The need for affordable, reliable health care is addressed in the ag community
(Indianapolis) – May 15, 2023 – In a recent survey of Indiana Farm Bureau Health Plans members, nearly 90% of plan holders stated they would recommend INFB Health Plans to a friend or family member. The survey is conducted annually to learn more about the experiences of Hoosiers enrolled in the health care offering.
Over half of plan holders stated INFB Health Plans is less expensive than their previous coverage, with some reporting savings up to $1,300 per month. Additionally, INFB Health Plans have addressed a significant need for more affordable health care in the marketplace, as nearly 20% of plan holders said they were not previously insured before joining INFB Health Plans.
The survey also revealed that over three quarters of plan holders are very satisfied with the choice of health care providers in their current plan – a 7% increase from last year. INFB Health Plans utilize the extensive UnitedHealth Care Choice Plus network for hospitals and doctors, giving customers many options to choose from. Additionally, 76% of current members report it is very easy to use INFB Health Plans with their current providers – a 13% increase from last year.
Across both new and current members, affordability and availability of in-network providers are the top two reasons they joined INFB Health Plans, respectively. Convenience ranked third for new members, and the fact the health care offering is backed by Indiana Farm Bureau ranked third for established members.*
Two different surveys were conducted and distributed to plan holders in April 2023 – one to members who have been enrolled in INFB Health Plans for more than six months, and another to new members who have been enrolled for less than six months.
The survey asked new members questions ranging from why they chose their plan to their overall customer experience during the application process. Current members were asked about their overall satisfaction in regard to customer service, handled claims and current providers.
“We always look forward to feedback from our plan holders,” said Steve Allen, INFB Health Plans manager. “Hearing directly from them reveals what is most important to our members, what they are happy with and how we can continue to best serve them in their health care coverage needs.
“Over 60% of new plan holders surveyed reported joining INFB to be eligible for INFB Health Plans,” Allen added. “This is a testament to just how critical more affordable and dependable health care is to rural communities and beyond.”
As of April 30, 2023, enrollment in INFB Health Plans totaled over 3,500 enrolled plans, which equates to more than 7,700 Hoosier lives covered.
To learn more about INFB Health Plans and apply for coverage, please visit www.INFBhealthplans.com.
* Survey respondents could select more than one reason for choosing INFB Health Plans.
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About Indiana Farm Bureau Health Plans: Founded in 2020 by Indiana Farm Bureau (INFB), Indiana Farm Bureau Health Plans (INFB Health Plans) is a suite of health care offerings designed to provide more affordable and reliable benefits for its members. INFB Health Plans features Individual and Family Plans, Medicare Supplement Insurance Plans and dental/vision coverage. Learn more at infbhealthplans.com.