• How do I know if I have a grandfathered plan?

    If you enrolled in your current plan on or before March 23, 2010, then you have a grandfathered plan. You can also check your ID card. If the subscriber ID number starts with XEN or XEZ, you have a grandfathered plan.

  • How do I make sure my doctor is in Blue Shield’s network?

    Log in and use our Find a Doctor tool to find out if your doctor is still in Blue Shield’s network.*

    If you’re considering a different Blue Shield plan, you will need to check if your current doctor is in your new plan’s network before you apply.

    Explore our PPO plans

    If you are considering a Trio HMO plan:

    If Trio is available in your area, you can apply for a Trio HMO plan, which uses the Trio ACO HMO Network. Learn more about Trio HMO and find out if it’s available in your area, and see how much you can save on monthly premiums.

    With a Trio HMO plan, you are only covered for services if you see a provider in network except in the case of emergency treatment; or, if a specialist for the care you need is not in your plan’s network, then your primary care physician will refer you to one outside the network.

    Find doctors and hospitals that are in the Trio ACO HMO Network.*

    Explore our Trio HMO plans

    Once you are ready to move into a new Blue Shield PPO or Trio HMO plan, contact your broker, or call us at the number on your medical ID card. Also, make sure to see if you qualify for financial help by using our subsidy calculator.

  • How do I enroll in a new Blue Shield medical plan in 2022? How do I compare new plan benefits?

    If you are considering a new PPO plan:

    Any new Blue Shield PPO plan you are considering will have access to the Exclusive PPO Network, which has fewer providers than your current plan’s network, the Full PPO Network. The Exclusive PPO Network may not have the same participating healthcare providers, but it includes more than 56,000 providers and 325 hospitals statewide.

    When choosing a new PPO health plan, it’s important to use doctors in your network because you’ll have lower out-of-pocket expenses than if you see non-network providers. If you choose a provider outside of the network, any covered services you receive from that provider will result in you having to pay more; and in some cases, you could be responsible for the entire bill. With a new PPO plan your financial responsibility will be significantly higher when you receive services from providers outside of your plan’s network.

    Find doctors and hospitals in the Exclusive PPO Network.*

    Explore our PPO plans

    If you are considering a Trio HMO plan:

    If Trio is available in your area, you can apply for a Trio HMO plan, which uses the Trio ACO HMO Network. Learn more about Trio HMO and find out if it’s available in your area, and see how much you can save on monthly premiums.

    With a Trio HMO plan, you are only covered for services if you see a provider in network except in the case of emergency treatment; or, if a specialist for the care you need is not in your plan’s network, then your primary care physician will refer you to one outside the network.

    Find doctors and hospitals that are in the Trio ACO HMO Network.*

    Explore our Trio HMO plans

    Once you are ready to move into a new Blue Shield PPO or Trio HMO plan, contact your broker, or call us at the number on your medical ID card. Also, make sure to see if you qualify for financial help by using our subsidy calculator

    If you are considering a dental, vision, or life insurance plan:

    Blue Shield has a wide range of dental HMO and PPO plans that you can purchase with your medical plan directly through Blue Shield or sold directly through Covered California. You can also enroll in a dental plan sold directly through Blue Shield separately without a medical plan. You can also enroll in the Specialty Duo1 plan which is a dental and vision package plan.

    Our vision plans are sold only through Blue Shield and can be paired with or without a medical plan. 

    With Blue Shield’s dental, vision, and life insurance plans, you get a first line of defense for your family’s overall health and well-being. 

    Explore our dental, vision, and life insurance plans