ORANGE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--CaliforniaChoice introduced its 2018 product portfolio today, which includes new benefit plan designs, rate and benefit parity with Kaiser Permanente, and a new health and lifestyle discount program for members. CaliforniaChoice is an employee health insurance program available to small businesses and provides access multiple insurance carriers in a single program.
New plans will be available from Kaiser Permanente and Health Net, which join a vast selection of other choices offered by Anthem Blue Cross, Sharp Health Plan, Sutter Health Plus, UnitedHealthcare, and Western Health Advantage. CaliforniaChoice also announced it will offer both rate and benefit parity on Kaiser Permanente benefits, meaning consumers selecting Kaiser Permanente through CaliforniaChoice will see plans and pricing consistent with purchasing insurance directly from Kaiser Permanente.
In addition to added benefit options, all CaliforniaChoice members will be able to take advantage of the new Member Value Program, which offers access to discounts of up to 40 percent on active health and lifestyle products such as activity trackers, heart rate monitors, and fitness gear, including Fitbit, Garmin, Jawbone, and Polar brands.
“We are excited about the changes we’re making for 2018,” said Ron Goldstein, president and chief executive officer at CHOICE Administrators. “Our new plans, rate and benefit parity with Kaiser Permanente, and new Member Value Program are just a portion of the story. All of our carrier partners bring something unique to the table, which allows our program to focus on providing greater access to care for California small business owners and their employees.”
Employers who are interested in learning more about the health insurance options available in 2018 through CaliforniaChoice are encouraged to contact their broker or visit www.mycalchoice.com to find a broker in their area. Employee benefits brokers looking for more information can call 800.542.4218.
About CHOICE Administrators
CHOICE Administrators is the parent organization of the nation’s largest multi-carrier, small group private health exchange, CaliforniaChoice, and America’s first ancillary benefits exchange, Choice Builder. CHOICE Administrators’ programs are designed to extend greater access and choice to the health care purchasing experience. The company empowers enrollees to make more informed enrollment decisions, while providing sponsoring employers with the infrastructure to control their benefits budgets.