Insurer Health Net has expanded its low-cost HMO SmartCare into Orange County one year after it launched the plan in Los Angeles, San Bernardino and San Diego counties. The plan provides a 25% discount on premiums compared with a full insurance network. Health Net has contracted with nine health care provider groups in Orange County.
Woodland Hills-based insurer Health Net has expanded its SmartCare narrow network product into Orange County. SmartCare, which offers about a 25% discount on premiums compared to a full network, debuted in Los Angeles, San Bernardino and San Diego Counties last March. It’s attracted more than 200 mediumsized employer groups to date. “It has proven to be popular with employers seeking an
easy to use plan that delivers more affordable value,” said Steve Sell, president of Health Net’s western region. Altogether, Health Net has contracted with nine medical groups in Orange County to provide care. It has contracted with 40 medical groups in the four counties where it offers the product. “We believe that SmartCare’s strategic alliances and focus on promoting healthy habits will
help improve the patient experience and help keep costs affordable for members,” said Dan Frank, chief executive ofcer of Prospect Medical Group, one of Health Net’s contracted providers.