You will need a new BCBSNC plan for 2014.
+ BCBSNC automatically map you to a new 2014 plan and send you that rate in September. To maximize savings, it is important for you to explore your options.
+ Starting October 1 in accordance with Obama Care, you will be able to go to Member Services to link to the Health Insurance Marketplace where you can confirm subsidy eligibility. Compare your rate from our September rate letter to the rate of a new 2014 plan with subsidies or a low cost plan. This side by side comparison will help you decide what is best for you.
+ Remember, changes to the plan you were mapped to must be made by December 15, 2013 for the plan to be effective January 1, 2014.
+ If you make no changes, your mapped plan will start January 1, 2014.
Here’s what you should know about your plan:
+ The rate you pay for health insurance has always changed due to rising medical costs, but your rate may increase even more because of changes under health care reform. Some of the changes include increased benefits and new taxes and fees.
+ You may qualify for new federal subsidies that can help offset your monthly premium.
+ On October 1, log into Member Services and we will link you to the Health Insurance Marketplace so you can confirm subsidy
eligibility and ensure maximized savings.
+ Another way to save on premium costs is to consider one of the many new, low cost plan options such as Blue Value or Blue Select.
For more information on health insurance coverage in North Carolina, please visit our website at www.nchealthplans.com or call our toll free number 888-765-5400 and speak with one of our professional agents. Our agency provides coverage for health insurance in North Carolina through Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina (BCBSNC). It would be our pleasure to help you navigate through the Health Care Reform changes in accordance with the new regulations of Obama care. Call us for details.
Information from a BCBSNC publication on 8/12/13.