Oregon Firms Offer Dependent Health Coverage Plan

February 1, 2005 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - Providence Health Plan and The Partners Group, an Oregon benefit consulting firm, have announced a new insurance plan designed to help cut health coverage costs of employees' children and spouses.

A news release said that Dependent Solutions program offers basic coverage while helping families save as much as $250 a month and is now available to Oregon businesses with 51 or more employees through The Partners Group.

“Together with The Partners Group, we were able to develop a plan that allows dependents to be covered at a level that is more affordable without sacrificing the basic elements of a solid health plan,” Jack Friedman, chief executive, Providence Health Plan, said in the announcement.

To keep costs low, Dependent Solutions raises deductible limits but does so without sacrificing coverage, ensuring medical and prescription drug benefits for employees’ spouses and children, according to the announcement.   

More information about The Partners Group is at  www.tpgrp.com  while additional details about The Providence Health System are  www.providence.org/healthplans .