What does PPO Plus mean?

Our PPO Plus® plans provide members living outside the Kaiser Permanente NW service area with access to a contracted network or any licensed provider they choose. Your PPO Plus plan gives you two provider networks to choose from: PPO provider network or non-participating providers.

What is a premium PPO?

PPO plans charge higher premiums than HMOs for the convenience, accessibility, and freedom that PPOs offer, such as a wider choice of hospitals and doctors. Plans with the lowest/fewest out-of-pocket expenses, such as those with low deductibles and low co-payments, have higher premiums.

What is the monthly premium for PPO?

How much does a PPO plan cost? Since PPO plans provide the most flexibility for the insured, most individuals will find that they have the most expensive monthly premiums. The average monthly cost of a PPO health insurance plan for a 40-year-old is $517, which is 21% more expensive than an HMO policy.

What insurance is PPO Plus?

The PPO Plus plan offers access to a broad provider network that includes both Kaiser Permanente providers and a nationwide network. You also have the freedom to choose any licensed provider at the out-of-network benefit level. Download the PPO Plus member flyer (PDF).

How do I know if my Blue Cross Blue Shield is PPO or HMO?

Your Plan Type If you forget or aren’t sure what type of health insurance plan you have (like an HMO or PPO), you can find out on your BCBS ID card. If you have an HMO, your card may also list the physician or group you’ve selected for primary care.

Is Anthem the same as Blue Cross Blue Shield in Georgia?

and Blue Cross Blue Shield Healthcare Plan of Georgia, Inc. (collectively “BCBSGa”) has changed to Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield (Anthem), a trusted name that symbolizes quality for millions of consumers across the country. While our trade name and logo have changed, almost everything else will stay the same.

What do PPO plans cover?

Unlike an HMO, a PPO offers you the freedom to receive care from any provider—in or out of your network. This means you can see any doctor or specialist, or use any hospital. In addition, PPO plans do not require you to choose a primary care physician (PCP) and do not require referrals.

Is Blue Shield a PPO?

The Blue Shield PPO plan gives you the freedom to select any physicians and hospitals within the plan’s network, as well as outside of the network. If your physician is not part of the Blue Shield PPO network, you will have to pay more for each service.

What states have Blue Cross Blue Shield?


  • Connecticut
  • Georgia
  • Indiana
  • Kentucky
  • Maine
  • Missouri (excluding 30 counties in the Kansas City area)
  • Nevada
  • New Hampshire
  • Ohio
  • What is blue card PPO and how does it work?

    BlueCard® PPO Medical Plan. The BlueCard Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) medical plan gives you the freedom to select in-network or out-of-network health care providers to administer covered health care services. In-Network: When you use a network doctor or hospital, there is very little to pay out-of-pocket.

    Is Anthem Blue Cross good insurance?

    Quick Answer. According to Top Ten Reviews, Anthem BlueCross BlueShield insurance scores highly when compared to similar products by other providers, especially in the family coverage category while the Better Business Bureau ‘s Business Review rates Anthem with an A+ based on resolution of customer issues.

    What is Blue Cross PPO insurance?

    HMO and PPO Plans. A Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO plan allows comprehensive medical coverage at low costs by having members use only providers inside the health maintenance organization. The savings by using an HMO plan can be quite significant. The PPO plan is similar but offers a little more flexibility.