Published on March 29, 2013

Genesis Contracts With All Insurance Companies to Care for Mercer County Residents

Illness and injuries can happen to anyone. Last year, Marge Lloyd was seriously injured when she fell in her home. Marge required surgery and rehabilitation to recover from her injury.

Health insurance coverage enables individuals and families to receive health services while reducing the risk of financial loss in circumstances of serious illness or injury.

"I am so grateful that I can use my local hospital for my health care needs. I received excellent care and they worked directly with my insurance company to submit my claim," said Lloyd.

In February, Genesis Health System closed on the purchase of Mercer County Hospital and Nursing Home. In the months preceding the transition of ownership, the Contracting Insurance staff of Genesis worked diligently to secure contracts with all insurance companies to make sure residents in Mercer County would continue to receive care close to home.

Jim McIntyre carries United Healthcare insurance offered through his employer. Jim recently sought care at Genesis Medical Center, Aledo and all services were covered by his plan.

"We are so pleased Genesis Medical Center, Aledo has made access to health services a priority. If the hospital didn't accept my health insurance it would cause a hardship for my family," said McIntyre.

During the transition, Genesis also recognized the need for growth to meet the needs of the community. In response, new insurance contracts were added to include Cigna, Aetna, and United Healthcare - John Deere Premier to include their members who reside in Mercer County.

Michele McAvoy, Patient Financial Counselor, Genesis Medical Center, Aledo assists patients who have questions about their insurance coverage.
"Our mission is to provide compassionate, quality health services to all those in need. Patients are always welcome to call me or stop by if they have insurance or billing questions," commented McAvoy.

Insurance Coverage for Major Employers

As a community based health care provider, Genesis Medical Center, Aledo also contracts with health insurance companies offered by major employers in Mercer County. General Grind and Machine offers health insurance to their team members through United Healthcare of River Valley.

Lisa Holtschlag, Human Resource Director, General Machine and Grind commented, "We have a strong partnership with Genesis Medical Center, Aledo and value having a local hospital that serves the health and wellness needs of our team members and their families."

GMC, Aledo contracts with the following insurance companies:

  • Aetna
  • Beechstreet
  • Benefit Administration
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield
  • Care Provider Network
  • Choice Care Network
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Employee Benefit System
  • Evolutions Health Care (aka Guardian)
  • First Health
  • FirstSelect (aka First Administrators) (Wellmark)
  • Galaxy Network
  • Great West
  • Health Alliance
  • Health Network Inc.
  • HFN
  • Humana
  • Integrated Health Plan
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Meridian
  • Midlands Choice
  • MultiPlan
  • Personal Care
  • PPO Next (aka Preferred Health Network, HealthStar)
  • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS)
  • Quad City Community Health Care
  • TLC Advantage
  • Three Rivers Provider Network
  • Tricare (Approved Provider)
  • Unicare
  • United Healthcare HMO
  • United Healthcare - John Deere Premier
  • United Healthcare PPO
  • United Heritage Premier
  • United of River Valley
  • Wellmark Health Plan of Iowa (HMO)

If you have questions about insurance plans accepted by Genesis Medical Center, Aledo, please call Michele McAvoy at 309-582-3497.

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