Western Health Advantage – WHA Insurance

HMO, Excellent Quality, Excellent Service without the Limitations of Kaiser Permanente.

with Covered California

“We treat Individual and Family coverage the same as Group coverage. Members have access to the same network.” – Representative from Western Health Advantage”

Type of Plan: HMO

Pro’s: Great Service, High Quality Physician Network, Competitive Pricing

Con’s: Limited geographically to only some parts of Northern California, Limited to the approved network

Top Competitor: Kaiser Permanente

Western Health Advantage ( WHA Insurance ) is offered in 9 counties in Northern California. They refer to themselves as the “Little Carrier that Could”. They have:

  • 160 employees (working for the health plan)
  • 118,000 members
  • 3200 doctors and specialists
  • 6 Medical Groups
  • 14 hospitals

Offered in the following Northern California counties:

  • Sacramento.
  • Yolo
  • Marin
  • Sonoma
  • Napa

And part of:

  • Solano
  • Placer
  • El Dorado
  • Colusa*

Western Health Advantage Coverage Area

*WHA Insurance is only licensed in one city in Colusa County, the city of Arbuckle.

 

Western Health AdvantageCovered California Offering Western Health Advantage

Note: Western Health Advantage has 1.5 Stars on Yelp with only 9 reviews. However, keep in mind that when it comes to health plans, often those who comment on Yelp are exclusively those who have had a bad experience and often it is those who have had a bad experience in one situation with a single physician. To keep this in perspective, Blue Shield of California has only 1 Star on Yelp, but Kaiser Permanente has 3 Stars.

WHA Insurance Member Services

  • Call: 916-563-2250 or toll free at 888-563-2250
  • Fax: 916-568-0126
  • Email: memberservices@westernhealth.com

Additional Information about the Western Health Advantage Health Plan and Its Benefits