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Tandem PPO

Looking for the flexibility of a PPO plan but with lower rates? Meet Tandem. It’s a new kind of plan that puts quality coverage within reach. Tandem relies on a network of providers committed to keeping premiums as low as possible. Members still get all the benefits associated with a regular PPO plan – without the higher premium. 

The Tandem network is made up of doctors and hospitals we’ve specially selected from our Full PPO Network. Using this network is the most cost-effective option for care. However, like other PPO plans, members have the freedom to see non-network providers – just at a higher out-of-pocket cost. 

Compare Tandem PPO to Full PPO 
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Tandem offers members access to convenient virtual care options, worldwide emergency coverage, and more.


Tandem members get the flexibility of a PPO for less, without losing access to a quality network of providers.


We go beyond simply providing basic access to health care – it’s just one of the things that sets us apart.

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What makes Tandem such a great choice?

Tandem is a plan that's designed to offer choice, quality, and flexibility. 

Comprehensive benefits

  • 360˚ customer service with Shield Concierge
  • $0 virtual care consults 24/7 with Teladoc 
  • $0 virtual mental health support with Teladoc
  • Walk-in health care at CVS MinuteClinic® retail locations 
  • Care coverage worldwide while traveling    

Programs and services

  • Access to myStrength, a digital mental health treatment tool* 
  • Discounted foods through the Healthy Savings® program*    
  • Discounts on popular health and wellness programs
  • Best-in-class apps and lifestyle change programs through Wellvolution® 

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*Effective with your new 2021 plan or renewal

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