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Blue Shield set to offer ‘narrow’ network for 2013
North Bay Business Journal

Blue Shield of California will launch its SaveNet HMO in Marin and Sonoma counties in 2013, forming a narrow network around Novato-based Meritage Medical Network and Sonoma County Primary Care.So-called “narrow” or “skinny” networks have been used for some time by carriers, but recently, San Francisco-based Blue Shield has been expanding its SaveNet HMO and other similar networks across the state as a way to offer employers more affordable options in lieu of increasing health care costs, according to David Joyner, senior vice president for mid and large specialty benefits for Blue Shield.

 

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