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Warner Pacific Picked to Become First General Agency to Market PacAdvantage

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New Strategic Relationship Brings Health Insurance to More Small Employers

San Francisco, CA, December 13, 2000 – In an agreement between Warner Pacific Insurance Services and Pacific Health Advantage (PacAdvantage), Warner Pacific has become the first General Agency to represent this small employer purchasing cooperative whose goal is to make group insurance products more accessible to California brokers and their employer clients.

Chuck Kiskaden, Director of Marketing for PacAdvantage, expressed his satisfaction with the new relationship explaining that, "We are excited about this partnership because it furthers our drive to increase access to health insurance. Thanks to Warner Pacific's proven communications and distribution system, an even greater number of small employers will soon be made aware of the choice and affordability offered by PacAdvantage."

"The joint marketing effort between our two companies is a good strategic fit," says Warner Pacific principal John J. Nelson. "The combination of Warner Pacific's sales force and marketing services, together with PacAdvantage's product portfolio, simplified underwriting and competitive agent commission schedule, makes for an attractive package for agents and employers alike."

Under the agreement, Warner Pacific will quote, assist with presentations and enrollment meetings, and provide customer service and marketing support for the health plans under the PacAdvantage umbrella. The plans include Aetna US Healthcare, Blue Shield, Health Net, Kaiser Permanente and a host of additional medical, dental and ancillary product carriers.

Pacific Health Advantage (PacAdvantage) is a small group purchasing pool providing health insurance to more than 10,000 small employers in California. Also known as the Health Insurance Plan of California, PacAdvantage is administered by the Pacific Business Group on Health (PBGH). This major coalition of 45 large purchasers is dedicated to value based purchasing—improving health care quality while moderating cost. PBGH's members annually spend more than $3 billion to provide health coverage to approximately 3 million employees, retirees and their families. PBGH seeks to promote health plan and provider accountability and provide consumers with standardized, comparable data to make the best health care decisions at all levels of care.

Founded in 1982, Warner Pacific is one of California's oldest and largest General Agencies. Warner Pacific provides high touch servicesm to California brokers and their clients, from quoting to underwriting, to enrollment and beyond. Today, Warner Pacific has the distinction of being the top-producing General Agency for many of the nation's largest insurance carriers.

Clark Miller
Senior Communications Manager
Pacific Business Group on Health
Telephone: (415) 615–6302
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