Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones announced this morning that Anthem Blue Cross Life & Health will be offering an extension of non-grandfathered individual health plans out to Feb 28, 2014.
Similar to the Blue Shield situation, notifications of plan terminations were not done "timely" and did not provide sufficient time (90 days) advance notification.
This only pertains to Anthem Blue Cross Life & Health PPO plans registered with the CA Dept of Insurance.
Letters will be mailed out immediately to the 104,000 members affected by this change with the option to elect the extension. Not all Anthem Blue Cross Life & Health PPO members will be eligible as this has to do with a late mail drop on a portion of the existing plans. If your plan is involved, you will receive a letter from Anthem.
As with Blue Shield Life & Health, there will be a deadline to elect the extension and the member must personally contact Anthem Blue Cross to elect the extension. For Anthem, the deadline is December 15th, 2013. For Blue Shield it is December 7th, 2013.
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