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2-50: CaliforniaChoice's New Business Solutions Suite
Oct 23, 2013
October 22, 2013
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 insurance exchanges.
“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 Suite will 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 billing support.
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 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