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Texas Health, Aetna to create insurer

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Aetna and Texas Health Resources, a big nonprofit hospital system serving the Dallas-Forth Worth area, will create a jointly owned heath-insurance company for North Texas to address, among other things, population-health issues.

It will be the first such venture in the region between a major insurer and a major health system and include fully integrated care teams and administrative services to reduce redundancies and streamline the patient experience.

This is Aetna’s second joint venture with a nonprofit health system. The first was its pact with Inova Health System in Northern Virginia, signed in 2014.

The new health plan will combine Aetna’s “coverage expertise, case- management capabilities and analytical insights with Texas Health’s provider network and population-health management tools,’’ HealthcareDive reported.

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