Here’s what you need to know and what you can do about it.
Anthem Blue Cross will no longer offer health plans for 16 of 19 of Covered California regions starting in 2018.
About 153,000 policy-holders will be affected in California. Los Angeles being one of the main regions.
Anthem members who are currently holding policies through Covered California and don’t proactively make a carrier and plan change will be automatically migrated into the cheapest plan through other carriers at the same metal tier. Whether you have a PPO or HOM plan, will not be taken into consideration. For example, if you have a Silver Anthem 70 EPO plan, it will most likely be migrated into the Silver 70 HM plan if that is the cheapest available Silver plan.
Here’s what you can do to ensure your benefits will not be affected.
- Reach out to us! Our licensed agents can help ensure you get the best plan for your needs without losing coverage. Call us at 1-800-356-3615 or apply now.
- Mark your calendar! Open enrollment begins in November, but current members are encouraged to get a head start on finding the best carrier options in the area.
- Plan ahead! Calling us to get a consultation on your plan does not take long. If you are concerned about your coverage and plan, get a head start before it’s too late.
If a policy holder is enrolled directly in Anthem Blue Cross (Not Covered California), then they will be left without coverage altogether. Current Anthem members will need to find another carrier!
Anthem policy holders are encouraged to shop for coverage and use us as a resource to help determine the best action plan for 2018. BenefitPackages will also determine if your doctors and prescriptions are covered amongst the various carrier choices. Open enrollment begins in November, get a head start now!