Medical Mutual Partners with University Hospitals, Bon Secours Mercy Health and More to Save Employers Up to 20% on Healthcare Costs

CLEVELAND–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Medical Mutual has partnered with major Ohio health systems to make the MedFlex Network available to employer groups of all sizes and funding types. Offered as an HMO, MedFlex provides enrolled members with access to affordable, high-quality health care in more than 70 Ohio counties without incurring out-of-network fees.

MedFlex is comprised of anchor health systems throughout the state. This means that 3,000 primary care providers, 10,000 specialists and 70 hospitals are considered in the network for registered members. Participating health systems include:

  • Salem Regional Medical Center

  • Southwest General Health Center

MedFlex also enables networked care at five children’s hospitals in Ohio, including Akron Children’s Hospital, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Dayton Children’s Hospital, Nationwide Children’s Hospital and UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital.

“Those enrolled in MedFlex have networked access to all 18 UH hospitals, more than 50 health centers, and all of our board-certified primary care specialists and physicians,” said Brent Carson, vice president of University Hospitals, Managed Care. “We work closely with Medical Mutual to provide this exceptional level of care at preferential rates.

Many MedFlex providers participate in value-based agreements where they are incentivized based on patient health outcomes, efficiency and quality of care. These models help improve the overall patient care experience and reduce costs for employers and employees. In fact, some regions have seen savings of up to 20% off Medical Mutual’s PPO prices.

“MedFlex is a great option for employers, especially now, as the COVID-19 pandemic has most closely sought ways to manage expenses,” said Steffany Larkins, executive vice president of Medical Mutual. “We’ve seen real savings for groups when they use MedFlex.

In addition, contractual agreements between Medical Mutual and participating MedFlex providers require patient-centric models of care, which means that through clinical integration, providers coordinate patient care more effectively and efficiently at all stages of life, ensuring that appropriate health care is delivered over time.

For more information about Medical Mutual’s MedFlex Network, visit

About Ohio Medical Mutual

Founded in 1934, Medical Mutual is the oldest and one of the largest health insurance companies based in Ohio. We provide peace of mind to more than 1.6 million Ohioans through our high-quality health, life, disability, dental, vision, and indemnity insurance plans. We offer fully insured, self-funded group coverage, including stop loss, as well as Medicare Advantage, Medicare Supplement, and individual plans. Medical Mutual’s status as a mutual company means we are owned by our policyholders, not shareholders, so we don’t answer to Wall Street analysts or pay dividends to investors. Instead, we focus on developing products and services that allow us to better serve our customers and the communities around us and help our members achieve their best possible health and quality of life. For more information, visit the company’s website at