With strong Southern California sales since March 1, SmartCare is helping deliver on accountable care goals of greater care coordination and enhanced preventive care
SmartCare, which can provide employers with up to 25 percent in premium savings compared to Health Net’s full network, made its initial debut March 1, 2012, and more than 200 small- and mid-sized employers in Los Angeles, San Diego and San Bernardino counties already are offering the coverage to their employees.
“Since SmartCare became available, it has proven to be popular with employers seeking an easy-to-use plan that delivers more affordable value,” said Steve Sell, president of Health Net’s Western Region Health Plan. “We are excited to add Orange County to the areas served by SmartCare.”
The SmartCare network is built on strategic alliances with more than 40 medical groups throughout Southern California dedicated to helping deliver accountable care through greater care coordination and a focus on preventive care. In addition to its more affordable premiums, SmartCare provides coverage for acupuncture and chiropractic care and provides a financial incentive for members’ healthy behaviors.
“We are delighted to be part of the SmartCare network,” said Dan Frank, CEO of Prospect Medical Group. “We believe that SmartCare’s strategic alliances and focus on promoting healthy habits will help improve the patient experience and help keep costs affordable for members.”
“SmartCare is a game changer,” said Lambert Hsu, RHU, president of Benefit Pro Insurance Services in San Diego. “Employers are drawn to SmartCare for the combination of its affordable premiums and emphasis on easy-to-use benefits that focus on preventive and complementary care.”
Orange County Medical Groups Participating in SmartCare
The following medical groups in Orange County currently participate in the SmartCare network:
- Affiliated Doctors of Orange County
- Arta Health Network
- Gateway Medical Group Anaheim Memorial Medical Center Network
- Genesis Health Care
- HealthCare Partners IPA - Talbert
- Prospect Medical Group
- Prospect Professional Care Medical Group, Inc.
- Regal Medical Group
- Talbert Medical Group
Over the coming months, additional health care providers and counties are expected to be added to the SmartCare network.
For more information about the SmartCare network, employers may contact their broker or their Health Net representative. Employers also may call 800-448-4411 (option 4).
About Health Net
Health Net, Inc. is a publicly traded managed care organization that delivers managed health care services through health plans and government-sponsored managed care plans. Its mission is to help people be healthy, secure and comfortable. Health Net, through its subsidiaries, provides and administers health benefits to approximately 6.0 million individuals across the country through group, individual, Medicare (including the Medicare prescription drug benefit commonly referred to as “Part D”), Medicaid, U.S. Department of Defense, including TRICARE, and Veterans Affairs programs. Health Net’s behavioral health services subsidiary, Managed Health Network, Inc., provides behavioral health, substance abuse and employee assistance programs to approximately 5.0 million individuals, including Health Net’s own health plan members. Health Net’s subsidiaries also offer managed health care products related to prescription drugs, and offer managed health care product coordination for multi-region employers and administrative services for medical groups and self-funded benefits programs.
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