Western Health CEO Maisel named board chair of CA health plans

December 11, 2014

Maisel takes over from Blue Shield of California CEO Paul Markovich. The chairman position is a two-year position at Sacramento-based CAHP.

 “Our work is not done. During my chairmanship, I look forward to improving upon our newly transformed health care system, continuing to lower our uninsured rate and addressing underlying costs that threaten the long-term affordability of health care,” said Maisel.

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Western Health Advantage Wins Best Place to Work

October 23, 2014

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

“I believe that people like to work here because they like the people they work with,” said Garry Maisel, Western Health Advantage President and CEO.  “They feel like they contribute. They believe their contributions are acknowledged, that is really the heart of it.”

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WHA Wins Healthiest Employer

April 25, 2014

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. Eight companies won top honors as the region's most health-conscious employers at the Sacramento Business Journal's Healthiest Employers awards.

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Top NCQA Plan Ranking

October 22, 2013

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

Western Health Advantage was recently ranked third place among California health plans by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) Private Insurance Plan Rankings 2013-2014.


Receives Best Place to Work Award

October 16, 2013

WHA was recognized at the Sacramento Business Journal's annual Best Place to Work 2013 awards luncheon.

Western Health Advantage had 100 percent participation in the Quantum survey.


Western Health Launches New Website

October 4, 2013

Visitors will find extensive resources and an enhanced user experience at westernhealth.com

The new website provides quick and intuitive access to health plan benefits. The new site also includes an enhanced healthy living section featuring a library of recipes and wellness materials


Broad Provider Network Available to All Members

October 3, 2013

Searchable Provider Directory at WesternHealth.com

WHA’s broad network of more than 3,200 doctors and specialists, six regional medical groups and 14 medical centers and hospitals in Northern California is available to all WHA’s members regardless of product category


Western Health Advantage rated Excellent Health Plan by NCQA

September 25, 2013

The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) recognized Western Health Advantage (WHA) as an excellent health plan among commercial HMOs.

“We are very proud to again receive NCQA’s highest status accreditation for service and clinical quality, which underscores our dedication to the delivery of quality health care,” said Don Hufford, M.D., Western Health Advantage, Chief Medical Officer.


WHA Offered in SHOP

August 1, 2013

Western Health Advantage Offered to Small Businesses in Covered California’s SHOP

Covered California, the state’s Health Benefit Exchange Marketplace, announced today that Western Health Advantage (WHA) is one of the health plans to be offered in the Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP).


Covered California Selects Western Health Advantage

May 23, 2013

Western Health Advantage to Offer Individual Coverage in New Marketplace

Covered California, the state’s Health Benefit Exchange Marketplace, announced today that Western Health Advantage is one of the health plans to be offered in the new individual health coverage marketplace.


Receives Healthiest Employer Award

April 23, 2013

Western Health Advantage won top honors.

The Sacramento Business Journal’s annual Healthiest Employers awards luncheon announced Western Health Advantage as the winner of the Healthiest Employer Award.


Most Stars of any Health Plan in CA According to State Survey

March 27, 2013

Western Health Advantage Receives the Most Stars

The newest HMO Report Card, released today, by the California Office of the Patient Advocate gave Western Health Advantage the most stars of any health plan in California.

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Expands Coverage to North Bay

September 14, 2012

Western Health Advantage soon to be available in Marin, Napa, and Sonoma county

WHA is finalizing discussions with a regional network of physicians and hospitals with the intention to begin offering health coverage to local employers, their families and individuals on January 1, 2013.


Health Coverage for Individuals

June 1, 2012

Individual health plans that offer choices and flexibility

WHA, a leader in the health insurance market for over 15 years, announced today that it will begin offering a full range of plans to individuals in the Sacramento-Solano region.


WHA Holds Good Financial Strength Rating

March 28, 2012

A.M. Best Co. recently affirmed the financial strength rating of B+ (Good) of Western Health Advantage. The outlook for this rating is stable.


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