|[September 24, 2013]
CaliforniaChoice to Conduct Statewide Seminars to Help Health Insurance Brokers Succeed in 2014
ORANGE, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
California's small-group private exchange focusing on multiple carriers,
defined contribution and employee choice, announced today a series of 11
seminars throughout the state expressly designed to help California's
health insurance brokers succeed in 2014. CaliforniaChoice
is one of the most experienced and successful small-group private health
insurance exchanges in the nation.
The seminars will introduce brokers to CaliforniaChoice's 2014
program, including its new portfolio of health plans and benefit plans,
full and limited provider networks, and a new package of products and
services available to all small businesses at no additional cost.
Seminars begin in October and will be available throughout California;
for dates and locations please visit http://calchoiceevents.eventbrite.com/.
Ron Goldstein, president and CEO of CHOICE
Administrators, which operates CaliforniaChoice, will open
each seminar, and Kevin Timone, national vice president, will walk
brokers through the new portfolio.
CaliforniaChoice's 2014 portfolio will include access to multiple
provider networks and broad choice among many of the state's best-known
and most widely sought-after health plans including Aetna, Anthem Blue
Cross, Health Net, Kaiser Permanente, Sharp (News - Alert) Health Plan and Western
Health Advantage. With these health plans comes a wide selection of
coverage tiers, each with various benefit options, deductibles and
copayment levels. These range from platinum (the richest benefits) to
gold, silver and bronze levels. Employers and their employees
participating in CaliforniaChoice in 2014 will have HMO, EPO and
PPO benefit plans from which to choose. In addition, CaliforniaChoice
will continue to offer a selection of dental, vision, chiropractic and
life options while also unveiling its new Business Solutions Suite and
Affordable Care Act Calculators.
Throughout its 17 year history, CaliforniaChoice has been offered
exclusively through independent brokers, and Goldstein says that this
commitment to brokers will continue in 2014.
Goldstein states that, "Given all of the changes that are being driven
by the Affordable Care Act and other market forces, a broker's role is
now more critical than ever in helping provide the information and
unbiased recommendations consumers and business owners need to make
Exchanges, both public and private, are similar to health insurance
"shopping malls" where consumers, employers, employees and brokers can
compare plans side by side based on cost, provider network, and plan
designs. CaliforniaChoice helped pioneer the exchange concept in
the 1990s and has continued to be a leading advocate by educating the
market about the benefits of exchanges. Today CaliforniaChoice
currently serves more than 10,000 employers and 150,000 employees.
CaliforniaChoice is a division of CHOICE Administrators,
the nation's leading developer and administrator of consumer-choice
insurance exchange models. Further information is available at www.calchoice.com.
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