Qualcomm Inc. said that it plans to offer its employees health care services from Scripps Health under the ACO, or accountable care organization, model.

The partners made the announcement on June 7. The new option will be available to Qualcomm employees in 2018.

Qualcomm (Nasdaq: QCOM) is the first San Diego employer to contract with Scripps ACO to create a custom plan offering for employees and dependents.

“Scripps will deliver on cost, quality and patient experience commitments through its accountable care organization model of care,” the companies said in a statement. “This model enables regular monitoring of patient satisfaction, physician performance and health care utilization. Through education and coaching, the model also realizes improvement opportunities and ongoing improvements to clinical and customer service standards.”

Qualcomm had an estimated 12,186 local employees in 2016, according to the Book of Lists.