2014 Benefit Changes
Johns Hopkins continues to review the health benefit plans to control the rising medical care costs and improve the health and wellness of its employees. The most significant change began in January 2013 with a 90/10 cost-sharing split for health system employees who did not use a Johns Hopkins Health System-owned hospital, physician or provider for inpatient medical services.
As of January 2014, health system employees who are EHP members will pay 10 percent of the cost for both inpatient and outpatient services provided by a hospital, physician or provider that is in the EHP provider network but that is not Johns Hopkins Health System-owned. Groups affected by the change are non-union and union employees of The Johns Hopkins Hospital, The Johns Hopkins Health System Corporation, Johns Hopkins HealthCare, Johns Hopkins Community Physicians and Johns Hopkins Home Care Group, and Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center who are EHP plan members.
If your patients are affected by this change and have questions, EHP has created a tool that will help them better understand the 2014 benefit changes. Providers can access the tool here. We recommend that you strongly encourage your patients to use the tool that can be found on the EHP website at http://ehp.org/benefits-course/.