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Nationwide Health Net Farm Bureau Plans in California

Nationwide Health Net Farm Bureau of California is one of the largest insurance services companies in the world providing insurance protection and peace of mind for customers located in California.  Nationwide insurance plans and programs are offered through the California Farm Bureau Federation (CFBF), and as the state's largest farm organization, it represents more than 89,000 members and acts to preserve the state's agricultural heritage.  In order to receive Nationwide Insurance in California, membership in the CFBF is required.  As a member of the Farm Bureau family, you have access to health, dental, and vision insurance, drug prescription, and many other products and discount programs.

All Nationwide Insurance plans feature a national PPO provider network for members, a 24/7 nurse line, prescription drug benefits, and a 12 month rate guarantee.  The Nationwide Lifestyle Plan series offers first dollar coverage and the benefits you need for low costs.  PPO Choice health plans offers both a low-deductible plan and an HSA-qualified plan all with decreased rates with Nationwide's in-network providers.  Get comprehensive coverage at affordable costs by A+ A.M. Best rated Nationwide insurance plans.  Run an instant quote for complete plan details and rates in your area.

Rate Information:

The rates are guaranteed not to go up for 12 months, although your monthly premium could change if you move to a different age rate bracket during the 12-month period. 

The premium can be paid via quarterly, semi-annual, or annual billing, or a monthly bank draft or credit card.  The bank draft will occur on the premium due date each month.  The initial premium can be paid with a check or credit card.

To qualify for the Nationwide health plan in California, you must either already be a Farm Bureau member, or you must pay the annual membership dues along with your application.  The dues for this membership average approximately $70 per year, but vary by county and occupation status.  To find your exact yearly dues, see the chart below.  Your dues are payable in one yearly installment when you apply for a Nationwide health plan.  The one page application is included as page 4 of the Nationwide application.  If you are rejected for the Nationwide health plan, you may cancel your Farm Bureau membership and receive a full refund.

Network:

Nationwide plans are underwritten by Health Net InsuranceHealth Net has an excellent network of health care providers throughout the state.  The large list of doctors and hospitals can be viewed at their online network listings.  Please select the PPO – Individual Plans option.

Underwriting:

Nationwide programs are very popular in California, but their approval process is fairly slow.  Underwriting of your application can take as little two to three weeks, but if medical records are ordered it is not unusual for the process to take over a month. 

It is standard practice to request a Blood Pressure Inquiry or medical records for all applicants who are currently being treated for or who have recently discontinued treatment for high blood pressure.  Certain conditions may be waivered with a temporary rider (usually for one to two years), or an indefinite rider.

Effective dates:

All Nationwide policies begin the first of the month.  The earliest your coverage can go into effect is the first of the month after your signed application has been received by our office.  You may request an effective date any time as far out as 60 days after you sign your application.

Please note, if you are requesting an effective date of less than 21 days from the time you complete the application, you may not receive notification of your approval until after your effective date.  If you have claims during this period, they will be eligible for coverage if submitted after you have been approved.  Also 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 Nationwide that your coverage has been approved and is in force.

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 Nationwide Health Net:

Nationwide plans are underwritten by Health Net InsuranceHealth Net Insurance is among the nation's largest publicly traded managed health care companies. The company's HMO, POS, insured PPO and government contracts subsidiaries provide health benefits to approximately 6.5 million individuals in 27 states and the District of Columbia through group, individual, Medicare, Medicaid and TRICARE programs.

Health Net is an early adopter of the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) new quality plus standards for assessing how health plans measure the quality and efficiency of care provided by physicians and hospitals in their networks.

Health Net has been assigned a rating of B++ (Very Good) from the A.M. Best Company, an independent insurance rating organization.

eCAHealthinsurance is an independent authorized Nationwide Health Net agent. 


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