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Anthem signs deal with Sutter, PAMF
Santa Cruz Sentinel

A big piece of the health insurance puzzle in Santa Cruz County fell into place with Monday’s announcement that Anthem Blue Cross and Sutter Health have reached “a multiyear agreement” for Sutter and the Palo Alto Medical Foundation to remain in the Anthem network.

With the new contract in place, Anthem members will receive a notice saying they can keep their Sutter Health doctors, reversing a letter they received in November.

Among those eagerly awaiting the agreement were 295 Santa Cruz County Office of Education employees who get health benefits through Self-Insured Schools of C

alifornia, a purchasing pool that works on behalf of school districts in 39 counties.