At the recent CalCPA Council meeting members asked about how the CPA population was fairing health wise in the COVID pandemic. Ron Lang C.E.O. of CalCPA Health told Council that based on the data from their population of approximately 800 firms, that we are fairing a bit better than the general population. This is to be expected because COVID 19 has affected older, non-working populations more. Mr. Lang stated that to date CalCPA Health has had no fatalities and he would post a data update on clips for all members – so here it is.

As of November 2, 2020, 10.2% of CalCPA Health’s population has received at least one COVID test, with 11.6% of those tests positive. That equates to 1.2% of the total population testing positive. About a quarter of the tests and confirmed cases are antibody tests. About 3.5% of the cases have required hospitalization.

Also, more 25% of CalCPA Health’s population has used some sort of telehealth/virtual doctor visit since the pandemic started, up from less than 1% prior.

Anthem Blue Cross Announces Multi-Year Agreement with Sutter Health

This week Anthem Blue Cross announced that it worked closely with Sutter Health and came to an agreement for a new multi-year contract that provides Anthem members with continued in-network access to Sutter facilities and with affiliated physicians through December 31, 2022.

This agreement means that Sutter Health will remain in the Anthem Blue Cross network, and CalCPA Health HMO, PPO and HSA members may access Sutter facilities and physicians. To learn more about this agreement, please visit Anthem’s site.

If you have any questions, call Banyan Administrators at (877) 480-7923 or email for more information.