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Dec 5, 2017
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Create® Marketplace of Health Systems expands with the addition of Hackensack Meridian Health

Create members can now select Hackensack Meridian Health to get better care at lower cost  


Brighton Health Plan Solutions, a leading health enablement company, and Hackensack Meridian Health, New Jersey’s most comprehensive and integrated health network, announced an accountable care organization collaboration to expand patient access through Create, the first marketplace of health care systems in the tri-state area.

Create’s products are offered to commercial, labor, and public sector plan sponsors as an alternative to traditional health plans, allowing families to shop on a user-centric, cloud-based platform for a health care system as their exclusive provider, such as Hackensack Meridian Health, resulting in higher-quality care, immediate lower costs, and stronger relationships between patients and doctors.  Through Create’s innovative model, the interests of employers, patients, families, physicians, and hospitals are aligned, helping to improve quality and coordinate care, while reducing unnecessary costs.

"We believe that cost, quality, and population health only improve when families have long-term, two-way relationships with their health care providers—which is why we developed a completely new health benefits model, Create,” said Simeon Schindelman, CEO of Brighton Health Plan Solutions. “As a participating provider, Hackensack Meridian Health is an ideal integrated health care network for us to collaborate closely with as we continue to expand the Create marketplace to businesses and families who are tired of experiencing rising medical costs and want to get the greatest value from their health care dollars.”

Hackensack Meridian Health and its clinically integrated network, Hackensack Meridian Health Partners, is one of the participating health care systems offered to members who enroll through Create. Families actively shop in the Create marketplace for a health system for the plan year based on their provider preferences.  Data exchanges between Create and Hackensack Meridian Health and its clinically integrated network enable timely and proactive outreach by Hackensack Meridian Health to families that choose to enroll in their system.

“Hackensack Meridian Health is committed to developing a new state of health care. By participating in Create, we’re able to provide quality and affordability while delivering on our promise to improve health in our communities,” said Patrick Young, president of Population Health at Hackensack Meridian Health.

For more information on Create, contact your insurance agent and visit

About Brighton Health Plan Solutions

Headquartered in New York City, Brighton Health Plan Solutions (BHPS) is an innovative health care enablement company with several industry-leading brands, including Create, MagnaCare, and Brighton Casualty Solutions – all on a mission to deliver better health care at lower cost. We believe aligning the interests of our partners through exceptional health care products and services will fundamentally transform how health care is accessed and delivered.

BHPS, a division of Brighton Health Group, serves commercial and labor plan sponsors, health plans, health care providers, and other stakeholders.

About Hackensack Meridian Health

Hackensack Meridian Health is a leading not-for-profit health care organization that is the most comprehensive and truly integrated health care network in New Jersey, offering a complete range of medical services, innovative research and life-enhancing care. Hackensack Meridian Health comprises 13 hospitals, including two academic medical centers, two children's hospitals and nine community hospitals, physician practices, more than 140 ambulatory care centers, surgery centers, home health services, long-term care and assisted living communities, ambulance services, lifesaving air medical transportation, fitness and wellness centers, rehabilitation centers, and urgent care and after-hours centers. Hackensack Meridian Health has 28,000 team members, more than 6,000 physicians and is a distinguished leader in health care philanthropy, committed to the health and well-being of the communities it serves.

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