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2-50: Clarification Regarding Employer Self-Funded Arrangements

Dec 16, 2010

Anthem Blue Cross Issues Addendum to Clarification Regarding Small Group Employer Self-Funded Arrangements

Anthem Blue Cross does not endorse or encourage the use of their products with a self-funded arrangement.  This includes, but is not limited to, the “wrapping” or self-funding for any annual deductible, copayment, coinsurance, or out-of-pocket expense to which to member is subjected. 

As an addendum to the Clarification regarding Small Group Employer Self-Funded Arrangements, however, Anthem Blue Cross will now permit the sale of the Elements Hospital Plan (including the Elements Preferred and the Elements Plus plans) and their existing EPO plan in conjunction with any other health plans that provide coverage for professional fee services including, without limitation, the Basic Plus plan offered by Redwood Health Services.

Anthem Blue Cross continues to examine their approach to the policy and reserves the right to make additional changes in the future.

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