Anthem Blue Cross Leaving The Individual Market
The rumors are true, Blue Cross IS in fact leaving the California Health Insurance Marketplace January of 2018. The only exception are 3 counties.
From Blue Cross: "Beginning on January 1, 2018, we’ll offer plans in three regions of Northern California only, which will include Region 1 (Redding/Far North), Region 7 (Santa Clara County), and Region 10 (Stockton/Modesto). The coverage will include an Exclusive Provider Organization (EPO) plan and will be available both on-exchange and off-exchange, and at all metal levels. This doesn’t impact people with Anthem’s employer-based insurance, Medicare Advantage, Medicare Supplement, Medi-Cal, or individuals and families whose plans are “grandfathered” (grandfathered plans must have been purchased prior to March 23, 2010). "
That means ONLY those 3 small counties will be an option for those with Blue Cross... the rest of us need to move in to another plan.
It is frustrating for everyone that another carrior is leaving the State and limiting our options.
BUT the GOOD NEWS is a new PPO plan was accepted by the State July 1st.
Feel free to give us a call if you have an individual Blue Cross policy and we can figure out another option for you.