Superior HealthPlan offers new COVID-19 support program to help providers write grant applications and apply for small business loans
AUSTIN, TX, April 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Superior HealthPlan provides assistance to network providers in Texas who are seeking relief amid the COVID-19 pandemic through the Small Business Administration (SBA) and the CARES Act. Superior shares access to an online portal dedicated to provider financial support and resources, where network providers can research benefits they may be eligible for and work directly with experts to apply. The portal was developed by Centene Corporation, a leading multinational healthcare company. As part of the Centene family, Superior provides access to these resources to help Texas suppliers in writing applications for business grants and loans, among other key activities.
“At Superior, we have more than 90,000 providers, hospitals, clinics and specialists in our network, and we know they are on the front lines every day caring for the most vulnerable populations across Texas,” noted Mark Sander, President and CEO of Superior. “To support our provider partners and their fight against COVID-19, we are proud to provide access to these key benefits and resources to help our network providers who have been economically impacted during this time.”
The program will help providers apply for various benefits, including small business loans, a paycheck protection plan, and various grants they may be eligible for. This includes Federal Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), Behavioral Health Providers and Community Behavioral Health Organizations, Independent Living Centers (ILCs), and long-term services and support organizations operating on the front lines.
This resource also helps providers explore additional funds through loans and grants offered by the state by working with nationally recognized healthcare consultants, organizations, state government agencies and former SBA executives. In addition to the online portal, supplier partners will have access to webinars and one-on-one counseling with key experts.
Superior and Centene have made it a priority to support providers, especially small providers, during the COVID-19 pandemic. Centene previously announced that its plans, including Superior, would reduce the administrative burden on providers by eliminating the need for them to collect co-payments and removing authorization requirements for COVID-19-related treatments for most patients. members. If you are a premium provider looking for more information on the benefits you may be eligible for, please visit the Centene COVID-19 Resource Center.
About Superior Health Plan
Founded in 1999, Superior HealthPlan is a managed care company that provides quality healthcare through Texas. Committed to transforming community health, one person at a time, Superior supports active local involvement in all 254 Texas counties with over 4,000 employees in 9 offices across the state. Superior is a wholly owned subsidiary of Centene Corporation, a leading multinational healthcare company offering both basic Medicaid and specialty services. More information about Superior can be found at www.SuperiorHealthPlan.com.
About Centene Corporation
Centene Corporation, a Fortune 100 company, is a leading multinational healthcare company committed to helping people live healthier lives. The company takes a local approach – with local brands and local teams – to provide fully integrated, high-quality and cost-effective services to government-sponsored and commercial healthcare programs, focusing on the underinsured and uninsured. Centene provides affordable, high-quality products to nearly 1 in 15 people nationwide, including Medicaid and Medicare members (including Medicare prescription drug plans) and individuals and families served by the health insurance market, the TRICARE program and people in correctional facilities. The Company also serves several international markets and contracts with other healthcare and commercial organizations to provide a variety of specialized services focused on treating the whole person. Centene is focused on long-term growth and development of its people, systems and capabilities to better serve its members, suppliers, local communities and government partners.
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Note on SBA announcement
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SOURCE Superior Health Plan