UnitedHealthcare Introduces New Medicare Advantage Plan in Sacramento Area

Sutter Health to be exclusive network care provider for $0-premium AARP MedicareComplete plan

MINNETONKA, Minn., & SACRAMENTO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Through a unique and exclusive relationship with Sutter Health in Northern California, UnitedHealthcare has introduced a new Medicare Advantage plan to the more than 280,000 Medicare beneficiaries in the greater Sacramento and foothill region.

This latest addition to UnitedHealthcare’s portfolio of Medicare plans available in the Sacramento area offers beneficiaries benefits, cost-savings and comprehensive coverage exclusively at Sutter Health-affiliated medical facilities.

Sutter Health will be the exclusive network care provider for beneficiaries who enroll in the new plan, AARP MedicareComplete insured through UnitedHealthcare (AARP MedicareComplete SecureHorizons Plan 2 [HMO]). Members will have access to comprehensive care available at Sutter’s extensive hospital and physician network in the greater Sacramento area. The hospitals include Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital; Sutter Davis Hospital; Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento (composed of Sutter General and Sutter Memorial hospitals); and Sutter Roseville Medical Center. Sutter’s physician network includes two affiliated physician groups, Sutter Medical Group and Sutter Independent Physicians, totaling more than 1,100 physicians. Members also can access outpatient care including lab, X-ray and physical therapy services at Sutter’s health ancillary facilities.

Medicare beneficiaries who enroll in this new plan will be able to:

  • receive Part D prescription drug coverage at no additional monthly premium beyond the Medicare Part B premium;
  • visit Sutter’s primary care physicians and specialists for low co-payments;
  • access Medicare-covered preventive care and screening exams for no co-payment; and
  • add vision and dental coverage for an additional monthly premium.

UnitedHealthcare is the nation’s largest company dedicated to meeting the health and well-being needs of seniors and other Medicare beneficiaries. Approximately 9 million members are enrolled in the business’s portfolio of Medicare plans, which includes Medicare Advantage, Part D prescription drug and Medicare supplement plans. UnitedHealthcare has offered Medicare plans in California for more than two decades and currently serves more than 320,000 Medicare beneficiaries in the state, including more than 15,000 in the greater Sacramento area.

“We look forward to providing enhanced value and quality coverage through this unique relationship with a health system as reputable as Sutter,” said Josh Martin, executive director of UnitedHealthcare Medicare & Retirement in Northern California. “UnitedHealthcare’s AARP MedicareComplete plan is an ideal choice for many beneficiaries, one that will allow them to access prescription drugs and the health-care services they need from a trusted and highly regarded health-care system, all for a $0 monthly premium.”

Sutter Health is one of the nation’s leading not-for-profit networks of community-based health care providers, delivering high-quality care in more than 100 Northern California communities. Sutter Health supports more than two dozen locally run acute care hospitals, as well as physician organizations, medical research facilities, home health, hospice and occupational health networks, and long-term care centers.

“This is the latest example of our network’s broad efforts to transform how we deliver our services, while ensuring that high-quality health care is both accessible and more affordable for our patients and communities,” said Sarah Krevans, regional president for Sutter Health.

Medicare beneficiaries living in Sacramento, Placer and Yolo counties can enroll in the AARP MedicareComplete plan during the Annual Election Period (Oct. 15 – Dec. 7). For more information about this new plan as well as the other Medicare plans UnitedHealthcare offers in the Sacramento area, visit www.UHCMedicareSolutions.com.

About UnitedHealthcare
UnitedHealthcare is dedicated to helping people nationwide live healthier lives by simplifying the health care experience, meeting consumer health and wellness needs, and sustaining trusted relationships with care providers. The company offers the full spectrum of health benefit programs for individuals, employers and Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries, and contracts directly with more than 650,000 physicians and care professionals and 5,000 hospitals nationwide. UnitedHealthcare serves more than 38 million people and is one of the businesses of UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH), a diversified Fortune 50 health and well-being company.

About Sutter Health Sacramento Sierra Region
Sutter Health’s Sacramento Sierra Region encompasses hospitals, physicians and outpatient centers in Amador, El Dorado, Placer, Nevada, Sacramento, Solano, Sutter, Yolo and Yuba counties. It is a part of the Sutter Health family of not-for-profit hospitals and physician organizations that share resources and expertise to advance healthcare quality. Serving more than 100 communities in Northern California, Sutter Health is a regional leader in cardiac, cancer, neuroscience and orthopedic care, as well as care of women and children, and is a pioneer in advanced patient safety technology. For more information about the not-for-profit Sutter Health network, visit the website at www.CheckSutterFirst.org.

The benefit information provided herein is a brief summary, not a comprehensive description of benefits. For more information contact the plan.

The AARP® MedicareComplete® plans are insured through UnitedHealthcare Insurance Company and its affiliated companies, a Medicare Advantage organization with a Medicare contract. UnitedHealthcare Insurance Company pays royalty fees to AARP for the use of its intellectual property. These fees are used for the general purposes of AARP. AARP and its affiliates are not insurers. You do not need to be an AARP member to enroll.

AARP encourages you to consider your needs when selecting products and does not make specific product recommendations for individuals.

Limitations, copayments and restrictions may apply. Benefits may vary by county and plan.


Sarah Bearce, 952-931-4732
[email protected]
Sutter Health Sacramento Sierra Region
Nancy Turner, 916-454-6569
[email protected]

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