Blue Shield offers PPO and Trio HMO plans with a range of benefit levels and costs for individuals and families. Our plans are available throughout California at every metal level as well as minimum coverage plans for American Indians and Alaska Natives. Our Blue Shield health plans are available for purchase through Covered California, directly from Blue Shield, or both.
In 2021, Blue Shield of California is excited to introduce some new benefits to your clients. We are pleased to be the first off-exchange health plan to offer embedded chiropractic services to our members. Chiropractic coverage through the American Specialty Health (ASH) network will be included with our Silver 1950 PPO and Silver 2600 HDHP PPO plans. We're also reducing copays for Teladoc medical visits for non-grandfathered PPO plans from $5 to $0. Last but not least, we're adding a new Teladoc mental health benefit to all of our non-grandfathered PPO plans with a $0 copay prior to meeting the deductible.
With statewide coverage in all 58 counties, Blue Shield’s PPO plans are designed for your clients that are looking for the flexibility of seeing any doctor in one of the largest provider networks in the state. Our Exclusive PPO Network includes more than 56,000 doctors and 389 hospitals.
We have expanded our Trio ACO HMO provider network and added PIH Health, a non-profit, regional healthcare network located in South Los Angeles County. Starting January 1, 2021, your clients in South Los Angeles who want to enroll in a Trio HMO plan will now have access to the entire PIH Health regional healthcare network which includes two hospitals - Whittier and Downey.
With this new addition, our Trio ACO HMO Network now has 344 hospitals, 5,000 primary care physicians, and 16,600 specialists.
Trio continues to see significant growth throughout the state as members move to the plan. Many PPO plan members have switched to a Trio HMO plan, citing the dependable cost savings as well as the growing quality provider network. You can verify Trio HMO's availability for your clients at blueshieldca.com/triocheck. Simply enter your client's ZIP code to check.
Download the 2021 Summary of Benefits to learn more about all our plans.
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