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The HEAL Project Garden Program Promotes the Healing Powers of Fresh Food

Posted by on Mar 17, 2017 in Community, Wellness

In this article published in the March 2017 issue of Half Moon Bay Magazine, Sutter Health Plus is recognized as a donor of The HEAL Project. The HEAL Project provides health, environmental and agricultural education for underserved elementary school children.

A lush green oasis lies among the construction campus of Hatch Elementary School. It’s where the new HEAL garden takes root.

The old garden, once tucked away near the multipurpose baseball and soccer field, was destroyed as the bulldozers working on the school’s recent modernization project rolled in. Understandably, the inadvertent consequence of progress upset many parents and children who had worked so hard on the garden. After a generous donation from Sutter Health Plus, the HEAL Project was able to erect a bigger and better version of the garden, complete with raised garden beds and a pleasing pergola. Read More

Sutter Health Plus Honored at The HEAL Project Open House

Posted by on Feb 24, 2017 in Community

Sutter Health Plus was recognized as a contributing donor to The HEAL Project at an open house held in February 2017 at the Hatch Elementary School garden in Half Moon Bay. Parents, students, donors and school staff attended the event held to thank supporters for their contributions.

In honor of the occasion, the students voted to name the newly renovated 5,000 square foot area “The Garden Classroom.” Read More

Sutter Health Plus Sponsors the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women Initiative to Support Heart Health

Posted by on Feb 3, 2017 in Community

February marks American Heart Month, a time to take action to end heart disease and stroke. Sutter Health Plus proudly sponsors the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women Initiative, starting with Heart Month & Wear Red Day on Feb. 3, 2017.

“Heart disease is a devastating disease affecting millions of Americans,” says Monica Majors, vice president of Strategic Sales and Marketing at Sutter Health Plus. “In 2017, we’re a proud sponsor of the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women Initiative to help prevent heart disease and stroke.” Read More

10 Tips to Improve Your Customer Service

Posted by on Feb 1, 2017 in News

In this article published in the January 30, 2017 issue of BenefitsPRO, Monica Majors, Sutter Health Plus vice president, strategic sales and marketing, provides tips on how brokers can best serve customers by sharing their knowledge about the market landscape. 

Competition has never been fiercer in the benefits industry. That means customer service is more important than ever for those who want to stand out.

As part of our marketing and sales tips series, we asked for ways brokers can set themselves apart through superior customer service. Here are the 10 tips we liked best. Read More

10 Tips for Better Benefits Communication

Posted by on Jan 31, 2017 in News

In this article published in the January 27, 2017 issue of BenefitsPRO, Rob Carnaroli, Sutter Health Plus vice president of sales, is quoted on the importance of communicating with broker clients between enrollment periods. 

No matter what line of work you’re in, communication is crucial.

When it comes to benefits, one could argue communication is of the utmost importance, especially today when the future of health care is very much up in the air. Read More

10 Tips for Standing Out in the Benefits Industry

Posted by on Jan 27, 2017 in News

In this article published in the January 26, 2017 issue of BenefitsPRO, Rob Carnaroli, Sutter Health Plus vice president of sales, and Monica Majors, vice president, strategic sales and marketing, provide tips to brokers on how to attract and keep clients and customers. 

As many brokers know, customers have a lot of choice when it comes to who they do business with.

That’s why it’s so important to set yourself apart from the pack. As the benefits industry continues to evolve, there will be some brokers who change with it, and others who may have a tried and true approach. Either way, every broker and benefits professional must find ways to stand out from the crowd or risk losing business to someone else who does it better. Read More

10 Tips for Benefits Enrollment

Posted by on Jan 25, 2017 in News

In this article published in the January 25, 2017 issue of BenefitsPRO, Sutter Health Plus Vice President of Sales Rob Carnaroli is quoted on the importance of using tailored messaging before open enrollment to reach a broad audience with relevant information. 

In today’s ever-changing benefits market, it’s important that brokers and benefits professionals stay on their toes.

Sometimes that can prove difficult, especially when brokers and HR managers are already struggling to keep up with evolving technological trends, the unique needs of clients, and other challenges that pop up. Read More