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Sutter Health Plus Leadership Update

Posted by on Nov 16, 2020 in News, People

Sutter Health Plus Update


Today, Sutter Health Plus announces a change in executive leadership. Brian Fellner, who has served as CEO of the health plan since July 2018, has resigned from the organization to pursue another opportunity. Sutter Health’s CEO of Health Plan Partnerships & Products, Phil Jackson, will serve as the health plan’s CEO until a replacement is identified.

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Sutter Health Plus Network Physician Organizations Earn IHA Awards for Quality and Patient Experience

Posted by on Nov 12, 2020 in Network, Quality


The Integrated Healthcare Association (IHA) has awarded the “2020 Excellence in Healthcare” award, the highest level of achievement, to Sutter Medical Foundation–Sutter Medical Group for the second year in a row. This award reflects the 2019 performance year in the Align.Measure.Perform (AMP) Commercial HMO program. This honor recognizes physician organizations that have succeeded in achieving strong quality results while effectively managing costs. To earn this award, physician organizations must have performance that ranks in the top 50% for clinical quality, patient experience, and cost for their commercial HMO population.

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2020 Trends in Health Care

Posted by on Nov 3, 2020 in COVID-19, Digital Health, Innovation, News, People


In this article published in the Sacramento Business Journal, Silicon Valley Business Journal, and San Francisco Business Times, Rob Carnaroli, Sutter Health Plus Vice President of Sales, discusses telehealth, virtual care, and other healthcare trends in 2020.

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Open Enrollment for Individuals and Families

Posted by on Oct 22, 2020 in Access, Affordability, Network


Each fall, thousands of Northern Californians have the opportunity to shop for health insurance for themselves or their families. It’s the only time of the year—other than when special circumstances permit—when individuals and families are able to select new coverage.

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Network Update: San Francisco and East Bay Areas

Posted by on Oct 20, 2020 in Access, Network


Sutter Health Plus offers large group employers, small-business owners, and individuals affordable health plans that provide access to a network of high-quality providers. As of Jan. 1, 2021, Sutter Health Plus will have a comprehensive network that includes more than 1,500 PCPs, 5,300 specialists, and many other healthcare providers.

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Three Things Small Businesses Should Look for in a Health Plan

Posted by on Oct 16, 2020 in News, People

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

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Kicking the Nicotine Habit

Posted by on Oct 14, 2020 in Access, Health and Wellness


Did you know that nicotine, the main chemical in tobacco, is just as addictive as heroin or cocaine? When tobacco is used to deliver nicotine—whether by inhalation, through cigarettes and vaping, or smokeless products, like chewing tobacco—it can result in cancer, emphysema, stroke, and heart disease. Although quitting smoking and other nicotine habits can be one of the most difficult things to do, it can also be an important step toward enhancing the length and quality of a person’s life. Within two weeks of quitting smoking, most withdrawal symptoms disappear and the body begins repairing itself. If you are ready to quit the nicotine habit, help is available.

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