InHealth Mutual, Ohio’s only nonprofit health insurance CO-OP, has formed a partnership with PRIVIT to become an official sponsor for Privit Profile, an online solution for managing health-related information required for sports participation for high school athletes throughout Ohio.
In Ohio, high school student-athletes and their parents use Privit Profile at no cost to complete and manage the necessary health information required of student athletes to play high school sports. The Ohio High School Athletic Association approved Privit Profile as the electronic standard for collecting student-athlete health information. This allows parents the ability to complete health forms online and keep their child’s information current year-after-year, instead of submitting a new form each year. In addition, athletic departments are able to access critical student-athlete health profiles securely, from mobile devices, right from the sidelines. Among this active population, having affordable, quality health insurance is essential, and InHealth plans to provide educational information on affordable options as well as sports injury prevention information to PRIVIT’s users.
InHealth was designed to inject access, innovation and competition into the health insurance industry. As a nonprofit CO-OP with one of the largest statewide health care provider networks, great benefits and fair prices, any profits InHealth makes go back to its members through lowering premiums, enhancing benefits and creating wellness programs for the community.
“InHealth is shifting the paradigm across the health care landscape from a focus on sickness and disease to a focus on wellness and prevention. Our partnership with PRIVIT is about promoting health and safety across student-athletes. Through the Privit Profile data collection portal, high school athletic departments are able to develop safer athletic programs. We are excited to empower our fellow Ohioans to make wiser health decisions. And, that makes this timely, forward-thinking initiative an ideal sponsorship fit,” said Jesse Thomas, CEO of InHealth Mutual.
“With the support of sponsors like InHealth, we are able to provide the benefits of Privit Profile to all high schools throughout the State of Ohio,” said Jeffrey Sopp, CEO of PRIVIT. “We are dedicated to helping high schools take their process for collecting required medical information for sport participation securely online, while improving their athletes’ health and safety.”
About InHealth Mutual:
InHealth Mutual is a nonprofit insurer – a consumer operated and oriented plan (CO-OP) – built for members by members to provide quality, affordable health insurance that is responsive to the needs and wants of all Ohioans. It is different from the traditional insurers given its nonprofit status and focus on individuals and small businesses which will manifest in a governing board of directors that includes members by the beginning of 2016. In addition, profits will be used to lower the cost of care, enhance benefits or decrease premiums. Being accountable to members versus stockholders is a paradigm shift InHealth believes will result in better health insurance for the people it covers. In 2014, InHealth offered insurance products to individuals, small businesses and groups through brokers and private exchanges. For plan year 2015, InHealth expanded to also offer insurance products on the Health Insurance Marketplace (Exchange). InHealth Mutual is a trade name of Coordinated Health Mutual. For more information, visit www.inhealthohio.org.