PHOENIX, Oct. 24, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona (BCBSAZ) will offer up to five different individual and family Affordable Care Act (ACA) plans, including EverydayHealth, Portfolio and SimpleHealth, to those looking for coverage in 2017. Starting Tuesday, Arizonans can shop for medical coverage on the health insurance marketplace at healthcare.gov.
Open enrollment runs from November 1, 2016 through January 31, 2017.
Members who enroll in BCBSAZ plans must use their primary care provider to coordinate their care. "This ensures members get the most efficient treatment possible, avoid out-of-network charges and receive more consistent advice," said Jeff Stelnik, senior vice president. The plans include preventive care services to help families stay healthy and avoid costly conditions if they are not caught early. "The goal is to encourage people to get regular health screenings, avoid hospital admissions and achieve good health," he continued.
BCBSAZ will offer its ACA plans in 14 of Arizona's 15 counties. To help find the right plan, Arizonans should consider contacting a local broker or seek assistance from Cover Arizona at coveraz.org.
About Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona (BCBSAZ) is committed to helping Arizonans get healthier faster and stay healthier longer. With a focus on connecting people with the care they need, BCBSAZ offers health insurance and related services to nearly 1.5 million customers. BCBSAZ, a not-for-profit company, is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association. The company employs nearly 1,500 people in its Phoenix, Chandler, Flagstaff and Tucson offices. Through advanced clinical programs and community outreach, BCBSAZ is moving health forward. To learn more, visit azblue.com.
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SOURCE Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona