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November 10, 2000 | SHARON BERNSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Secure Horizons, the nation's largest Medicare HMO, said Thursday it will freeze membership next year in 41 counties nationwide, most of them in California. The announcement that new members will not be accepted in 24 California counties, among them Riverside, San Bernardino, Santa Barbara, Kern, Alameda and Contra Costa, came as Secure Horizons' parent company reported disappointing results for the third quarter, though they beat estimates. Santa Ana-based PacifiCare Health Systems Inc.
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November 10, 2000 | SHARON BERNSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Secure Horizons, the nation's largest Medicare HMO, said Thursday it will freeze membership next year in 41 counties nationwide, most of them in California. The announcement that new members will not be accepted in 24 California counties, among them Riverside, San Bernardino, Santa Barbara, Kern, Alameda and Contra Costa, came as Secure Horizons' parent company reported disappointing results for the third quarter, though they beat estimates. Santa Ana-based PacifiCare Health Systems Inc.
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August 17, 1998
John Kao has been appointed chief financial officer for Secure Horizons USA, a subsidiary of PacifiCare Health Systems Inc. in Santa Ana. He had been senior vice president of corporate development for PacifiCare. Linda Webber has been named vice president of operations for Essex Realty Management Inc. in Costa Mesa. She joined the firm in 1995 as a senior property manager. Cornelia Eldridge has joined the board of Sims Communications Inc. in Irvine. She is president of Eldridge Associates Inc.
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October 11, 2000 | SHARON BERNSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a further blow to seniors who count on HMOs for comprehensive care, the nation's largest Medicare HMO said Tuesday it is refusing to accept new patients in parts of Texas and Washington, and is considering doing the same in all but three counties in California. The move comes as PacifiCare Health Systems Inc., which operates Secure Horizons managed Medicare program, struggles to regain financial health in the face of low Medicare reimbursement rates and higher expenses.
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July 12, 1994 | JOHN O'DELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
PacifiCare Health Systems, borrowing a rapid-expansion technique from other industries, said Monday that it will franchise its health maintenance organization program for the elderly. The agreement to offer PacifiCare's Secure Horizons, a Medicare alternative program, through Tufts Associated Health Plans of Waltham, Mass., is the first of its kind in the industry.
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August 27, 1993 | CHRIS WOODYARD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
PacifiCare Health Systems Inc. said Thursday that its Secure Horizons plan for senior citizens is such a success that it hopes to license the program to other HMOs across the nation. The health maintenance organization has set up a new division, Secure Horizons USA, that will seek out partners to adopt the Medicare program that now has 280,000 members in California, Oklahoma, Oregon and Texas.
BUSINESS
October 11, 2000 | SHARON BERNSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a further blow to seniors who count on HMOs for comprehensive care, the nation's largest Medicare HMO said Tuesday it is refusing to accept new patients in parts of Texas and Washington, and is considering doing the same in all but three counties in California. The move comes as PacifiCare Health Systems Inc., which operates Secure Horizons managed Medicare program, struggles to regain financial health in the face of low Medicare reimbursement rates and higher expenses.
BUSINESS
October 11, 2000 | SHARON BERNSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a further blow to seniors who count on HMOs for comprehensive care, the nation's largest Medicare HMO said Tuesday it is refusing to accept new patients in parts of Texas and Washington, and is considering doing the same in all but three counties in California. The move comes as PacifiCare Health Systems Inc., which operates the Secure Horizons managed Medicare program, struggles to regain financial health in the face of low Medicare reimbursement rates and higher expenses.
BUSINESS
July 12, 1994 | JOHN O'DELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Borrowing a rapid-expansion technique from the fast-food and retailing industries, PacifiCare Health Systems said Monday it that will franchise its program for the elderly to a Massachusetts health maintenance organization. The agreement to offer PacifiCare's Secure Horizons, a Medicare alternative program, through Tufts Associated Health Plans in Waltham, Mass., is the first of its kind in the health care industry.
BUSINESS
August 12, 1998 | From Bloomberg News
PacifiCare Health Systems Inc., one of California's biggest health insurers, may be able to profit from the malaise in Medicare coverage that plagues its rivals. Two big competitors, United HealthCare Corp. and Foundation Health Systems Inc., dismayed investors over the past week with losses on Medicare, as the government moves to cut growth in spending on its health insurance for the elderly. Santa Ana-based PacifiCare has bucked the trend with its Secure Horizons model.
BUSINESS
October 11, 2000 | SHARON BERNSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a further blow to seniors who count on HMOs for comprehensive care, the nation's largest Medicare HMO said Tuesday it is refusing to accept new patients in parts of Texas and Washington, and is considering doing the same in all but three counties in California. The move comes as PacifiCare Health Systems Inc., which operates the Secure Horizons managed Medicare program, struggles to regain financial health in the face of low Medicare reimbursement rates and higher expenses.
BUSINESS
August 17, 1998
John Kao has been appointed chief financial officer for Secure Horizons USA, a subsidiary of PacifiCare Health Systems Inc. in Santa Ana. He had been senior vice president of corporate development for PacifiCare. Linda Webber has been named vice president of operations for Essex Realty Management Inc. in Costa Mesa. She joined the firm in 1995 as a senior property manager. Cornelia Eldridge has joined the board of Sims Communications Inc. in Irvine. She is president of Eldridge Associates Inc.
BUSINESS
July 12, 1994 | JOHN O'DELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Borrowing a rapid-expansion technique from the fast-food and retailing industries, PacifiCare Health Systems said Monday it that will franchise its program for the elderly to a Massachusetts health maintenance organization. The agreement to offer PacifiCare's Secure Horizons, a Medicare alternative program, through Tufts Associated Health Plans in Waltham, Mass., is the first of its kind in the health care industry.
BUSINESS
July 12, 1994 | JOHN O'DELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
PacifiCare Health Systems, borrowing a rapid-expansion technique from other industries, said Monday that it will franchise its health maintenance organization program for the elderly. The agreement to offer PacifiCare's Secure Horizons, a Medicare alternative program, through Tufts Associated Health Plans of Waltham, Mass., is the first of its kind in the industry.
BUSINESS
August 27, 1993 | CHRIS WOODYARD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
PacifiCare Health Systems Inc. said Thursday that its Secure Horizons plan for senior citizens is such a success that it hopes to license the program to other HMOs across the nation. The health maintenance organization has set up a new division, Secure Horizons USA, that will seek out partners to adopt the Medicare program that now has 280,000 members in California, Oklahoma, Oregon and Texas.
BUSINESS
June 28, 2000 | GREG HERNANDEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
PacifiCare Health Systems Inc., which said last week that it would review its dominant role in providing Medicare managed-care plans, said Tuesday that it is teaming with Compaq Computer Corp. to launch an Internet company designed for seniors. The Santa Ana health-care company, the nation's largest operator of Medicare health maintenance organizations, will contribute $5 million in cash and assets in the new company, SeniorCo, which is based in Irvine.
BUSINESS
April 9, 2000
John Kao has been named president and chief executive of Santa Ana-based PacifiCare Health Systems Inc.'s Specialty Services unit and new E-commerce company, PacifiCare Ventures. Kao succeeds the interim head of Specialty Services, Jeff Folick, who retired. Kao had been chief financial officer of PacifiCare's Secure Horizons USA unit. * Marwan Zreik has been named vice president, research and development and quality control, at Naturade Inc. in Irvine.
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