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The Preferred Choice Network offers multiple benefit options for small businesses

Posted October 05, 2021 by Steve Chrzanowski, Director, Group Retention & Sales Support

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When looking for a Multiple Employer Welfare Arrangement (MEWA) healthcare plan for your small business, it’s important to find a plan that gives your employees choices. By selecting SummaCare’s The Preferred Choice Network that’s exactly what you will be doing. With access to Summa Health, Cleveland Clinic (including Cleveland Clinic Akron General), Akron Children’s Hospital and Wooster Community Hospital as well as their related physicians and ancillary providers – The Preferred Choice Network includes 20 hospitals and over 8,000 practitioners in a primary service area that covers Cuyahoga, Medina, Portage, Stark, Summit and Wayne counties. The plan also offers a national network for care received outside of this region.

With highly affordable rates below competitive plans with similar network access, The Preferred Choice Network features three different PPO (preferred provider organization) benefit plans that give your employees a variety of choices when it comes to their deductible, co-pay, out-of-pocket max, drug coverage and health savings account (HSA) options. Ancillary plans for dental, orthodontia, vision and life insurance are also available at an additional cost.

Prescription services can be accessed through a large pharmacy network including Acme, CVS, Discount Drug Mart, Giant Eagle, Marc’s, Rite Aid, Walgreens, Walmart, Sam’s Club, Kmart, Buehler’s and several independent pharmacies located throughout the service area.

Network hospitals include:

Akron Children’s Hospital

Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley

Cleveland Clinic Akron General

Cleveland Clinic Akron General Lodi Hospital

Cleveland Clinic Avon Hospital

Cleveland Clinic Euclid Hospital

Cleveland Clinic Fairview Hospital

Cleveland Clinic Foundation

Cleveland Clinic Hillcrest Hospital

Cleveland Clinic Lutheran Hospital

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Cleveland Clinic Marymount Hospital

Cleveland Clinic Medina Hospital

Cleveland Clinic Mercy Hospital

Cleveland Clinic South Pointe Hospital

Cleveland Clinic Union Hospital

Summa Health System – Akron Campus

Summa Health System – Barberton Campus

Summa Health System – St. Thomas Campus

Wooster Community Hospital

For a complete listing of providers, visit, click on “Find Your Doctor” and select The Preferred Choice Network.