News

WHA Announces New Chief Sales Officer
May 28, 2019

Western Health Advantage President and CEO, Garry Maisel, announces that Jeff Cinciarelli, Sacramento-based health insurance industry veteran, will be joining the organization as its new Chief Sales Officer.

Guide to the Latest Trend of Provider-sponsored Health Plans
April 1, 2019

When an existing insurance company partners with providers to form a provider-sponsored health plan, providers and their patients can have a more direct relationship.

Poll Reveals Region's Health Challenges Affecting Quality Of Life
April 1, 2019

Capital region residents enjoy a high overall quality of life in a region thriving in areas like economic development and education, but tensions exist with concerns around homelessness, safety, and food insecurity, according to a recent poll.

If benefits are similar, how do you choose the right health plan?
April 1, 2019

Written by Garry Maisel  – President and CEO, Western Health Advantage

Choosing a health plan for your employees is a big decision. How do you decide when it seems that all the health plans are offering the same benefits? Under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), implemented in 2013, standardized plan levels were established and many preventive care services became covered by all plans when done in network. So how should a business owner or human resources representative decide between them?

WHA Rates Highly in Customer Satisfaction
October 29, 2018

The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) rated Western Health Advantage (WHA) as first in Customer Satisfaction among 21 California health plans in its 2018 Health Insurance Plan Ratings. Consumer Satisfaction reflects what patients say about their health plans in satisfaction surveys, including about claims processing and customer service.

Canopy Expansion Press Release
July 10, 2018

South Bay Area Employees Have a New Choice for Health Coverage

Western Health Advantage is pleased to announce that its expansion into Santa Clara County and the rest of San Mateo County will be effective on September 1 for large groups and October 1 for small groups. The provider network for this expansion is Canopy Health. The partnership between WHA and Canopy Health, which is owned by physicians and hospitals, gives members access to a network of quality providers, world-renowned specialists and coordinated health care.

Canopy Press Release
July 19, 2017

Bay Area Employees Have New Choice for Health Coverage
Western Health Advantage Expands Service Area with Canopy Health Agreement

Bay Area employers will have an opportunity to receive outstanding healthcare at an affordable cost, thanks to a new agreement between Canopy Health and Western Health Advantage. HMO benefit plans for employer group health coverage from Western Health Advantage (WHA) will offer access to the Canopy Health alliance of providers and hospitals effective January 1, 2018, subject to regulatory approval.

CalPERS NorthBay
June 21, 2017

Western Health Advantage Welcomes CalPERS
Local healthcare plan opens to members of the California Public Employees’ Retirement System

WHA Welcomes CalPERS
June 21, 2017

Western Health Advantage Welcomes CalPERS

Local healthcare plan opens to members of the California Public Employees’ Retirement System

?Western Health Advantage (WHA) has been accepted by the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) to offer health coverage to CalPERS members during open enrollment in September, with coverage starting in January 2018. WHA has created a dedicated team to provide personalized customer service for CalPERS members, with knowledge specific to state and public agency employees.

Western Health CEO Maisel Awarded President's Medal for Distinguished Service
May 20, 2017

Western Health Advantage Chief Executive Officer and President Garry Maisel is the 2017 recipient of the President’s Medal for Distinguished Service from Sacramento State.

WHA Named Healthiest Employer
April 27, 2017

Western Health Advantage is the top-ranked Healthiest Employer in the “small” company category (150-499 employees), as chosen by the Sacramento Business Journal

WHA Sponsors Team at the 2017 Sacramento Undy Run/Walk
February 18, 2017

On February 25th, Western Health Advantage (WHA) will be raising awareness about colon cancer by participating as a sponsor and as a team – WHAtch Your Tushie – in the 2017 Sacramento Undy Run/Walk put on by the Colon Cancer Alliance.

Now's the Time to Sign Up for Health Insurance
October 30, 2015

Starting November 1, California residents who cannot get health insurance through their employer will be able to shop and enroll in a number of health insurance plans through Covered California, California's health benefit exchange.

Join WHA at the Run to Feed the Hungry
November 10, 2016

On Thanksgiving morning WHA members and their families will be joining WHA staff and employees as we make up a team participating in the largest Thanksgiving Day run in the country.

WHA Supports Sacramento's Santa Parade
December 3, 2016

Western Health Advantage is excited to support the 33rd annual Santa Parade, being held Saturday, December 10, 2016 at 10 a.m. in downtown Sacramento. The parade route goes around Capitol Park.

Western Health Advantage CEO Launches Blog
September 4, 2015

Western Health Advantage President and CEO Garry Maisel has launched a new blog to discuss the latest trends and industry insights regarding health plans in California.

Western Health CEO Named Board Chair of CA Health Plans Association
December 11, 2014

December 11, 2014

Garry Maisel, president and CEO of Western Health Advantage in Sacramento, has been named chairman of the California Association of Health Plans (CAHP) board of directors.

WHA Wins Best Place to Work Award
October 23, 2014

Western Health Advantage won first place at the Sacramento Business Journal’s annual Best Places to Work 2014 awards luncheon.

WHA Wins Top Honors
April 25, 2015

Western Health Advantage tied for first place in the small company category at the Sacramento Business Journal’s annual Healthiest Employers awards luncheon. This is the second year that Western Health received top honors.

Tops NCQA Plan Ranking
October 25, 2013

Western Health Advantage was the only California health plan to receive 4 out of 5 for “Consumer Satisfaction”.