If you’re looking for a traditional PPO plan with deductibles and coinsurance, plus the security of knowing that your health plan will protect you wherever you go, then take a closer look at BlueClassic PPO.
Network or Non-network: The Choice is Yours
. Whether you choose from our extensive preferred provider network
, or choose to visit a non-network provider, BlueClassic PPO helps keep your costs manageable. BlueClassic PPO does offer coverage for most care received from non-network providers. However, to receive the highest level of benefits, choose a provider who participates in the BlueClassic PPO provider network
Comprehensive, Referral-free Care.
BlueClassic PPO offers referral-free care from a preferred provider network
of more than 8,500 physicians and healthcare professionals in Colorado. You may also visit providers outside the network. For these visits, you will pay a greater share of the cost.
When You Need Surgery or Hospital Care
. If your doctor determines you should be hospitalized or need surgery, BlueClassic PPO requires that you receive preauthorization
for that care unless it is an emergency. Ask your doctor to call the number on the back of your health plan ID card to initiate the preauthorization process.
Surgical procedures, radiology tests, and occupational, speech and physical therapy visits are some of the types of services and procedures that require preauthorization. Please see our Referrals and Preauthorization
FAQ for additional details.
Worldwide Emergency Care. BlueClassic PPO covers you anytime, anywhere, for emergency care. Simply call 911 or go immediately to the nearest emergency facility. You will be responsible for your emergency room coinsurance.
Urgent Care. Benefits are provided for visits to urgent care centers, clinics, or other facilities for non-emergency, after-hours medical conditions. Urgent care is a convenient alternative when your physican‘s office is closed and you need prompt medical attention.
. The BlueCard program provides health care access in every state in the U.S. for when you are traveling and your condition requires attention before you will return home. Call 800-810-BLUE toll free, or visit the BlueCard Doctor and Hospital Finder website at www.bcbs.com
Benefits: BlueClassic PPO Plan
Preventive and routine care
Urgent and emergency care
Coverage for hospital treatment and inpatient/outpatient surgery
Prescription drugs from nearly all independent and chain store pharmacies in the state, plus economical mail-order drugs
Physical, occupational and speech therapies
Home health and hospice care
Behavioral/mental health care with alcohol/chemical dependency rehabilitation treatment services, depending on your plan option
Chiropractic benefits, depending on your plan option
. If you use one or more specialty medications, learn more about our preferred specialty medication provider PrecisionRx Specialty Solutions. If you are part of a large group (51 or more employees) and your employer has renewed coverage for 2007, you must use PrecisionRx Specialty Solutions to obtain certain specialty medications – click here
to learn more.
Features: BlueClassic PPO Plan
In addition to all the basic health plan benefits, such as preventive and routine care, urgent and emergency care and coverage for hospital treatment and surgery, BlueClassic PPO plan offers Anthem Healthy SolutionsSM to educate and guide you towards better health:
Disease management programs are offered for asthma, diabetes, coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure and end-stage renal disease. Anthem also offers a high-risk maternity program for those mothers needing extra guidance. Participation is voluntary and confidential. Call 877-236-7486 toll free for more information.
MyAnthem™ This personalized secure member website offers easy, streamlined access to self-service tools and information. Log in and enjoy one-click access to claims and benefits information; search the online provider directory for a doctor or pharmacy; view health and wellness information; use the Healthcare Advisor™ tool to learn about a medical condition and compare hospitals; view drug interactions, drug side effects and more with the PharmaAdvisor™.
MyHealth@Anthem and MiSalud@Anthem.
These award-winning online health and wellness information resources feature WebMD Personal Health Manager – personalized and interactive tools to help members assess and manage their health, make informed health care decisions and promote healthier lifestyle choices.
This site offers convenience and savings on retail products and services. Shop for a personalized weight-loss program; nutrition and alternative wellness products; vitamins; homeopathic and herbal remedies; laser vision correction and contact lenses; smoking cessation products; baby, toddler and maternity products; fitness club membership and fitness equipment; and much more!
The Strength and Security of Blue
The BlueClassic PPO plan is brought to you by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield. With $16 billion in revenue and over 12 million plan members across the country, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield is proud to carry on the tradition of bringing you the health plans you prefer from a company you can count on.
As the only licensed Blue Cross and Blue Shield health care benefits insurer in Colorado, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield can offer the strength and security that comes with being one of the largest, most-experienced health insurance organizations in the nation. Nearly one in three Americans enjoys the benefits of coverage from Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans.