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Anthem Blue Cross of California Coverage

Blue Cross California, a division of Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, offers a wide variety of insurance plans to choose from that include medical insurance for individuals, families, and groups, dental insurance, life insurance, and specialty programs.  With over 60 years in the insurance business and a vast network of doctors and physicians, Blue Cross California helps Californians get the medical coverage they need at prices they can afford. Blue Cross offers many Online Services, emergency care world-wide, and access to alternative health care practitioners.

California Blue Cross offers insurance plans that cater to all medical and financial needs.  The SmartSense plans offer low costs while still covering the essentials of health care such as prescription drug coverage and office visits.  PPO Share Plans have benefits that cater towards families and allows members access to immediate benefits for office visits, preventive care and annual physical exams.  The Individual Lumenos HSA and HIA (Plus) allows individuals to receive benefits to stay healthy all while keeping more control over their health care dollars.  Blue Cross also offers PPO plans that are HSA-compatible and cover 100% for most services after deductible.  Run an instant quote for complete plan details and rates in your area.

Rate Information:

Rates vary based upon zip code, age, and effective date.  Please run an instant quote to see available plans and rates in your area.

Network:

Anthem Blue Cross of California gives you access to one of the largest networks in California, with thousands of health care providers throughout the state.  Having access to the PPO network can mean substantial discounts in what you pay for your health care, even before you meet your deductible.  The large list of doctors and hospitals can be viewed at their online directory.

Underwriting:

Anthem Blue Cross has one of the easiest, most efficient underwriting teams in the industry.  The process is very fast if no medical records are needed.  While it is always a good idea to apply at least three weeks prior to the time you need your new coverage to take effect, some applications that are done online are approved by Anthem Blue Cross within 24 hours.  

The company does have the right to accept or decline any individual or family application.  Certain conditions may be waivered with a temporary rider (usually for one to two years), or an indefinite rider.  If you are currently being treated for depression, anxiety, or high cholesterol, please let us know before you apply so we can make sure there are no delays in getting you covered.

Effective dates:

The coverage can go into effect in as quickly as 24 hours, though you risk being declined if claims are submitted before the underwriting process is completed.  You may request an effective date any time the date after you sign the application and 60 days later.  Please note that you will be billed starting on your requested effective date, even if you have not yet been notified that you have been approved.  This is very good for someone who does not have any present coverage and would like for their benefits to begin right away.  For those who are already covered, it is suggested that you maintain your current coverage in force until you have received notice from either eCAHealthinsurance or directly from Anthem Blue Cross that your coverage has been approved and is in force.

Your earliest possible effective date will be the day after Anthem Blue Cross has received all the necessary documents and information needed to process your application.

How to Apply:

Simply run an instant quote and select the plan you are interested in.  Then select to apply online or download the application, fill it out and fax it in to us.  We will then stay in touch with your during the underwritting process to keep you informed of the progress.

About Anthem Blue Cross of California:

Anthem Blue Cross of California has been serving the health care needs of Californians since 1937.  Anthem Blue Cross of California, together with its branded affiliates, provides health care services to more than 6.8 million members.

Anthem Blue Cross of California has been assigned a rating of "A" (Excellent) from the A.M. Best Company, an independent insurance rating organization.

eCAHealthinsurance is an independent authorized Anthem Blue Cross of CA agent. 


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Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Nevada and Its Foundation Commit $271,713 in 2010
LAS VEGAS, Dec. 27, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- To address ongoing health disparities and hardships encountered by millions of American families, the men and women of Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, and its corporate foundation, proudly continued the company's tradition of caring for the people it serves and the health of our communities by contributing $271,713 to philanthropic and civic ...

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Wisconsin and its Foundation Commit More Than $915,000 in 2010
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