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ABOUT US


Our Core Offerings
Kaiser Permanente Choice Solution offers medical HMO, POS, PPO and HDHP plans (HSA-Qualified High Deductible Health Plans); Dental HMO, PPO and Fee for Service plans; term life options.

Kaiser Permanente

Kaiser Permanente has provided exceptional healthcare for almost 60 years. They have continued to demonstrate excellence throughout the nation and are by far the most well-known staff model in the country. In 2005, Kaiser Permanente received praise as California's top ranked HMO commercial plan receiving outstanding marks in prevention, treatment and overall member satisfaction.

Ancillary Plans
  • Assurity Life Insurance – Term Life
  • DeltaCare® USA Dental
  • Delta Dental


Advantages for our partners and customers

Employer advantages
  • Exceptional cost control
  • Guaranteed rates for 12 months
  • Comprehensive program offering 8 benefit levels, ancillary coverage, defined contribution, formulary options and an extensive provider network
  • Full team support from enrollment through renewal
  • Simple administration
  • Single / Itemized monthly bill
  • Defined Contribution
  • Online additions and terminations
  • Full COBRA administration
  • Section 125 Dedication Account Management

Broker/consultant advantages
  • Level 7% commissions on medical and Level 10% commissions on dental and life.
  • Improved client retention
  • Complete sales, marketing and implementation support like none other in the business
  • Online quoting
  • Manage accounts 24/7
    • Push email technology – updates
    • Commission tracking – personal reconciliation
    • Access to employer invoice – advance billing interactions
  • Contemporary packaging of Kaiser Permanente Brand Equity
  • Expose brokers to all Kaiser Permanente Models
  • Provide brokers with stable income source
  • Multiple distribution outlets

Employee advantages
  • The ability to access and update plan information, conduct doctor/hospital search and order forms 24/7 via our secure website / Ability to customize coverage / Customized flexibility
  • Combine support of "Thrive" with "Healthcare for the Way We Live"
  • Health focused information
  • View benefits online
  • Direct involvement with costs of coverage
  • Kaiser flexibility
    • 2 HMO Plans
    • 2 Deductible HMO Plans
    • 2 HSA - Qualified HMO Deductible Plans
    • 1 PPO Plan
    • 1 POS Plan
      • Kaiser Permanente
      • Non Kaiser Permanente participating providers
    • Rich Benefit Plans
      • $10 HMO not available on the street

    Carrier advantages
    • Additional competitive product offering for sales representatives
    • Improved broker distribution channel opportunity
    • Broadens Kaiser Permanente distribution with all existing relationships
    • Increases Kaiser Permanente awareness with client and prospect brokers
    • Contemporary way to purchase Kaiser Permanente products
    • Full replacement strategy


    John M. Word III
     
    The Word and Brown Companies
    John M. Word III
    Co-Founder
    The Word and Brown Companies

    John M. Word III, CLU, RHU, REBC, is renowned for transforming the California insurance broker's role in the small group health benefits marketplace through his pioneering technological and marketing advances since 1972.

    Word's belief that benefits administration and underwriting need to be simplified and streamlined for all consumers underscores his continued effort today to find the next solution, the next innovation and the next market niche for the companies' expertise.

    Together with Edward J. "Rusty" Brown, Jr., Word founded the Word & Brown General Agency to market and distribute health plans through California's huge brokerage community; and by 1986, the company was recognized as the largest independent small group health distributor in the nation. Sensing that employers needed assistance and qualified service with Federal COBRA laws, the company launched the nation's first COBRA administration operation.

    In 1996, Word & Brown launched CaliforniaChoice, a ground breaking enterprize that enables employees in small groups to select from several health plans and benefit levels within one program. By empowering consumers with true choice for their healthcare, Word created a platform that encourages health plans to compete on quality and value.

    A highly sought after speaker and collaborator, Word has written numerous articles, conducted classes and delivered keynote addresses to vast audiences. Word's professional credentials include Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU), Registered Health Underwriter (RHU) and Registered Employee Benefits Consultant (REBC) designations. He has served as President of the California Association of Health Underwriters (CAHU), President of the Orange County Association of Health Underwriters, and Chairman of the National Association of Health Underwriters (NAHU) Leading Producers Roundtable program. Word is a graduate of William Jewel College in Liberty, Missouri.



     
    The Word & Brown Companies
    Edward J. "Rusty" Brown, Jr.
    Co-Founder
    The Word & Brown Companies

    Edward J. "Rusty" Brown, Jr., CLU, is highly respected throughout the healthcare insurance industry for establishing and delivering standards of performance and service designed to exceed all customers' expectations, and for enhancing the California health insurance brokers' ability to serve their client's needs and best interests.

