Insurer Directory Featured

8:00pm EDT May 26, 2009

Aetna Inc.

2625 Shadelands Drive
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
(925) 948-4700
Curtis Terry
Regional president
Aetna provides a broad range of insurance and employee benefits products that are tailored to small, midsized and large multinational employers. It is one of the nation’s leaders in health care, dental, pharmacy, group life and disability insurance, and employee benefits.
Founded: 1850
Key products: Health care, dental, pharmacy, group life, disability
Clients: Businesses of all sizes, Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries

Anthem Blue Cross

2121 N. California Blvd., 7th Floor
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
(925) 927-6000
Leslie A. Margolin
President, California
Anthem Blue Cross is a subsidiary of WellPoint Inc. and serves more than 8.3 million members statewide. Anthem offers a multipronged approach to providing insurance that includes offering a large regional network and access to information on numerous wellness and prevention programs.
Founded: 1937
Key products: Health, dental, vision, disability, pharmacy
Clients: Employers, individuals, Medicare recipients

Blue Shield of California

50 Beale St.
San Francisco, CA 94105
(415) 229-5000
Bruce Bodaken
Blue Shield of California is an independent member of BlueCross BlueShield Association and serves more than 3.4 million members. The insurance provider recently received an “Excellent” rating from the National Committee for Quality Assurance for service and clinical quality for its HMO and POS product lines.
Founded: 1939
Key products: Health care, dental, pharmacy, life
Clients: Employers, individuals and families, Medicare recipients

CIGNA Healthcare

1999 Harrison St., Suite 1000
Oakland, CA 94612
(510) 273-8400
Peter Welch
President, Northern California
CIGNA HealthCare provides medical, pharmacy and dental care services to employers. The company also offers employees services in health and wellness and behavior change, including behavioral health benefits and medical management. CIGNA Corp. received the Best Overall Employee Assistance Program according to Business Insurance’s annual Readers Choice Awards.
Founded: 1982
Key products: Medical, pharmacy, dental, life, behavioral health benefits
Clients: Employers, individuals and families, Medicare

Health Net Inc.

180 Grand Ave.
Oakland, CA 94612
(510) 891-6600
George Anderson
Segment vice president
Health Net’s health plans and government contracts subsidiaries provide benefits to 6.7 million individuals nationwide. For more than 25 years, the company has served Californians through a broad network of HMO and PPO plans. Health Net received an “Excellent” accreditation rating from the National Committee Quality Assurance for its HMO and POS plans.
Founded: 1985
Key products: Health, dental, vision, pharmacy, mental health,
Clients: Employers, individuals, Medicare recipients, Veterans Affairs

Kaiser FoundationHealth Plan Inc.

1 Kaiser Plaza, 19th Floor
Oakland, CA 94612
(510) 271-5800
George Halvorson
Chairman and CEO
Kaiser Permanente serves 8.6 million members, 3.3 million of which are in Northern California. The company offers products from health savings accounts to HMOs that are tailored for employers of all sizes. In April, Kaiser was named a leader in health information technology by the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society.
Founded: 1945
Key products: Health, dental, vision, occupational, retiree
Clients: Employers, individuals, Medicare recipients

PacifiCare of California Inc.

2300 Clayton Road
Concord, CA 94520
(925) 246-1300
Ben Slocum
CEO, UnitedHealthcare of Northern California
PacifiCare of California provides a wide range of products and services to employer groups and individuals. Among the company’s list of products are POS and PPO plans, wellness programs and products that cater to caregivers. PacifiCare of California is a subsidiary of PacifiCare, a UnitedHealthcare company.
Founded: 1983
Key products:  Health, dental, life, disability, vision, pharmacy
Clients:  Individuals, employer groups, Medicare recipients

UnitedHealthcare of California

2300 Clayton Rd.
Concord, CA 94520
(925) 246-1300
Ben Slocum
CEO of Northern California
UnitedHealthcare is a subsidiary of UnitedHealth Group Inc., which serves more than 73 million individuals, 2.8 million of which live in California. UnitedHealth Group offers flexible products to employees and individuals. Fortune magazine named the company No. 1 in the industry for innovation in 2006, 2007 and 2008.
Founded: 1974
Key products: Health, vision, dental, life, disability, pharmacy
Clients: Individuals, small to midsized businesses, large multistate employers