Posts Tagged ‘ppo’

Personal Choice By Independence Blue Cross

Posted on: November 3rd, 2011 by BlogAdmin No Comments

Independence Blue Cross is announcing the introduction of two new health insurance plans for individuals in Southeastern PA.  The plans will be available for sale beginning November 15th. The new plans include Personal Choice PPO 8000 Deductible Plan.  A PPO plan designed for healthy individuals and families that are looking for low monthly premiums.  The […]

Advance Blue by Highmark

Posted on: August 9th, 2011 by BlogAdmin No Comments

Highmark  has launched a new innovative health insurance plan for individuals called Advance Blue.  Advance Blue provides 100% coverage for preventative care and only requires small co-pays for doctor visits, prescription drugs and basic diagnostic testing.  Maternity benefits and vision exams are also covered Advance Blue is available in three areas covered by various Highmark […]

CoreShare by Anthem BCBS

Posted on: January 4th, 2010 by BlogAdmin No Comments

Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield of Wisconsin has introduced a new low-cost health insurance plan for individuals called CoreShare.  In addition they have enhanced their SmartSense and Premier health plans. CoreShare has a simple plan design and can be as cheap as $45 per month for a 25 year old Male in Milwaukee. Among other […]

Top PPO Health Plans in California

Posted on: December 10th, 2009 by BlogAdmin No Comments

The state of California has launched a website that will help California residents select the best PPO health plan for their needs.  The site contains both summary ratings as well as more detailed underlying metrics of each plan measured. California has provided similar information to HMO customers since 2002. Their are currently 5 California PPOs […]

Health Plan Ratings – Consumer Reports

Posted on: August 21st, 2009 by JPAL No Comments

The September issue of Consumer Reports ranks the top PPOs and HMOs in the country.  In all, 41 PPOs were rated as well as 35 HMOs.  The ratings were based on surveys of 37,000 respondents. Some of the findings included in the report inlcude: Median health insurance premiums were $1,829 (up 38% from two years […]

Health Insurance Quotes: In and Out-of-Network

Posted on: August 12th, 2009 by ymedina No Comments

According to the article “An affordable insurance quote requires careful research” on customers will benefit from doing their research when shopping for health insurance quotes.  You may find an affordable quote quickly, but read the fine print to prevent future issues with your policy.  One potential issue is in and out-of-network stipulations.  PPO and HMO […]

BCBSNC Signs Deal with Hospital System

Posted on: June 12th, 2009 by BlogAdmin No Comments

Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina (BCBSNC) has signed a deal with Carolinas HealthCare System to provide hospital and doctor network services to members enrolled in their Blue Medicare HMO and Blue Medicare PPO health insurance plans. Carolinas HealthCare System includes more than 1,000 physicians and 22 hospitals across 22 North Carolina counties. BCBSNC […]

Employees Pay Higher Health Insurance Deductibles

Posted on: November 21st, 2008 by ymedina No Comments

(Lisa Girion, Los Angeles Times) Individuals with employer-provided health insurance now pay, on average, over $1,000 in deductibles. That is an increase of over 17% from last year, when they paid $859. Employees with preferred provider organizations (PPOs) are primarily affected, as well as those working for small businesses. Employers are increasing deductibles in order to […]

New Individual Health Plan for Arizona residents

Posted on: September 15th, 2008 by JPAL No Comments

Last week, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Arizona (BCBSAZ) announced the launch of 5 new Arizona individual health insurance plans .  The new plans deliver a wide range of co-insurance and deductible levels and can save customers as much as 40% from previous health insurance options. The new individual health insurance plans offered by […]