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Anthem BC of California
Anthem’s focus every day is on improving the lives of the people they serve and the health of our communities. The foundation of their work can be summarized by:
  • Delivering consistent service and becoming faster and simpler with every action we take.
  • Creating the best health care value for their customers
  • Investing where returns are the greatest to make the best use of our current assets.
  • Being a market leader in each of our chosen businesses.
  • Continuing to advocate for responsible health care reform.

From Anthem’s vast doctor network to personalized plans, toll-free help lines and member-focus services, they are one of California’s leading healthcare companies. Anthem offers the health care services your employees need and want at a price you can afford.

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About Anthem

Anthem’s mission is to improve the health of people they serve, as they believe the best health care coverage can actually help people stay healthy. They go beyond simply providing health care coverage by help encouraging members' wellness. Anthem offers large networks of some of the region's best physicians, specialists and hospitals, and they provide programs and information to help manage chronic health conditions, offering related services including dental coverage, life insurance and pharmacy benefits management.

Anthem works with physicians, hospitals and other providers to help ensure that care is accessible, coordinated, timely and provided in a manner and setting that promotes positive patient-provider relationships.

Anthem Blue Shield of California, Inc.

Mail Address
Anthem Blue Cross
Individual, Small Group & Medicare
2000 Corporate Center Dr.
Newbury Park, CA 91320 
Anthem Blue Cross
Large Group
21555 Oxnard St.
Woodland Hills, CA 91365 
CEO:
Angela Braly
Employee Number:
42,000+ employees
Revenue:
$1.2 Billion

Product Types Offered

Individuals

Whether you’re self-employed, between jobs, have no health benefits at work, or want to retire early, an Individual health care plan can protect your health, as well as your finances. Even if you’re healthy right now, you never know what the future holds. And if you wait until you become ill or injured, you may not qualify for coverage.

There are three basic types of plans:

Individual PPO (Preferred Provider Organization) health plans
No matter what doctor you choose, these plans pay a percentage of your eligible medical expenses after you meet an annual deductible. However, you’ll save the most when you use doctors or hospitals in our PPO network. 

  • Individual Lumenos® HSA, HIA and HIA Plus health plans
  • PPO Share Plans
  • SmartSense®
  • RightPlan PPO 40
  • Tonik® health plans

Individual Short-Term PPO health plans
If you’re a recent graduate or starting a new job, these plans offer the short-term coverage you may need until your permanent health coverage begins. The policy is non-renewable and designed to meet your health plan needs while you are between other coverage. 

Individual HMO (Health Maintenance Organization) health plans
With these easy-to-use plans, you’ll choose a Primary Care Physician (PCP) from our HMO network and pay set copays for doctor visits. Includes prescription drug coverage and maternity benefits. 

  • Select HMO Plan
  • HMO Saver Plan
  • Individual HMO Plan

Employers

Anthem offers a full range of health insurance plan options for small group employers that provide affordability for you and flexibility for your employees, while also ensuring top quality customer service for both.  Plans Offered :

Groups of 2-50 members:
Anthem’s EmployeeElect product portfolio offers the ultimate in flexibility and a wide range of plans to choose from, including PPOs, HSAs (consumer driven health plans) and HMOs. Standard employee participation and employer contribution requirements apply, with flexibility for future changes and 24 plans to choose from. 