    Brown began his career in the early 1970's as an agent for the John Hancock Mutual Life Insurance Company in upstate New York, where he was the youngest producer to be honored with entry in the 119-year-old company's President's Honors Club.

    In 1980, Brown transferred to the west coast to assume the role of Sales Manager for Hancock's Newport Beach, California office. Here, Rusty built strong and long lasting relationships by focusing on delivering a superior level of service, and his office quickly emerged as the company's top producing employee benefits agency in the nation.

    In 1982, Brown launched his own local General Agency, Innovative Cost Concepts, and subsequently met retail producer John Word. Together, Word and Brown refined the technology for a revolutionary new group health quoting engine and developed a plan that quickly attracted thousands of brokers and their clients to the services they could offer. Major insurers, too, were eager to be represented on this new rate and benefit comparison platform and, by 1986, Word & Brown Insurance Administrators, Inc. had become the largest independent small group health distributor in the nation.

    Brown is a leading force in the development and success of all of The Word & Brown Companies: Word & Brown General Agency; CHOICE Administrators, the nation's leading Employee Choice Health program administrator; and CONEXIS, one of the fastest growing benefits administration companies in the country specializing in the complex areas of COBRA and HIPAA compliance, Flexible Benefits (Cafeteria) plan administration, as well as other services for businesses of all sizes - representing hundreds of thousands of employees throughout America.



     
    CHOICE Administrators
    Ron Goldstein, CLU
    President & CEO
    CHOICE Administrators

    Ron Goldstein is the President and CEO of Orange, California based CHOICE Administrators, and has been the leading architect in the creation and acceptance of group employee-choice health insurance Exchanges. He currently is responsible for a series of health insurance programs including America’s longest-standing, state-approved health insurance Exchange, CaliforniaChoice®.

    With a background spanning more than 30 years in the health insurance industry, Goldstein began his career in 1981 with John Hancock Insurance where he rapidly ascended to a leadership position focused on the medical disability field. His next position was with Dun & Bradstreet Plan Services, a national health insurance administrator. He spent seven years there, ultimately attaining the position of Regional Vice President and was responsible for group and individual health products for the Western United States.


    In 1990, Goldstein joined Word & Brown as Vice President of general agency operations, and annually earned the coveted NAHU Golden Eagle for Management award. In 1996, he was named Senior Vice President of Word & Brown's newly launched CaliforniaChoice. In this role, Goldstein conceptualized and designed the defined-contribution model for CaliforniaChoice, which allowed the company to emerge as the nation's leading health insurance Exchange for small and mid-size group’s healthcare benefits.


    In 2003, Goldstein was appointed President of CHOICE Administrators, a Word & Brown Company, and appointed CEO in 2011. CHOICE Administrators is the nation’s leading developer and administrator of health insurance exchanges including CaliforniaChoice, CaliforniaChoice 51+, Kaiser Permanente Choice Solution, HSA California®, CONTRACTOR'S CHOICE® and Choice Builder®, the nation’s first dental and ancillary Exchange.

    To support the employee-choice mission of CHOICE Administrators, Goldstein has overseen the development of a number of innovative consumer decision support tools that includes cross-referenced provider and formulary guides, enrollment budget planning tools and an online enrollment engine that supports multiple benefit choices from multiple plans. Through 2010, CHOICE Administrators served over 10,000 employers representing more than 150,000 members and has administered over 21 million member months of Exchange coverage since its inception.

     

    For further information, please visit www.choiceadmin.com.




     
    CHOICE Administrators
    Brenda Scott
    Senior Vice President
    CHOICE Administrators
    In her role as Senior Vice President for CHOICE Administrators, Brenda Scott coordinates a broad scope of activities on behalf of the rapidly-growing organization. This includes maintaining and improving overall systems at the company, coordinating the offerings of new health plans and products, establishing and implementing administrative policies and procedures, client communications literature and correspondence, and acting as a liaison to health plans for administrative, contractual and procedural inquiries and issues.

    Scott began her insurance career in 1978 with TransAmerica Life Insurance Services and in 1988 joined John Word's retail brokerage firm as an Account Administrator. In 1993 she was named Brokerage Director with Word & Brown Insurance Administrators, the parent company of CHOICE Administrators. From 1994 to 1996 she was instrumental in developing the CaliforniaChoice network
    of carriers and helped design the product's highly successful client membership and billing system.




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