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Methodist Health and Alliance Coal, LLC announce agreement

Methodist Health is pleased to announce that it has reached an agreement with Alliance Coal, LLC to serve the Alliance Coal, LLC Group Health Plan participants at the plan's highest level of benefits effective January 1, 2016. The Alliance Coal Health Plan will recognize services performed at Methodist Health at the In-Network Plus benefit tier level.

Alliance Coal, LLC is the operating subsidiary of Alliance Resource Partners, L.P. (ARLP). Alliance Coal subsidiaries employ over 2,600 employees within 60 miles of Evansville, Indiana. ARLP is a diversified producer and marketer of coal to major United States utilities and industrial users. ARLP is the nation’s first publicly traded master limited partnership involved in the production and marketing of coal and is the third largest coal producer in the eastern United States with mining operations in the Illinois Basin and Appalachian coal producing regions. ARLP operates 10 mining complexes in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland and West Virginia as well as a coal loading terminal on the Ohio River in Mount Vernon, Indiana.

“Methodist Health is dedicated to providing access to high quality healthcare to members of its community,” said Bruce Begley, Chief Executive Officer at Methodist Health. “We have had a long-term relationship with ARLP and this agreement will allow us to continue to provide their members with healthcare services.”

For questions regarding this press release, please contact Brandi L. Schwartz at 270-831-7836 or bschwartz@methodisthospital.net.