ONTARIO – This week San Bernardino County Fourth District Supervisor Curt Hagman accepted the appointment as Chairman of the Inland Empire Health Plan. The Inland Empire Health Plan (IEHP) is a not-for-profit, rapidly growing Medi-Cal and Medicare health plan in California. With a provider network of over 5,000 Providers and more than 1,800 employees, IEHP serve over 1.2 million residents of the Riverside and San Bernardino counties who are enrolled in Medicare programs.
“Health insurance and patient access to health insurance coverage is a significant issue in San Bernardino County,” stated Supervisor Hagman. “The IEHP is a valued entity that has been highly effective in delivering medical services to its members so they can access care when and where they need it — from their primary care physician, to urgent care centers, the 24-hour Nurse Advice Line, and even alerts via mobile phone texts. IEHP provides piece of mind and medical coverage security to those enrolled in their programs.”
“While I served as vice-chairman of IEHP last year, we were the first health plan in the nation to reach 25,000 enrollees,” continued Hagman. “That is a phenomenal number and serves is a testament to the excellent service this entity provides its membership. Under my chairmanship and the board of directors, we will continue to put our members first and we will as always strive to excel and exceed patient expectations. With so much uncertainty in healthcare industry, I know the leadership team at IEHP will continue to meet all challenges as we create a healthier, stronger, Inland Empire region. Our membership always comes first.”
“I join my colleagues in congratulating Supervisor Hagman for his appointment as Chair of IEHP’s Governing Board,” said fellow IEHP Board Member Josie Gonzales. “I am eager to see how Curt will incorporate his passion for technology to help IEHP improve organizational efficiency and enhance services for its members,” said Gonzales, who is also a member of the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors.
“With Curt as Chair, I know we will continue to improve the quality of services we offer to the more than 1 million lives enrolled at IEHP. His interest in exploring new technologies, such as telemedicine and web-based services, will only enhance access to care. It is an exciting time for IEHP and I am happy to have Curt leading the way as our Chair,” Gonzales added.
“I look forward to working with our board, our team, and the community as we continue to expand and improve our excellent record of service,” concluded Supervisor Hagman. “Our members deserve the best.”