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Health Net's mission is to help people be healthy, secure and comfortable.

For questions and more information contact Leticia Ruiz  @ leticia.m.ruiz@healthnet.com

Kaiser Permanente Comes Into Its Own
When the war came to an end, the shipyard workforce fell from 90,000 to just 13,000 employees in only a few months. Only about a dozen of the 75 members of the medical group remained. But Dr. Garfield wanted to keep practicing his new form of health care delivery, and Kaiser wanted the plan to continue as well.

Therefore, on October 1, 1945, the Permanente Health Plan officially opened to the public. In 10 years, enrollment surpassed 300,000 members in Northern California. In these early years, the success of the health plan was largely the result of support from unions. Two unions, the International Longshoremen’s and Warehousemen’s Union and the Retail Clerks Union were the driving force behind bringing the health plan to Los Angeles..

In 1952, the name of the Health Plan and the Hospitals was changed from Permanente, which some felt had little meaning outside the organization, to Kaiser, which had high recognition nationally because of Kaiser Industries and Henry J. Kaiser himself. The medical group chose to keep the Permanente name, in part to clarify that they were not employees of Henry J. Kaiser.

Thus, the organization known in modern times as Kaiser Permanente was born. We are still a working partnership of two organizations: the not-for-profit Kaiser Foundation Health Plan and Hospitals, and the Permanente Medical Groups.

For questions and more information contact: Stacy Moskowitz @ (818) 319-7953 or stacy.a.moskowitz@kp.org.

MediExcel Health Plan is  a Knox-Keene licensed cross-border HMO. We offer healthcare coverage to employer in San Diego County and Imperial County with healthcare delivery networks in Tijuana and Mexicali. 

Our Mission Statement:  Deliver quality healthcare so that our members are healthy and satisfied; Provide our employees a productive working environment with professional development opportunities and rewards for top performance; Operate in compliance with all applicable laws, regulations and standards in the governance of our health plan.

For questions and more information contact Anthony Lompart @ (619) 421-1659 or allompart@mediexcel.com

Rady Children’s Health Network: With more than 30 offices located throughout San Diego and southern Riverside counties, you are never far from a Rady Children’s Health Network physician. Rady Children’s Health Network physicians are affiliated with Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego, recognized as one of the nation’s best children’s hospitals by U.S. News & World Report.

For questions and more information contact: Kathleen Korn @ (858) 966-7961 or kkorn@rchsd.org.



Aflac is a Fortune 500 company, providing financial protection to more than 50 million people worldwide. When a policyholder or insured gets sick or hurt, Aflac pays cash benefits fairly, promptly and directly to the insured. For nearly six decades, Aflac voluntary insurance policies have given policyholders the opportunity to focus on recovery, not financial stress.

For questions and more information contact: Colleen LaPrade @ (760) 607-7458 or claprade2@aflac.com.

LISI is a dynamic sales organization committed to profitable domination in our markets. Our strength lies in the value we place on relationships, allowing us to be advocates for the brokerage community. We aim to be the premier General Agency, where extensive training, knowledge, integrity and quality allow us to be innovative leaders. Recognizing that our employees are our competitive advantage, LISI is dedicated to creating a culture where our employees can grow professionally and maintain a balanced and positive lifestyle.

For questions and more information contact: Jeff Grocky @ jgrocky@lisibroker.com

The Rogers Difference

Rogers Benefit Group is dedicated to helping brokers and their staff implement and renew their clients’ medical and non-medical benefits. We help brokers maximize their bottom line by making it easy for them to sell, install, service and renew their groups. We provide complete and accurate information needed to prospect and close sales. We assist brokers and their staff members to communicate the necessary information to their clients. We make it possible for brokers to increase profitability by taking care of the detail and leg work, to the extent the broker directs.

RBG provides a "turn-key" approach to the detail, legwork, and paperwork of making a sale and renewing the business.

During the plan year when issues and questions arise with the benefits, RBG works closely with the broker’s office/and or client to resolve situations when the normal service channels have been exhausted. Brokers and their staff can concentrate on other firms, other sales, and other activities as RBG works with the insurance companies to solve often time consuming issues.

For questions and  more information contact: Melissa Medve @(858) 658-8818 or melissa@rbgsocal.com.


It is our mission to improve the health of those we serve with a commitment to excellence in all that we do. Our goal is to offer quality care and programs that set community standards, exceed patients' expectations and are provided in a caring, convenient, cost-effective and accessible manner.

Sharp HealthCare's vision is to be the best health system in the universe. Sharp will attain this position by transforming the health care experience through a culture of caring, quality, service, innovation and excellence. Sharp will be recognized by employees, physicians, patients, volunteers and the community as the best place to work, the best place to practice medicine and the best place to receive care. Sharp is known as an excellent community citizen embodying an organization of people working together to do the right thing every day to improve the health and well being of those we serve.

Sharp's core values are integrity, caring, innovation and excellence.

For questions and more information  contact: Cheryl Cote @ (617) 821-3709 or cheryl.cote@sharp.com.


Financial Grade is a national Field Marketing Organization, specializing in Senior Health Insurance. With 10 years of experience in the Senior Health Insurance industry, Financial Grade Senior Consultants has become a strategic partner with most of the top-rated insurance carriers in the nation. Financial Grade is committed to providing independent agents with the necessary tools and guidance to sell premier Senior Health Insurance products.

For questions and more information contact: Peter Blasi @ (619) 595-0937.

GeoBlue is a trade name of Worldwide Insurance Services, LLC (Worldwide Services Insurance Agency, LLC in California and New York), an independent licensee of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association. Since 1997, Worldwide Insurance Services has been dedicated to helping travelers and expatriates identify, access and pay for quality healthcare, all around the world. Sold in connection with certain Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies, each GeoBlue policy is U.S. licensed and offers the most complete set of benefits and services in the industry.

For questions and  more information contact: Cristina Picardi @ (855) 966-7961 or cpicardi@geo-blue.com.

Medicare Central's philosophy is not that we are better than the “other” company, we simply make the agent better.  We are dedicated to recruiting, contracting and training agents to sell senior products through one or more of our national carriers we represent. Combining comprehensive insight and support to our partners, Medicare Central collaborates with agents to assist in developing high-performance business strategies focused in the senior industries.

For questions and more information contact Terri Yurek @ (858) 391-8544 or contact@medicarecentral.info.

Word & Brown has helped brokers strengthen and maintain their existing client relationships and prospect for new ones. Our selection of carriers and products continues to be the industry’s most desired. Our product portfolio, innovative sales tools, and cutting-edge quoting systems set brokers apart from their competitors.

We are committed to our industry and brokers, involved in health underwriter associations on the local, state, and national level, and recognized for our leadership in legislative direction, product innovation, and broker advocacy.

For group business, you earn all standard small group commissions and bonuses. We are ready to assist you on the phone or in person, to provide you with time and cost saving programs not available anywhere else.

For questions and more information contact: Vanessa Benitez @ (619) 299-5001 or vbenitez@wordandbrown.com

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