Nevada Preferred Healthcare Providers (Nevada Preferred), the only Nevada-based, independent statewide PPO network is the result of a partnership between Catholic Healthcare West and Universal Health Services, Inc., who joined their Nevada medical PPO network businesses August 1, 2009. Nevada Preferred now owns and manages the well-known networks of:

  • Nevada Preferred Professionals (NPP)
  • Saint Mary's Preferred Health Care Network (PHCN)
  • Universal Health Network (UHN)

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Nevada Preferred Healthcare Providers

Fully / Self-Funded ~ Nevada Preferred Healthcare Providers

Fully Insured and Self-Funded Plans

Fully Insured Plans

A health plan is fully insured when it is purchased from an insurance carrier or other underwriter that assumes full risk for the cost of medical expenses.  Click here for carriers screened by Nevada Preferred.

Self-Funded Plans

An employer group is self-funded or partially self-funded when it assumes risk for the cost of medical expenses.

When should an employer be self-funded?

Some of the tangible advantages for being self-funded include:

Nevada Preferred's Role

Nevada Preferred works with many third party administrators (TPAs), managing general underwriters (MGUs), and re-insurance carriers to structure self-funded health plans. The combined expertise of Nevada Preferred and our partners can assist you in putting your clients on the right track with both administrative services and stop-loss insurance.

Please contact us at 775.356.1159 or 800.776.6959, to learn how Nevada Preferred can help support you in reducing your client's healthcare costs.