Massachusetts insurer Harvard Pilgrim Health Care and two New Hampshire health systems reached an agreement to market a narrow-network health plan to employers. Harvard Pilgrim and the two health systems will share financial risk.
The new plan's premium will be 10% lower than rates for other Harvard Pilgrim health plans. The provider network will be limited to the Elliot Health System, in Manchester, N.H., Dartmouth-Hitchcock in Lebanon, N.H., and additional hospitals and affiliated medical groups, said a Dartmouth-Hitchcock spokesman. The other hospitals are: 140-bed Cheshire Medical Center, Keene, N.H.; 25-bed New London (N.H.) Hospital; and the 166-bed Southern New Hampshire Medical Center, Nashua, N.H.