We are pleased to inform you that Anthem Blue Cross and CHOICE Administrators®, Inc. have announced an agreement for Anthem Blue Cross to join the CaliforniaChoice small group health exchange, beginning with June 1, 2010 effective dates for all new and renewing CaliforniaChoice employer groups.
Anthem Blue Cross will offer PPO benefits in the program, as well as HMO benefits. They will be joining the following health plans currently available through the CaliforniaChoice small group program:
Sharp Health Plan
Western Health Advantage
CaliforniaChoice is one of the largest health insurance exchanges in America and since it's inception in 1996, the program's hallmark has been freedom of employee choice and employer budget control. CaliforniaChoice offers employers single source, integrated enrollment and administration support from the initial enrollment through ongoing administration including annual open enrollment renewal.
More information will be made available as Anthem Blue Cross and CaliforniaChoice collaborate to develop the products that will be available in the exchange for June 2010 effective dates.
B&P will continue to keep you informed as details become available. Stay tuned...