Blue Shield Q2-2016 Small Group Rate Pass and Updates
The Blue Shield of California small business medical and specialty benefits plan rates will remain unchanged through June 2016. There will be no plan or benefit changes for Q2 from the plans and rates released effective January 1, 2016.
Four New Medical Plans Added (effective January 1, 2016)
Platinum HMO 0/20 OffEx
Platinum HMO 0/30 OffEx
Gold 750/30 OffEx
These plans are offered with a choice of one of Blue Shield’s three provider networks: Access+ HMO (broadest network), Local Access+ HMO (narrow network), and Trio ACO HMO (accountable care organization, most narrow network).
Gold Full PPO 250/20 OffEx medical plan
The plan has a low $20 copay for covered in-network services. A good option for employers looking for a comprehensive yet more affordable PPO plan.