Principal Brings Health Provider Network to Chattanooga

July 26, 2010 ( – The Principal Financial Group has unveiled its Principal Edge Network health provider service in the Chattanooga, Tennessee, market.

A news release said the network helps employers achieve competitive discounts while providing access to local physicians and hospitals. Competitive discounts with physicians, specialists and facilities allow the provider to offer access to a range of health care services and levels of care, the company said.

Service features of coverage include:

  • Prompt claim payment with a track record of (99.6%) dollar accuracy;  
  • In-bound first-call solution accuracy (96.94%);
  • Online access to claims status, patient eligibility and basic benefit information; and 
  • Wellness discounts to help employees lose weight and become physically fit.

“Everyone is watching their health care dollars more closely these days, which is why we’re excited to introduce Principal Edge Network to Chattanooga. By building our own network, we’re able to give our members quick and easy access to many of the area’s most prominent physicians and facilities,” said Lance Marshall, president Principal Edge Network, Tennessee, in the news release.

Principal Edge Network is now available in the Chattanooga, Nashville, Memphis, Jackson and middle Tennessee areas.

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