Anthem BC (CA) Drops MA/MAPD Plans (not all)

Sep 29, 2008

  1. Dave020
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    Just got this e-mail this morning. Anthem CA is dropping the following MA plans for this coming season:

    PFFS Enhanced
    PFFS Enhanced Plus
    RPPO (Freedom Blue) Plan II
    MSA MAPD (SmartSaver - both plans)

    Wow, let the games begin. This year I am only doing Supps, no MA nor MAPD.
     
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    I got an email that Unicare is dropping some of their MAPD plans in Michigan, not all of them, but quite a few.

    Should be an interesting year.
     
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    I didn't write bcbs ma plans, does this include the smart value and smart value plus?
     
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    Their PFFS plans basically sucked and there was no need for 2 PPO plans. The only difference was one had a $500 deductible and the other a $1000 deductible (can't remember which plan was which). However, to reduce your deductible by $500, you paid a $50 monthly premium. (Yes, $600 paid to the company to save you $500!)

    The MSA was a great concept but never worked in California - even by Anthem's admission. I wrote a bunch of people and all but 4 went back to their supps or other plans. Guess I'll be able to write 4 new med supps shortly.

    Rick
     
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    Yes, sorry it's the Smart Value MSA plans, both are gone.
     
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