Brian Fellner Chosen to Lead Sutter Health Plus

Posted by on Jun 14, 2018 in News, People

Sutter Health Plus, a not-for-profit HMO in Northern California, announces the appointment of Brian Fellner as CEO, effective July 16, 2018. Fellner, who currently serves as the health plan’s chief financial officer, will report to the Sutter Health Plus Board of Directors and Phil Jackson, Sutter Health’s CEO of Health Plan Products.

“I’m honored for the opportunity to lead such an incredibly talented and engaged team of individuals who are passionate about serving our members,” says Fellner. “With our continued focus and discipline, I believe Sutter Health Plus is uniquely positioned to continue to bring value to our communities through our high-quality network, comprehensive products, and exceptional service.” Read More

Private Exchanges: What’s driving the current changes?

Posted by on Jun 5, 2018 in News, People

In this article published in the June 2018 edition of California Broker Magazine, Rob Carnaroli, Sutter Health Plus Vice President of Sales, discusses the evolution and current landscape of private exchanges, and the marketplaces where employer groups can purchase health plans.

Private exchanges have been around for over two decades in the health insurance industry, and the model continues to evolve. Throughout my career, I have had the privilege of implementing and integrating private exchanges into marketplaces nationwide—allowing me to more efficiently bring Sutter Health Plus into both small and large group private exchange platforms. Our HMO health plan is available to small groups through CaliforniaChoice®, and Gallagher Marketplace for large groups.

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Four Tips for Open Enrollment Season

Posted by on Jun 4, 2018 in News, People

In this article published in the June 1 editions of the Sacramento Business Journal, San Francisco Business Times and Silicon Valley Business Journal, Rob Carnaroli, Sutter Health Plus Vice President of Sales, shares his thoughts on planning for the upcoming open enrollment season.

Being a broker today is a challenge. Health care insurance laws are changing from one day to the next, employers are balking at rising costs, and employees are disgruntled and ready to jump ship.

The silver lining is that all of these challenges create an opportunity for brokers to step in and provide solutions. 2018 is poised to be a year of major changes, and the best brokers will find themselves coming out on top.

For many employer groups, it’s time to start planning for open enrollment season—a good opportunity to shop for the right health plan for your employees. Choosing health care coverage that gives your workforce access to the doctors, hospitals and health care services it needs can be a significant chore.

Here are four ways employers can mind their bottom line and offer comprehensive benefits for their workforce.

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Sutter Health’s CEO of Health Plan Products Speaks at World Health Care Congress Event

Posted by on May 4, 2018 in News, People

Phil Jackson

Sutter Health’s CEO of Health Plan Products, Phil Jackson, delivered remarks Monday at the World Health Care Congress (WHCC) in Washington, D.C. The 15th annual event gathered over 1,500 leaders from across the nation to discuss innovative methods of transforming the health care industry. Three industry publications quoted Jackson in articles featuring his keynote panel discussion: Make Value-Based Care a Reality. Read More

What Employers Should Look for When Choosing an Insurance Broker

Posted by on Apr 17, 2018 in News, People

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In this article published in the April 17, 2018 issue of the Sacramento Business Journal, the San Francisco Business Times and the Silicon Valley Business Journal, Sutter Health Plus Account Executive Scott Carpenter shares his thoughts on maximizing the value of a broker.

Regardless of company size or industry, insurance brokers can serve as an employer’s go-to expert and adviser on the always-changing health benefits landscape. Read More

Customer Service Trends in the Marketplace

Posted by on Mar 5, 2018 in News, People

In this article published in the March 2018 issue of California Broker, Sutter Health Plus Vice President of Sales Rob Carnaroli discusses how brokers can keep sophisticated buyers up-to-date on emerging customer service trends.

The current health care environment is in a constant state of change—continually  serving up challenging yet exciting opportunities for everyone in the industry. The most successful brokers and producers today partner with health plans that can quickly identify and adapt to ever-changing trends in the marketplace while still managing to deliver optimal client satisfaction. From best in class metrics to digital innovation, all eyes are focused on creating an ideal customer experience. Read More