Dear Dempsey: What are these Blue Cross Blue Shield Discontinued Plan Notices all about?

October 4, 2017

For 2018, Blue Cross Blue Shield has simplified their health plan options.  Max out of pockets are going to $7350.  You’ll see lower deductibles across the board!  A legally required notice is being sent out to everybody affected.  Members will receive this letter (click link below for a sample) explaining the transition.  If you like the replacement plan BCBS automatically renews you on, you do not have to reapply.  If you’d like to change benefits, however, you must apply during your special enrollment period.  Detailed information will be mailed to all members later this month.

BCBS Member Notice