Sutter Health Plus News & Trends

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

Covered Benefits and Support for Diabetes

Posted by on Apr 10, 2019 in Access, Feature, Health and Wellness, News

an image of an older smiling womanAccording to a 2017 report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, diabetes affects 9.4 percent of the U.S. population and continues to be a growing health concern. Managing diabetes requires mindful awareness, and appropriate health screenings and care. Sutter Health Plus members have access to products, important benefits, resources and coordinated care for the treatment of diabetes.

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How Thinking Like a Marketer Helps Promote Health Plan Benefits to Employees

Posted by on Apr 4, 2019 in Feature, News, People

An image of SHP Vice President, Monica MajorsIn this article published for the Sacramento, Silicon Valley and San Francisco Business Journals, Monica Majors, Sutter Health Plus Vice President of Marketing and Communications for Health Plan Products, shares her thoughts on promoting health plan benefits for employees.

As an employer or HR benefits manager, your success hinges on maintaining a healthy, engaged team of employees. Offering a compensation package—including a comprehensive health plan with access to a high-quality network—is key to attracting and retaining a competitive workforce, minimizing worker absenteeism and improving employee wellness. After choosing the right health plan for your business, the next step is to help your employees understand and get the maximum value of their benefits. And to do this you need to think like a marketer.

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Network Hospital to Open New Van Ness Campus

Posted by on Mar 1, 2019 in Access, Featured, Network, Quality

CPMC Van Ness Campus

CPMC Van Ness Campus in San Francisco

Sutter Health is expanding access to health care in the Bay Area by opening a new hospital in the heart of the city.
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Virtual Access to Care and Coverage

Posted by on Jan 9, 2019 in Access, Digital Health, Feature, Innovation, News

Do you recall a time when you felt under the weather and you didn’t want to leave the comfort of your couch or bed to drive to your doctor’s office, find parking and wait in the lobby? Today, you have a new option with
Sutter Health.

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New Sutter Walk-In Care Locations

Posted by on Dec 18, 2018 in Access, Innovation, Network, News

Sutter Walk-In Care clinics offer same-day care at the same cost share as a primary care visit.

Treatment for everyday care is now even more accessible for Sutter Health Plus members. Two new Sutter Walk-In Care clinics opened this month—and four more are scheduled to begin operations early next year.
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New Pharmacy Benefit Manager Coming in 2019

Posted by on Dec 11, 2018 in News

Effective Jan. 1, 2019, Sutter Health Plus is changing its pharmacy benefit manager to Express Scripts® from MedImpact. Express Scripts will manage the pharmacy benefits for our members, including retail, mail order and specialty prescription drugs, claims processing, and prior authorization requests.

Express Scripts focuses on delivering services that provide members with convenience and flexibility. The Express Scripts member portal and mobile app will allow members to:
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What Do Consumers Want from a Health Plan?

Posted by on Dec 7, 2018 in News, People

Rob Carnaroli serves as vice president of sales for Sutter Health Plus.

In this article published in the December 7, 2018 issue of BenefitsPRO, Sutter Health Plus Vice President of Sales Rob Carnaroli explains how brokers can recognize market demands to pair clients and their employees with the best health plan options available.

From the rush of open enrollment to keeping pace in an ever changing industry, brokers are constantly on the move. Connecting clients with the right benefit options comes from a deep understanding of emerging trends, new entrants, regional considerations and marketplace dynamics. Yet, the ability to best serve clients all comes down to one important question: What do consumers want from a health plan?

We reviewed data on consumer preferences in health care. After citing multiple studies from elite organizations including the American Academy of Family Physicians, Brigham Young University and the Kaiser Family Foundation, five core fundamentals stand out: convenient access points, quality care, affordability, easy-to-use online tools and member-centric customer service. Read More