Blue Choice raising premiums March 1

Due to the increasing cost of health care, the premiums for all BlueChoice HealthPlan individual policies sold with effective dates prior to January 1, 2014, will increase up to 9.9 percent. This will take effect March 1, 2015.

We are notifying our grandfathered members, non-grandfathered members and non-grandfathered trust members by letter this week.

If an individual wants to shop around for a lower premium Affordable Care Act (ACA) plan, he or she has until February 15, 2015, to enroll. Individuals should also check to see if they may be eligible for a premium tax credit on an ACA plan. They should also compare “apples to apples” by looking at deductible, coinsurance levels and the provider network.

We thank you for being a loyal and valued supporter. We will continue to provide your clients with the quality service and comprehensive coverage they have come to expect from us.