Statewide PPO Plans Discontinued for Individual / Families in 2016

October 14, 2015

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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:

  1. Check the new networks to find out which network has the doctors you desire, if any.
  2. 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.
  3. If you purchased your insurance directly from BCBSAZ, your agent can help you make a plan change with them now.
  4. 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.

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