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November 5, 2018

Insurance update for open enrollment period

Here are some insurance updates that may apply to you and your family:

If you have an individual commercial insurance plan through Blue Cross/Anthem, and for other families considering individual commercial plans, please be aware of the following.

As of January 1, 2019, Blue Cross/Anthem is restructuring their insurance plans. They are consolidating all individual commercial insurance plans with their ACA (Affordable Care Act) individual pathway/exchange plans so that there is only one category, which will be an individual pathway/exchange plan.  Unfortunately, we do not participate in these individual pathway/exchange plans.  If you have purchased your family’s insurance individually (i.e. not through a small group plan) or through an insurance broker (also not a small group plan through work) this change means we will not be “in-network providers”.

However, we do and will continue to participate in the “Small Group” pathway/exchange plans.  Unfortunately, Blue Cross continues to make it prohibitive for us to be “in network providers” for the individual pathway/exchange plans.

For many families this is the time for open enrollment.  We want to give you as much notice as possible so you are informed as you make decisions for the upcoming year about your family’s health insurance.  Please see our website for the managed care insurances we do participate in, which does include other individual plan choices.

If your insurance has changed and you do not have individual commercial insurance through Blue Cross you can disregard this, but please contact our billing department at ext. 1109 to update your insurance information.

We look forward to answering any questions you may have; the health of your children is very important to us! Please feel free to contact our billing department or our practice administrator at ext. 1224.

Thank you from all at Willows Pediatrics!