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HealthFlex is a wellness-driven health plan, administered by Wespath Benefits and Investments, for United Methodist Church (UMC) annual conferences, UMC affiliated organizations, and other organizations that share common religious bonds and convictions with the UMC based on shared Wesleyan theology and tradition and Methodist roots. HealthFlex is available to plan sponsors with a minimum of 50 participants. We currently serve over 35 plan sponsors, providing health coverage and well-being programs to nearly 20,000 lives. HealthFlex offers significant value to both plan sponsors and participants, which makes selecting HealthFlex for your organization a win-win.

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Benefits to Plan Sponsors

Financial Stewardship

  • Cost-saving benefits of being self-insured without the financial uncertainty or risk
  • Large group stability and economies of scale (including pharmacy benefits coalition)
  • Favorable health and financial outcomes due to focus on well-being and consumerism
  • Low administrative overhead (over 90% of premiums go to direct participant benefits (claims, health accounts, incentives))
  • New for 2024: Emphasis on more efficient use of health care with new care coordination service
  • Performance dividend opportunities
  • Palatable cost management via “premium credit” model

Administrative Simplicity

  • Vendor and eligibility management
  • Training, communications, reporting and support—implementation and ongoing
  • Dedicated customer service support call center
  • Expert plan design, leadership, consultation

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Benefits to Participants

  • Top quality benefits (networks, vendor partners)
  • Award winning well-being programs
  • Flexibility to choose from a portfolio of plans
  • Personalized care coordination to make health care easier to navigate
  • Decision support to help choose the right plans

HealthFlex offers a full portfolio of health plan options designed to meet participants’ health care and financial needs. These plan options include:

  • Six medical plans (including pharmacy and behavioral health)
  • Three dental plans (including HMO and PPO options)
  • Three vision plans
  • Health Accounts (HSA, HRA and FSA)
  • Dependent care FSA

Learn more about the available plans.

Enhanced Training and Support for Plan Sponsors

Wespath offers hands-on training and support for our plan sponsors helping them transition their organization and participants to HealthFlex.

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  • Consultation and guidance for premium credits
  • Comprehensive “Train-the-Trainer” seminars
  • Plan sponsor toolkits to support plan selection education
  • Dedicated Customer Service support team for ongoing support to plan sponsors and participants
  • Comprehensive communications and educational materials (e.g., workshop PowerPoint presentations, handouts and related plan sponsor training materials)
  • Oversight of system development and testing
  • Decision support tools for plan sponsors and participants

Benefit Bite: HealthFlex Plans Overview

Posted September 20, 2023

Education and Decision Support for Participants

  • Introductory workshops prior to Annual Election (enrollment period)
  • Educational materials for participants: videos, brochures, fact sheets, plan comparisons and more to make your training as smooth as possible
  • Direct-to-participant communications from Wespath
  • ALEX Benefits Counselor—a fun, easy, online tool to help each participant select the HealthFlex plan that best meets his/her financial situation, health status, understanding of health benefits, and financial tolerance for unplanned medical expenses.

Interested in working with Wespath? Questions about these options? Contact us.

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