Upcoming Services Events
Joe Kim King Joins Services Board
The Independent Bankers Association of Texas (IBAT) is proud to announce that Joe Kim King, chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Texas Country Bancshares in Brady, will serve as chairman of the IBAT Services Board of Directors as well as chairman-elect of the IBAT Board, both for 2016-2017. He officially accepted these positions during the association’s 42nd Annual Convention held late September in San Antonio. Read more.
CalTech Receives 2016 President's Award
The Independent Bankers Association of Texas (IBAT) honored CalTech with the IBAT President’s Award. The prestigious award was presented on September 26, 2016 during the IBAT 42ndAnnual Convention at La Cantera Hill Country Resort in San Antonio.
The IBAT President’s Award is given to an IBAT member that goes above and beyond in serving the community banking industry, IBAT and IBAT members. The CalTech team delivers customized, business-aligned IT services to more than 100 IBAT member banks across the state. Read more.
AHPT Announces New Provider Partners in Texas
The Premier Provider program was created to promote the use of providers offering high quality services on a transparent, bundled, cash price basis. Since 2011, AHPT banks have saved more than $9 million in claims! The savings are so great that participants’ deductibles and coinsurance are waived for eligible services performed at Premier Providers. Since AHPT is self-funded, these savings belong to the membership and help offset future rate adjustments. The newest Premier Provider, Texas Free Market Surgery, offers pricing at two locations in Austin.
When participants fully understand the impact of healthcare costs, they view their buying decisions differently. Participants even take the initiative to negotiate a fair price with providers in their local communities using the Premier Provider pricing as a reference. Victoria Eye Center and Graham Regional Medical Center are two providers who have agreed to partner with AHPT and match the fair price of another Premier Provider for a local participant! Competition, even in healthcare, drives costs down while increasing quality and efficiency!
For a list of all Premier Providers and to learn more about Advantage Health Plans Trust, visit www.advantagehealthplans.com.