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Scott and White Health Plan to Acquire FirstCare Health Plans

Scott and White Health Plan, part of Baylor Scott & White Health, has signed a definitive agreement for Scott and White Health Plan to acquire FirstCare Health Plans. The combined plans will cover almost 400,000 members across North, West, and Central Texas.

Uniting Scott and White Health Plan and First Care Health Plans will create a more comprehensive and sustainable provider-owned insurer. We also are looking forward to providing an enhanced customer experience through shared, advanced technology.

The definitive agreement is now subject to regulatory approval. Following regulatory approval, we expect this process will be finalized in early 2019.

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"For more than 35 years, Scott and White Health Plan has served Central Texas and surrounding communities. Uniting our health plans will allow us to ensure the long-term viability for both, continuing our histories of Texans serving Texans." — Jeff Ingrum, CEO, Scott and White Health Plan

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Who We Are:

About Scott and White Health Plan

At Scott and White Health Plan, our mission is to be the most trusted name in giving and receiving safe, quality, compassionate healthcare. As the #1 rated private health insurer in Texas, we are proud to increase access to high-quality, coordinated patient care for more than 220,000 of our friends, families and neighbors in 80 counties across Central, East, North, and West Texas. For more information on our innovative, integrated delivery capabilities, quality programs that drive savings and best-in-class member experience, visit SWHP.org.

About FirstCare Health Plans

At FirstCare, our mission is to work together to serve our customers and build healthier communities—one member at a time. Since 1985, we've been serving the health care needs of members across North, West, and Central Texas. Today, our service area includes 143 counties, with local offices in Abilene, Amarillo, Lubbock, and corporate offices in Austin, Texas. We offer a wide range of HMO, PPO, HSA, and ASO products through a variety of programs, including small and large employer plans; state, federal and teacher plans; government programs; and the Health Insurance Marketplace. With the support of our owners, Covenant Health in Lubbock and Hendrick Health System in Abilene, we serve over 160,000 members. For more information, please visit FirstCare.com.

Contact Us:

If you are a Scott and White Health plan member, employer, provider or licensed agent and have questions about the letter of intent between Scott and White Health Plan and FirstCare Health Plans, let us know how we can help you.

Members

1-800-321-7947 (TTY: 711), 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., seven days a week

Employers

Contact your liaison on the SWHP Client Management Team.

Providers

Contact your SWHP provider relations representative or call us at 1-800-321-7947 during regular business hours.

Agents

Contact your SWHP agent representative.