Sutter Health Plus News & Trends

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

Prioritize Your Mental Health

Posted by on Jul 17, 2018 in Access, Wellness

Sutter Health Plus members can self-refer to a participating provider for in-person or virtual mental health office visits—no referral required

Everyday life can bring stress or worry. Because caring for your mental health is as important as your physical health, Sutter Health Plus can connect you with powerful resources and personalized support.

Read More

Sutter Walk-In Care: Convenient, Everyday Health

Posted by on Jul 10, 2018 in Access, News

Choose Sutter Walk-In Care clinics to treat everyday illnesses like ear infections, seasonal allergies, mild fevers and colds.

Bumps, bruises and illnesses often occur without warning. For the same out-of-pocket cost as a primary care visit, Sutter Walk-In Care clinics provide convenient care for everyday health needs—no appointment necessary.

Read More

New CPMC Campus to Open Soon

Posted by on Jul 5, 2018 in News

CPMC Mission Bernal is one of two Sutter hospitals scheduled to open in San Francisco by 2019.

The opening of California Pacific Medical Center’s (CPMC) new Mission Bernal Campus on Aug. 25 will usher in the next generation of health care to San Francisco.
Read More

The Harmony of Care and Coverage

Posted by on Jul 3, 2018 in Access, Feature

Annie and Tyler Langdale own Yoga Shala in Sacramento.

In 2015, Tyler and Annie Langdale sought a health plan to fit their unique needs as consumers and aspiring parents. Years later, a life-changing event helped confirm why they became Sutter Health Plus members.

Read More

Network Hospitals Honored For High Quality Stroke Care

Posted by on Jun 28, 2018 in Quality

Stroke is the nation’s No. 5 cause of death and a leading cause of adult disability, according to According to the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association.

The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association recently recognized seven Sutter Health affiliated hospitals in the Sutter Health Plus network for providing a high level of stroke care.

The following hospitals received the Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold-Plus Quality Achievement Award for their commitment to providing the most appropriate stroke treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence:

Read More

Four Tips to Help Brokers Grow, Retain Business

Posted by on Jun 26, 2018 in News

A client will appreciate you providing a year-round presence, according to Sutter Health Plus VP of Sales Rob Carnaroli.

In this article published in the June 18, 2018 edition of Employee Benefit Adviser, Rob Carnaroli, Sutter Health Plus vice president of Sales, provides tips to brokers on how to attract and engage clients. 

Building a successful book of business requires diligence, strategy, foresight and good communication. Here are four ways brokers can attract and retain clients — before, during and after the sale.

Tap into technology
Leading up to and during open enrollment, consider adding digital tools to your communications strategy. An increasing number of brokers are hosting webinars and creating online tutorials. Today’s technology can help build stronger relationships and enhance one-on-one and group meetings. Read More

How to Engage Different Generations with Their Health Care Benefits

Posted by on Jun 21, 2018 in News

In this article published in the June 17, 2018 issue of Managed Healthcare Executive,
Sutter Health Plus Vice President of Marketing and Communications Monica Majors shares insight on understanding generational motivators and how to communicate benefit plans.

In the United States, five generations make up the nation’s current workforce. Stark differences define the three largest groups: Baby Boomers, Generation X, and Millennials. Each generation possesses unique communication styles and preferences, inspiring an important question.

How can employers engage a multi-generational workforce in their healthcare benefits?

By adopting a marketer’s approach, HR professionals and employers can implement effective tactics that keep employees aware of their health plan options and how to select the plan that best fits their needs. Read More