Ultralink to Plan Benefits Network
Ultralink Inc., a health care network manager, has been selected by Ameritech, a telecommunications company in the Midwest, as the planning and network manager for Ameritech’s health benefits programs.
Ultralink, in conjunction with the Kennedy Consulting Group in Chicago, will develop a network of health maintenance organizations to serve Ameritech’s employees in five states. Ameritech has 68,000 employees and 50,000 retirees.
Fees will be linked to an incentive system, said an Ultralink spokeswoman, based on when the HMO network begins operations and on how many of Ameritech’s employees join.
Ultralink manages more than 200 HMO plans throughout the United States on behalf of employers representing more than 120,000 people and more than $150 million in annualized premiums.