EmployeeElect offers 20 PPO plans and 4 HMO plans, categorized by relative cost and benefits provided:

  • EmployeeElect Plans
    • Basic PPO
    • Saver PPO
    • PPO $40 Copay
    • PPO $35 Copay GenRx
    • PPO $30 Copay
    • PPO $45 Copay GenRx
    • Advantage PPO $25 Copay
    • Premier PPO $20 Copay
    • Premier PPO $10 Copay
    • PHF 750
    • PHF 500
    • Power Select HMO
    • Power $35 Select HMO
    • HMO 100%
    • HMO $25 100%
    • Classic HMO
    • Classic $30 HMO
    • Saver HMO
    • Saver $30 HMO
    • Lumenos HSA 1500
    • Lumenos HSA 2000
    • Lumenos HSA 3000
    • Lumenos HIA Plus 3000
    • PPO 2400 HSA Compatible Plan
    • PPO 3500 HSA Compatible Plan
    • High Deductible EPO
    • Solution 2500 PPO
    • Solution 3500 PPO
    • Solution 5000 PPO
  • BeneFits Medical Plans
    • Hospital BeneFits
    • Hospital BeneFits Plus
    • Hospital BeneFits Preferred
    • PPO $35 Copay GenRx
    • Power Select HMO Plan
    • Lumenos HSA 3000
Groups of 51+ Members:
  • Medical Plans
    • Anthem Blue Cross HMO
    • Anthem Blue Cross HMO PLUS
    • Anthem Blue Cross PPO
    • Anthem Blue Cross PPO (non-California resident)
    • Anthem Blue Cross POS
    • Anthem Blue Cross Senior Products
    • Dental Plans
    • Anthem Blue Cross Prescription Drug Plans
    • Anthem Blue Cross Behavioral Health
    • Anthem Blue Cross MEDCALL
    • UNIACCOUNT
  • Lumenos Plans
    • Anthem's Lumenos HRA
    • Anthem's Lumenos HIA
    • Anthem's Lumenos HIA Plus
    • Anthem's Lumenos HAS

Aditionally, Anthem offers Dental Plans, Life and Life Insurance plans, Pharmacy, Vision and Worker’s Compensation benefits.

Medicare Plans

A Medicare Supplement Plan is a health benefit coverage plan that complements (or supplements) your regular Medicare coverage. 

Although Medicare pays for many health care services and supplies, it doesn’t pay for all of them. A Medicare Supplement Plan will help pay for those costs which could include deductibles, coinsurance and copayments when visiting your doctor. An Anthem Medicare Supplemental Plan is also a good idea if you prefer to keep your own doctor and hospital and choose your own specialist and other health care provider. 

Anthem’s Medicare Supplement plans are available in five standardized plan designs: A, B, F, I, J, L and SmartChoice (High Deductible F). All plans provide government-prescribed Basic Benefits. 

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Provider Network

Anthem and BCBS have one of the country’s biggest provider networks. Their provider network online service allows you to search for information on health care providers. You may use this service to do many different things such as:
  • Locate a provider near home, work or other locations such as a child care provider
  • Determine if a specific provider participates in a particular health plan
  • Create and print a personalized directory of providers meeting characteristics you choose
  • Obtain a map and driving directions to a particular provider
  • Learn more about a particular provider

Network Facts

Health Care Networks:

 

  1. Anthem’s PPO network includes over 80,000 dentists and dental specialists.
  2. Anthem and Blue View have over 44,000 private vision practitioners and popular retail locations.
  3. Anthem has availability to show local providers and nationwide providers, thanks to their affiliation with Blue Cross.

Recent News

Here are some of the most recent news regarding Anthem BC of California:

ANTHEM BLUE CROSS TO SUPPORT MEMBERS AND COMMUNITIES IMPACTED BY SANTA BARBARA FIRES

Woodland Hills, Calif. – May 8, 2009 –  Anthem Blue Cross announced today that it is making a $10,000 donation  to the American Red Cross to bring aid to Californians in the Santa Barbara area who have been impacted by the recent fire that continues to burn and threaten homes. 

In addition, Anthem announced today several additional actions it is taking to assist members affected by the fire. (Continue Reading)

Rating

Anthem’s rating, as rated by A.M. Best Company. A.M. Best Company is a full-service credit rating organization dedicated to serving the financial services industries, including the banking and insurance sectors.

Financial Strength Rating
Rating: A
Outlook/Implication: Stable

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