In order to be successful in the ASO business under the Affordable Care Act, Health Plans must be innovative in their approach to self-funded employers. Just administering claims is not going to lower healthcare costs.

Health Plan’s that offer ASO services to employers with large Hispanic populations could benefit from introducing the innovations at Equality Health.

Construction, Agriculture, Hospitality, Mining, Transportation, and Manufacturing all have a large census of Hispanic workers.

The ability to offer expanded culturally-sensitive wellness programs, direct contracting with our culturally-competent provider networks, or access to employee/patient mobile engagement tools could create a win-win-win for the ASO, the employer, and the Hispanic employee.

And with Equality Health’s risk delegation framework, Health Plan ASOs can offer accountable networks for risk sharing with their employer clients.