Maricopa County, AZ ~ Blue Cross® Blue Shield® of AZ (BCBSAZ) has announced the Statewide PPO network will be discontinued at the end of 2015 for all Non-Grandfathered Individual & Family plans. In Maricopa County, BCBSAZ will offer two exclusive HMO networks only, Alliance and Select.
Although open enrollment doesn’t begin until November 1st this year, there are a few things you can do to prepare if you are one of the many members required to make a new plan selection for 2016:
- Check the new networks to find out which network has the doctors you desire, if any.
- If you do not find your desired doctors on either the Select or Alliance network, you will want to check available networks from other insurance companies.
- If you purchased your insurance directly from BCBSAZ, your agent can help you make a plan change with them now.
- If you purchased your insurance on the Marketplace, you can reapply here (After November 1st)
Auto-renewal WILL NOT be available for all plans, which means some members will be required to select a new health plan by December 15th to avoid a lapse in coverage. You can view the 2016 plan options with BCBSAZ here.
If you travel out of state on a regular basis, you will most likely want to select a carrier and plan with a PPO network.
L & A Services is prepared and certified to assist with 2016 health plan selections and enrollment on or off the federal marketplace under National Producer Number 6747133.