Archive for January, 2012

Health Net Sells Part D Plan to CVS

Posted January 30, 2012 By Kevin Knauss

Health Net has reached an agreement with a subsidiary of CVS Caremark to sell our standalone Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Plan (PDP) business.

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Within each plan, members have three network tiers to choose from. They can save the most when they stay in ACO network. But they also have the flexibility to choose PPO and non-PPO benefits. This is the only plan like it in California.

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Medicare Special Election Period Update for 2012

Posted January 24, 2012 By Kevin Knauss

Special Election Period (SEP) Elections A common SEP that many beneficiaries are given at this time of year is the SEP for plans that are not renewing with CMS or a plan that is leaving the service area.

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Sutter Health Terminates Anthem Blue Cross Medicare

Posted January 23, 2012 By Kevin Knauss

California Sutter Health System Update Anthem Blue Cross (“Anthem”) and Sutter Health System Medical Groups (“Sutter Medical Groups”) have been engaged in negotiations for several months to reach reasonable reimbursement rates and contractual terms that are beneficial to both organizations. Unfortunately, Sutter Health will be terminating its participating hospital/provider contract with Anthem Blue Cross (“Anthem”), […]

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California: Rearranging The Living Room Resource Furniture

Posted January 17, 2012 By Kevin Knauss
Lake Clementine Dam

Gold may have brought hoards of people to California, but it was the weather, the land and the resources that made them stay. When people found out they could be successful in rearranging Californian’s resource furniture, a new mindset was created.

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Social Media Snob

Posted January 5, 2012 By Kevin Knauss
Social Media Rafting

I find myself giving a preference to other social media friends and businesses. We had a shared experience of trying to navigate the raging waters of social media.

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San Joaquin Dust Bowl

Posted January 2, 2012 By Kevin Knauss
Congress Created Dust Bowl

While Congress may have created a unique San Joaquin drought or dust bowl, they were also the governmental institution that used tax payer money to turn the San Joaquin valley into America’s salad bowl.

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