Member News

Health Tradition Health Plan to be purchased by WEA Insurance Corporation

Leadership at Mayo Clinic Health System – Franciscan Healthcare announced the transfer of ownership of Health Tradition Health Plan (HTHP) to WEA Insurance Corporation for the provision of narrow-network commercial plans to area employers, both large and small, as well to provide coverage for 65Plus members.

Mayo Clinic Health System one of top 15 systems nationally

Truven Health Analytics®, part of IBM Watson HealthTM, again named the Mayo Clinic Foundation as one of the 15 top health systems in the country. The recognition applies to Mayo Clinic in Rochester and the 24 Mayo Clinic Health System locations, most of which are in Wisconsin and Minnesota. This year’s study evaluated 337 health systems and 2,924 hospitals […]

Wellness by the numbersMayo wellness program honored

Wellness experts will measure anything, from vegetable servings to stroke risk. Some track data exceptionally well, according to the Wellness Council of America (WELCOA). The nation’s leading wellness organization recently named Mayo Clinic Health System in La Crosse a platinum-level Well Workplace, its highest designation. The recognition was awarded for You Matter, the wellness program […]

WellMe - Mayo Clinic Belle SquareNew Belle Square clinic is open!

The recently opened Mayo Clinic Health System – Franciscan Healthcare location at Belle Square is aligning its services with the needs of the diverse people who live, work or visit in downtown La Crosse. This newest addition to the Health Tradition provider network offers a new care option for members with a range of different health concerns. Care […]

Wellness at Work winner eager to use grand prize services

Tomah Area Credit Union (TACU) has won $2,500 in employee wellness services as the 2016 Wellness at Work grand prize winner. The credit union has already started to implement the services. TACU president and CEO Todd Scholz and Jayme Altman, the credit union’s Wellness at Work “champion”, accepted the ceremonial “big check” from Health Tradition executive director […]

New coverage for $49 online provider visits

Health Tradition now covers Mayo Clinic Express Care Online, a fast, affordable care option that’s more convenient. It doesn’t require patients to leave work or home to get care for a minor illness. Access is through Mayo Clinic Patient Online Services Log in, answer the same questions your own doctor would ask, choose a pharmacy, and […]

Wellness at Work grand prize winner announced

And the winner is…   Congratulations to Tomah Area Credit Union (TACU), our 2016 winner! TACU will choose from among 16 employee health programs and services from Mayo Clinic Health System business health services, a value of $2,500 or more. The entry was drawn from all participating companies who implemented at least three Wellness at Work […]

New Preventive Screening Benefit

Health Tradition covers Mayo Clinic-developed Cologuard® colorectal cancer screening A Mayo Clinic team led by gastroenterologist David Ahlquist, M.D. has developed a new test predicted to change the landscape of colorectal cancer (CRC) screening. The test was added to insurance coverage provided by Health Tradition Health Plan in 2016. What is Cologuard? Cologuard® is a […]

Meeting the Prescription Drug Cost Challenge

Led by Mayo Clinic cancer specialists, a group of prominent physicians sounded an alarm about the high cost of cancer drugs, proposing specific policy recommendations to the federal government. That was a year ago. Mike Eckstein, Health Tradition Health Plan Drug prices are escalating far faster than other medical costs Specialty drugs such as cancer […]

Cost Transparency in Health Care: Examining Cost, Care and Choices

Transparency is becoming important for consumers, whether they’re comparing the cost of knee surgery or examining a provider’s patient safety record. Mike Eckstein, Health Tradition Health Plan More skin in the game Cost transparency is widely regarded as key to moderating health care costs. Greater access to cost information leads to better decisions, supporting a […]