Sutter Health Unveils Name of New Health Plan
The not-for-profit Sutter Health network of doctors and hospitals announced it will name its new health plan Sutter Health Plus.
“Sutter Health Plus builds on our network’s recently refreshed brand—We Plus You,” said Monica Majors, vice president of sales and marketing for the new HMO. “The name reflects our commitment to build strong partnerships with patients, employers and physicians.”
Initially, Sutter Health Plus will offer a range of HMO plans to individuals and small and mid-sized employers in the Greater Sacramento and San Joaquin Valley regions. Marketing activities will get underway early this summer for fall open enrollment and plan coverage will begin Jan. 1, 2014.
“The way people purchase and receive health care is changing,” said Steve Nolte, CEO of Sutter Health Plus. “Sutter Health Plus enables the Sutter Health network to develop closer, more direct partnerships with employers and patients, make high-quality care more affordable and improve the health of communities.”
Sutter Health doctors and hospitals will continue to contract with most major health plans. Sutter Health Plus is just one more way people can access the Sutter Health network’s high-quality services.
Sutter Health Plus will launch a website later this fall.
About Steve Nolte, Chief Executive Officer, Sutter Health Plus
Prior to joining Sutter Health Plus, Nolte served as principal vice president for health and human services consulting for OptumInsight (formerly Ingenix Consulting). In his consulting role, Nolte helped guide Sutter Health’s preparation and research activities to launch Sutter Health Plus. This included overseeing the health care network’s application for a Knox-Keene License. An experienced leader in the health care industry, Nolte has served in general management roles for several large health insurance and managed care organizations for nearly three decades. Prior to joining Ingenix in 2007 as a senior executive, Nolte operated a successful consulting practice specializing in interim leadership for organizations in transition. He previously held key positions with United Health Group, Equicor health plan and subsidiaries, Pacificare Health Systems and Coventry Health Care in the Carolinas and Florida.
About Monica Majors, Vice President Sales and Marketing, Sutter Health Plus
With more than 20 years of experience in the health care industry, Monica Majors has spent her career working in managed care operations, sales and marketing as well as new product and business development for both large insurance organizations and start up ventures. Majors has broad experience in many local and national market segments, all of which provides strategic and focused leadership for Sutter Health Plus. Prior to joining Sutter Health Plus Majors spent five years with Sutter Health as director of employer products and sales. She has also held leadership positions at Great-West Healthcare, DoctorandPatient and Foundation Health/Health Net.