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Network: Health Net's Current Contract Negotiations with Sutter Health

Nov 29, 2016

​Health Net of California, Inc. and Health Net Life Insurance Company (Health Net), and Sutter Health are currently negotiating their contract, set to expire on December 31, 2016. While Health Net is working in good faith to reach a fair agreement that offers sustained affordability to their members, if Health Net and Sutter Health are unable to complete a new contract, Sutter Health physicians, medical groups and hospitals will no longer participate in currently contracted Health Net networks. 

In compliance with regulatory requirements, in the event the parties are not able to reach agreement for a renewal, affected members will receive a letter informing them of Sutter's termination. As part of Health Net's contract with Sutter Health, impacted members will continue to have access to their Sutter provider during a transition period, prior to being assigned to their new provider. The letter will provide members the following details in the event of a termination: 

Health Net Lines of Business Affected by Negotiations 

The contracts being negotiated apply to the following Health Net plan types: 

Sutter Health providers are located in the following California counties:

1Surgery Center location only. 

The contracts currently being negotiated include the following Sutter Health provider groups:

The contracts currently being negotiated include the following Sutter Health hospitals:

​Continuity of Care - Health Net's Commitment to Members in the Event of a Sutter Termination 

While Health Net continues to negotiate with Sutter Health, their ultimate goal is to ensure that affected members experience seamless access to quality health care through continuity of care. 

What About Emergency Care? 

In case of emergency, members should go to the nearest emergency or urgent care facility, even if it's not a contracted Health Net provider. Members, or their family, should contact Health Net as soon as possible after care is received.

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