Apply the same logic to making the right medical plan decision. First consider the premium. Then think about expenses the plan does not cover such as deductibles and coinsurance.
You may choose between these four Blue Cross Blue Shield plans.
$750 PPO DEDUCTIBLE PLAN (PREFERRED-CARE BLUE)
This plan offers lots of flexibility if you are looking for more doctor, hospital and healthcare choices. While this plan provides out-of-network coverage, seeing in-network providers will save you money. This plan has a $750 individual/$1,500 family deductible with a maximum out of pocket of $3,000 individual/$6,000 family. Keep in mind, this plan does not qualify for an HSA.
$2,800 HDHP DEDUCTIBLE PLAN (PREFERRED-CARE BLUE)
This plan can be an affordable health insurance option if you are looking to pay a lower monthly premium than the PPO plan. As the name suggests, the deductible is higher than a traditional healthcare plan, but once you reach your annual deductible, you are 100% covered for the rest of the calendar year. Choosing this plan allows you to open a Health Savings Account (HSA) so you can set money aside and draw from the account when you need it to pay for qualified expenses.
$4,000 HDHP DEDUCTIBLE PLAN (PREFERRED-CARE BLUE)
Once you reach your annual deductible, your qualified healthcare expenses are covered at 90% until you reach your out of pocket maximum. Those who take full advantage of a Health Savings Account (HSA) find the low monthly premium to be an incentive to choosing this plan. While there are annual contribution limits, HSAs allow you to roll over your balance from year to year. And your contributions to an HSA are pre-tax, which is a big advantage.
$4,000 HDHP DEDUCTIBLE PLAN (BLUESELECT PLUS)
This is a specially designed plan to provide savings and easy access to quality healthcare in and around the Kansas City metro area. Choosing this plan could pocket you some big savings. BlueSelect Plus offers affordability by using what’s called a “narrow network” of 3,600 providers and ten hospitals.
This plan also gives you the option to open an HSA account to use for qualified out-of-pocket expenses.