FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Joy Alexiou
May 23, 2013 408.885.4164 office
Valley Health Plan Selected
Only 13 Plans Chosen to Participate in California’s
Health Benefit Exchange
Santa Clara County, May 23, 2013. In 222 days, millions of Californians will be able to choose affordable, high-quality health insurance coverage offered through Covered California™, California’s Health Benefit Exchange. Valley Health Plan is 1 of only 13 plans in the state selected to participate in the California Health Benefit Exchange for the individual market.
“This is an historic moment and we are honored to participate,” said Patricia Cox, Acting CEO of Valley Health Plan. “We have the opportunity to create a healthier community by opening doors to preventive care and giving people access to health care when they need it.”
Serving Santa Clara County exclusively, Valley Health Plan (VHP) has been a part of the community for over 25 years. With a network of primary care providers located throughout the county, four hospitals (Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital, Stanford Hospital, Saint Louise Regional Hospital, and Santa Clara Valley Medical Center), comprehensive specialty services, and an extensive network of behavioral health services, VHP is uniquely qualified to serve this community.
Valley Health Plan offers residents affordable, high-quality health care in the community, providers that are nationally recognized, and a diverse provider network with cultural and language capacity. The VHP network includes a number of high-quality, specialized treatment services for emergency medical care, trauma, burns, and rehabilitation from severe injuries - in some cases, the only such treatment in the region.
Through Covered California, VHP will present a range of affordable options for health coverage to individuals and families. Covered California is a new, easy-to-use marketplace where individuals and families will be able to compare and choose health coverage options and get financial assistance to make coverage more affordable.
Owned and operated by the County of Santa Clara, Valley Health Plan is dedicated to the vision of Better Health for All.