Blue Shield of California has approved four new small group (1-100) medical plans effective January 1, 2016; one PPO and three HMO plans. To download the benefit summaries, look for the plans marked “NEW.” Product information and rates are being loaded into the quote engines now.
Summary of New 2016 Medical Plans
Gold Full PPO 250/20 OffEx: A good option for employers looking for a comprehensive yet more affordable PPO plan, with a low $20 copay for covered in-network services.
Gold 750/30 HMO OffEx: More robust plan with a moderate deductible.
Platinum HMO 0/20 OffEx: Richer plan option with no deductible and a low $20 copay.
Platinum HMO 0/30 OffEx: Richer plan option with no deductible and a moderate $30 copay.
HMO Network Options
Each of the three HMO plans above may choose one of the three provider networks:
Access+ HMO (broadest network)
Local Access+ HMO (narrow network)
Trio ACO* HMO (most narrow network)
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