The EIAHealth Program was created in 2003 to provide members with a cost-effective alternative to their current healthcare coverage options. Available to both small and large group segments, the EIAHealth Program uses the concept of pooling in order to reduce healthcare premiums.

The pooling approach creates value and long-term stability for your entity by securing the lowest fixed costs possible from our premier carrier partners and combining similar risk profiles in a financially stable pool. With the EIAHealth program, you will have the flexibility to match current plan design and product offerings at lower rates for both active and retired employees.

As the second largest public sector healthcare purchasing program in California, EIAHealth now includes more than 35,000 employee lives. To maximize savings for the EIAHealth pool, in 2006, the EIA entered into a risk sharing contract with SISC (Self Insured Schools of California).  The partnership resulted in the EIAHealth program becoming part of an even larger pool, covering more than 400 agencies with 300,000 members.

Since its inception, the EIAHealth Program has consistently outperformed the marketplace, effectively competing with standalone plans, other pooled arrangements and CalPERS.  The EIAHealth Program is founded on the basis of the RIGHT RATE, RIGHT NOW, focusing on maintaining a balanced renewal trend, with less year to year rate volatility.

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The EIAHealth Program proudly announces a new partnership with Kaiser Permanente, effective with the January 1, 2017 plan year.  Founded in 1945, Kaiser Permanente is one of the nation’s largest not-for-profit health plans, serving 10.2 million members.  The addition of Kaiser will expand the EIAHealth program plan offerings and diversify our program in order to provide the most comprehensive healthcare program in the state. For more information on EIA and Kaiser Permanente partnership, please contact:

Sidney DiDomenico, Director of Employee Benefits 
Phone:  916-850-7300