 2018, through the Legacy Health network. PacificSource Community Health Plans is a subsidiary of PacficSource.

About PacificSource Health Plans
PacificSource Health Plans is an independent, regional, not-for-profit community health plan serving the Northwest. Founded in 1933, PacificSource is based in Springfield with local offices throughout Oregon, Idaho, and Montana. The PacificSource family of companies employs 1,000 people, serves more than 300,000 individuals, and has 3,900 employer clients throughout the Northwest. For more information visit PacificSource.com.

About MultiCare
MultiCare is a not-for-profit health care organization with more than 16,000 employees and a family of brands that includes Mary Bridge Children’s, Immediate Clinic, MultiCare Indigo Urgent Care, Navos, Pulse Heart Institute, and MultiCare Connected Care, our Accountable Care organization. Our comprehensive system of health is comprised of inpatient care, primary care, virtual care, urgent care and specialty services, employed and affiliated physicians, and a wide range of community outreach programs in both the Puget Sound and Inland Northwest regions.

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