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MemorialCare Announces New Health Plan

From Issue: Volume XXI - Number 18

MemorialCare Health System’s Seaside Health Plan has opened for business to serve those enrolled in Medicare, Medi-Cal, Dual Eligibles and Commercial health plans. The new health plan serves individuals and families who are members of partner health plans and select Seaside Health Plan as their participating network. Seaside is poised to participate in the California Children Services (CCS) demonstration project that addresses the needs of children with certain diseases and ongoing medical conditions.

In November 2012, MemorialCare announced an agreement to purchase specific assets of Universal Care with the goal of providing access to quality health care and the region’s top hospitals. The agreement included staff highly experienced in health plan operations and managing lives through plan-to-plan contracts serviced by assignment of agreements with Universal Care’s contracted providers and MemorialCare’s primary care physician network.

The state’s Department of Managed Care approved the Knox Keene health plan license earlier this year, and Seaside opened for business Sept. 1 with its new Long Beach location at 2840 Long Beach Blvd.

The not-for-profit Seaside Health Plan is named after Long Beach’s first hospital which opened in 1907 and is today Long Beach Memorial. Long Beach Memorial, together with Miller Children’s Hospital Long Beach, comprises the West’s second largest hospital campus.

Seaside provides its members easy access to more than 300 primary care physicians and specialists, top hospitals and convenient modern, full-service health care centers. Families who select Seaside Health Plan can access Miller Children’s, the region’s premier pediatric hospital, as well as Community Hospital Long Beach and Long Beach Memorial.

For information on Seaside Health Plan, call 1-855-367-7747 (1-855-FOR-SSHP) or visit

Submitted by MemorialCare