Sutter Health Plus News & Trends

A news blog for brokers, employers, reporters and the community.

CEO Phil Jackson Discusses Transformation of Health Care

Posted by on Jun 19, 2017 in Uncategorized

In April 2017, the Sutter Health CEO of Health Plan Products Phil Jackson joined a panel of speakers at the State of Reform event in Sacramento to discuss “bending the cost curve” in health care.

During one of the breaks, Jackson was asked to share his thoughts on the transformation of health care and ways to better serve the community.

Six Pointers for Effective Benefits Messaging

Posted by on Jun 12, 2017 in News

In this article published in the June 12, 2017 issue of Employee Benefit Advisor, Sutter Health Plus Vice President of Strategic Sales and Marketing Monica Majors outlines six elements of effective benefits communication for brokers and their clients.

Every day, employees are bombarded by marketing messages. Estimates put the number in the thousands—maybe even tens of thousands.

This clutter certainly makes the task of conveying really important messages—like benefits-related communications—all the more difficult. And it’s why advisers and their clients need to be deliberate with the information they share with employees and pay attention to how it’s delivered. Read More

Tips for Employers Engaging All Generations on Health Benefits—a Marketer’s Viewpoint

Posted by on Jun 7, 2017 in News

In this article written by Olivia Barrow published in the June 7, 2017 editions of the Sacramento Business Journal and the San Francisco Business Times, Monica Majors, Sutter Health Plus vice president of strategic sales and marketing, discusses the importance of employers using a marketer’s approach to engage all generations on health care benefits that work for everyone.

California is arguably the most diverse state in the entire nation, with many businesses employing people of all ages. And in the current health care environment — with rising costs, changing legislation, and increasing complexity — employers have the opportunity to engage a multi-generational workforce on health care benefits.

“An employer can’t take a one-size-fits-all approach to marketing health care benefits to employees,” said Monica Majors, vice president of strategic sales and marketing at Sutter Health Plus. “Employees could end up selecting a benefit plan that isn’t right for them or their families, or they may not fully appreciate the benefits offered by their employer.” Read More

Sutter Health Plus Network Hospitals Honored for High-Quality Stroke Care

Posted by on Jun 6, 2017 in News

Five hospitals in the Sutter Health Plus network were recently recognized for providing high-quality stroke care by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association as part of the 2017 “Get With The Guidelines” awards.

Alta Bates Summit Medical Center, California Pacific Medical Center, Eden Medical Center, Memorial Medical Center and Mills-Peninsula Medical Center each earned a Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold-Plus Quality Achievement Award. This award highlights their commitment to providing the most appropriate stroke treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines. Read More

New Sutter Health Plus Health and Wellness Site

Posted by on Jun 6, 2017 in Wellness

Sutter Health Plus is excited to announce the launch of a new Health and Wellness site. Designed with members’ physical and mental health in mind, the site provides health-related tools and resources to help members achieve personal health and wellness goals. Read More

New Sutter Walk-in Care Clinic Opens in Petaluma

Posted by on Jun 1, 2017 in News

Sutter Health Plus members who need quick and convenient treatment for everyday health care needs have access to a new Sutter Walk-In Care Clinic in Petaluma, located in Deer Creek Village at 411 North McDowell Blvd., Unit 41, Suite 110.

Staffed by highly skilled clinicians, the clinic provides treatment for common illnesses, conducts health screenings, provides vaccinations and performs routine and sports physicals. Medical staff can also approve refills for many common medications. Sutter Walk-in Care Clinics are overseen by a medical director and follow physician-developed clinical protocols. Read More

Three Ways to Avoid Benefit Buyer’s Remorse

Posted by on May 31, 2017 in News

In this article published in the May 25, 2017 edition of Human Resource Executive Online, Sutter Health Plus Vice President of Strategic Sales and Marketing Monica Majors discusses three elements that HR leaders must consider before choosing health plan benefits for their organizations.

The tasks of researching, evaluating, recommending and offering health plan benefits make up a large part of an HR professional’s job responsibilities. The time to get it right begins well before open enrollment; otherwise, buyer’s remorse could set in later on. To prevent this from happening, consider the three important elements of broker choice, strong plan offerings and ongoing feedback from employees. Read More