Welcome to the 2020 Plan Year

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

From our January edition of Members’ Connection:


Right Care, Right CostWilliam Render

On behalf of the SCMA Members’ Insurance staff and partners, I’d like to welcome you to the 2020 Plan Year. SCMA MIT has experienced a lot of changes over the last year in an effort to better serve our membership and position our Trust well into the future.

The overarching theme for 2020 with our plan centers on our membership taking a more active role in being consumers of healthcare. SCMA MIT is a self-funded, multiple employer health plan that serves over 200+ businesses and 6,000+ lives across the state of South Carolina. Every healthcare decision made by a member of the Trust, ultimately impacts the overall health of the plan.

There is significant opportunity for our plan to save dollars just by utilizing healthcare access points in a more efficient, cost-effective manner. Being better consumers of healthcare is one way we can start down the path of stabilizing premium costs for our members and participating employers. Our plan comprises physicians, their employees, spouses and dependents who are members of the South Carolina Medical Association. Every day, you work to serve patients to find them the best care at the most affordable price. It’s time to take that same approach to our own personal lives!

Over the last year, leadership has made a concerted effort to give members the tools and resources that they need to make prudent healthcare decisions. I encourage all of our membership to visit our new website at www.scmamit.com to review the resources available to our members.

Additionally, I would encourage you to reach out to Echo McAlhany- MIT’s Director of Population Health and Network Development- to assist you in finding the highest quality, lowest cost facility covered by our plan. Click here to find a provider. Echo joined our team earlier this year and comes to SCMA MIT with years of population health and health care operations experience. Whether it is finding the right setting to have an imaging study, a colonoscopy or an elective procedure, Echo can assist you in finding the highest quality of care for the best price. Echo may be reached by email emcalhany@scmedical.org or by phone directly at 803-240-5794.

Included below are additional helpful resources for your review to take full advantage of being a part of the SCMA Member’s Insurance Trust. Thank you for trusting our team with providing your health and dental insurance needs. If we can ever be of service to you, please do not hesitate to reach out to our team at MITinfo@scmedical.org or by calling 1-800-327-1021.

William Render, FACHE
Executive Director
SCMA Members’ Insurance Trust