New! Lower-Cost Active StartSM
Blue Shield of
California is committed to providing you with more flexible and
plans for California. That’s why we’re excited to introduce to you two new lower-cost
Active Start plans: Active Start Plan 35 Generic Rx and Active Start Plan 25
These new Active Start Generic Rx plans offer your clients the same benefits
as the Active Start plans you’re familiar with, but without
prescription drug coverage. This single difference in benefits reduces
premiums approximately 8 percent over those of our traditional Active Start
The Active Start Generic Rx plans are great options for new members, and
they may be ideal plan transfer options for existing Active Start members
looking to reduce their premium. Most Active Start members only use generic
drugs, so a plan limited to generic prescription drug coverage may help you
retain the benefits they need, and save on their monthly premium.
Get More Details Now
A product sheet describing the features and benefits of the new plans, as
plan rate charts are available here. We can mail hard copies of these documents to you shortly.
New! Over-the-Phone Plan Transfers
We’re making it easier for you during this product cycle. Effective January
15 through March 31, 2007, you can transfer into an eligible plan over the
Active Start members have the option of a free transfer into either of our
new Active Start Generic Rx plans, as well as other plans offered by Blue
Shield of California Life & Health Insurance Company (Blue Shield Life).
Requests to transfer members into one of our Active Start Generic Rx plans
can be made immediately, and will be processed February 1, 2007 for
effective dates beginning February 1, 2007. A welcome kit including a
confirmation letter and new identification cards will be mailed to you at
that time. You will be mailed a confirmation letter as well.
¹ Active Start Plan 35 Generic Rx and Active Start Plan 25 Generic Rx are
Blue Shield of California Life & Health Insurance Company
(Blue Shield Life), and pending regulatory approval.
² Over-the-phone transfer rules are identical to the transfer rules
contained in the Non-Underwritten Plan Transfer Ranking List with the
plan transfer requests must be within the same company product line. All
members in a Blue Shield of California plan must request another eligible
Blue Shield of California plan, and all members in a Blue Shield Life plan
must request another eligible Blue Shield Life plan to receive an
over-the-phone, free transfer.
You can quote
the new Blue Shield of California PPO plans here.