Anthem Blue Cross - California Health Insurance Plans for Businesses

Anthem Blue Cross Information and Statistics

Anthem Blue Cross is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross Association and is the trade name of Blue Cross of California. Anthem Blue Cross provides health care coverage to more than 8.3 million Californians. Its plans are available to individuals, employers of all sizes, senior and MediCal markets. The Anthem Blue Cross network includes 330 hospitals and approximately 52,874 physicians.

Insurance Carrier Overview

Anthem Blue Cross is part of Wellpoint and a regional network of Blue Cross Blue Shield plans, offering medical, dental, and vision coverage. Anthem has full and narrow network tiers, and allows only one tier to be selected and any number of plans within the tier. PPO plans provide national coverage through the Blue Cross Blue Shield BlueCard network.

Anthem rates are competitive in most areas of California, especially for lower cost PPO plans on the narrow Select network.

PPO Network Overview

Network Type # of California Doctors # of California Hospitals Cost Savings vs. Full Network
Statewide/Prudent Buyer PPO PPO 60,000 330 -
Select PPO Narrow PPO 41,000 300 0%

HMO Network Overview

Network Type # of California Doctors # of California Hospitals Cost Savings vs. Full Network
CaliforniaCare HMO Full HMO 41,000 300 -
Select HMO Narrow HMO 25,000 250 23%
Priority Select HMO Narrow HMO 25,000 250 23%

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