Anthem Blue Cross has been a participating plan with California's Major Risk Medical Insurance Program since its inception. The Major Risk Medical Insurance Program offers subsidized coverage to Californians who are considered “high-risk” because of their medical conditions. These individuals are either medically uninsurable or are not able to obtain adequate coverage.
In addition to participating as a managed care organization, Anthem Blue Cross also serves as the vendor responsible for administering this program for the state. Those duties include managing eligibility, enrolling members in their choice of health plan and collecting premiums for the program.