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In this article published on October 20, 2016 in the Sacramento Business Journal and San Francisco Business Times, Rob Carnaroli, vice president of Sales, Sutter Health Plus, discusses the top advantages of selecting an HMO during open enrollment.
When preferred provider organizations (PPOs) first became an option in the 1970s, many people enrolled for the flexibility in selecting providers of their choice — even if it cost more. Since that time, there has been a shift in the industry as HMOs gained popularity. By January 2016, more than 92 million Americans were enrolled in an HMO plan, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation.
Employers and employees select HMOs over PPOs due to lower costs and high care coordination. Take a moment to read about just a few of the top advantages of selecting an HMO. Read More about The top benefits of choosing an HMO
More than 150 million Americans get their health coverage through employers, according to The Kaiser Family Foundation and Health Research & Educational Trust 18th annual Employer Health Benefits Survey (September 2016).
This annual survey of employers provides a detailed look at trends in employer-sponsored health coverage including premiums, employee contributions, cost-sharing provisions, and employer opinions. Overall 56 percent of employers offered health benefits to their workers in 2016.
Sutter Health Plus, a not-for-profit HMO affiliated with Sutter Health, offers a few effective ways for employer groups to manage the complex benefit selection process during open enrollment season.
Here are three takeaways for employers as deadlines approach for open enrollment 2017: Read More about Sutter Health Plus Advises Three Employer Takeaways for Open Enrollment 2017
Sutter Health Plus anticipates another strong year
As Sutter Health Plus gears up for another busy open enrollment season, the not-for-profit HMO continues to exceed membership targets and is expected to end the year with 48,000 members. In fact, in 2015 the health plan experienced a 260 percent growth rate. Customer renewals are strong—at over 90 percent.
Sutter Health is pleased with the growth and geographic expansion of Sutter Health Plus, and the not-for-profit network remains committed to growing its health plan. Sutter Health Plus aligns with Sutter Health’s overall mission of providing communities with affordable access to high-quality care.
In this article published on September 8, 2016 in California Broker Magazine, Rob Carnaroli, vice president of Sales, Sutter Health Plus, discusses how brokers can help employers prepare for a smooth open enrollment process.
Open enrollment is fast approaching for many employers. Advance preparation can make the difference between a positive experience and one that frustrates you, your clients and their employees. As a broker, you can help your clients with a smooth and hassle-free process by addressing a number of important items:
Six hospitals within the Sutter Health Plus network achieved recognition today as among the best hospitals in California for 2016-17 by U.S. News & World Report. The annual rankings rate top hospitals in the state and in major metropolitan regions, as well as top hospitals according to their performance across 25 specialties, procedures and conditions.
Sutter Health Plus network hospitals recognized among the top 50 in the state and top 10 in their metro area include:
San Francisco metro area
Sacramento metro area
San Jose metro area
In this article originally published on June 24, 2016 in BenefitsPRO, Sutter Health Plus Vice President of Strategic Sales and Marketing Monica Majors discusses the five top-of-mind employer benefit issues and how to respond to them effectively.
Legislative changes continue to markedly affect the health benefits marketplace. Employers and their workers face challenges on a number of fronts. Along with those challenges come questions that range from current and future requirements of health care reform, to providing adequate plan coverage that serves employees well.
By understanding the top-of-mind employer benefit issues and responding to them appropriately and effectively, brokers and advisors can better serve existing clients, attract new ones, and help employees protect themselves and their families going forward. Read More about Five Top Employee Benefits Questions and How to Answer Them
In this article published on June 16, 2016 in the Sacramento Business Journal, Sutter Health Plus Vice President of Strategic Sales and Marketing Monica Majors discusses eight reasons small-business owners may benefit from working with an insurance broker.
Small-business owners take on multiple roles in their companies out of necessity, but being a health plan expert doesn’t need to be one of them.
In order to maximize employee benefits, minimize costs and administrative work, and get help understanding the complexities of health care regulations, many small-business owners look to the expertise of a qualified health insurance broker.