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Open Access

Access Blue gives you the option to go directly to a specialist or any doctor in the network without a referral.

The two HMO networks available for our Access Blue plans are:

  • HMO Blue®, which has a Massachusetts-based network.
  • HMO Blue New EnglandSM, which covers Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Maine, Rhode Island, and Vermont

Priced competitively with comparable managed care products, most options include a dual-copayment feature with higher employee cost sharing for specialist services, which promotes cost-effectiveness.

To improve the quality and affordability of health care, we will be implementing several enhancements to our standard plan designs. Learn about the plan changes designed to make health care more affordable.

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Hospital Choice Cost Sharing
Many of our standard plans for groups with 1-50 eligible employees now include the Hospital Choice Cost Sharing feature. With the feature, acute care hospitals in Massachusetts are grouped into two different cost sharing levels for members. This feature is optional for groups with more than 50 employees.

Plans that include this feature will have the Hospital Choice Cost Sharing label within the tool below and on the cover of the Summary of Benefits.

Take advantage of our Hospital Choice Cost Sharing feature

Hospital List with Cost Sharing Levels

These health plan options include a tiered network feature called Hospital Choice Cost Sharing. As a member in this plan, you will pay pay different levels of cost share (such as copayments and/or co-insurance) for certain services depending on the network general hospital you choose to furnish those covered services. For most network general hospitals, you will pay the lowest cost sharing level. However, if you receive certain covered services from some network general hospitals, you pay the highest network cost sharing level. A network general hospital's cost sharing level may change from time to time. Overall changes to add another network general hospital to the highest cost sharing level will happen no more than once each calendar year. For help in finding a network general hospital for which you pay the lowest cost sharing level, check the most current provider directory for your health plan option or download a PDF printable network hospital list for 2012, a PDF printable network hospital list for 2013, or to access the provider search page.

 

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