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MARK: FIRST AT 6: PREMIER HEALTH HAS JUST ANNOUNCED IT IS LEAVING THE HEALTH INSURANCE BUSINESS – ENDING ITS PREMIER HEALTH PLAN INSURANCE COVERAGEBROOKE: THE ANNOUNCEMENT COULD AFFECT THOUSANDS ACROSS THE MIAMI VALLEY – WHO NOW NEED TO FIND NEW COVERAGE

2 NEWS REPORTER KRISTEN ESKOW IS LIVE OUTSIDE PREMIER HEALTH'S OFFICES IN DOWNTOWN DAYTON KRISTEN – WHAT DO WE KNOW SO FAR? KRISTENMARK AND BROOKE – WE BROKE THIS STORY ON WDTNCOM EARLIER TODAYWE'VE LEARNED PREMIER HEALTH PLAN INSURANCE – WHICH OFFERS COVERAGE TO COMPANIES FOR EMPLOYEES – WILL BECOME INACTIVE IN JANUARY – ALLOWING TIME FOR CLIENTS TO FIND NEW PLANSTHIS IS ON TOP OF PREMIER HEALTH'S END OF ITS MEDICARE ADVANTAGE PLAN CONTRACT – WHICH EXPIRES MARCH 31ST

OFFICIALS SAY THOSE PATIENTS WILL HAVE A SPECIAL ENROLLMENT PERIOD FOR NEW PLANS THROUGH MAY THIS IS JUST THE LATEST OF MANY HEADLINES INVOLVING PREMIER HEALTH OVER THE PAST YEARAS YOU MAY RECALL – PREMIER HEALTH GOT INTO A CONTRACT DISPUTE WITH UNITED HEALTHCARE – AND COULDN'T COME TO A NEW AGREEMENT LAST MAY THAT AFFECTED THOUSANDS WHO WERE OUT OF NETWORK AT PREMIER FOR ABOUT EIGHT MONTHS UNTIL JANUARYALSO IN JANUARY – PREMIER HEALTH ANNOUNCED ITS DECISION TO CLOSE GOOD SAMARITAN HOSPITAL IN NORTHWEST DAYTON AT THE END OF THE YEAR

THEY SAY THIS LATEST ANNOUNCEMENT IS ALL ABOUT SUSTAINABILITY – SOMETHING WE HEARD WHEN THE GOOD SAM ANNOUNCEMENT WAS MADEA STATEMENT FROM PREMIER READS IN PART – "AS PREMIER HEALTH EMBARKS ON A NEW THREE-YEAR STRATEGIC PLAN WE REMAIN COMMITTED TO OUR MISSION TO BUILD HEALTHIER COMMUNITIES USING THE POPULATION HEALTH MODELS AND RESOURCES WE HAVE ALREADY PUT IN PLACE TO SUPPORT VALUE- BASED CARE" KRISTENJUST BEFORE WE WENT ON THE AIR AT 5 – A COMPANY SPOKESPERSON TOLD ME THEIR GOAL IS TO OFFER ALL PREMIER HEALTH PLAN EMPLOYEES OTHER OPPORTUNITIES WITHIN THE COMPANY HE WOULDN'T DISCLOSE HOW MANY EMPLOYEES ARE AFFECTED

LIVE IN DAYTON – KRISTEN ESKOW, 2 NEWS WORKING FOR YOU BROOKE:THE US HEALTH AND

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