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UnitedHealthcare Signature Value Advantage Plan Participants Now Have Access to Canopy Health Physicians and Hospitals

People in Northern California will have access through their primary care physician to more than 3,000 specialists throughout Canopy Health’s network of hospitals and doctors

SAN FRANCISCO (Aug. 31, 2017) – People enrolled in UnitedHealthcare’s SignatureValue Advantage health plans now have access to Canopy Health’s network of hospitals and physicians throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.

Plan participants who seek care from Canopy Health medical group’s primary care physicians have referral access to more than 3,000 specialists and a broad range of facilities within the Canopy Health Alliance, which is composed of:


·        Alameda Health System

·        Dignity Health (St. Francis Memorial Hospital and St. Mary’s Medical Center)

·        Hill Physicians Medical Group

·        John Muir Health

·        Marin General Hospital

·        Meritage Medical Network

·        San Ramon Regional Medical Center

·        Sonoma Valley Hospital

·        UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital

·        UCSF Health

·        Washington Hospital Healthcare System


“Canopy Health brings together leading physicians and hospitals to provide a more integrated health care experience for patients in the Bay Area,” said Joel Criste, Canopy Health’s CEO. “We are excited to offer the Canopy Health network to people with UnitedHealthcare SignatureValue Advantage plans beginning this fall.”

Canopy Health now features 16 participating hospitals and more than 4,000 physicians. For more complex conditions, plan participants would have access to UCSF Medical Center and UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals.

“UnitedHealthcare and Canopy Health are working together to help people receive more personalized and better connected care, which will significantly enhance people’s ability to live healthier lives,” said Robert Falkenberg, CEO, UnitedHealthcare of California.

UnitedHealthcare SignatureValue Advantage plans offer the same level of coverage as a traditional UnitedHealthcare HMO plan. People who enroll in a SignatureValue Advantage plan typically pay lower premiums for seeking care from a select network of doctors and hospitals that provide quality and cost-effective care.

UnitedHealthcare serves more than 3.8 million Californians with a network of over 360 hospitals and 100,000 physicians and other care providers statewide.


About Canopy Health
Incorporated in March 2015 as an affiliation between UCSF Health and John Muir Health, Canopy aims to provide a top-quality continuum of care across the San Francisco Bay Area through affiliations with primary care providers, community hospitals, top-tier academic medical facilities and medical groups. In addition to its founding members, Canopy Health currently includes three physician groups and corporate shareholders – Hill Physicians Medical Group, Muir Medical Group IPA and Meritage Medical Network – representing more than 4,000 physicians in the Bay Area, as well as thirteen medical centers. As a restricted-license Knox Keene Health Plan, Canopy Health will partner with fully-licensed commercially available health plans to offer competitively priced insurance products starting in the fall of 2017. Since August of 2016, Canopy Health has been available to University of California employees and dependents exclusively and only in Canopy Health’s licensed service area. The Emeryville, Calif.-based network is licensed in Marin, Southern Sonoma, San Francisco, Alameda, Contra Costa, and portions of San Mateo and Solano counties. Visit canopyhealth.com.


About UnitedHealthcare

UnitedHealthcare is dedicated to helping people nationwide live healthier lives by simplifying the health care experience, meeting consumer health and wellness needs, and sustaining trusted relationships with care providers. The company offers the full spectrum of health benefit programs for individuals, employers, military service members, retirees and their families, and Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries, and contracts directly with more than 1 million physicians and care professionals, and 6,000 hospitals and other care facilities nationwide. UnitedHealthcare is one of the businesses of UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH), a diversified Fortune 50 health and well-being company. For more information, visit UnitedHealthcare at www.uhc.com or follow @myUHC on Twitter.