POMCO Announced as Administration Partner and Reinsurance Manager for Dignity Health’s Employer Relations Program

Thursday, March 31, 2016

SYRACUSE, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- POMCO, one of the nation’s largest benefits administrators, has been selected by Dignity Health as the administrator and reinsurance manager for its Employer Relations program. The program is designed to improve member care and lower employer plan costs through an integrated clinical management program. The Dignity Health program, as administered by POMCO, will provide an innovative, integrated, and fully customizable benefit plan product solution for self-funded employers in the markets in which Dignity Health provides services. The Dignity Health program will launch May 1, 2016 in Ventura County. Product expansion is planned across select California geographies over the next 18 months.

Dignity Health’s Employer Relations Program is designed to leverage its care delivery expertise and capabilities with POMCO’s suite of tools and solutions for plan administration. In order to provide employers risk sharing protections, Dignity Health and POMCO have also collaborated to offer a customized reinsurance product to employers who elect the new product offering.

“Dignity Health selected POMCO as its administration partner due to POMCO’s ability to help design and customize self-funded benefit plan solutions,” said Duncan Ross, Vice President Employer Relations. “We know POMCO will administer the plans at a level that exceeds customer expectations.”

“POMCO has been an industry leader in developing new and uniquely customized self-funded marketplace solutions for over 35 years,” said Robert Pomfrey, CEO of POMCO. “As an organization that has always been an industry leader in services innovation, we are pleased to have an opportunity to collaborate with Dignity Health on a new product offering that will advance both the manner in which employers control benefit costs, and the manner in which patients receive quality health care.”

Dignity Health’s Employer Relations Program offers employers access to Dignity Health’s network of high quality hospitals, joint ventures, and aligned physician networks, supplemented by a market leading California network provider with full national reach.

“We share the vision of Dignity Health to offer employers a truly customized, self-funded solution that promotes local partnerships, access to high quality health care, and service excellence,” said Lawrence Thompson, Regional President of POMCO. “We look forward to opportunities this partnership will bring to offer personalized solutions to forward-thinking employers in our ever-changing marketplace.”


POMCO is one of the nation’s largest benefits administrators, integrating customized services to develop comprehensive, cost-effective solutions for clients. POMCO leverages a strategic account management philosophy and advanced technology platforms to identify every opportunity to mitigate risk for its employee benefits, risk management, and business process outsourcing solutions. Established in 1978, POMCO has offices throughout the United States. Visit POMCO.com for more information.