Connect plans

Connect plans combine a medical home model of care with a tailored provider network to achieve substantial premium savings. Members select a medical home from our Portland metro-area Providence Connect Network. The medical home model provides a team of health professionals dedicated to the member’s overall well-being. Medical home team members work collaboratively to support all aspects of a member’s health, from wellness and prevention to active management of chronic conditions. 

Plan features

  • Some of the lowest premiums of any Providence plan for groups sized 51 plus
  • More than 70 medical home clinics in the Portland metro area
  • Access to specialists and facilities with referral from the medical home in order to receive coverage at the in-network level
  • Deductible waived for many services, including office visits, health exams, diagnostic services, women’s health services, routine immunizations and maternity prenatal care
  • Higher cost shares for select services such as knee and hip replacement, sleep studies, and sinus surgery
  • Separate deductibles and out-of-pocket maximums in and out-of-network
  • Includes coverage for Providence Express Care Virtual, our Web-based health care service offering convenient video visits with your care provider on your smartphone, tablet or computer without an appointment

To be eligible for a Connect plan, your business must be located in Washington, Multnomah or Clackamas counties in Oregon. To ensure coverage for members outside the Connect network selling/service area, a Connect plan must be paired with another Providence health plan that uses the Providence Signature Network (Open Option, Core Advantages or HSA Qualified plans). The multi-plan option gives you the flexibility to offer your employees a choice of plans while ensuring your benefits package aligns with the needs of your business.

Plan design options

Providence Connect uses tiered member cost-sharing to encourage appropriate and effective care choices.

Copay  Coinsurance  OOP Maximum*† Deductible*†
$2,000  $500
$2,500 $1,000

$3,000 $2,000

$3,500 $3,000

$4,000 $4,000 


* Individual amounts are shown. The family out-of-pocket maximum and family deductible are two times the individual amounts.
† There are separate deductibles and out-of-pocket maximums for in-network and out-of-network services. Out-of-network values are two times the in-network values.

View benefit summaries for Connect health plans.

Workforce wellness included

The FitTogether™ suite of programs and services, including health coaching, encourages better health, greater productivity and a more engaged workforce.

Value-added services and buy-up options

Rounding out these health plan benefits is your opportunity to seamlessly integrate other Providence services and benefits like pharmacy, vision, alternative medicine and EAP into the plan you offer.

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