Becker's Healthcare April 16, 2021
Jackie Drees

Health insurers Harvard Pilgrim, Kaiser Permanente and Priority Health each launched lower-cost, telehealth-first plans in 2020 and have reported varying rates of adoption, according to an April 15 NEJM Catalyst report. 

Seattle-based Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Washington in September unveiled its new Virtual Plus plan for direct-to-consumers and employer groups. Harvard Pilgrim Health Care in Wellesley, Mass., teamed up with Doctor on Demand to launch its SimplyVirtual plan, which is available to large employers in Connecticut; and Grand Rapids, Mich.-based Priority Health‘s MyPriority Telehealth PCP plan is available to members who want more online interactions with providers. 

Each of the payers’ telehealth-first plans became available Jan. 1. Here are 11 numbers to know about the health plans, according to...

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