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PacifiCare of Arizona

PacifiCare Health Systems acquired FHP, Inc., the parent company of FHP Health Care in February 1997. In July 1997, PacifiCare of Arizona assumed the membership and associated business of FHP Health Care. PacifiCare Health Systems is the parent company of PacifiCare of Arizona. Founded in 1978 and headquartered in Cypress, California, PacifiCare Health Systems today is one of the largest providers in the United States having a nationwide network for individuals and group members. PacifiCare’s health plans have nearly 4 million members and more than 9 million customers take part in specialty plan coverage. This United HealthCare company’s core business is concentrated in Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas, and Washington. The companies that are part of the PacifiCare organization within these regions are PacifiCare Behavioral Health, PacifiCare Dental and Vision, Prescription Solutions, and Secure Horizons Senior Solutions. American Medical Security Group (AMS) later became part of the group in 2004.
Many of PacifiCare's commercial health plans have received Excellent Accreditation by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). The company specializes among others in behavioral health, dental and vision, and complete pharmacy and medical management through its wholly owned subsidiary, Prescription Solutions. The company has about 7,500 employees spread over the nation. PacifiCare Foundation is a nonprofit organization operated by PacifiCare Health Systems that is devoted to charitable and educational causes that enhance the health, wellness and welfare of individuals, families and the public at large.

There are a number of PacifiCare Plans that include PacifiCare Signature ValueSM (HMO), PacifiCare Signature POSSM (POS), PacifiCare SignatureOptions® (PPO), PacifiCare Signature Independence® (Indemnity), and PacifiCare Signature Freedom® (SDHP).

PacifiCare SignatureValueSM HMO puts more emphasis on the quality of care provided to members, by focusing on prevention and general wellness. Customers are allowed to directly contact primary care physicians (PCPs), and establish a strong link with their doctors under this option.

PacifiCare SignaturePOSSM POS is a Point-of-Service option that provides maximum flexibility to PacifiCare's customers. This plan provides HMO savings as well as the freedom to choose either an in-network or out-of-network approach to healthcare.

PacifiCare SignatureOptionsSM PPO plans provide maximum freedom in selecting a physician, as customers are allowed to visit any participating physician or specialist without any extra cost. Members can also see out-of-network doctors, but at a higher out-of-pocket expense.

PacifiCare SignatureIndependenceSM Indemnity plan gives members the freedom to consult any doctor or specialist without needing a referral. PacifiCare SignatureFreedomSM SDHP Plans are PPO based that allows access to the widest physician network possible, and also the freedom of a Self-Directed Account (SDA). This SDA functions as an 'allowance' that can be used at the member's discretion, for preventative health services such as doctor's visits and covered exams.

PacifiCare also offers special Value Added Programs such as Well-Baby Care, Taking Charge of DiabetesSM and educational health resources at no extra charge. The company’s Seniors Secure Horizons Medicare Advantage Plans offer all the benefits of Medicare although you are required to pay low or no premiums, deductibles or co-payments, and do almost no paperwork.

The address of the company is:
PacifiCare of Arizona, P.O. Box 52078, Phoenix, AZ 85072-2078.

 

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