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Four Ways Healthcare Access is Changing

Posted by on Sep 18, 2019 in Access, Digital Health, Innovation, People

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

In this article published in the September 17, 2019 issue of BenefitsPRO, Sutter Health Plus Vice President of Sales Rob Carnaroli explains trends in how people shop for and access health care.

As we head into fall open enrollment season, it’s important for brokers to pause and scan the marketplace for their clients. In Northern California, the global center of technology and innovation, we’re seeing clear trends in how people shop for and access health care. The single marketplace differentiator is convenience for consumers.

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Three Reasons to Consider Shopping Health Plan Options at Open Enrollment

Posted by on Aug 7, 2019 in News, People

Rob Carnaroli, Health Plan Products Vice President of Sales, Sutter Health

In this article published in the Sacramento Business Journal, Silicon Valley Business Journal and San Francisco Business Times, Rob Carnaroli, Sutter Health Vice President of Sales for Health Plan Products, discusses trends in the health plan marketplace and why employers should shop around.

Over the last few years, we have seen tremendous growth in innovative products, new trends in health plan financing models, and mega-mergers and acquisitions in healthcare. With constant movement in the marketplace, open enrollment provides an ideal opportunity to consider shopping your health plan options.

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Sacramento Business Journal Names Brian Fellner CFO of the Year

Posted by on Jul 23, 2019 in News, People

Sutter Health Plus CEO Brian Fellner

In this article, Hiring a CFO? Look for these qualitiespublished July 17, 2019, the Sacramento Business Journal honors Brian Fellner, Sutter Health Plus CEO, as CFO of the Year in the not-for-profit company category for his work as Sutter Health Plus CFO last year. Brian received this distinguished award at the 2019 CFO of the Year Awards on July 11. 

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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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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

2018 Large Group View from the Top

Posted by on Oct 4, 2018 in News, People

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

Rob Carnaroli, Sutter Health Plus Vice President of Sales, was recently interviewed for an article published in the October 2018 issue of California Broker. The following are his responses. You can read the full article here.

What are the most important trends affecting large groups in California? For example, do believe the AHP rule will have an impact on the large group market?

One of the biggest trends I see that impacts large groups in California is the external market pressure to re-imagine what health care should look like. This includes pending mergers between large pharmaceutical companies and insurance carriers, and with non-health care companies like Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase. Alphabet, Google’s parent company, is another disruptor spending significant capital to influence health care delivery. All of this places a heavy demand on the traditional healthcare marketplace that we elevate the model and look for ways to become better. It is no longer about just price, benefits and network—digital capabilities, unexpected convenience and modernization are the real motivating factors. Read More