MemorialCare Health System Announces Opening of Seaside Health Plan
MemorialCare Health System's Seaside Health Plan has opened for business to serve those enrolled in Medicare, Medi-Cal, Dual Eligibles and Commercial health plans.
The new health plan serves individuals and families who are members of partner health plans and select Seaside Health Plan as a participating network.
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In November 2012, MemorialCare announced an agreement to purchase specific assets of Universal Care with the goal of providing access to quality health care and the region's top hospitals.
The agreement included staff highly experienced in health plan operations and managing lives through plan-to-plan contracts serviced by assignment of agreements with Universal Care's contracted providers and MemorialCare's primary care physician network.
The state's Department of Managed Care approved the Knox Keene health plan license earlier this year, and Seaside opened for business Sept. 1 with its new Long Beach location at 2840 Long Beach Blvd.
The not-for-profit Seaside Health Plan is named after Long Beach's first hospital which opened in 1907 and is today Long Beach Memorial.
Long Beach Memorial, together with Miller Children's Hospital Long Beach, comprises the West's second largest hospital campus.
"Seaside Health Plan is available to Los Angeles County families when selecting their primary provider from a participating insurer," explained Jay Davis, Seaside's senior vice president.
Seaside currently contracts with Health Net, L.A. Care Health Plan, Anthem Blue Cross, Blue Shield of California and Care 1st Health Plan.
Seaside supports its members by providing convenient access to high quality, evidence-based medicine, superior value, exceptional service and a network of integrated providers.
Seaside expects to expand into Orange County and participate in the Covered California health exchange in the future.
Medical groups affiliated with Seaside Health Plan include providers from MemorialCare Medical Group, Children's Clinic Serving Children and Their Families, Family Medicine Program and other community-based physicians.
"Parents have peace of mind knowing pediatric emergency and complex medical conditions may be treated at Miller Children's," said Barry Smith, M.D., Seaside Health Plan's Chief Medical Officer.
For information on Seaside Health Plan, call 1-855-367-7747 or visit www.seasidehealthplan.org.