Dark Horse Captures DART Account

darkhorseThe Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) has spend the better part of a year or more evaluating their employee health & welfare plan. Health care costs have placed increasing budgetary pressure on DART’s operating expenses. Management knew something had to change to continue offering benefits. There had to be a better way to offer health care benefits and tame the health trend dragon.

Willis, DART’s consultant, was given the order to find solutions. They did.

Reference based pricing strategies were discussed and evaluated. Third party administrators known to be active in that arena were interviewed. Audit firms, and other ancillary vendors were part of the evaluation process as well. All the players jockeying for position during the evaluation process were known to each other (there are no, or few secrets among insurance circles).

But, a Dark Horse stole the day and won the business. Out of nowhere came HealthScope and Tom Bartlett, VP Business Development and his team.

About DART

DART is far more than just “the thing you ride.” It is your “trusted guide” to discovering all that North Texas has to offer.

Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) gets you around Dallas, Texas, and 12 surrounding cities with modern public transit services and customer facilities tailored to make your trip fast, comfortable and economical. Our extensive network of DART Light Rail, Trinity Railway Express commuter rail, bus routes and paratransit services moves more than 220,000 passengers per day across our 700-square-mile service area.

About HealthScope

HealthSCOPE Benefits is a full service claims administration and health management firm providing administrative and other support services to self-funded employers. In select geographic markets, HealthSCOPE Benefits also works with strategic insurance company partners providing access to HealthSCOPE Benefits’ networks.

Headquartered in Little Rock, Arkansas, HealthSCOPE Benefits administers benefits in all 50 states for over 200 companies and more than 500,000 members. HealthSCOPE Benefits’ more than 700 employees support clients in the management of greater than $1.3 billion in annual healthcare expenditures. HealthSCOPE Benefits has seven offices across the country to serve its customers. We are currently the 4th largest TPA in the United States as ranked by Business Insurance magazine based on administrative fee revenue.

Contact: Tom Bartlett, VP Business Development – Tom.bartlett@healthscopebenefits.com

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