In November, UC Health Net members assigned to a Sutter Medical Group or to a medical group that primarily uses Sutter Hospitals were informed of ongoing contract negotiations between Health Net and Sutter Health. The contract is due to expire on Dec. 31, 2016, and Health Net and Sutter Health are continuing their negotiations. No action is needed from UC-sponsored Health Net members at this time.
In the event Sutter Health is terminated from the Health Net Blue & Gold and Seniority Plus networks, impacted UC members will receive the following:
- 60-day written notice from Health Net of their new primary care physician (PCP) and medical group, with the option to select a new medical group or PCP
- A special Period of Initial Enrollment (PIE) sponsored by the University of California, offering members the option to change medical plans for 2017
- Continuation of care assistance for UC Health Net members who are currently receiving ongoing medical treatment with a Sutter Health provider
The university is receiving regular updates from Health Net about the status of their negotiations with Sutter.
UC Health Net members may contact Health Net at 800-539-4072 with questions or concerns.