I'm excited to announce that Taro Health has launched! Taro Health is a new insurance company doing something no company has done before. They are…
I'm excited to announce that Taro Health has launched!Taro Health is a new insurance company doing something no company has done before. They are partnering with local Direct Primary Care offices in Maine to bring affordable, accessible primary care to patients, from day ONE. No co-pays, no co-insurance. You can read more about their plans HEREI am accepting Taro Health insurance starting January 1st for existing patients, and hope to expand access for new patients in the near future (we've grown quickly over the last year, and I'm doing my best to keep up!).I am currently still on a waiting list for new patients, which you can join HERE. Please indicate whether you are interested in Taro Health, in your comments.You can also sign up directly through Taro Health HERE. Please remember that Open Enrollment ENDS December 15th, so you need to sign up soon if you are interested.Please also check out these other great DPC practices which have NO waiting list, and are working with Taro Health! Better Health DPC, Dr. Gagnon Lotus Family Practice, Dr. Krouse Fulcrum Family Health, Dr. Lucas Coastal Maine Direct Care, Dr. Saylor Maine Family Care, Dr. Hagopian
Becoming a small business owner, public speaking was the part that probably terrified me the most. Last night was a big step for me, hosting…
Becoming a small business owner, public speaking was the part that probably terrified me the most.
Last night was a big step for me, hosting an incredibly inspirational group of over 40 female business leaders at the Maine Women’s Network October event at Rising Tide Brewery.
What I realized is that when you’re talking about some thing that you’re passionate about, it becomes easier.
What an incredible night, what an incredible group of women. Thanks Dr. Lisa Parsons DO for co-hosting with me!
Exciting news for primary care in Maine! I wanted you to be among the first to know about an exciting expansion of Direct Primary Care…
Exciting news for primary care in Maine!
I wanted you to be among the first to know about an exciting expansion of Direct Primary Care in Maine. In the coming weeks, you may see some media announcements and internet advertisements from a company I and other DPCs have partnered with called Taro Health. Taro Health is offering a first-in-the-nation health insurance plan which allows people to buy a normal ACA-compliant insurance coverage which will INCLUDE a membership at a DPC practice.
Taro Health is a partner, but DPC is still 100% independent and will always be available to those with or without insurance. Whether you choose to have Taro Health insurance, other insurance, or no insurance you are welcome at DPC. This is an opt in program. If you do not want to participate, nothing will change for you in terms of your direct primary care experience or your insurance. We are not changing our fees or how we do business. This will be an **OPTIONAL** addition to everything you are already used to at DPC.
I have decided to partner with Taro Health because I believe spreading the word and giving more people access to affordable comprehensive direct primary care is the right thing to do, and probably one of the best ways to fix our broken health care system. Taro Health will allow us to reach even more people, but more importantly will offer existing patients a choice to change insurance to a more DPC friendly option.
In this update I wanted to answer a few important questions for you as an existing patient and also for your friends, family and neighbors who may come to you as a DPC expert and ask for your advice.
If you have Medicare, Tricare, MaineCare, or insurance through an employer, you are NOT eligible for the Taro insurance program. If you purchase your Individual, Family, or Small Business health insurance through CoverME.gov (Maine’s ACA Marketplace) AND you live in **Cumberland County**, you ARE eligible for Taro insurance and will save money. If you are uninsured or use an healthshare, Taro may also be a great option should you choose to switch to traditional insurance.
What is Taro Health?
Taro Health is a fully-licensed, major medical health insurance plan you can purchase for you and your family. It functions like normal health insurance in that it will pay for some or all of your medical expenses including medications, lab tests, imaging, ER visits, hospital visits, surgeries and specialty care. Insurance coverage will INCLUDE a membership at a DPC practice.
Why would I want to change my insurance?
If you are already a member of my practice AND you purchase insurance through the ACA or CoverME.gov, you may be able to save money by switching to a Taro Health DPC plan.
If you are already a member of DPC and you DO NOT have insurance, this may be a more affordable option to add insurance coverage for major medical bills such as surgery, ER visits, and expensive medications, which are not covered by your DPC membership. You may also qualify for subsidies that cover a large percentage of monthly premiums -- check your eligibility at CoverME.gov.
When does this happen?
Press and advertising will start in September to inform the general public. Plan rates will be available during Open Enrollment, starting November 1, 2022 on CoverME.gov. Those who sign up for Taro Health insurance will be covered starting January 1, 2023.
If you are interested you can learn more about Taro Health on their website or stay tuned for future messages from me with additional details.
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