|[October 22, 2013]
CaliforniaChoice Announces New Small-Group Business Solutions Suite
ORANGE, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
CaliforniaChoice announced today the introduction of a
small-group "Business Solutions Suite" designed to provide small
businesses and their employees with a host of additional products and
services at no additional cost. CaliforniaChoice
is one of the nation's most successful small-group private health
"When it comes to purchasing health insurance, employers today are
choosing between a government option, a single carrier or a private
exchange," said Ron Goldstein, president and CEO of CHOICE
Administrators, which operates CaliforniaChoice. "Our new
Business Solutions Suite includes products and services employers want
and need; and we're able to offer them at absolutely no additional cost
to the employer, which enhances the overall value of our program."
CaliforniaChoice's Business Solutions Suitewill be available
January 1, 2014.
The Business Solutions Suite is comprised of three levels; these levels
are broken out based on the number of employees in a small business.
Each level includes discount dental, voluntary vision, discount hearing
programs, a pharmacy prescription card, a premium-only plan, access to
an online human resources support center, Cal Perks employee discount
programs, payroll discounts, and Cal-COBRA billing support. Businesses
with more than 15 employees also have access to a flexible spending
account, and those with 20 or more employees receive federal COBRA
Goldstein explains the Business Solutions Suite is included alongside
CaliforniaChoice's extensive medical and ancillary benefits
portfolio. CaliforniaChoice offers a wide selection of benefit
plans - ranging from platinum metal tier benefits (the richest benefits)
to gold, silver and bronze - through Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross, Health
Net, Kaiser Permanente, Sharp (News - Alert) Health Plan and Western Health Advantage.
CaliforniaChoice also offers both full and limited provider
networks within each metal tier of benefits, which gives employees more
flexibility when it comes to selecting the right coverage. The program
also includes a host of optional benefits including dental, vision,
chiropractic, life and payroll services.
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 advantages of exchanges. Today CaliforniaChoice
serves more than 10,000 employers and 150,000 employees. For more
information on CaliforniaChoice, visit www.calchoice.com.
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